what should i wear & how should i wear it {princess half marathon edition}

by @according2kelly on February 20, 2012

princess half marathon running costumes have been on my mind a lot lately.

yep! yep! the princess half marathon is quite literally just around the corner. & in just a few days, i will be boarding a plane & heading to florida where i will trade in my glass slippers for my running shoes.

& while i’m physically and mentally as ready as i’ll get – i still have no idea of what to wear!

luckily, i have a team sparkle skirt in nearly every color – which makes creating a princess half marathon running costume easy peasy.

& while revealing my princess possibilities ahead of race time, kinda feels like i’m “letting the cat out of the bag,” hopefully (with your help) i’ll be able to decide which of my inner princesses to embrace…

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so what do you think? which princess half marathon running costume should i pack in my bags?

if only i could change costumes at every mile or so – that would be ideal! but, without an extra large does of pixie dust, i just don’t think that’s a possibility.

princess-half-marathon-costumesso… if you had to choose just one princess half marathon running costume, which would it be?

sleeping beauty, minnie mouse, snow white, tinkerbell or rapunzel?

you know i love to “dress up” while running. i’ve ran not one, not two, but three different runDisney races in “costume,” and the princess half marathon is no exception.

so please, please, please help me embrace my inner princess & run 13.1 mile in true “royal” style.

all i have to do is decide the perfect princess half marathon running costume.

53 comments
ChristineBerberich
ChristineBerberich

I ran the Tinker this past Jan. Later this year I am running the Wine & Dine in Nov. and the Princess & Tinker (agin in 2015). How did you put together the top potions of theses costumes? The cost at a few sight is expensive and I was considering making my own and just ordering the sparkle skirt.

Ashley
Ashley

Hi! I am running the race this month and am struggling to find a costume. Where did you get the stuff for the sleeping beauty top? I kinda like that one the best:) Thanks! Ashley

Kim {Gluten Free Booty}
Kim {Gluten Free Booty}

I'm loving the Minnie Mouse and if you got a chance to scoop up those cute New Balance Minnie Mouse inspired tennies at the Disney Marathon Expo it would be total polk-a-dot perfection!!! :)

Ryan
Ryan

How did you make that Rapunzel costume top? I'm running as Rapunzel next month :)

Becca
Becca

how did you put together snow white? i am registered to run princess half this coming year! thanks. (becca.goodman@gmail.com)

sue
sue

Sleeping Beauty! Nothing makes me run like the wind like wearing all pink!

Sheena
Sheena

I LOVE the snow white one. If you could design a princess Jasmine one for me, I would love you forever! (and so would my niece!) happenstance13@gmail.com

Daneilia
Daneilia

The Minnie Mouse one is my fave for you. My bestie is suppose to be running this half marathon too :) Exciting.

kerry
kerry

be snow white & then i will be minnie mouse!

lisa j
lisa j

my thoughts on each: Sleeping beauty if my fave- aurora is rarely done minnie mouse- so many people do her snow white- you might get hot in a wig rapuznel- i like this one, just thought the long hair might get annoying tink- same as minnie, LOTs to her

Ashley
Ashley

I'm kinda digging the Rapunzel costume! I especially love the long braid! So sad I won't be there for the Princess Half. Have SO SO SO much fun! Can't wait to read the race recap! :)

Lauren
Lauren

I totally vote for Rapunzel! It's adorable =)

Marie from whysheruns
Marie from whysheruns

I vote for Snow White! Have fun and safe travels! Can't wait to see which costume you end up wearing!

Charlotte
Charlotte

I've seen and heard about one BILLION people say they are being rapunzel, so for originality purposes I do not vote her. The minnie costume is my favorite but it's not a princess, so there for my vote is Snow white

Carissa
Carissa

The 5k is themed "Tangled" so I vote Rapunzel!

Harmony
Harmony

Minnie or Rapunzel....awesome!!!

Emily
Emily

Great choices!! I am torn between Princess Aurora and Minnie Mouse (although Rapunzel would be fun too!). I think my final vote is Princess Aurora!

Catherine
Catherine

I think you look awesome as Aurora! Or Rapunzel. The hair is a great touch. I'm running as Snow White and have secret dreams to meet lots of fellow Team Sparkle ladies. :)

Tall Mom
Tall Mom

Wow I think you would be the speediest in Tink, but Rapunzel is AWESOME!!

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail
Jess @ Blonde Ponytail

OMIGOSH! Luv your Rapunzel costume--if you can handle the braid, I think that would turn a lot of heads!

Theodora
Theodora

Where'd you get the tank w/the Tink outfit??

Laura
Laura

I need to proof read before I hit send! I meant to say you look great as all the princesses.

Laura
Laura

You great as all the princesses! This is a tough choice and there definitely isn't a wrong decision! I love Rapunzel, but I'm wondering if that braid will bug you while you're running. If not, that one is my favorite.

Melonie
Melonie

Oh my! All of these costumes are absolutely amazing. I think my two faves are Rapunzel and Sleeping Beauty, but comfort wise, my vote goes to Rapunzel. Have fun at the race, I will be running as Snow White as well. Maybe I will see you there!

Carly
Carly

So I at first thought the Minnie, it is my favorite but with it being a princess half marathon I would go with Rapunzel. They are all so cute!

Kelly
Kelly

I vote for Sleeping Beauty!

Gretchen
Gretchen

Sleeping Beauty has always been my go-to princess...if I ever run it, I plan to go as her!

Brandi
Brandi

I love the Snow White one! They all are awesome though! :)

Shauna
Shauna

I love the snow white!

Jolynda
Jolynda

How awesome are these!!! I participated in my first 5k a couple of weeks ago and I was telling my friend about you and how you dress up. I would love to do that!! I absolutely LOVE all of these outfits! My favorite is Snow White. Good luck!

Kristin
Kristin

Snow White!! With that wig, you're a dead ringer!

Rachel @ Runner's Tales
Rachel @ Runner's Tales

You should choose Rapunzel because that is the official Disney Princess for this year's Princess Half Marathon. You totally rocked the Tinker Bell costume for the Tinker Bell Half. My only concern would be the braid ...

Robin Johnson
Robin Johnson

Rapunzel! Definitely! Not sure about the long hair ... but definitely Rapunzel. There will be so many Mickey Mouse and Snow White and Tinkerbell already.www.dashingdiva.net

Jen T.
Jen T.

I vote for Rapunzel!

Bari
Bari

Oh my gosh I LOVE the Rapunzel costume! They are all super cute but you probably won't see many Rapunzels on the course. Minnie would be my 2nd choice. Do people dress up for Wine and Dine? I might need to start thinking of a costume for this fall!

Amber
Amber

Minnie! It is adorable. Sleeping beauty is my second choice because the it is pink! They are all cute but this is why I didn't vote the others since you asked :) Rapunzel's hair would drive me straight up the wall the entire race. The wings on Tinkerbell would also make me crazy. The cape on Snow White would also drive my crazy.

Michelle
Michelle

I love all of them - but Rapunzel is the one that caught my eye immediately and I was drawn to it more than the others, but wow, really you can't go wrong with any of them.

Krissy @ Shiawase Life
Krissy @ Shiawase Life

I am going to have to go with Rapunzel bc the medal is purple! :D Hope I can get a pic with you!!!!!!

Nancy
Nancy

LOVE the Snow White! So authentic and WOW! You as a brunette do us proud ;) If you can handle the wig, go with this one.

Amy Lavender
Amy Lavender

I bet you'll be one of the very few (if not the only) Rapunzels. But your Snow White looks fantastic!

Robin
Robin

I love the Rapunzel one. Or Snow White. :) Have fun!!!!

Siobhan @ SiobhanMcCarthy.ca
Siobhan @ SiobhanMcCarthy.ca

Oh my gosh! I LOVE IT!!! Dressing up for the Disney Wine and Dine Half Marathon was one of my favourite parts! You should go as Sleeping Beauty!! And- how do you like those New Balance shoes? I've been looking into getting that exact pair and would love your opinion!

Michelle
Michelle

How in the world do you have 5 princess outfits to choose from?? Lol. You look great in all of them but I like Minnie the best.

Alicia
Alicia

My vote is for Rapunzel! But they are all great looks. I already bought my Team Sparkle polka dot skirt to be Minnie for the Disneyland half in September. Congrats on going for your Coast to Coast!

Jen
Jen

I have to go with Snow White. I love how different you look and you are perfectly,perfect as this princess. Probably hard to run in a wig but it's by far my fav!

heather b
heather b

I hardly like running with anything so I am naturally going to choose either the Minnie or Sleeping Beauty outfit. Have fun - hope to run it next year as I LOVED Tinkerbell!

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