Wednesday, October 22

The best DIY Halloween Runner Costumes

It's dress up dash time of year!
Here are a few of my DIY Halloween costume favorites over the years...

As you can tell, I like a costume with a bit of irony, and I refuse to wear a costume that chafes on the run.

The "road runner"

Materials:
  • Black or grey shirt
  • Black or grey shorts or tights
  • Yellow duct tape (Also white duct tape for sides, if you're feeling really creative.)
  • Optional extras:
    • Black and yellow mask
    • Toy cars





The "runaway bride"

Materials:
  • White top and tutu or an actual wedding dress
  • Running shoes
  • Bridal veil or tulle
  • Optional extras:
    • Race bib
    • "Bouquet" made of energy gel packets








Jogging jack-o-lantern
(This is the ONLY time you may ever refer to me as a "jogger.")

Materials:
  • Orange shirt
  • Black duct tape cut into jack-o-lantern shapes
  • Optional extras:
    • Leaf and stem on your head
    • Orange and black face paint


Cookie Monster

Materials:
  • Blue clothes
  • Fuzzy knee socks on arms and legs
  • Bag of cookies
  • Optional extras:
    • Googly eyes t-shirt
    • Googly eyes face paint







HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Tuesday, October 21

The good, the bad, the ugly (and the COLD!)

The Good:
Running to work when the temperature is a chilly 50 degrees.

The Bad:
Following that run with a COLD shower at work because the water heater broke.

The Ugly:
Having to shave while in a cold shower. Ouch!