Glass Slipper Challenge – Costume Reveals

While I’ll probably never actually top our Club 33 enchanted china costumes, I am not going to give up and just start running in boring outfits!  So, for the Glass Slipper Challenge I wanted to come up with two costumes that were a little different but fun.

Going with the Cinderella theme, I decided to go as Cindy in rags for the 10k on Saturday.  This was my inspiration:

My original plan was to do the costume on the left for the 10k and Cindy in her ballgown (on the right) for the half.  But as the day got closer I just wasn’t feeling the regular Cindy costume.  More on that to come.

To do the Cindy in rags costume, I knew I’d use Mudpie from Sparkleskirts as the base.  I got a long sleeved tech shirt from ASICS and a black singlet from ASICS for the top.  And VickyRuns made me an adorable apron.  I ironed on the little mice picture and made a tech material headscarf out of an old white running shirt that I haven’t worn in forever.  Easy peasy.  And here’s the result:

My only concern is the long sleeves if the weather is warm.  I’ll keep a close eye on the forecast and if it’s looking warm, I’ll just cut the sleeves off to cap sleeve length and hem them up before we leave on Thursday morning.

For the Half, once I decided that I wasn’t going to do the Cindy in her ballgown I was looking around for inspiration and with the help of some friends, decided to go with Aurora in her make it pink make it blue gown.  In case it’s been a while since you’ve watched the movie (in which case you need to reassess your priorities!), the scene is where two of the fairies can’t agree what color her gown should be.  One wants pink, one wants blue and they end up with this:

While Aurora never actually wears this dress in the movie, her gown throughout most of the movie is blue but you typically see her only in her pink gown.  I found a couple of great photos throughout the internet to help give me some inspiration on how to pull this off.
I try to only run in actual running clothes, so I found some running tanks and shirts on sale in the pink and blue colors that I thought would work well and cranked up the sewing machine.  There were a few false starts and machine jams, but I finally got it to come out pretty close to my vision.  The skirt will go over a sparkletech and it’s pretty lightweight.  I am probably going to safety pin it to the sparkletech just to help it stay in place through 13.1 miles.
Here’s the front:

Here’s the back:

I know the tiara isn’t true to the movie, and I’ll keep an eye out for an Aurora one at Disney before the race, but I like this one even if it’s not totally accurate.  The collar/arm wrap thing is separate from the top and I’ll just safety pin it on so if it gets annoying I can just toss it.  The arm sleeves will likely be in my pockets by the first mile too.
I’m not sure what to do with my hair for this costume though…
So, what do you think?  What are you wearing for the Glass Slipper Challenge?  Come say hi if you see me out there!


Glass Slipper Challenge – Costume Reveals — 30 Comments

  1. OMG, it came out so great! It comes alive on you, way better than the pic of it just on the hanger. I LOVE it! Cindy rags is cute too, I so wish I was running the 10K but I’ll have to wait until next year! I like your hair up, have you tried a sock bun? That’s what I’m doing for mine. The first time I tried it, I didn’t do it tight enough and it fell, but I’ve since found good ponytail holders that keep it up and ran 10 last week with it in a bun and loved it. No sweaty hair whipping my neck by mile 2! 😉 I’ll be posting mine tomorrow, but you’ve seen most of it already!

    • Thanks! This is actually an entirely different outfit than the first version. I just couldn’t get the first shirt right, so I scrapped it and started over and then made a matching skirt. Yes, I have a problem! 🙂

  2. Very cute. I tried to do a pink/blue Cinderella by painting a top and a skirt and ended up hating it. I like the idea of just putting together two existing outfits! Very creative!

    • Thanks! Great idea! I think the Disney ones were around somewhere last year. But we need to look for some other runners in those costumes for a great photo op! Thanks and look forward to seeing you!

  3. Great costumes! I love the originality and creativity. If I see you out there, I will say hello!

    Sadly, I am not wearing a costume. I couldn’t come up with anything I liked so I will be in regular running clothes.

  4. Adorable! I love them both! You did an amazing job with Aurora!. I’ve seen a pink and blue sparkle skirts cut in half and sewn back together, but nothing like this!

    • Thanks! If I was filthy rich, I would have bought Gemstone and Tiara Blue sparkle skirts and sewn them together, but that was out of my price range! My grandma actually taught me to sew when I was a kid and I haven’t done it in a while, but I guess it’s like riding a bike, you never forget. It was a fun challenge!