Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Captain Hook runDisney Costume

The Tinker Bell Half Marathon weekend is right around the corner and I am SO excited to share my Tinker Bell 10K costume with you today!

This little weekend getaway is a girl's trip for my friend Melissa and I. We both ran Princess this year and Tink will be a first for us, so we are looking forward to receiving our pink Coast to Coast medals!!

After discussing costume ideas over and over and over again...and again some more, we finally came to the idea of running the Tinker Bell 10K as Peter Pan and Captain Hook! At first, we were just going to wear previous Princess Half Marathon race shirts, then we decided on Peter Pan and Wendy (which did not have my creative brain going at all), so Wendy switched to Captain Hook, and here we are! This will also be my first time to run as a villain so I'm super excited about that! (For the Half Marathon, we are both dressing as Tink...complete with wings!) :)

After a little inspiration from Pinterest (gotta love it), I put together all the pieces and viola!

Putting this costume together was fairly simple and only required a beginners skill on hand stitching (I'm terrible at it).

Items needed:
  • Red shirt
  • Black bottoms
  • Compression Socks (mine are Legend Compression brand)
  • Hat with feather (hat from Amazon, feather from Hobby Lobby)
  • Hook for hand (ordered from Amazon)
  • Gold ribbon
  • Wide black ribbon for a belt
  • Yellow felt
  • White vinyl or white lightweight material
  • Thin black ribbon
  • Needle and thread

I began with a red BCG brand running shirt from Academy. I always like to look at the BCG shirts first, because I'd rather sew to and hot glue on an $8 off brand shirt I might wear a handful of times vs a $20+ brand name shirt.

After gathering all of my supplies from various craft stores, I began with the white base layer of the shirt. The white piece was shaped on the silhouette and cut out on heat transfer vinyl, but could easily be hand stitched on with light weight white material if no access to a cutting machine is available.

I also hand stitched gold ribbon around the collar of the shirt. You can see my terrible hand stitching skills in the photo above! 

Next came the thin black ribbon across the front part of the shirt. I hand stitched and knotted off each end piece so the thread didn't pull.


For the belt, I measured out and cut the wide black ribbon to fit around the entire shirt. I decided to stitch the belt in random spots around the shirt so I wouldn't have to worry about it moving around on me during the 10K.

I also measured the felt square for the belt buckle and made it a bit wider than the black ribbon.

Pinning the "belt" in place helped make this process so much easier!

Once it was all said and done, I hot glued the belt buckle in place.

The hat and hook came from Amazon. Sadly, the hat arrived with pieces broken off and one of the cross bones missing. After a little digging, I found a Pirates in the Caribbean scarf and made my own piece for the hat!

The feather was purchased from Hobby Lobby and also hot glued onto the inside of the hat.

In all, this took about four hours total to complete. I had so much fun making this costume and can't wait to wear it this weekend!


Oh wait, Captain Hook doesn't say arrrrgh....

"I'll get you for this, Pan, if it's the last thing I do!" How's that? :)

I hope to see some of you out on the course! Don't be shy...say hi if you see me!


  1. I love it! So creative. Tink was my first runDisney event and probably my favorite of them all. I can't wait to hear about the weekend!

    1. Thanks, Heather! How cool that Tink was your first runDisney event!

  2. You are so creative! Making the costume has to really up the pre-race excitement!

  3. I LOVE IT!!!! You definitely have talent, so much of it, that costume is incredible!
    Have so much fun in that upcoming race!!!

    1. Thank you so much! I really appreciate your kind words!! :)

  4. I loved the Tink 10k last year. So much of the course is through the parks!

  5. Do you happen to still have the link to the hat you bought on amazon?

    1. I sure do! Although it looks like this one in particular isn't available anymore. I did see something similar at Party City this year in the Halloween/Pirate costume section. Good luck! :) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007M65294/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    2. Here's another link for a similar hat! https://www.amazon.com/dp/B007M652SK/ref=dp_cerb_2


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