Flying Elephant Running Costume

Running is about pushing boundaries and achieving what seems impossible. What better way to embody this spirit than by creating a runDisney costume that pays homage to Disney's beloved flying elephant, Dumbo? If you're looking to add a touch of enchantment and whimsy to your next race, crafting a DIY Dumbo the Flying Elephant running costume is the perfect idea. Whether you're participating in a themed race, a charity run, or simply aiming to spread smiles, follow these steps to bring Dumbo's magical essence to your running attire.

Dumbo Running Costume

Dumbo Running Costume Essentials

Dumbo Running Costume Assembly

Assembling your Dumbo inspired running costume is pretty self-explanatory...

Embrace the Sparkle with Sparkle Athletic Running Skirts:

The first step to creating the perfect runDisney costume is to select your Sparkle Athletic skirt. Capture the essence of Dumbo by choosing a Sparkle Athletic skirt in shades of silver, red or yellow - our Flying Elephant Ruffle running skirt or Gunmetal Running skirt would be perfect! The shimmering fabric will add the perfect touch of sparkle. Plus, the lightweight fabric of the skirts will keep you comfortable throughout your race.

Find a Magical Top:

Complete your Dumbo inspired look by selecting a gray running top to pair with your chosen Sparkle Athletic skirt. Consider something that is moisture-wicking, & we'd suggest you opt for a design that allows for ease of movement while running. 

Finish Off Your Look with a Running Visor:

One of our visors is the perfect way to complete your runDisney costume. The visor will not only shield your eyes from the sun but also add a touch of sparkle and magic to your running attire.

    Dumbo Running Costume Accessories

    No runDisney costume is complete without a sprinkle of fairy tale magic. Consider adding an accessory (or two) to elevate your running ensemble:

    • matching black or gray running shoes (while they aren’t necessary, matching running shoes really are the “icing on the cake”) - if you can't find black or gray running shoes (or prefer wearing your favorite pair), you can cover your shoes in black or gray KT Tape, or opt for black or gray shoelaces to add a pop of color.
    • {one} pair of gray compression socks
    • Dumbo ears - make or purchase Dumbo ears & attach them to the visor
    • a red collar (with a yellow stripe) ruffle that you attach to your tank

    Get NEARLY everything you need for your Dumbo Running Costume here.

    Rock Your Costume with Confidence

    Most importantly, don't forget to run test your 'fit... make sure to test out your Dumbo running costume with a short run (we suggest at least a mile or two) - to ensure everything stays in place & feels good while running.

    Congratulations! You've successfully crafted your very own Dumbo the Flying Elephant running costume. As you step onto the race course, channel Dumbo's courage and determination. Whether you're racing for a personal best or simply enjoying the enchanting atmosphere, your costume will add a layer of magic and joy to your run.

    Have fun creating your own costumes for running! For even more easy princess running costumes, check out our entire Disney running costume guide.