What to wear? What to wear?
As if this isn’t a big enough conundrum for me on an normal day, throw a Halloween race in to the mix and more than once I’ve found myself having a major melt down a day before when I realized I didn’t know what to wear!
Keys to a great race costume:
- No paper – if you sweat it falls apart (where did my magic 8 ball go?!)
- Temperature appropriate – the gorilla suit in Miami a bad a idea…in Minnesota fine.
- Breathable skin – if you paint your face beware it could run or hinder sweat, resulting in overheating
- Masks – Breathing and seeing may be harder than you expect, test it out.
- Use your running gear where possible to ensure no chaffing and comfort
- Have fun! Let’s be honest that’s the main goal.
Whether you want to go all out, cheap and easy, scary, funny or Disney this round up of race costumes is sure to give you a few ideas to keep the crazy at bay for this coming Halloween Race Season.
Pin it for later for ideas throughout the year too! Who says costumes are only meant for trick-or-treat
Ready for a full on DIY project? Snow White Running Costume and Cinderella and Prince Costumes
SOME WORK REQUIRED
I was so impressed with the conversion of normal clothes to outfits by these two!! First up care bear race costumes made from old sweatshirts and second minions made from cut off jeans!
Followed by two more pairs of friends who managed to turn some normal threads in to full on costumes with just a little bit of flair! Band t-shirts and face pant give off the KISS vibe, while a leotard never fails to make us think of the 80’s and has the added benefit of being perfect for running!
Finally just a little bit of creativity kept these costumes cheap and easy for a run. Cutting up old sheets or extra material to form the Pac Man ghosts and decorating a plain white shirt to create an iPod costume.
Thanks to my friend Monica for this amusing Ariel costume and Dani for her amazing Disney themes.
PULL TOGETHER IN A FLASH
Pulling out existing costumes and adjusting them slightly for running purposes tends to be my personal go to..what can I say I like to reuse things! Here a quick stripe shirt find at Wal-Mart becomes Where’s Waldo and a Khaki shirt just screams boy scouts!
Photo Alt text shows the name of the person or site where it was found if I could locate the original source!
Have you ever raced in a costume?
If so, what was it???
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