Say that in your best Paul Harvey voice.
As promised, here’s the rest of what’s in my running costume closet!
How did this collection come together? On sale, of course!
Let’s start with an accessory. If you’re going to be a fairy, you must have wings. I found these at the Disney Store on clearance. Not only do the light up, but if unlit, they will glow in the dark. I was a beacon for the first 5 miles of the PHM.
It’s that sassy crime-fightin’ in high heeled boots hero – Wonder Woman! This was an acquisition from the BuyCostumes.Com $10 sale. The choices were amazing! The DisBroads were so inspired by our purchases that a whole group costume was born out of it. For the Wine & Dine Half, we are now gathering a group to dress as the countries of Epcot. I called dibs on the US so I could wear this:
|I’m going to have to do my exercises to fill out the top.|
|A girl’s gotta have a cape!
|I love the sparkle of this skirt!|
While we are being heroic, here’s another fun addition! This may or may not fly as a running costume. I got it, (say it with me) ON CLEARANCE after Halloween. It’s a girl’s XL. That’s the benefit to not being able to fully fill out the Wonder Woman corset – you can buy clothes that fit on little girls. I had all boys in my preschool class this last year, so this was a great find. My co teacher was Wonder Woman and we rocked it!
It came with a cool mask, but when working with two year olds, you just can’t freak them out like that. The material was a little pleathery, so not sure it would work for running. Definitely only for a fall run!
Back to the Princesses. This is where I knew I had an addiction. I bought the below skirt (on clearance – do I really need to keep saying this?) at Target after Halloween (great time to buy, if you’re not picking up on that) for $3.00. It just screams Aurora, doesn’t it?
My other fun buy from BuyCostumes. My original plan was to be Alice at the Wine & Dine, but then our Epcot idea pushed Alice back a little in the rotation. But naughty Alice is ready!
I fill this one out a little bit better, thankfully!
Now, you have to know that I am not in the minority with this whole dressing up thing. I showed you the costumes of my BRF’s in the previous post. Here are more examples of creative runners who graciously shared their pictures with me!
I love costumes that are instantly recognizable without going whole hog. When Amy W. sent me the below pic, I immediately knew she was Ursula, every one’s favorite sea witch!
Let’s hear it for the Mom! Valerie fashioned these super cute costumes for her daughter and herself. I LOVE thinking out of the box, and she rocked it for Expedition Everest. She and her daughter are Wilderness Explorers, inspired by Russell in the movie Up! And Julie and Patty aren’t the only ones who felt a little evil. Valerie’s family showed up at PHM sporting the stepsister look, too!
Jody is next up, with her awesome Rapunzel costume! This goes to show that you don’t need to sew to come up with a great costume. Jody bought a running shirt and skirt and simply hot glued the embellishments on for a great costume!
She had so much fun that year that she brought her beautiful family with her the following year and got even more creative! Her mom and sister joined her as princesses. Jody is Aurora and was so clever to buy an extra running shirt in the same color, cut it up and used it for the skirt material! They were in our starting corral and her mom had to get a shot with my BRF stepsisters!
We now have the lovely Suzanne of Suzanne Ran! Her first pic is, of course, the mermaid princess herself, Ariel!
Her next costume was a beautifully poofy Snow White! I love how she worked the ribbons on a sleeveless shirt!
For another version of Snow, here is our newest Princess Pal, Bonnie, who completed her first half marathon with us this year! She sewed the Snow White headband on to her hat. Between my glittery Belle dress and her glittery tutu, our bathroom looked like Tinkerbell exploded.
And here she is in her gingerbread finest at a holiday half marathon!
Finally, a costume from Patty that I adore. Talk about thinking outside the box. Isabella as a Fireside Girl is from Phineas and Ferb. Still Disney, but not one of your classic characters. I love this costume and can see a whole troop of Fireside Girls in my future!
See – costuming is not hard at all! I hope you’ve been inspired to dress up your next race!