Friday, September 19, 2014

Creative Costume Ideas for Halloween and Beyond

This picture was taken at Disney's Wine and Dine Pre-Race Party last year.
Happy Friday folks! Today's Friday 5 is quick and to the point today. I know you're probably thinking "Thank Goodness", because we often tend to ramble on and on!

The theme this week is  5 of our favorites!  Since fall is approaching and I have been putting together my own costumes for upcoming Halloween events, I thought others would be starting to think about what they wanted to wear for their own Halloween event, whether it be a Halloween themed race, a Halloween party, or just out trick or treating ( with your kiddos of course)!

We've helped make things a little easier for your by sharing 5 of our FAVORITE costumes that we've seen on the web this past year! The best part is that most of these are easy, put together yourself costumes!



1. This is our friend Karen dressed up as Snow White for this year's Princess Half Marathon. Isn't she beautiful? This isn't the first time Karen has dressed up as a princess. For more princess costume inspiration, check out her blog at Just me and my Running Shoes.
 
 
 
2. Our friend Lauren, who blogs at Lauren's Glass Slipper, took a different spin on her princess costume. Isn't she lovely? Can you believe she ran 13.1 miles in that wig? Very creative!
 
Are Princesses not your thing? Maybe you are more of an animal person?
 
3. Check out this dynamic duo Pam and Christine as they dress up as Tigger and Piglet. They are just too cute! These ladies are no strangers to dressing in costume. You can see more of their creations at We Run Disney.
 
 
 
 
4. The first time I saw Julie from Run Walk Fast Pass Repeat in her Bavarian outfit I was  blown away! Isn't this a great costume? She wore this for Disney's Wine n Dine race that is centered around the Countries in Disney's Epcot. Did she really run 13.1 miles with that Mickey pretzel and beer mug? Visit her blog and I bet she'll tell you!
 
 
 
5. Jennifer, from The Final Forty, is literally the queen of costumes. She has SO MANY great costumes that it was hard for me to pick one! I really wanted to showcase them all but how about you just visit her blog so you can see them for yourself. She has dressed as Jasmine, Pooh, Elsa, Minnie Mouse, Ariel, Dopey, Goofy, and many more. She most recently dressed as Lilo and as Stitch for the Dumbo Double Dare last month! I love how she gets her boyfriend and sister to dress up with her!
 
 
Whether you are looking for a race costume or something just to have fun in, we hope that you may have received a little inspiration from these folks. All it takes is a little imagination. Now go create some costumes!
 
 
*We gained permission from each of these bloggers to use their personal photographs.
 
 

 
 
 

32 comments:

  1. Dressing up in costume, especially for Disney races, is so much fun! I can't wait until our next Disney race. I already have so many costume ideas in my head!

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    1. I always have so many ideas in my head too!

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    2. I always have so many ideas in my head too!

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  2. Aww cute post! Thanks for sharing our pic too. :) This is probably my favorite running costume ever too! I feel like our ToT costumes will not be nearly as exciting but such is life! Hope you gals have a GREAT time at RnR Philly this weekend! :) -C

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  3. It's great how creative people get with their running costumes! I would never have thought of the country inspired ones for Wine and Dine.

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  4. Half the fun in the corrals this year was seeing all the different costumes. I'm not creative and I was very impressed with a lot of them.

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  5. Cute ideas! I am running my first Disney race in January and I will def be dressed up!

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    1. You are going to have a blast! I'm glad you are going to dress up!

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  6. I love these costumes. I've actually never run a race in costume, I may need to change that soon!

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  7. I love Jennifer's outfits! I need her to help me because I am so clueless and not creative.

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  8. Great post!! I can't believe I made the top 5 favorites :0) These are all fantastic costumes. One of my favorite parts of runDisney is seeing all the creativity in each person's costume!

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  9. I love all of these! I have never run in costume--even in one race where everyone dressed in costume--because I think I've been so anxious about the race that I didn't want to worry about one more thing (the costume). I'm trying to get over that now, and I have a Jack-o-Lantern Jog on my schedule this year. This inspires me to do a costume--a pumpkin might be pretty easy for my first. Though I do love the Tigger and Piglet costumes!

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  10. I never tire of costumes... people are so creative!

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  11. Such great costumes! Which reminds me... gotta get started on Halloween costumes! Eeek!

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  12. I love seeing everyone's costumes, even though I'm lucky if I am wearing color coordinated shorts and shirts haha. Everyone looks so cute! Look forward to seeing your ToT outfit :)

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  13. These costumes are great! I always have great race costume ideas but then I wait until the last minute to actually put it together, so I run out of time!

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  14. Love these! I may have told you this before, but if anyone had asked me a year ago if I would ever dress up for a race, I would have said, never gonna happen. But truth be told, you guys make it look so much fun, I actually find myself thinking occasionally now, that I want to run a race sometime that I can make a cute costume for:) Maybe in a few years when I am done with other goals, I will have to visit a Disney race again!

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  15. I haven't ever run in costume, but those look like a lot of fun! I love seeing everyone's costumes, there are some seriously creative people out there!

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  16. These are all great costumes! Love the creativity, thanks so much for sharing!! :)

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  17. I love Merida; such a cute idea! Hope y'all have a great weekend!

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  18. Fun theme! I had so much fun coming up with costumes for the Glass Slipper Challenge last year, would love to do another race in a fun outfit!

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  19. I love all these costume ideas. I am going to be on holiday this Halloween, so I won't be able to dress up, which makes me sad.

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  20. Love the wine and dine costume! I'm a huge fan of props!
    Www.runningwithachanceofcostumes.com

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  21. Such cute ideas!! Since moving to New Orleans, I've already developed a "costume drawer" (it's pretty much an essential around here, between Mardi Gras, Halloween, and other random events). None are running-friendly, though lol.

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  22. Great costumes but I would be too worried about chafing to run in a costume !

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  23. Thanks for the shout out! I made the top 5 woot woot. I was part of a group of Epcot Countries...and I have to say, that pretzel and stein were a hit #WineDineHalfStein. LOVE these costumes!

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  24. oh my goodness i can't even think about halloween yet! i'm not ready!! :)

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  25. I need to run a million Disney races so I can do all the costumes I want to, haha! I love the Bavarian one and the Piglet one!

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