Next to deciding between Kit Kats, Snickers and Reese's, the hardest decision around Halloween for a mother runner is what costume to wear for a running race. As usual, we've got you covered. Well, actually, your other mother runners have you covered. Our costumes, at the bottom of this post, are rather lame compared to what you creative ladies have come up with.
Just a few tips: think running comfort first. Even though you won't be gunning for a PR, you'll still sweat and get hot. A lion's suit isn't going to be super comfy. But ears, a tail and maybe some furry paws can get your roar across, and won't leave you whimpering. Accessories--hats, headbands, arm warmers, tails, socks, pom poms, a light saber--can portray a costume very well. (I feel Tim Gunn: "Use the accessory wall wisely.")
I'll be quiet now: let the show begin.
If you're looking for a play-by-play on how to make these princess--and other--costumes to hit the Disney races with, check out these helpful ideas from the ladies at Team Sparkle.
Now you tell us: what's the best Halloween costume you've seen at a running race? Or what tips do you have for a great--or not-so-great--costume? (Or, if you're so inclined, we'd love to see more on our Facebook page.)
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