Halloween is next month, and with it comes a slew of Halloween races. Just because you’re running, doesn’t mean you can’t dress up in costume! There’s no shortage of insanely clever Halloween running costumes, and I’ve put together some tips for crafting your very own Halloween running costume.
Shop Your Closet
You can usually find a number of different running items you already have to use as the base for your running costume. Obviously, you are going to need a top, shirts/running skirt, so see what you have to use before going shopping. Do you have a blue running skirt in your drawer? Pair it with a red tank, add some stars and other embellishments and you’ve got a Wonder Woman costume. Black shorts and black tank? Just add some face paint and headband with ears, and you’ve got an instant cat running costume!
Halloween Running Costume Inspiration
My fellow Rock ‘n’ Bloggers were kind enough to help me out with some ideas and pictures of their running costumes. I felt so inspired after taking a look at some of their ideas, I may end up running in costume myself this year! 😉
There are SO MANY different options for Disney characters, and runners at Run Disney races really bring their A game to costume making. Here’s Emily from Our Knight Life rocking Olaf:
Amy Albers from Mom’s Magical Miles had some great Disney running costume inspiration.
Here’s Mary Poppins and crew:
Alice and the Red Queen
Provincial Belle with Cinderella and her Stepsisters:
She also did the Countries of Epcot (with friends of course!):
I love Margarita’s Wonder Woman!
Tina Garstad from Fabulosi-T does Loki:
Other Fun Ideas
Vic from Scootadoot and her girlfriends in a League of Their Own (love it!)
You can’t go wrong with Elvis at Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas (courtesy of Susan from Do Things Always)!
Go For a Test Run
This one is kind of common sense (but we all forget that now and then!)– take your costume for a test run. You definitely don’t want to find out a half a mile into a 5k that you put a safety pin in the wrong spot! Some costumes are more comfortable than others, and much better to find that out before your race! Added bonus of a test run: you can snap some cute pics before you get nice and sweaty. PS: also check to make sure that any face paint you put on is sweat proof and will not run into your eyes while racing!
Hopefully you are now armed with some inspiration for your Halloween running costume– I would love to see pictures! Comment below if you have your own running costume photo you would like to submit, and I will add it to this article 🙂