This week I’m running the Walt Disney World Half Marathon! It’s the 20th Anniversary! I’ve always wanted to run as Daisy Duck, so I felt like this was the perfect time. It can’t be all about Donald Duck, right? I needed something quick though, because I had not started on my costume. This easy DIY Daisy Duck Running Costume took me about 30 minutes to make.
Daisy Duck Running Costume
First, I needed a purple tank. I tried to find a more lilac looking one, and settled on this Adidas purple running tank (affiliate link), because Amazon Prime. Some cartoons and Walt Disney World have Daisy wearing a pink shirt, but I’m refusing to believe it and am going with this image.
I had a white Sparkle Athletic Skirt already, so woohoo, and I had purchased yellow Zensah Calf Sleeves on clearance from a local running store a year ago, because I knew I’d need them sometime! But you can use your preferred sleeve, compression sock, or tights.
Daisy Duck Hat
Since my time was limited I needed a quick hat, so I just wanted something inexpensive. I bought a cheap white hat from Hobby Lobby ($3), yellow fabric spray paint ($4 with a coupon), pink ribbon, and a purple sharpie (I already had a black one). If you’re super smart, you can just buy pre-made bows at Michaels instead of wasting your time trying to watch and fail at bow tutorials on YouTube.
I taped up part of the hat, took it outside, and sprayed the bill. Super easy and quick. It did have to dry for 30 minutes before I drew on the eyes. I was worried about the smell at first, that I would get high from fumes as I was running, but the next day, I couldn’t smell the paint.
Then I used regular Sharpie to draw the eyes and eyelashes. They have fabric Sharpies, but the colors weren’t as bright. You can see the Sharpie bleeds a bit, for my purpose, it did the job! To secure the bow, I used a safety pin and hot glue.
I’m gonna need all the good juju for my race, because this duck is undertrained, but I know I’ll have fun! I’m linking up with Tuesdays on the Run. The topic is running resolutions, and one of mine is to not wait until the last-minute to put together my running costumes 🙂 Link up with Patty, Marcia, and Erika!