I think that it is fair to say that running in a costume has become quite addicting and might I add an obsession. What started out as small enhancements in my running entire for race day has turned into full blown costumes that I plan sometimes months and months in advance. With runDisney’s Dumbo Double Dare right around the corner I thought that it would be fun to take a look back as a I evolved into a runner with a full blown addiction to running in costume.
Remember my Minnie Mouse Ears that I wore at the 2009, 2010, and 2011 Disneyland Half Marathons and even my first my first Princess Race in 2010?
I never in my wildest dreams would have ever thought that I would have ever gone beyond the simple little clip on Minnie Mouse Ears. My race day routine was simple back then, I would always purchase the official race day shirt to wear during the race and clip on my ears and hit the start line! In 2011 everything change when I received a Lululemon tutu for my birthday from my mom. Still wearing the official race day shirt I donned my new tutu from Lululemon and participated in the 2012 Tinker Bell Half Marathon.
After the Tinker Bell Half Marathon 2012 I quickly learned how much fun it was get dressed up for race day and knew that I could never go back to just my simple clip on Minnie ears.
Labor Day 2012 was when I debuted in full costume though simple and easy I have to say that I love running as Minnie Mouse. Who would have thought that a red and white polka dot skirt, black tank, and Minnie Mouse ears would so easily get you in the spirit of race day?
My absolute favorite race day costume was during the 2013 Goofy Race and Half Challenge where I dressed up as Donald Duck for the half marathon! It’s going to be hard to top Donald, but I am definitely going to try and come up with something just as cute for the Dumbo Double Dare!
Email a picture of yourself in a costume to 13goingoncrazy @ gmail.com to be featured in an upcoming cutest race day pictures!
QOTD: Do you like to run in costume? What was your favorite costume that you ran in during a race?