Running Costumes- Ideas, DIY, and Inspiration

Running Costumes

If you are looking for a running costume idea, you have come to the right place. I have created and ran in a lot of Disney running costumes and have lots to share with you. Group running costumes are also a fun idea and I will cover that as well. Let’s get started. running costumes

Fun Running Costumes

The first step of a fun running costume is to brainstorm ideas of what you would like to dress up as. If this is Disney you should start thinking about which Disney character you want to dress up like, or park attraction, don’t rule those out either. Second step, make sure you will be able to actually run dressed in the costume. running costumes

Running Costume Ideas

Here are a few ideas to get you started.

Disney running costume ideas:

  • Mickey Mouse
  • Minnie Mouse
  • Cinderella
  • Sleeping Beauty
  • Belle
  • Prince Eric
  • Steamboat Willie
  • Maleficent
  • Captain Hook
  • Princess Tiana
  • Mary Poppins
  • Stitch
  • Piglet
  • Donald Duck
  • Daisy Duck
  • Winnie the Pooh
  • Ursula
  • Pocahontas 
  • Daisy Duck
  • Pluto
  • Goofy
  • Prince Charming
  • Mrs. Incredible
  • Princess Leia
  • Tinker Bell
  • Jasmine
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • White Rabbit
  • Rapunzel
  • Olaf
  • Moana
  • Pinocchio 

Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Costume Ideas

  • Elvis
  • Colors of the rainbow
  • Girl Scouts
  • Fruit
  • Wonder Woman
  • Superman
  • Forrest Gump
  • Turkey
  • Pac Man

Cinderella Running Costume

Here is a post of how I made my Cinderella running costume with pictures and DIY instructions.

cinderella running costume

Mary Poppins Running Costume

I love Mary Poppins and have dressed up as several different versions of her. Here is one of my posts with info about the costume. 

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Group Running Costumes

If you are looking for a Disney group running costume idea, here you go!

  • Evil Stepsisters and Cinderella
  • Peter Pan, Wendy, Captain Hook, Tinkerbell, etc
  • Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, Eeyore
  • Maleficent, Evil Queen, Ursula, Captain Hook
  • Belle, Beast, Gaston, Mrs. Potts
  • Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy
  • A Group of Disney Princesses 
  • Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Jessie, Bullseye
  • Lilo and Stitch
  • Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Hans

Buzz Lightyear Running Costume

Here is a Buzz Lightyear costume that is easy to make with some tulle, felt, and a hot glue gun. 

buzz lightyear costume

If you are looking for more inspiration, check out these posts with lots of costume ideas:

Easy Disney Princess Running Costume Ideas- Part 1

Easy Disney Running Costume Ideas- Part 2

Easy Disney Running Costume Ideas- Part 3

Disney Villain Running Costume Ideas- Maleficent

Disney Villain Running Costume Ideas- Evil Queen

How to make a running costume videos:

Here are videos to walk you through making princess running costumes.

How To Make A Running Costume Disney Princess Videos

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The Best Way to Make a Running Costume

My best advice for how to make a running costume is to make it using running clothes. Find the right color shirt and pants you need for the costume and then build the costume on top of it. This will help protect you from chiffon, over heating, or other problems with store-bought costumes.

For example, if you want to dress as Belle, find a yellow running tank to add the cap sleeves to and make a yellow tutu to wear over your normal running pants. 

There are also lots of companies that make costumes specifically for runners. Sparkle Athletic makes basic thin running tutus to wear over your pants and come in every color. There are also lots of Etsy stores that will custom make a costume for you. 

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Here are some other posts you might like:

Top 10 Favorite runDisney Race Costumes

Running Costume Tips

Simple Ways to Create A Running Costume- My runDisney Wine and Dine Half Marathon Jessie Costume

Everything You Need To Know For runDisney Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend

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