20 RunDisney Costume Ideas

The best part about any RunDisney race are the costumes! Who doesn't love dressing up like a Disney character and running a half marathon? People take their costumes VERY SERIOUSLY and if you are running the Disneyland Half Marathon, you have 23 days to get that costume together!!!! To help make your life easier I have collected my favorite RunDisney costumes as well as a couple ideas I am dying to see happen.

1. Barbie and Ken

2. The Ballerina Stretching Portrait from The Haunted Mansion

3. Chimney sweeps from Mary Poppins

4. Kevin and Russel from Up

5. Winifred, Sarah, and Mary from Hocus Pocus

6. Hercules

7. Esmeralda and Clopin

8. The Three Hitchhiking Ghosts

9. The Green Army Men from Toy Story

10. Hewey Dewey and Louie

11. Merida

12. The Evil Stepsisters from Cinderella

13. Marionettes from Pinnochio

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14. Roger Rabbit

15. Bert from Mary Poppins

16. Flora Fauna and Merryweather

17. Jack Sparrow

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18. Peter Pan, Smee, Hook, and the Tick-Tock the Crocodile

19. Cruella de Vil and 101 Dalmations

20. Tron

BONUS! x2

Remember the best movie ever, Troop Beverly Hills?! THAT'S a Disney movie. SOMEONE PLEASE BE TROOP BEVERLY HILLS! OR AT LEAST PHYLLIS!

Darla From Finding Nemo!

Remember to use your imagination and try to use what you already have! And here are a few tips for all your RunDisney costumes

1. Make Sure It Is Made of Athletic Material DO NOT WEAR COTTON!

This is the easiest mistake to make. Remember that you still have to run a race in this outfit! Functionality is key!

2. RUN IN IT BEFORE THE RACE

I know you are going to look really silly running around your neighborhood dressed like Jack Sparrow. But come race day it will be helpful to know what works and what doesn't work so you aren't throwing bits and pieces of your costume away each mile of the race.

3. Do a Group Costume

Seriously, there is nothing funner than a group of 2, 5, or even 10 people all dressed together. My sister and I dressed as Smee and Hook for last year's Disneyland Half and we met up with a Tiger Lily and a Peter Pan for a very funny picture. MAKE FRIENDS!

4. STOP FOR AT LEAST 1 PICTURE!

Try, try, try not to run for a PR. Take in the experience and stop for pictures while you are in the parks. It's a race unlike any other!

That's all I have for today, what are some of your favorite costumes you've seen? Email me at RunSelfieRepeat@gmail.com or comment below. Until tomorrow, #RunSelfieRepeat.

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Kelly Roberts

It all started when a silly joke made headlines back in 2014 when I took selfies with hot guys “hottie hunting” my way through the New York City Half Marathon. But ironically enough, I haven't always been a runner. As the self-proclaimed former President of the "I f*cking hate running club", I spent most of my life finding ways to avoid physical activity. Growing up, I missed over 70 days of PE my senior year. Working out was something I thought I had to suffer through in order to lose weight. 

Then, in 2009, my younger brother passed away unexpectedly and struggling to manage my grief, I gained more than 75 pounds. With the weight gain came a new fight to regain my sense of self and learn to love the body I saw when I looked in the mirror. Then one Thanksgiving morning, drowning in grief and self doubt, I decided to go for a run. I didn't make it half way down my street before I had to stop to walk but for some reason, struggling forward made more sense than getting back into bed. It turns out that running is a lot like grief, neither ever really get easier, you just get stronger. 

Over time, I realized that while some people are in fact born runners, others are made. I created this blog Run, Selfie, Repeat and my new podcast by the same name with the hopes to inspire others to say yes to themselves while making them laugh hysterically because laughing, in my opinion, is the solution to everything. 

Named by Women's Running as one of twenty women who are changing the sport of running and by Competitor Magazine as one of 12 Influential and inspiring runners under 30, my mission is to inspire others to get embrace a healthy lifestyle and pursue the strongest version of themselves possible.