Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend 2014: Costume Reveal!

So this is quite possibly the first time I’ve ever blogged two days in a row! But I wanted to share some deets about our trip before we head to California for the Disneyland Half Marathon and Dumbo Double Dare — specifically, our race costumes! :)

As many of you know, the theme of this year’s 5K and 10K is Lilo & Stitch…and I have been OBSESSED with this movie ever since it came out. Couldn’t really tell you why. I just love him.

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Anyway, I’ve been wanting to dress up as Stitch for a race for awhile, and figured this would be the perfect opportunity, since the 5K/10K medals and race shirts will both feature my favorite alien. (And don’t think I’m not disappointed that I didn’t sign up for the 5K, because I totally am now!) :(

Photo credit: runDisney

Photo credit: runDisney

Photo credit: runDisney

Photo credit: runDisney

For the 10K on Saturday, I will be wearing this little get-up:

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I figured it was an easy costume, and thanks to my penchant for locating ridiculous hats (this one’s from eBay, not sure if it’s still available in the parks), I don’t think anyone will have any doubt who I’m supposed to be, haha. Mind you, I know once I cross that starting line I’m going to IMMEDIATELY regret the decision to wear a giant plush hat on my head and a pair of ridiculously hot Stitch “mitts” on my hands — especially since it’s supposed to be in the upper-80′s and low-90′s ALL WEEKEND — but, I’m going to go ahead and do it anyway. I’ve done crazier things. Like wear bowls on my head and whatnot, which I did for last year’s Disneyland Half Marathon. ;)

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Before I go any further, I have to give a shout-out to Todd’s mom, Nancy, because she is always the mastermind behind our race costumes. I come to her with a concept and a picture of the character (because more often than not she has absolutely no clue what I’m talking about, LOL), and she makes it happen. The majority of our stuff is made from regular tech clothes and some felt and fabric glue, but let’s just say I’m not the craftiest person in the world and very much need the help!

For the half marathon, I decided to go as Stitch’s best pal, complete with a headband and wrist and ankle flowers just like Lilo wears in the movie. We cut up a couple of green leis and then my personal costume designer had the brilliant idea of threading the flowers with elastic so they’ll stay on. (Of course, I’ll be bringing plenty of Body Glide to help ward off any and all chafing issues this may cause!)

0827140906I went for a combination of Lilo’s two outfits, since I’m not prancing around in a red bra nor will I run a half marathon in something that can only be described as a muumuu.

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Best of all, Todd, bless his heart, was more than willing to dress up as the Stitch to my Lilo!

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He refused to wear what is essentially half a stuffed animal on his head, though, so I took a Stitch headband I already owned (again, gotta love eBay!) and he’ll wear it on top of a baseball cap that we (and be “we,” I mean Nancy, LOL) transformed into Stitch’s face.

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If any of you guys happen to see us this weekend, PLEASE come say “hi!” We’re really friendly, I promise. :) I would love to meet some of you this weekend!

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You can also follow me on Twitter HERE, if you don’t already, where I’ll be posting regular updates about the weekend goings-on. Or feel free to “friend me” on Facebook HERE.

If you’re running in Disneyland this weekend, what will you be wearing?

Do you ever run in costume?

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