I won’t lie that a lot of the fun of a runDisney race is seeing so many people running in costume. Most of my costume ideas come from what my daughter wants me to wear.
The best way to create a costume is pull up a picture of the character and work from there. For the runDisney Wine and Dine Half Marathon 2013 my daughter and I decided on Jessie from Toy Story.
For the costume I needed a white shirt, so I hit the Target clearance rack and found a tech material golf shirt with a collar for only $5. I used fabric marker to color the yellow and red on and than I sewed big white buttons on to make it look more doll like.
I was a little worried about the fabric pens bleeding on me when I would sweat during the run, so after I colored the shirt I let it dry for 24 hours and than washed it to get rid of excess ink. The colors faded slightly so I touched it up with the markers. They ran a little after I ran in the shirt, but not a ton and not all over me, so it worked great.
Since Jessie wears a long sleeve shirt with big yellow cuffs I got white sparkle sleeves from Sparkle Athletic (#TeamSparkle) and used the fabric pens to color the cuffs. I also got the red visor from Sparkle Athletic to be a runner friendly version of Jessie’s red hat. I love their visors because it is also a sweatband.
This pic above was taken after I wore them for the race. You can see that the color ran a little, but not to bad.
Next I took a Sharpie marker and drew a cow print on my compression sleeves.
Last but not least I needed jeans. Luckily INKnBURN makes “performance denim”. It looks like denim, but made out of tech material. I have both the capri pants and the skirt. I was debating on which one to wear.
I decided to go with the run skirt since it was hot in Florida.
Yes, that is also my breakfast of oatmeal in the pic above. I was eating while crafting 🙂
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Voila, that is how I created my Jessie costume. Super easy!
Do you have a character you would love to run as?