JASMINE COSTUME / ALADDIN / WDW HALF MARATHON 2015
- store-bought Jasmine costume
- foam jewelry, coated with metallic gold acrylic paint
- clip-on earring backings
- blue headband
COMFORT LEVEL: "IT'S COMPLICATED"
OFFICIAL TIME: 2:18:48
A whole new world of bare midriff and butt cheeks.
Well I did it. I showed off my flesh bagel for the world to see. It actually feel oddly liberating. So you might think, "Store-bought costume, eh? Well, that must be fairly low maintenance."
OH GOOD HEAVENS, NO.
Having a store-bought costume works great as a base, but I still have to spend a lot of time to tweak, reinforce, and mod it to fit and more importantly, to survive a race. Which....sadly didn't really survive....
Long story short, the waistband of the pants fit fairly well, and boy did I fashion-taped that bad boy on. Behind that gold band was ALL tape on my skin. What I didn't consider, was that after running and sweating, fabrics will stretch. So at around mile 9, the waistband got loose, and everything fell apart for me. The tape wasn't sticky anymore, and my pants basically were slowly slipping down my hips AND I DID NOT NOTICE. When I did finally realize, it was too late; my pants where already halfway down my butt (and I was wearing a thong). Now I have no idea how long I was running like that, and just how many people behind me saw my butt cheeks.
I thought I could maybe just run the rest of the race holding my pants up. Yeah, no. I MacGyver-ed a plan by sacrificing one of my bib pins to hold up one side. Thankfully, I bumped into someone I knew on the course and asked him to spare me a pin so I can tighten up the other side.
Those pins were the hardest working motherfuckers that day. Eventually, they gave our at around the last mile and one pierced right into my skin. Other than all that though, the costume wasn't that bad - no chafing, no overheating.