Today I’m excited to share my Captain Marvel running costume, which I wore for the marathon as part of my Dopey Challenge in 2020!
I debated for a long time about which Disney character I wanted to dress up as for the full marathon as part of my Dopey Challenge. It was important to me that I picked a strong, inspiring female figure who embodied many of the qualities I felt I was pursuing by attempting this challenge – determined, strong, independent. I also wanted to make sure it was something easy and comfortable to run in, because I would be wearing it for 26.2 miles! After considering a lot of options I decided I was putting together a Captain Marvel running costume.
Carol Danvers is definitely someone who I want to be channeling while attempting to run 48.6 miles in 4 days. Plus as a superhero, of course her outfit should be pretty easy to run in! While sometimes I do make my running costumes, this one was one something that I assembled by buying various bits and pieces. In the end it worked perfectly – it’s clear who I am but it’s also comfy and was adjustable to whatever temperatures you might encounter in Florida in January.
Here’s how I put together my Captain Marvel running costume!
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The top is of course the most important part of the outfit, as it’s the big “identifier” to the character. There are tons of Captain Marvel shirts out there, but I wanted to pick one that looked closest to the one in the movie. Some of the shirts are much more simplistic, with just her logo on it, but I found this one on Amazon that was a little more intricate. It’s also a tech shirt and moisture wicking so perfect for running. Though they list it as a men’s shirt, I got it in a small and it fit really well.
Any comfy blue running pants will work for this costume. I had a pair of long pants from fabletics I was planning to wear… and then when we were about 2 weeks before the trip the weather predictions seemed to indicate it could be quite warm that weekend. So I ran out to a local running store trying to find the perfect shorts. All of my running shorts tend to be short shorts, which is fine most of the time, but I did want to have to worry about thigh chafing during the marathon, which sometimes happens when I get up to 15+ miles (even with body glide). Lo and behold, I found the perfect shorts – longer, in blue, with side pockets.
There aren’t too many accessories needed for this outfit but I try to add any little details when I can. Because she wears red boots I chose red knee-high compression socks. I also wore red gloves for waiting in the corral and the first few miles of the race. It did get too hot to wear them but it was nice for a cooler start. I chose these long red gloves because they were fingerless which I thought would make it a little easier to do things like open my chews, take photos, etc. Finally, I wore my Captain Marvel magic band.
Check out my other running costumes here:
- Orange bird running costume
- Maleficent running costume
- Tiana running costume
- Rapunzel running costume
- Esmeralda running costume
- Snow White running costume
- Anna running costume
- Alice in Wonderland running costume
- Belle running costume
- Megara running costume
- Vanellope Von Schweetz running costume
- Moana running costume
- Fairy Godmother running costume
- Mulan running costume
- Elsa running costume
- Minnie Mouse running costume
- Joy running costume
What do you think of my Captain Marvel running costume? What character should I dress as for my next RunDisney event?
I seriously love how you get so creative with your running costumes. This one is GREAT – and the pieces can all be worn for other occasions too. Biker shorts are totally trending right now so I bet you could get away with just wearing this like a casual outfit on a run to the grocery store and no one would bat an eyelash. Great job putting it together!
I love this so much! I’m scheduled to run my first Disney race in February and need a few running outfits. This is on my short list.
Kelly Chen says
This is so cute! I’m going to check out your other Disney costumes because they look so fun!
Bethany Brohinsky says
I also want to be Captain Marvel for my marathon/Dopey, but this shirt isn’t available anymore. 🙁 Only long sleeves. Hopefully it will come back before January!