One of the things I love about running is the wide variety of events where you can dress in running costumes. It’s a great way to let your personality shine and somehow makes running more fun. I’m just getting started, but this page will share some of my favorite running costumes and ideas.
Blacklight Color Run Costume
With a color run, you want to wear something that will proudly display your newly acquired colors once the race is over. I chose a white long sleeve Nike shirt ($50), basic black leggings, and a white tutu set (($50) from Lucky Number Tutu. The tutu was paired with a white “color me” tank top, but since the weather was too cold for a tank, I decided to save it for a another color run.
Mini Moo Cow Marathon Running Costume
Since this event was a last minute addition to my running calendar, I only had time to grab a shirt and some cow socks. However, the socks rocked! Our T-shirts featured “The Dead Milkman” cow logo and came in black and white. My Cow Knee High Socks are available on Amazon.com for about $14.
Turkey Trot Running Costume
My next costume run was the North Texas Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving day. My favorite part of the costume was the turkey inspired, brown, yellow, and orange tutu from Race Junkie. It was awesome. I love how the back of the tutu was colored and flared like the feathers of a turkey — genius! I also purchased a “Got Turkey?” shirt and a turkey headband. It turned cold on race day so the t-shirt didn’t get to make its debut. I opted for a much warmer brown jacket instead.
NOTE: If you don’t want to buy a tutu, they are fairly easy to make. I found some great instructions online for a similar turkey trot tutu.
Our Italian Greyhound also participated in the 5K as an official runner so we got a costume for him as well. It provided some extra warmth for his small frame, plus it was just too adorable. He was the pilgrim, and we were the turkeys.
Imagine 3,000 people dressed as Santa while running a 5K. Sounds like a blast, right? Well, it was. In face, it was a ho, ho, hole lot of fun! The costumes for this race were easy to pull together because you get them in your race packet — standard red and white Santa costumes. I may get more creative next year, but here’s my Santa suit for my first Santa Run.