Last-Minute Race Costume Ideas–Just In Time For Halloween

Sometimes a holiday like Halloween sneaks up on you and suddenly you’re registered for the Spooktacular 5K but don’t have a thing to wear. Never fear! We have gathered a list of super simple running costumes you can put together almost as fast as you can run that 5K.

Bank Robber

What You’ll Need

  • A white t-shirt
  • Duct tape
  • Black leggings
  • Pillowcase for your “bag of loot”
  • Felt to cut an eye mask
  • Black beanie cap

How To Wear It

Simply make stripes with the duct tape on the white t-shirt and you’re pretty much done. If you want to add a bag of your “stolen money,” grab a pillowcase and fill it with crumpled newspaper, socks or anything else that is almost weightless. If you want to get more creative, buy stacks of fake money (or raid your Monopoly game), stash it in the bag and then open it up and make it rain at the finish line!

Under The Sea Mermaid

What You’ll Need

How To Wear It

There is almost nothing to this super cute and functional outfit. Simply don the leggings or skirt, add a cute top or tank and call it a day. You can also get fancy Ariel-inspired headpieces for less than $10 at some retailers.

Super Hero

What You’ll Need

  • Super hero t-shirt or some drawing skills and a magic marker
  • Tutu

How To Wear It

This may be the easiest costume ever. Just grab a super hero tee from your local store (even a white t-shirt with a logo you draw yourself will do), then add a matching tutu over some shorts or tights and you’re good to go!

Ghost

What You’ll Need

  • White t-shirt
  • Magic marker
  • Black tutu or leggings

How To Wear It

You need not worry about drawing talents for this one. As long as you can drawn circles, you can transform into a ghost. Grab a plain white t-shirt and your black magic marker, drawn some large spooky eyes and a mouth to match, pull on some black leggings or shorts and try not to scare everyone with your simple chic.

Where’s Waldo?

Apparently Waldo is running a Halloween race!

What You’ll Need

  • Red and white striped shirt
  • Red beanie or hat
  • Black glasses
  • Black leggings

How To Wear It

You can find a red and white striped shirt just about anywhere, but you could also get creative with a white t-shirt and a red magic marker. Kids’ plastic black glasses and the perfect red beanie complete the look.

Orange Is The New Black

One word: orange.

What You’ll Need

  • Basically a lot of orange, preferably something that looks like a prison outfit or scrubs

How To Wear It

Amazon sells the complete outfit, or you can buy scrubs at your local uniform shop.

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