Okay, today I am sharing what might possibly be my favorite RunDisney outfit to date – my orange bird running costume! I have been a fan of the orange bird since they brought back the citrus swirl in 2012. There would be the rare piece of merchandise with him and I’d snatch it up right away. There was a point where I owned everything orange bird Disney had released since his return. Of course, now he’s all over the place, so my wallet couldn’t do that anymore!
But with so much love for the orange bird, I knew I had to do a costume during my Dopey Challenge weekend. I decided to wear my orange bird outfit during the half marathon, as I kept my full marathon costume as simple as possible.
Here’s how I put together my orange bird running costume!
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To begin with, the top. I normally put together my race outfits from various pieces without actually “making” too much, as I’m not much of a seamstress. However, for this one I used some very basic skills. I bought an orange tank top on Amazon, as well as some yellow fabric. I then cut out an oval from the yellow fabric and sewed it onto the tank. I didn’t feel like getting out my sewing machine so I just did it by hand, but either way would work. To represent his wings I purchased green arm sleeves.
For the bottom half I went with a sparkle/sequined running skirt in orange – I love these skirts for race costumes because they’re comfortable and easy to throw over a pair of shorts or leggings, and they’re a lot of fun! To be honest at this point I have them in almost every color so I just grab whichever one I need when I’m making a race costume. And since the orange bird has little yellow feet I wore my yellow ProCompression socks!
Of course, in my opinion the best part of this outfit was the headband because that’s what truly makes it the orange bird! I knew I needed a thick headband to get the design, so I started with a plain orange headband from Bondi Band. I then outlined the orange bird’s eyes and beak freehand using a pencil before painting it and then ultimately outlining it with a black sharpie. I used acrylic paint since that’s what I had and I needed to do a few coats, but a fabric paint would definitely be better.
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
- Elsa running costume
- Minnie Mouse running costume
- Joy running costume
What do you think of my orange bird running costume? What character should I dress as for my next RunDisney event?