Monday, September 29, 2014

Wine & Dine Half Marathon Costume Inspiration

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I LOVE this movie. For real, y’all…it’s one of my all-time favorite Disney movies! It was released in the summer of 2002 and I remember going to see it at the movie theater with a college friend. We both travelled to Hawaii for our senior trip two summers prior and loved anything and everything that had to do with Hawaii.

This movie has adorable characters, heart wrenching lines, and funny quotes. (I may or may not quote some of them…and annoy my husband while I’m at it…)

This one always gets me…

Lilo and Stitch
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And this one…

Lilo and Stitch (3)
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It also has ELVIS, and Elvis music…and Stitch dressed like Elvis... Hello.

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Lilo and Stitch (2)
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Growing up, I was surrounded by Elvis. He’s my dad’s favorite…so any inclusion of Elvis or Elvis songs in a movie makes me smile, cause it reminds me of my dad. :) Hawaii+Elvis=Favorite.

I was incredibly excited when I saw Lilo and Stitch out on the Princess Half Marathon course. I told Lilo that she was my favorite and in turn, I received lots of blown kisses as I continued on my way.

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I’ve debated over my Wine & Dine Half Marathon costume for months. At first, I wasn’t going to wear anything special but I didn’t really like that idea at all. Lilo was an idea in my mind that I tossed around for a while but hadn’t settled on – I really couldn’t make up my mind. The decision officially came when I saw a facebook post from a friend of mine who ran as Lilo at the Disneyland Half Marathon last year – she was thinking about dressing as Stitch for Wine & Dine. I quickly text her and we both agreed to go for it…and we decided to meet and take pictures before the race too, of course!

I’m taking inspiration for my costume from the above “parks” Lilo and going from there. I am in LOVE with this tutu, but don’t really want to wear a tutu for this race. Isn’t this adorable, though?!

Lilo and Stitch Running Tutu runDisney
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However, I AM taking inspiration from this tutu and we’ll see what non-tutu costume I come up with. (For the record, I have nothing against tutu’s – I’ve run in them before, I just don’t want to wear one for this race.)

The crazy part is, I only have a few weeks…what?! Where has the time gone? 40 days to be exact.

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I already have the lei and I’m going to make a flower for my hair out of the red flowers from the colorful lei – now for the rest!

I. Can’t. Wait!

Do you work better under pressure or would you rather have a ton of time to execute your ideas? Are you wearing a costume for your next runDisney event?

24 comments:

  1. Can you believe i've never seen Lilo and stitch? ( and I have enough nerve to call myself a Disney fan,lol). Anyway, I think your costume will feel great! I don't like to do thinks the last minute but I often end up doing them close to the deadline and so well I've done well under pressure.

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    1. Oh my goodness, you need to! Such a fun movie! :)

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  2. I LOVE Lilo and Stitch :-) I missed it in the theater but when I saw it for the first time, I went out to get the DVD and downloaded the 3 main songs. My family and I quote it all the time too.

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  3. I LOVE it! I love Lilo and Stitch too (Pleakley is one of my favorite characters ever!) and they are such fun characters to meet in the Parks. Once I asked Lilo where Nani was and she wrote in my autograph book that she had locked Nani in the closet. LOL! I can't wait to see your costume!

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    1. THAT is hilarious, Morgan! I love it!!

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    1. ME TOO! Can't wait to take pictures together!! LOL

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  5. That tutu is so cute!! I would love to do a Disney race some day and think of an awesome costume. Can't wait to see what you come up with.

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    1. Love the tutu!! Thanks, Jen! It's coming together slowly but surely!

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  6. I just started reading your blog. I am running in the wine and dine half as well, it is my first half marathon! I love that tutu! I am nervous to run in anything different for my first race, but I will be sporting a glitter mickey tank top with "13.1" on it :)

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    1. Oh my goodness...that's awesome, Jackie! I hope you have a great race...I know you're going to have a wonderful time! Your outfit for the race sounds adorable! :)

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  7. I've never seen this movie either. *Gasps* I love the idea of your costume. It sounds great. I work better if I'm not under pressure.

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    1. Oh my goodness you need to! :) It's adorable! Thanks, Sarah!

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  8. I can't wait to see your finished costume!! I still need to see Lilo & Stitch... I hear it is such a cute movie!

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    1. Haha aww so many who haven't seen this movie! It's SO cute!!

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  9. You are going to look so cute! And I love that movie. Gets me every time :)

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  10. Love the tutu but you're right, I'm not sure a Lilo costume would "work" with a tutu. Good luck with both the costume and the race.

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    1. Couldn't agree more. Thanks, Frank!! :D

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  11. LOVE it! You are going to be so cute!!! I've got to start thinking about my Glass Slipper costumes! I don't like to wait until the last minute!

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    1. Aaah! I need to get my ideas rolling for those as well! BTW, your Anna costume was adorable last year!! :D

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