When Halloween rolled around again this year, I thought it was going to be hard to beat last year’s Braveheart costumes. But Mike put his sewing skills to use and made a top for me and a fantastic coat for him (he bought the coat at the thrift store and sewed on the gold braid and ruffles):
I can’t take any credit for the execution of the costumes, just the initial idea. I am
cheap thrifty and wanted to get another use out of the cute lime green Sparkle Athletic skirt that the Ragnaritas purchased to run Ragnar Napa Valley. My 6-year-old just happened to have lime green Tinker Bell wings (which my girls were quick to point out I wore upside down — the wing tips are supposed to point up but they kept poking me in the ears)!
With the rest of the fabric scraps we made pom-poms to put on my flats. They are easily pinned on the shoes so that I can remove and attach them to my running shoes if I ever get the opportunity to wear the costume in a race like the Tinker Bell Half Marathon.
Because I already had the running skirt, Tinker Bell wings, and the shoes, the whole costume cost just $7 in fabric to make the tank top, hair accessory and shoe pom-poms. The costume is very comfortable and other than transferring the pom-poms to my running shoes, the only adjustment I would make for running in the costume is adjusting and pinning the wings so they do not bounce around when I run.
Have you ever run in costume? Share a link to the picture in the comments!