running in costume

I LOVE to dress up for Halloween. These days, it’s usually for a fun run rather than a party or event. But I like to be creative … often times that hinders the actual ability to run.

I’ve written about my love of costumes before, but it’s been awhile. I’ve missed sharing quite a few here, so let me go back a few years:

2011 -- this was intended to be a potted plant, but everyone called me a Christmas tree. This may come back in the future, fully decorated ...
2011 — this was intended to be a potted plant, but everyone called me a Christmas tree. This may come back in the future, fully decorated …
2012 -- I re-purposed Mr. Potato Head into a baked potato. I thought it was brilliant, but not everybody figured it out!
2012 — I re-purposed my previous Mr. Potato Head costume into a baked potato. I thought it was brilliant, but not everybody figured it out!
2013 - XRay, complete with glow-in-the-dark skeleton. Um, that didn't glow all that well. But good enough to place in a costume contest!
2013 – XRay, complete with glow-in-the-dark skeleton. Um, that didn’t glow all that well. But good enough to place in a costume contest!

The tree was worst for mobility, but I tried to top it this year:
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Though, I actually made it farther in the fun run this year than I did the tree year … if you call a 50+-minute 5K (that I cut short) “running,” LOL!

This year’s costume cost $2  — for blue paint from the “oops” shelf at Home Depot. Everything else was created out of things I already had at home. Just a little time, but I obviously have a lot of fun with this.

Do you love dressing up as much as I do? What’s your favorite costume?

3 thoughts on “running in costume

  1. Hi saw your costumes,adorable I love getting dressed and up and usually spend a lot of time and money on my costumes, love it being creative

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