October 31, 2014

It's Halloweeeeeeen, time for some runDisney costume fun!

Thanks Mar, Cynthia and Courtney for another fun topic this week for the Friday Five Linkup. It is no surprise that we love to dress up for races at Walt Disney World and Disneyland. Since the topic of the week is Halloween, we are sharing our top 5 costumes for runDisney races in no particular order!

1.  The Jingle Jungle 5k during Wine and Dine last year was one of our favorite short distance races.  It is a holiday themed race, and we enjoyed dressing up as Mickey elves!


2.  We dressed up as Tweedle Mom and Tweedle daughter during the Disneyland half marathon in 2013.  This was part of the Dumbo Challenge and we had a blast making and wearing these costumes.


3.  Piglet and Tigger were the costume choices for the Walt Disney World 5k race last January.  This was the only race where I have worn a tutu for the entire race and I would probably only put up with one for a short distance like a 5k. 



4.  Our first Wine and Dine race, in 2012, we dressed up as Minnie and had shirts printed with "Run 13.1 now, Wine later!"



5.  Last of all, our outfits for Princess Half Marathon in 2012.  Dressed as the Rabbit and Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland, we enjoyed wearing costumes since ladies seem to go all out for this race with tutus, tiaras and such.  We are not the princessy type, so we choose Disney characters instead. The back of Christine's shirt had a sign, "I'm late, I'm late, for a very important date with my medal!


Putting a little pizazz into your race by dressing in costume can add a nice element of fun.  We usually are not trying for spectacular times at the Disney events, but even when we are trying to do well, our costumes are usually runner friendly. Continuing with the Halloween theme, here are a couple Disney Halloween costumes that I sewed for Christine when she was young! Time for a little embarrassment and yes, there will be payback!

Alice in Wonderland


Merryweather from Sleeping Beauty
How are you celebrating Halloween?  Are you dressing up?


31 comments:

  1. Omg I love little Christine as Alice! How adorable!

    And I must say that my absolute favorite of all of your Disney costumes was your Jingle Jungle 5k costume. You two looked so great, and it has me inspired to work on my costume for the Christmas Town Dash.

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    1. Thanks Kathryn. I think the Jingle Jungle 5k ones are my favorite too, probably because I love Christmas so much!

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  2. Love the Piglet costume! Really, i love all your costumes!

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    1. Thanks Coco....that is Christine's favorite character.

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  3. You two have some pretty cute costumes! I am so not a do it yourself girl

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    1. I'm a typical middle child that loves crafts!

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  4. Awww I LOVE all of your costumes!!!

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    1. Thanks Mindy, We do have fun putting them together!

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  5. I love dressing up for Disney races. So fun! Your costumes are so cute!

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    1. Thanks, I think Disney races are the only ones where I really feel comfortable in a race day costume!

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  6. Love all the costumes! I will be running my first RunDisney race in January at the Star Wars weekend! Can't wait. And I am already thinking of costume ideas!

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    1. Betsy, You will absolutely love your runDisney race. They are tons of fun and the characters and costumes you see during the race are quite spectacular.

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  7. I absolutely love all your costumes! So clever and cute!

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  8. Awesome costumes. Just too cute. For some reason, I cannot seem to rock the tutu like you guys can.

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  9. awww, so adorable! I envy those can run in a costume - I simply cannot. Very creative and cute ideas!!

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  10. Oh my gosh you two are adorable!!! I absolutely love that you dress-up and run together. That is fantastic. My mom passed away when I was a teenager and I would give anything to have this kind of relationship with her right now. I hope you know how lucky you are!! Love it!

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  11. Awww! Love the little Christine costumes. Well - I love them all really. You are so creative with your costumes, and now I see you started long before the racing! ~DB

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  12. You two are so adorable! I always love your costumes.

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  13. I love the costumes, so fun and creative! I won't be dressing up tonight but I'll enjoy seeing all the kiddies running around the neighborhood in their costumes!

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  14. I love your blog! I found it while searching for Dopey Challenge training plans for "mature" runners (I'm 57). Both of you have convinced me I can conquer Dopey in January (I've been having doubts!) although I know I will not be as fast as you are.

    All your costumes are darling, but I especially love the elves. I am not a costume gal, but I can appreciate a cute and clever one when I see it.

    Thanks for all the inspiration!

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  15. All the costumes are adorable! Young Christine is a mirror image of Alice. Sleeping Beauty is one of my favorite Disney movies/ballets, the Merryweather costume is great.

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  16. Y'all have some great costumes! I wish I was as creative as y'all when it comes to costumes for Disney races. Hopefully my Wine and Dine costume idea will come together...in the next week!

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  17. I've loved all of y'all's costumes, super cute. Love Christine's too...you did a great job in making them!

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  18. Oh my goodness. Your matching running costumes are too freaking cute! I'm jealous I don't have someone to match with haha

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  19. I love your Xmas outfit! Super cute. I have a Jingle Bell 5k I am hoping to dress up for in December. Definitely giving me ideas :)

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  20. Just found your blog through Friday Five. The costumes are adorable!! I love Disney World and have visited many times. My first two halfs were there. I don't think I would ever had started without the motivation of a Disney half. It did the job and I'm completely hooked.

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  21. Christine looks great, and I cannot believe you made those, they are great!

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  22. I always love your runDisney race costumes and that one of Christine as Merryweather is just absolutely adorable! Thanks for sharing!

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  23. you ladies do the BEST costumes! love love love it!

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  24. I always LOVE your costumes! This was fun!

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