New runDisney Costume Guidelines

Good morning friends! Ok, so today’s post is one a lot of my runDisney friends have been waiting on even since Disney decided to make some hard and fast rules about costumes in the parks. Well, to be fair, some of the rules were always there but not really enforced as they will be now. Honestly, I saw this coming and none of it surprises me and I think they are fair rules. runDisney costumes are very popular, and some people are SO creative, but there have been new guidelines set.

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So, if you are going down to Orlando for marathon weekend like I am or if you are heading out to Cali soon for Star Wars, please keep the new rules in mind when planning your costume. It’s for your safety and the safety of the runners around you. (seriously, no one wants to trip over your Jedi robe at mile 12 of a half marathon. ‘Aint nobody got time for that.) Honestly, I feel like when race costumes became all the rage, it was (and still is) a lot of fun, but now people are trying to one-up the “regular” characters and be creative which is totally cool, but it can sometimes come at the expense of your (or others around you) safety, which is most important!

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The first set of rules are ones that I am pretty sure have always been in place. Here are the highlights:

No sharp objects, weapons, signing autographs posing as a character, and must be family friendly. Kids 13 and under can wear a mask as long as it doesn’t cover your whole face and your eyes are visible.

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Next are the REALLY new rules, and I shall paraphrase for you:

No layered costumes that could possibly conceal a weapon (like a Jedi robe), no big props that surround the body (like the house from UP) may be worn, you can’t wear a dress that reaches or drags the ground (but seriously, wwhhyyy would you want to do that anyway? It’s hot. It’s hard to run in a full length dress…but I digress.) Capes must be no longer than waist length, Themed shirts, sweatshirts, and hats are fine, wings, toy swords, light sabers, and tutus are fine (whew). NO MASKS OF ANY KIND.

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Also note that you can’t wear your costume into the park after your race, so bring a change of clothes if you plan to stay (but really, please go back to your room and shower, mmmkk?)

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Please remember, that there is a bag check/security screening upon entering the race staging area. Also, selfie sticks, strollers, walkers, crutches, scooters are not allowed. In other words, use common sense and you should be A-Ok.

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I know these are last minute in light of marathon weekend and I am sure that can be frustrating for those who have already created a stellar costume and I hate that for you, but it is better to know now than to get pulled off the race course, right? I’m sure everyone can still come up with really creative costumes within the parameters!

If you have a question, it’s better to be safe than sorry…or pulled off the race course. Please contact [email protected] no alter than 90 days in advance of a race.

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If you want to read the full post from the mouse himself, click here.

QOTD: If you could dress up as any character for a race, it would be____________.

Custom Tutu Giveaway

Lesley from Greater Fitness has made several tutus for me for runDisney races, and has even given back to charity with some of the proceeds, which is how we first met. We are both pregnant and due within days of each other so we won’t be running Disney races anytime soon, but Lesley still wants to outfit you in a tutu for you next race (doesn’t have to be a runDisney race!) But, with the Disneyland half coming up we figrured a lot of runDisney runners are looking for costume ideas. But these tutus are great for cancer walks, mud runs, color vibe runs, or any other races really!

Her tutu’s are comfortable, adorable, and she will work with you to customize it to your size, length, and and other specifications. Shipping is fast and she is such a joy to work with!

Here are a few tutu’s Lesley has made for me:

First, my absolute favorite, last year’s Tower of Terror Cruella tutu.

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This year she also made my tutu for the half marathon portion of the Glass slipper challenge when I was Aurora.

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Also, for Dopey’s Challenge in January, she made my Dopey and Ariel tutus!

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Lesley has agreed to make a CUSTOM tutu for one of you, to your specifications, for your next race! Simply follow the rafflecoptor instructions below for your chance to win, good luck!

*Also, if you contact Lesley to make you a tutu for $25, (baby/kids are $15) and mention you heard about her on my blog, she will ship it to you for FREE!

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Tutu’s for a Cause

Awhile back, Lesley contacted me and told me she was raising money for Girls on the Run. I just happen to LOVE Girls on the Run. When I ran the Rouge Orleans relay race a couple years ago, our team raised money for them and they were just so sweet and thankful. Well, Lesley had the great idea that not only could runners get the satisfaction of giving money to charity, but they could get a really fun product in the process!

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-Between now and October 6th, she will be selling adorable running tutu’s for $20 and 100% of that will go to Girls on the Run. Shipping is included in the USA. Shipping is $5 outside of the USA.

-To purchase you just need to send her an e-mail at [email protected] From there you will discuss your custom design and how to pay.

-All tutu skirts and headbands are made completely by hand-no sewing machines. Therefore, each piece is unique!

Who is running runDisney’s Tower of Terror (villain anyone?), Wine and Dine, marathon weekend races, Tinkerbell, or Princess races? There are so many events coming up, so getting a CUSTOM handmade tutu for $20 including shipping is an AMAZING offer. Lesley is super creative and can help you come up with a design of your choosing. I just so happened to want to be a villain for he Tower of Terror….so Lesley made me this amazing Cruella de Vil tutu for me. I love it!

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Excuse the wrinkles, I was so excited to take photos I didn’t fix it just right from being shipped, but will for the race!

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Hidden Mickey on the back, adorable!

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I have some other outfit “components” but I want them to be a surprise so you will just have to wait and see. A huge thanks to Lesley for making this for me, and I do hope you will choose to support Girls on the Run with Lesley!

QOTD: What character would you have a tutu made after for a race?