15 Days Until Halloween!
I have made it no secret that I love Halloween and I love dressing up in costumes. In fact, it is quite the possibility that Baby Key may make his debut on Halloween, which would be a-okay with this mama-to-be!
With Halloween coming up so close, many cities are hosting themed/costume 5k, 10k, or even larger races. Participants are encouraged to go all out, with some races even handing out awards to best costumes in additions to racers with the best times! In fact, my city recently hosted a Zombie Bash 5k where participants were encouraged to dress in their best zombie get-up.
Over the years, I have seen some really awesome running costumes and I have seen some that…well, fall a little flat. The key to a great running costume is for it to look great while being fully functional to run in as well. And, overall, steer clear of using a lot of body paint. You will inevitably get sweaty and then you will have all this multi-colored paint running down the rest of the costume. Then you will just look like a mess! No bueno!
In the homemade category, super big props goes to Lauren from Merry Mishaps. It appears that she might just love dressing up as much as I do! She has made some super fantastic costumes over the years but this one has to be one of my favorites!
As far as store-bought costumes go, here are some great ideas if you are still trying to figure out what to go as!
Super Fan Suits
These are SO cool! Plus, they are all one piece and made of spandex. While I am not sure these would be that comfortable for anything longer than a 10k, you will definitely make an impression in this head to toe body suit!
Hands down, this company has the lock on the BEST Disney princess running ensembles. Plus, nabbing one of these costumes could do double-duty. You could use it for Halloween AND for one of the runDisney Princess Half Marathon races! Score! Be sure and check out this link to see all of the options they suggest for dressing as a Disney princess. The Snow White costume is my favorite!!
Super Hero Costumes
Super heroes are notorious for body hugging outfits and capes (and who doesn’t love a good cape??). These are typically easy to find at your local party store or Halloween Express and still allow for lots of movement. Plus, if you are running a race as a team, you could all get coordinating costumes!
C’mon…who doesn’t love Elvis? Heavens knows this girl does! (Did you know that I even have a dog named Elvis?) The company Elvis Run makes custom Elvis running costumes. Go ahead, get your Jailhouse Rock on while you are running this Halloween!
Here are some other costumes that certainly deserve honorable mentions….
Will YOU be running in costume this year? If so, for what race and what will YOU be dressed as?