Well, I’m packed and ready to fly to California, but it came as quite a surprise this week when we got 10 inches of snow here in the Willamette Valley. It certainly changed my last minute plans and hopefully we have no problems catching our flight!
The snow is quite pretty and it did mean I got some extra time off. But I must say, I am looking forward to the warmer California weather! Although all of Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend is fun, I am particularly excited by our costumes this year.
2017 Star Wars 10K Costume
Since Kelly, Taylor, Jason and I signed up for the Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend, the costume focus was solely on the longer race. However, Taylor and I are also running the 10K as part of the rebel challenge.
We spent many months thinking up and discarding ideas. Some were too complicated to make as a second costume. Others just failed to capture our excitement.
But then, on a long training run, shortly after seeing Rogue One, we finally got excited. Imperial officers!
After a brief tussle over what color, we quickly set about getting the costume elements put together.
- Black running tights
- Black running shirt
- Tunic extension made from running skirt pattern
- Imperial patch (sewn on sleeve)
- Belt made from 2-inch elastic
- Handcrafted pin-on belt buckle
- Handcrafted rank bar
- Purchased imperial hat
Taylor did an amazing job crafting the belt buckles and rank bars, while I sewed the elastic belts and tunic extensions.
We’re pleased with the result, considering how last minute the costume came together. My only concern is it might be too warm. I run extremely hot even when I’m not in California. But it’s a shorter race and the costume is cool enough I’m happy to put up with it.
2017 Star Wars Half Marathon Costume
When we signed up for the Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend, Kelly instantly knew she wanted to run as a rebel x-wing pilot, and I have to say, we all pretty much agreed with her.
It took a lot of effort and time to finally put the costume together, but it really is amazing how it all turned out.
- Modified running hat with rebel patches and raised ridge
- Amber safety glasses
- Orange running shirt
- Orange running shorts/skirt sewn from pattern
- White flak vests (handmade)
- Chest box and straps (handmade)
- Grey ejection straps (sewn)
It was truly a group effort putting it all together and everyone worked on different pieces. I cant wait to wear both of my costumes this weekend!