DIY Marathon Runner Costume


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When my son Oliver was 13 months old, it was time for his second Halloween already! I knew he couldn’t handle being in a complicated, fussy homemade Halloween costume (and let’s be honest, what mom of a 13 month old wants to make one?), so I turned him into a little marathon runner.

mini marathon runner costume

We recreated this turn-key costume here with the help of You can get everything from hoodie sweatshirts, to racer-back tops, to athletic shorts in one shop. And all you need to DIY is the runner’s bib number (and remember…it’s so easy!).

marathon runner costume diy kids

This is the perfect costume for the parent that wants a clever costume with minimal rigging, and for the kid who just wants to take off and get her candy! On your mark, get set, GO trick-or-treating!

marathon runner diy costume

What you’ll need:


Make It:

  1. Cut a rectangle from the Tyvek envelope that’s fits across your child’s stomach.
  2. Add washi tape stripes on the top and bottom of the rectangles. (Safety  tip: florescent colors reflect  light for safety.
  3. Adhere number stickers to the center of the number. Pin number onto shirt.

marathon runner costumes

marathon runner costumes

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October 8, 2019| ad, Baby, Early Elementary, Grown-Up, Halloween, Holidays, Older Elementary, Preschool, Toddler, Tween to Teen