For the Princess half marathon I decided to do a Rapunzel running costume. There were several pieces to my outfit, but the most important thing to me was that it was comfortable. Some of them I made and some of them I bought, but I figured I’d share how I put the whole thing together in case anyone else wants to do a Rapunzel costume!
This is the one part of the costume that I really made most of it. I bought the shirt itself at Target but added all of the decorations. If you know me, you know I’m a huge fan of the power of a hot glue gun, especially for something I’m only planning to really wear once. So I used some thin pink ribbon to create the corset design on the front, gluing it down as I went along. Then I had some thicker pink ribbon that I put around the sleeves – I made sure to use more ribbon so that it wasn’t taut but would puff up a little to give it the appearance of puffy sleeves.
I wanted to make a skirt but ran out of time. I chose to buy a sparkly purple running skirt from GlitterSkirts. I do really like this style of skirt (as do many other Disney runners judging by how many I saw on the race course!). I could have added some designs like Rapunzel’s dress with gold fabric paint but I decided to leave it in case I wanted to re-use the skirt for another costume some day. Just keep in mind that with these types of skirts you need to wear shorts underneath as they are very see-through! If you want to purchase a GlitterSkirt I am now a GlitterSkirts ambassador – use the code “Becky” for 20% off your order!
I love headbands, and the best one that I found for this costume was the Rapunzel style headband from RawThreads. I love their shirts and their headbands are great too. I like the thickness of them – when it’s cold in the morning I can pull them over my ears to keep warm, and then move it back when I get warmer.
To round out my outfit I wore purple compression socks (the same ones I wore for my Esmeralda running costume!). I also had my purple water bottle and gray flipbelt, and of course my New Balance running shoes.
While this wasn’t the most intricate costume I’ve done, I still had a lot of fun putting it together and I’m pretty happy with how it turned out.
Check out my other Disney running costumes that I’ve done if you’re looking for more ideas!
- Esmeralda running costume
- Snow White running costume
- Anna running costume
- Alice in Wonderland running costume
- Belle running costume
What do you think of my running costume? Which characters should I consider for future RunDisney races?