WARNING: This costume is not as "fun" and intricate as the 10K costume, but remember, I will be running twice the distance (over 13 miles) in it, so I needed to make it a little more functional.
I was looking through the pictures from last year's Disneyland 10K (feel free to check out my recap of the race here) and came across this picture...
Yes, I know the theme of last year's race was Alice In Wonderland, so Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum made sense (this year's theme is Lilo & Stitch), but when I saw how fun they were, I figured I just HAD to do it! Not only that, I knew I could make it a "runner friendly" costume.
When it came to the top - I went and bought a yellow tshirt (I was looking for a tank top, because I knew the weather would be warm, but couldn't find one). Thankfully I found the right color and didn't have to do any dying for this costume.
The first step was to add a "collar". I laid the shirt out and then with a piece of computer paper I traced what I thought would work well. I cut it out and sort of placed it on the shirt while I had it on. Once I had the two pieces the sizes I wanted (FYI - I did want to go BIGGER with them, but hubby thought the smaller size was "cuter"), I traced the template onto the white felt, cut it out, and hot glued it on the shirt.
I found a blue bow at a local bodega and thought it would work perfectly. I'm sure you can guess what came next... More hot glue :)
This past weekend Ryan and I finally went and picked up a sewing kit (I guess we've just never had a use for one before ;)). I put a couple "safety" stitches in the collar, as well as the bow, that way in case the glue starts to come off, at least a few main points would still be "stuck".
The other main feature of the outfit is the HAT! Thankfully I was able to find one cheap on Amazon and didn't have to worry about trying to make one (although I did mention it to Ryan and he veto'ed that idea right away).
As far as the rest of the costume, it is just my standard running gear. I've got a Sparkle Athletic skirt (red), a pair of PRO Compression socks (yellow), and my RoadID bracelet (yellow) to round out the rest of my outfit.
I might not have gone all out like I did for my Disneyland 10K costume, but I am confident I will be able to run a great race (and hopefully make a couple people smile along the way)!
Have you ever ran in a costume?