Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Princess Half Marathon Costume–Snow White

Over the past two weeks, my mom and I have worked diligently on my Princess Half Marathon costume and I’m so excited it’s finally complete!

Without further ado, here it is!

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Several weeks ago, my mom was gracious enough to accompany me to Hobby Lobby to help me pick out materials.

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We decided on red sparkle fabric for a cape and stiff white interfacing for the collar. I also purchased a cheaper white material to cover the interfacing. My mom did the bulk of sewing on the collar and cape so I don’t have any tips or advice there. I do know that we used this website to give us a general direction on where to go as far as measuring sizes and things!

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The sleeves were hand stitched by yours truly. Until this point, I didn’t even know I could hand stitch in a moderately straight line. I pretty much surprised myself. Actually, my original intention was to use hot glue and Heat N Bond. I’m really glad I chose needle and thread instead!

The sleeves were made from red and light blue wired ribbon. I also used a yellow non-wired ribbon for the bottom.

For even edges, I folded the ends of the ribbon and hand stitched them onto the sleeves, then trimmed the extra. (Seen Below)

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Top/front side of the sleeve

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Bottom/underneath the stitch

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I added this yellow non-wired ribbon because the wires from the undersides of the red/blue ribbon were poking my arm – the addition of the yellow ribbon solved my problem and was the perfect pop of color! (Don’t laugh at my stitching…it was getting close to midnight and I was starting to see double!)

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The sparkle tiara iron-on was purchased at Hobby Lobby and ironed onto the front of my shirt.

Speaking of shirt, I purchased this blue Champion shirt from Academy. It was on sale for $5.95 (because one of the sleeves was coming unraveled). Image my surprise when it rang up at the counter for $2.95. YES, TWO dollars and 95 cents! Can’t beat that!!

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The compression sleeves for my legs are made by Zensah.

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The bow for my hair is a red sparkle Sweaty Band  and I attached a piece of wired red ribbon to tie in a bow.

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My skirt is a Sparkle Skirt in Lemon Crush.

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The apple was cut out of felt while following a basic apple pattern found online. Originally, I wanted to carry a real apple. I changed my mind when I realized that would be next to impossible. At first, I was going to try and find a stuffed toy apple, then decided on a felt one that could be pinned onto my skirt.

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…and there you have it! The finished product!

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I kinda don’t want to take it off. :0)

I can’t go without saying a huge THANK YOU to my mom who helped tremendously in the making of this costume!!

If you’re interested in dressing in costume for your next Disney race but don’t have any ideas, check out this handy guide.

Are you running Princess in costume? Do you even like to run in costume? If you’ve revealed your costume so far, who are you running as?

50 comments:

  1. It looks great karen! I was SO going to be her for this race, I even bought a headband for it, but I ran out of time to make the top the way I wanted to so I will have to save it for another race! See you soon!

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  2. I LOVE it!!! I used that same website when creating my Snow White costume for the marathon last year. The good thing about stitching on the sleeves...you can unstitch them afterwards so you can use your blue running shirt later! ;-) You're so cute! Have fun!

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    1. Great idea! Thanks, Mindy!! It was a lot of fun running as Snow White!

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  3. Too cute! I was Snow White last year for PHM :)

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    1. That's right, you sure were! It was a lot of fun running as Snow! :0)

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  4. OMG, I love it! Great job and with a Sparkleskirt too!

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    1. Thanks so much, Karen! I am now in LOVE with Sparkle Skirts!! OMG they are amazing!

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  5. I love it, you look awesome! I hope to see you on the course!!!

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    1. Thanks, Kristen! Hope you had a great race!

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  6. OMG, adorable!!! You and your mom have a true talent - I so wish I could make something like this! I love it so much, especially all those finishing touches like the apple and the striped sleeves!

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    1. Thanks so much, Lauren! My mom is really good with sewing things - she can make almost anything that's put in front of her!

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  7. Karen this is BEAUTIFUL! I definitely hope I see you in person! You and your mom did an excellent job! Are you running the 10K too?

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    1. Thanks so much! I wish we would have gotten to meet - hopefully next time!!

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  8. What a fabulous costume!!!! Great job! I love the skirt - super cute! Hopefully I will see you at the race!

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    1. Thanks so much, Alicia! I'm sad I didn't get to see you!! :0( Hopefully next time!!

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  9. That is such a great costume! I ran as Eeyore at Tink and LOVED it. I'm sticking with the Winnie the Pooh theme and running as Piglet at Princess. Can't wait!
    @heatherlas

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    1. OMG Eeyore! He used to be my favorite!! Love it! Hope you had a great time!!

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  10. You did a great job!! Super cute :)

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  11. OH MY GOODNESS IT IS FABULOUS!!

    I normally run in costume but have been so busy/unfocused I didnt make one this time for princess. My "costume" for Tink annoyed the heck out of me so I was ready to swear off costumes ...until I saw this!! You looks awesome! I think I need to come up with something quick..

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    1. Thanks so much, Ashley! Hope you had a great time at Princess!! :D

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  12. This is REALLY cute! You look fantastic and it's clear you put in a lot of work. :) Have a great time this weekend.

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  13. Your outfit is so cute. Can't wait to see you wearing it Karen

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    1. Thanks, Crystal! Thanks also for getting me hooked on SS! I am in LOVE!

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  15. This is ADORABLE! I love how functional it is too :) Can't wait to see all of your great photos!

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    1. Thanks, Megan! I hoped it would be race-friendly and it was!

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  16. Adorable!!
    I'm going to be Alice!!

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    1. Awww I bet that was so cute!! Hope you had a great time!

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  17. I love it!!!! I'll be keeping an eye out for you. I need a pick of my Ariel and your Snow White.

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    1. Bummer, sad we didn't get to take our pic! Maybe next time!!

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  18. Darling! Love all the special details, especially the apple. Nice job with your sewing too! :) -C

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  19. I LOVE your Snow White costume! You're going to look great for the race!

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  20. Very cute. And who doesn't love a bargain?

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    1. Right?! I was amazed as I made my purchase! Yay!

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  21. You look beyond adorable! The costume is so creative :) It's so close to race now I know you must be really excited. Have a great time!

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    1. Thanks so much for your kind words! It was a lot of fun wearing this costume for the race! :0)

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