With registration for next year’s Princess races opening soon (annual passholders can register today, and general public can register on Tuesday), it seemed like a good time to share my Elsa running costume!
I knew I wanted to do Elsa for one of my races this year, so I selected her for the Enchanted 10k. I had just done a theater performance in December where I sang one of her songs from the Broadway musical, and my hair was still long enough to do the “Elsa braid.” So it seemed a good time!
Like most of my running costumes, I don’t necessarily make much by hand but put them together out of bits and pieces I either already have or buy. I think this way of costuming is more accessible for many people who don’t have sewing skills, and cheaper than buying a totally handmade costume from Etsy (though there are some INCREDIBLE options there if you have the money!). I think my costumes still come out pretty well, and are only getting better.
So here’s how I put together my Elsa running costume!
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Deciding on the top half of my costume was the hardest part. She has a sparkly top, and I still wanted something like that. After searching around on my trusty Amazon, I found some glittery tube tops that seemed like they would do the trick. Of course, I knew that running in such a thing would not be comfortable so I’d need to wear something else underneath. I finally settled on a lightweight white crop top that worked well. I did have to safety pin them together to be secure while I ran but I was happy with how it looked.
Finally, Elsa’s dress has long sleeves, so I decided to add arm sleeves. This was also useful because I knew if my upper arms were moving against the sequins on my top it would probably be painful and chafe. With the light blue arm sleeves I got that wasn’t a problem.
This was one piece of my outfit I already owned, as I happen to have quite a collection of running glitter skirts. I used the turquoise one I had because it matched the coloring on the top the best – you can find a similar one on Amazon here.
With February races in Orlando you never know what the weather will be like – so I was prepared for warm or cold. I had a pair of shorts to put underneath the skirt. That’s what I ended up using because it was in the high 70’s that morning. But in case we had another weekend of weather in the 40’s, I also brought these cute snowflake leggings.
I always think accessories are really what completes the look! Here are a few things I added to make my outfit look much more “Elsa.” Of course one of her signature looks is her cape. I found this one on Amazon and pinned it on. And yes, I did practice running in it before the race!
I always like to wear compression socks for my races so I found some fun snowflake socks. The exact ones I got on Amazon aren’t available anymore, but there are some other fun pairs. I also grabbed a headband at the expo from Sparkly Soul. It was blue and had a snowflake on it, so that was perfect. They are my favorite brand of running headbands and don’t slip at all. To complete the look I did my hair in a side braid like Elsa wears.
So, am I registering for the Fairy Tale Challenge 2020 today? As much as I told myself I probably shouldn’t since I’m doing Dopey in January… yeah, I did! Between that and Dopey I need to come up with 6 costume ideas, so send your suggestions my way!
Check out my other running costumes here:
- 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
What do you think of my Elsa running costume? Which princesses should I choose for next year?
You don’t have idea how much I loved this blog post and your Elsa running costume! Your pictures are beautiful too! I hope I can wear this kind of costumes one day!
Caitlin A says
This is such a fun costume to run in! I just ran a race this past weekend with a friend and we may or may not have shopped in the Target kids section to find tutus…so worth it! I love being able to dress up for races!
Indya Shaw says
This is actually genius! I’ve never seen something so unique before. As I am convinced I’m allergic to exercise (?), I never would have thought of all the fun ways you can dress up your costume! This piece is really awesome. That shade of blue really screams Elsa!
Katherine @ The Weekend Fox says
You’re making me want to sign up for another Disney race!! I’ve done a couple, but I’ve never dressed up and now I really want to! Lol I’m obsessed with this fun Elsa outfit and it actually looks comfortable enough to get through the race! 🙂
What a seriously cute idea. I’ve heard of these Disney-themed races, but I’ve never been much of a runner. It looks like so much fun though!
Sarah Forest at Ponder Trail says
Wow, your costume looks so neat, Becky! I love how you covered every detail. I’ve never gone running in a costume before, but I might have to try it now. 🙂
Becky @ Disney in your Day says
Thanks Sarah! I’ve found that it’s the little details that can really make a costume feel like the character 🙂
Your costume is the cutest! I don’t know if I could run in a costume but it looks so fun!