Sunday, May 26, 2013

Race Costumes

I have been thinking about race costumes since the moment I got this email: 

I want to do something that is Disney themed (I feel like that's a given since the race is at Disneyland) and couple-y, since I'm running with my husband. He has graciously said he will wear anything as long as it makes me happy. (Hmm. Too good to be true? Sounds kinda like a trap, huh?) 
He has already voiced that he doesn't want to be a Prince; he wants to be someone that did something. Yes, you're preaching to the choir. We could have gotten into a long winded discussion about how Eric was so influential in Ariel's future, etc, but I pick my battles and still consider this a win. So that's ruled out pretty much all of the Princesses/Princes. 

Ideas so far:

Wall-E & Eve
Probably the hardest to make and run in. Not sure how Dearest will fair running in a box in the heat.

Star Wars Themed
Lots of choices here: R2D2 & C3P0, Princess Leia & Han Solo (& possibly my brother as Luke Skywalker)

Rapunzel & Flynn
Easiest costumes to make and run in. Unfortunately, I don't have the trademark flowing blond hair and I don't want to wear a wig. 
(Pretty sure the side-eye Flynn is giving Rapunzel is the same one Dearest gave me when I told him I wanted us to dress up.)

Mulan & Mushu
Sort of the obvious choice (lol) and the hubby is ok dressing up as Mushu. I think I would have a hard time making Mushu's tail, not to mention how to get his ears, blue horns and yellow whiskers on a costume.

Thoughts? Suggestions to add? Votes?  


  1. Mad Hatter and Alice or Queen of Hearts? Or the Incredibles? Jesse and Woody from Toy Story? That's all I've got for male characters.

  2. Oooh, Mad Hatter and Alice would be cute! If you want easy, I would do Hans Solo & Leia, I do think that if you could do Mulan and Miushu, that would be so CUTE!!!!!


    That would be fabulous. The Wall-E Idea is cute too, he doesn't have to wear a box though, he could just theme it by color? I love the mulan and mushu idea. Like <3

  4. Thanks ladies for your input!
    It's hard to come up with non-prince male characters, huh?! I'm leaning away from the Alice/Mad Hatter- I have a feeling there will be a lot of Alices since the 10k is themed around her.

    I think it's between Mulan & Mushu or Han Solo & Leia. :)

  5. I love Princess Leia and Han Solo. That's a cute idea! I'm doing Dumbo, too, and I have no idea what my costume should be!

  6. Jaime, are you planning to dress up for both the 10k and half? I'm hesitant to wear a costume for the half since I'm aiming for a huge PR and don't want anything to get in the way of that. lol

    1. I'm not sure. I'm hoping for a monster PR as well, but I don't know how that will go the day after a 10K. I think I'm going to dress up at least a little bit for both, but be more simplistic for the half.

  7. Mulan and Mushu!! That would be SO awesome!!

  8. I love the Mulan idea. Adorable!

    I'm doing Darth I think. Hoping the shirt turns out ok. Fingers crossed!

  9. Can't wait to see your Darth costume! I'm sure it'll turn out great!