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?