Who should I dress as for the Disneyland Half Marathon?

I know my costumes for my upcoming Disney races during Princess weekend: I’ll be doing Snow White for the 10k and Anna for the Half.  However, I’m also planning to sign up for the Disneyland half marathon in September!  And honestly, one of my favorite parts of planning for a race is deciding on a costume.

I plan to run the Princess races as often as I can, and I like dressing as a princess for those – so for Disneyland I’m thinking I would like to do a non-princess.  Here are some ideas I’ve come up with so far.  Which one do you like the best?  Any other suggestions?

Vanellope Von Schweetz


I would really love to do this costume, but I’m wondering if it might be better to save it for when I someday do the Wine and Dine half – because it’s sort of food related and all, with the candy and whatnot.

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Monsters University


Pixar has been known for making great films.  Ask any Disney fan what their favorite Pixar movie is, and chances are good that they’ll have a hard time deciding (I know I do!).  But if it really comes down to it and I was forced to choose, I think I might have to say that Monsters Inc. is my favorite to date.  So knowing that, this prequel had a lot to live up to.

One of the things that I loved most about Monsters, Inc. was the unique concept behind the movie – getting to see the daily life of those monsters in your closet that you were so scared of as a kid.  Monsters University has the advantage of still having that interesting premise.  Even with the advantage, though, MU is still smart and creative, and doesn’t just rest on the fact that it had a popular movie to back it up.

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