I use the term “making” here a little liberally as I only actually made from scratch one part of my costume for the Enchanted 10k – the rest of more of how I put the costume together from various pieces I had or bought. But I was really happy with how it turned out, so I wanted to share what I did to make my Snow White running costume!
The shirt I used is from one of my favorite running shirt companies, Raw Threads. They make shirts inspired by tons of Disney characters. I actually got this one as part of a mystery pack that I had ordered, which is when you can get three shirts at a discounted bundle price, but you don’t know which ones you’ll get. Receiving this one is actually what inspired me to do a Snow White costume! Even if you don’t want to do something like this, any blue running shirt will work for the costume. I just like the bow with the apple because it adds a bit extra “Snow White” to it.
The countdown on my phone says that I’ll be in Disney World in 47 days, which is a little scary! It’s really starting to feel real that not only will I be running my first half marathon, but I’ll also be doing a 10k the day before. Granted, I plan to do plenty of character stops during the 10k and not push myself too hard, but it’s still going to be crazy. I also have to get to work on my costumes. I’m almost set for my 10k costume (I’m doing Snow White), but I still have some work to do on my Anna costume for the half! I did get a very cute cape for Christmas that I’m planning to wear though 🙂
This was an “in between” week, meaning that I didn’t have a long run on the weekend, just a 4 mile run. Still, I feel like I’m constantly fighting with the weather so every week is a challenge. This coming week looks like it’s going to be pretty rough.
I’m not going to lie, one of the things that I get most excited for when it comes to a Disney race is putting together a costume. I love costumes! For the Enchanted 10k I did a simple Belle costume. This time around, a group of friends that was going decided we should do a group costume. We settled on Alice in Wonderland, and we had Alice, the Cheshire Cat, Mad Hatter, and Tweedle Dee/Tweedle Dum. My costume was Alice!
Raw Threads, which makes awesome running clothes, especially with Disney themes, was the place where most of us decided to get our shirts. They had a big Alice and Wonderland collection. My shirt said “Alice” on the front, and I got the tank top instead of the t-shirt. I actually got really lucky – I ordered one of Raw Threads’ mystery packs, where they sent me 3 random tank tops for a low price. And one of the tanks I got was Alice! These are super comfy and I highly recommend them. You can also buy Raw Threads gear at the Run Disney expos.
If you’re looking for an easy and comfortable Disney related Halloween costume, consider going as the Incredibles! Not only is it pretty easy to put together, but it’s a costume that the whole family can get in on, no matter if you have kids or not. My husband and I dressed up as them recently for a Halloween themed 5k, and it was a good costume option because it was easy to run in. If you’re interested in making your own, here’s what I did: