53 responses

  1. Erin @ Girl Gone Veggie
    February 22, 2012

    I love it! That’s so exciting you get to run at Disney. My only suggestion if I had to make one would be to add more tulle to the skirt to fill it out a little more. But the outfit does look great just like that!
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    • Meghann
      February 23, 2012

      I wish I had more tulle! I used all i had to make the skirt I have and don’t want to purchase anymore because the outfit is already a little more pricer that I originally planned for. Oops.

  2. Emily
    February 22, 2012

    Get a yellow tank.

  3. Cristina @ Girl Meets Pink
    February 22, 2012

    What about possible chafing with the “wrap around” over the shoulders?
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    • Meghann
      February 23, 2012

      That’s why I would make the ‘wrap around’ part easy to remove. If I had to toss it – no biggie. πŸ™‚

  4. Carissa
    February 22, 2012

    That looks so great!!!!! Really!!!! I can’t wait to see all the costumes! I’ve never run in a costume and I really, really want to!
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  5. Lindsay @ Running the Windy City
    February 22, 2012

    Cute costume! Are you planning on running with a flower?
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    • Meghann
      February 23, 2012

      No, I was hoping the red flower attachment on the outfit would be my flower. πŸ™‚

  6. Caroline
    February 22, 2012

    I don’t have any costume tips, but I think it looks great so far! So fun! Wish I were going!
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  7. Malinda
    February 22, 2012

    Love the costume! I ran as Belle several times and it was magical! πŸ™‚
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  8. Reenie
    February 22, 2012

    Cute costume. Ahh…I was wondering how Scooby Dooo was doing.

  9. Jeanette
    February 22, 2012

    I’m in love with Scooby, he too cute!!

  10. Katie @ Talk Less, Say More
    February 22, 2012

    What about using the yellow sparkly fabric on the skirt too?
    I would imagine it wrapped around you might get uncomfortable and not be as flexible as you might want for a race? At least that’s how I think I would be.
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    • Meghann
      February 23, 2012

      I’m going to try and add the sparkly stuff to the skirt. I’m not too concern about the wrap around part. If it bothers me, then I’ll toss it. No big deal.

  11. Katherine Morgan
    February 22, 2012

    I’m always disappointed by whole foods pre-made stuff. It seems like it will be so good, but it’s always kind of mediocre. I love their salad bar…and mine has a little taco bar that had decent tacos, but everything needs more flavor.

  12. Emily @ The Swallow Flies
    February 22, 2012

    I love the idea of more tulle on the skirt – make it really poof like a princess skirt. πŸ™‚ It’s looking SUPER cute so far!!!
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  13. MrsSwan
    February 22, 2012

    Sooo cute!!! Now you and Callie can brainstorm together on outfits! πŸ™‚
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  14. Katie @ Peace Love & Oats
    February 22, 2012

    I think you did a pretty good job! People will totally recognize that you are belle!
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  15. Mary
    February 22, 2012

    I’ve done the whole ‘run in a tutu’ thing and my only advice is if it’s really windy on race day, ditch the tutu – the fabric wraps around your legs in a most inconvenient way!
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    • Meghann
      February 23, 2012

      I ran in a tutu last year and had the same experience with the fabric wrapping around my legs. I agree, if it gets too annoying – I plan to ditch it.

  16. Laura
    February 23, 2012

    You look really cute, but I’m wondering how well it would stand up to running?

    If all else fails, there’s always ebay inspiration. πŸ˜€
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Disney-Stores-Belle-Beauty-Beast-Dress-Play-Princess-Costume-Sz-10-12-/160741776701?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item256cf4dd3d

    • Meghann
      February 23, 2012

      haha I totally went to the little girl’s department at Target to see if they had any Belle Costumes I could squeeze myself into.

  17. Megan in Womderland
    February 23, 2012

    I’m excited that you’re doing the princess half. This will be my 4th running it. I’ll be dressed as Rapunzel this year.
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  18. Kristen
    February 23, 2012

    Super cute! I agree that a second layer of poufy-ness would be a good call.
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  19. Arline
    February 23, 2012

    I do really love the yellow skirt..Thanks for sharing this post you did a great job here!!!

  20. Emily
    February 23, 2012

    I think the costume turned out fun. Just make sure those shoulder things will be ok when running!

  21. Hope @ With A Side Of Hope
    February 23, 2012

    I think you did a great job! πŸ™‚
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  22. heather
    February 23, 2012

    See you in a few hours! Imngoing as belle too. My tutu is on today’s blog post! I think Callie is too!

  23. Cait’s Plate
    February 23, 2012

    haha – I have to say, I’m pretty darn impressed with that outfit!!

  24. diana@mymarblerye
    February 23, 2012

    The skirt doesn’t look that bad but i’m afraid that fabric might chaff your thighs. Maybe you can get a gold colored bathing suit and look online for a cotton gold skirt?
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    • Meghann
      February 23, 2012

      I’ve ran with a tutu of the same material before and it was fine. And I wish I had time to look for something a little nicer, but the race is in two days. πŸ˜‰

  25. Joss
    February 23, 2012

    Looks cute!! Way to go – I could never be that crafty πŸ˜›
    Scooby <3
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  26. Julia
    February 23, 2012

    Just because a bunch of people mentioned using more tulle… I have made many tutus and if you want it to be really full, you need to use 8-10 yards. I know you didn’t say that’s what you want, just thought I’d throw that out there, since I am a tutu making expert!

    • Julia
      February 23, 2012

      Oh… one more thing: since you are using safety pins, you may want to consider pinching them shut with pliers so they don’t open up and stab you when you run. You wont be able to open them afterwards, but since it’s elastic it shouldn’t cause any issues.

      • Meghann
        February 23, 2012

        Thanks for the tip.

    • Meghann
      February 23, 2012

      haha thanks. I figured more would be needed, but that would also turn this into a $30 tutu and I’m ok with my low-budget not-as-poofy look. πŸ˜‰

      • Julia
        February 23, 2012

        Oh I know exactly what you mean! 30 dollar tutu to wear once = overkill! I hope I didn’t come off as saying it looks bad, because that’s not what I meant. I only put it out there because people were talking about it and maybe someone might want to know how much tulle it takes to make a ridiculous poofy tutu. I think yours looks great, especially with the top. I think running in a big poofy tutu would feel weird anyway, haha.

  27. kate
    February 23, 2012

    It definitely needs more tulle. Maybe you can use some of the glittery material to fill it out some! If you want it to look a little more polished, even up the bottom of the skirt so there are not random long pieces. And maybe cut the strips so that the edges are straight instead of jagged. Good start, though!

    • Meghann
      February 23, 2012

      I kinda like the jagged look of the fabric and did that on purpose – it looked more whimsical to me. πŸ™‚ I am going to try and cut the glittery material to see if it will fill the skirt out more. I’ve pretty much reached my budget limit for the outfit (who knew fabric was so $$), so I’m going to work with what I have without purchasing anymore materials.

  28. Poptartyogini
    February 23, 2012

    Your costume is flipping adorable. Great work!
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  29. Krissy @ Shiawase Life
    February 23, 2012

    Looks great so far, Meghann!
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  30. Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio
    February 23, 2012

    No way!! I LOVE it!!!
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  31. clare @ fittingitallin
    February 23, 2012

    Love it! especially the rose on the front!

  32. Jessica @ Sushi and Sit-Ups
    February 23, 2012

    Belle is definitely my favorite Disney princess! You did a great job on the costume!
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  33. Jana @ Newly Wife Healthy Life
    February 23, 2012

    Oh how cute! I love the shaw too! πŸ™‚ Ha ha great costume choice. You are going to be the ‘belle’ of the ball (or run) lol!
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  34. Jessica
    February 23, 2012

    I love the tutu and the Belle idea. She is my favorite Disney princess. You gave me some ideas on what to do with my daughter this year at the Gasparilla 5k! Maybe there is some sort of pirate tutu costume we can create. πŸ™‚

    • Meghann
      February 23, 2012

      I have an old pirate costume I found in my closet that I’m planning on wearing for Gasparilla! woo hoo!

  35. Kristi
    February 23, 2012

    One thing I’ve noticed about the Disney princesses (and the Enchanted movie from a few years ago), is whole they hold their arms. Sort of ballerina-esque. Without going into too much detail (from personal dress-up experiences), I recommend to hold your arms out more when posing for pictures πŸ™‚ It will really help you “look like a princess” πŸ™‚ Have fun! My sister and I have added running a Disney half-marathon to our race list because of how much fun you make it sound!

  36. Gladys
    February 23, 2012

    Add more fabric/tule to the skirt and you’ll be rocking it! Oh yes and how about a nice yellow hair band or ribbon? Imagine that with glitter…. lovely!

  37. Casey @ OatsAndNanners
    February 23, 2012

    I used to make tutus for dress-up tournaments and costumes when I was in high school — what REALLY worked was using tons of tools and almost layering them to get some volume. A tutu always looks better with volume πŸ™‚ BUT I already love your belle costume – very original
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  38. Samantha Angela
    February 23, 2012

    You definitely look like Belle, no doubt about it. The only thing I could think of would be to wear the yellow tank top instead of the white, but otherwise it’s pretty awesome!

  39. Andrea @ Run, Eat, Date, Sleep
    February 23, 2012

    I think it looks great! I’m not wearing a costume this year, but maybe Snow White next year!
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  40. Janine @ThePurpleGiraffe
    February 23, 2012

    I would recommend more tulle (as previous commenters have) for volume, and also shortening it up a little. I’ve run in a tutu my last two races, and if the tulle is too long, it gets *ahem* stuck … in between your legs as you run. And you don’t want your race photo to be of you pulling tulle from there. Promise.
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