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Christmas Costume Round Up

December 2, 2016 by The Girls

Just because you’re a runner doesn’t mean you can’t have a little fun. Wearing costumes for running is the new big thing, didn’t you know?! Some of your favorite races are just made for running in costume, in fact — many of them actually encourage it! With the holiday season right around the corner, we thought we could help out with a few Christmas-inspired running costumes.
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“I Believe” Holiday
Unicorn Running Costume

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We believe in a lot of things, but mostly unicorns. Tell the world that you believe too with our “I Believe” Holiday Unicorn Running Costume that is super quick & easy.

“I Believe” Holiday Unicorn Running Costume Essentials

* {one} I Believe Holiday Shirt
* {one} Holiday Ruffle Sparkle Athletic Running Skirt
* {one} white Sparkle Headsweats Visor
* {one} pair of white Sparkle Athletic Headsweats Visor
* {one}  pair of red, white & green diagonal stripe race legs
* {one} pair of Holiday Sparkle Shoe Poms
* optional: red running shoes (while they aren’t necessary, red running shoes really are the “icing on the cake”)

Santa’s Elf Running Costume

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While YOU can’t work in Santa’s workshop building toys, you CAN be a voluntary elf, running races, spreading Christmas cheer. Here’s what you’ll need to create your very own Santa’s Elf running costume…

Elf Running Costume Essentials

* {one} green tank top with attached “gold” buttons (we made our “collar” out of felt)
* {one} green  Sparkle Athletic running skirt
* {one} green Sparkle Headsweats visor (with attached red ribbon for a more “elf-ish” look)
* {one} pair of red Sparkle Athletic Sparkle Sleeves
* {one}  Red & White stripedSparkle Athletic Race Legs
* {one} pair of gold lightning bolt shwings
* optional: green running shoes (while they aren’t necessary, green running shoes really are the “icing on the cake”)

Elf on the Shelf Running Costume

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You’ve read the book. You’ve adopted an elf, and hidden it every single night. But the “Elf on the Shelf’s” magic isn’t limited to telling Santa all about the day’s adventures… we have it on pretty good authority that the “Elf on Shelf” loves to run races too! Luckily, you can “harness” the “Elf on the Shelf’s” power for yourself with an “Elf on the Shelf” running costume. Here’s what you’ll need…

Elf on the Shelf Running Costume Essentials

* {one} red tank
* {one} elf collar (we suggest cutting out from felt)
* {one} red Sparkle Athletic skirt
* {one} pair of red Sparkle Athletic sleeves
* {one} red and white stripe race legs
* {one} pair of white mittens
* {one} santa hat (although a red sparkle athletic visor would do the trick too!)
* optional: red running shoes and silver shwings , while they aren’t necessary, the extra details can be the “icing on the cake.” & We’re pretty sure that the shwings are the secret to the “Elf on the Shelf’s” magic.

Snowman Running Costume

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Jingle Bell Run? Santa 5K? Snowman Stomp? Or any other winter-inspired race in your future? Sounds like the perfect opportunity to embrace your inner snowman…

Snowman Running Costume Essentials

* {one} white tank (add your “coal” buttons using fabric, paint, or buttons)
* {one} white tank (add your “coal” buttons using fabric, paint, or buttons)
* {one} white Sparkle Athletic skirt
* {one} pair of white Sparkle Athletic sleeves
* {one} red scarf
* {one} snowman hat or white Sparkle Athletic Headsweats Visor (paint a snowman face on a plain white hat or visor, or if you’re feeling super crafty attach a 3D felt carrot nose)
* optional: black running shoes  & silver shwings while they aren’t necessary, the extra details can be the “icing on the cake”

Reindeer Running Costume

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Creating your own reindeer running costume is pretty quick & easy! I think even Santa would believe you’re one of his reindeer. Here’s what you’ll need:

Reindeer Running Costume Essentials

*one brown tank top or shirt (we suggest using white felt for the chest piece)
*one brown Sparkle Athletic Skirt
*one red Sparkle Athletic Visor with homemade (or store-bought) antlers attached
*one pair of Red with White Polka Dot Race Legs
*one pair of Red with White Polka Dot Sparkle Sleeves
optional: red running shoes (while they aren’t necessary, they really are the “icing on the cake.”)

Santa Running Costume

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Santa usually needs a sleigh & eight flying reindeer to help him travel the globe. But if you’re planning to run a holiday race, you might have to trade in the flying reindeer for a pair of running shoes. Think the Santa running costume is the perfect costume for running your holiday race? Here’s what you’ll need…

Santa Running Costume Essentials

* {one} red tank top
* {one} red  Sparkle Athletic running skirt, layered on top of a white Sparkle Athletic running skirt
* {one} red Sparkle Headsweats visor or Santa hat
* {one} pair of red Sparkle Athletic Sparkle Sleeves (we trimmed ours with an extra piece of faux fur attached with safety pins)
* {one} pair of I Love to Run, Red & White striped, or Red, Green & White diagonal striped Sparkle Athletic Race Legs
* {one} pair of silver wing shwings
* optional: red running shoes (while they aren’t necessary, pink or red running shoes really are the “icing on the cake”)

Quick & Easy Holiday Running Costume

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Let’s face it… the holidays are busy. If you are looking for a quick & easy solution to what to wear for your holiday run, we are here to help.

Quick & Easy Holiday Running Costume Essentials

* {one} black tank top
* {one} Holiday Plaid Sparkle Athletic Running Skirt
* {one} red or green red
* {one} pair of red or green Sparkle Athletic Sparkle Sleeves
* {one}  pair of I Love to Run Race Legs
* {one} pair of Holiday Sparkle Shoe Poms
* optional: red running shoes (while they aren’t necessary, red running shoes really are the “icing on the cake”)

Assembly your Holiday Running Costumes

Assembling your Christmas-inspired running costume is pretty self-explanatory. If you’re worried about it being too cold,  add some sleeves or swap the tank top for a long-sleeved shirt, and add some running capris or tights!

Have fun creating your own costumes for running. For even more costumes for running ideas, check out the entire running costume guide.

 

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