Making a Snow White running costume

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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!

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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.

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Enchanted 10k 2015 recap

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February 21st the second Enchanted 10k, and also my second time running it!  We were up bright and early, and I got into my Snow White running costume that because of the cold temperatures now had leggings and running sleeves to it.

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We got on the bus around 3:30, so that we could stand around in the cold for two hours.  It was only in the low forties that morning!  I had brought a throwaway sweatshirt but I was still freezing the entire time until I started running.  There were 5 corrals, A-E, and I was in C.  Last year the corrals started about 10 minutes apart, but this time it seemed to be even longer, about 12 minutes.  I started at 5:55 am.  I planned to take it easy since I was running the half marathon the next day.

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Thoughts on Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs

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I’ve decided to go back and re-watch every Disney full length animated feature from the beginning, in order.  And I’m going to share some of my thoughts with you!  Categories I’ve included as highlights, low points, music, villains, fun facts, where the World (where the movie is represented in Walt Disney World), and my personal rating.  Let me know what you think and if there’s anything else I should discuss!

Highlights:  Snow White is a very special Disney movie because it was the first full length animated feature.  That alone, and its monumental place in Disney history, makes it a must see for Disney fans.  The really fun thing about it though is that it still manages to be an entertaining movie beyond having a purely historical aspect.  While it is different from movies today, it is still enjoyable to watch.  The characters, especially the dwarfs, are fun.  Their little gags are laugh out loud funny.  And although the story is simple, it’s a good one.

Low points:  Snow White is a likeable character, but you can’t help but get just a little bit fed up with her naiveté.  Even 5 year olds know not to let strangers into their houses, and especially not super creepy ones offering them food.  And after the dwarfs have specifically warned her that her stepmother might try to disguise herself and try to visit.  Sigh.

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Runner’s Guide: Kiss-a-Belle Boutique

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Disney races are all about tutus these days!  And that’s why I’m thrilled to bring you a great tutu seller on Etsy, Kiss-a-Belle Boutique.  She has some super cute ones that are available in her shop right now, but she’s also willing to create any Disney tutu that you want!  So if there’s a character you want to see represented in a tutu, send her a message and she will make something for you.

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For this review I was sent a Snow White inspired tutu.  And when I opened the box and saw it, I immediately fell in love with.  So much so that I’m now strongly considering a Snow White costume for a future Disney race – she was not on the initial list of the many Disney characters I want to run as (I’m doing Alice in Wonderland this October, and for February I was deciding between Anna, Esmeralda, Elsa, and Vanellope).  I’m planning to do the Princess Half Marathon and the 5k in February, so now I’m thinking Snow White will definitely be my costume for one of those!

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Wordless Wednesday: Flowers and Gardens

Last year I got to attend the Flower and Garden festival at Epcot for the first time.  I absolutely loved it!  The flowers, the topiaries, and the food – all was amazing.  I hope I get to go back someday, but until then here are some of my favorite pictures from the trip:

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Wordless Wednesday: Disney Sidekicks

It’s time for another Wordless Wednesday, and this week’s theme was a little tricky to come up with photos for!  But I managed to get you a few 🙂

One of my favorite group of sidekicks, performing in one of my favorite shows!

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Bucket List: Meet all of the Disney Princes

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One of the other items on my bucket list was to meet all of the Disney Princesses.  The Princes, however, are a lot harder to find.  Some of them pop up frequently enough to check off the list, and others are almost impossible.

Flynn Rider:

Though Flynn has technically become a prince since marrying Rapunzel, you won’t find him in Princely outfits!  A few years ago he was out doing meet and greets with Rapunzel, but ever since Merida took over that area you find Rapunzel on her own.  Rumor has it though that Flynn can still be found in Disneyland and Tokyo Disney, as well as on special occasions (like True Love week this past February).

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