Creating My Wilderness Explorer Costume

Thank you to Cricut for providing me the product to create this costume.

I had a lot of people ask for more details about my Wilderness Explorer costume that I ran in for the runDisney Disney World 10k in January 2020. If you are a fan of the movie UP, then you might want to recreate Russell’s look with this fun running costume idea. With the help of my Cricut Explore Air 2 and Cricut Easy Press 2 I was able to make this costume right at home. If you are running a Disney race, you will see more people in costumes than not. wilderness explorer costume 3


The Cricut Easy Press 2 is what made this costume so easy to make. It is large in size so it makes pressing the Cricut Iron-On  super easy because it can press a lot at once. 

Wilderness Explorer Costume

Using the Cricut app I was able to cut a bunch of iron on vinyl circles out of different colors. I then used the Easy Press 2 to iron them on to a brown sash. Here is the finished sash. Remember from the movie, one is missing because Russell is working on getting that patch. 

Wilderness Explorer Costume

For the shirt I did multi layers to do the Wilderness Explorer logo. I actually got the logo file from Etsy. This costume was really easy to make, but also turned out super cute. 

Wilderness Explorer Costume


The best part about costumes like this is that it is super recognizable that I am a Wilderness Explorer and the spectators were cheering me on like crazy, which is such great motivation. Don’t be shy about a costume, that is part of the fun of a runDisney race.wilderness explorer running

runDisney races are always more fun in costume. I also love seeing everyone’s costumes and what ideas they came up with. Here are two other posts of making costumes with my Cricut.

Dory “Just keep running” Tank Top and Costume Idea

How I Made My Disney Princess Running Costume

If you are having trouble coming up with a costume idea I have lots of inspiration on the blog here and on Pinterest. 

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Here are some other posts you might like:

Running Costumes- Ideas, DIY, and Inspiration

How I Made My Buzz Lightyear Running Costume

How To Make A Running Costume Disney Princess Videos

Easy Disney Running Costume Ideas- Part 3

Making a Running Costume- My Cinderella Costume from WDW Marathon

My Mary Poppins Costume

What To Do With Your Old Race Bibs


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Wilderness Explorer Costume