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Easy DIY Daisy Duck Running Costume

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.

Easy DIY Daisy Duck Running Costume

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.

Daisy Duck

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.

Using fabric spray paint to make a Daisy Duck hat.

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.

Easy DIY Daisy Duck Running Costume

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!

Here's an easy DIY Daisy Duck Running Costume for your next runDisney race or even for Halloween. I made this simple running costume in less than 30 minutes. You can even make the hat for your next disney vacation!

Yes, I'm going to Walt Disney World again. No, I don't care for your opinion.
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MCM Mama

Wednesday 4th of January 2017

Cute costume! Nicely done.


Wednesday 4th of January 2017

This is really cute and unique idea! Hope you will enjoy it!


Tuesday 3rd of January 2017

What a cute costume! Hope the race goes well! :)


Tuesday 3rd of January 2017

Super cute, as always! Can't wait to see you soon!


Tuesday 3rd of January 2017

I love love love this so much! Daisy Duck is my favorite and you nailed her with this costume!