Friday, December 02, 2005

Goofy costumes

*jeanne* forwarded me a series of race photos that she dug up in her preparations for the Goofy Challenge, and it got me thinking about a costume all over again.

Except maybe this is not a costume?

I'd be looking for something a little easier to run in than a full-length dress, with annoying things (what are those white parts called?) around the hips and shoulders.

The theme of the 5K for 2006 is "Chicken Little". Maybe I just need a dead rubber chicken to carry.

Of course, even in a full-length blue dress, I still will never get a race photo where I actually have both feet off the ground, like this person has.

15 comments:

Keryn said...

Tinkerbell has a pretty light costume. Short, no sleeves, and you can easily wear it over regular running clothes. Plus, Tink is known for her moods and her spunk, so you may feel inspired to compete. :)

Oldman said...

i think that person is a little light in the loafers (running shoes)? are you sure this wasn't taken at the gay and lesbian day?

TriFeist said...

Did he lose a bet? That material has got to chafe.

jessie_tri_mn said...

Yikes, not a lot of mobility there.

Maybe you could get a beak for the chicken little costume? I assume you'll not wear a costume for the longer races?

Wow, what a truly goofy event.

Cliff said...

That's is pricesless :)..can u say Kodak Moment??

'Zilla said...

Yowzers! Give me spandex anyday... not that fru-fru material... That qualifies as a tripping hazard (of course this comes from the world clutsiest gal...:) How about some Mickey ears???

Steven said...

The newest issue fo Runner'sWorld has an entire article on costumed-runners. It was a good read...they are a bit different.

RobbyB said...

Perhaps, since chicken little was worried about the sky falling, you could strap a piece of the sky (cloud? sun?) to a hat and wear that for the 5K.

mipper said...

yeah... i have no idea there. you can always go with the standard little headbands/hats that they sell there. if i dressed up, i would do that. though keryn's idea of tinkerbell is good. the only costume i could think of that wouldn't be too much in the way. good luck!

nancytoby said...

You guys don't seem to understand that a fat 48-year-old lady running as Tinkerbell might get a few laughs that are not laughing WITH me but laughing AT me.

I'm trying to think up something a little less humiliating. :-)

nancytoby said...

Then again, maybe Oldman will let me borrow his Tinkerbell-green race singlet like in his photo. :-)

*jeanne* said...

I think he's obviously LIVING HIS DREAM.
;-)

LouBob said...

Tinker bell sounds good but why not just go as Oldman himself?

nancytoby said...

GO CINDERFELLA GO!!!

Dawn - Pink Chick said...

Heh if this fat ole lady can dress as Pink Barbie Fairytopia, a skinner and younger Nancy can definitely go as Tinkerbell.

My costume was also dubbed as "Pinkerbell"...lol. I've already decided I will wear hopefully a skinnier version in July 2007 for our kids race - they want more mascots for the race.