6'0 Tall wife to Muscle Man, mother of 3, full time career woman, with an addiction to running wherever her size 10's will take her.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Halloween Half Costume

I am sooooo behind on my Blogging.. Going out of town for a day and pushing long run to Sunday makes it TOUGH.. Full Running Blog tomorrow, going all the way back to last Wednesday...UGH.. Will include some awesome Fall pictures from Wilsonville, Oregon yesterday.

Since ALL of you have waited so patiently here is the BIG REVEAL of my Halloween Half Marathon Costume...

Here is a HINT.. OK a really really obvious hint. Once I had the idea of a Giraffe I perused the Internet for ideas and came across the most amazing and ADORABLE Giraffe hat made with love by Kristina at Tangle Wit Designs.

Here is some info about Tangle Wit Designs:
Monsters 'n' Animals and Princesses Oh My! Unique Polar Fleece Hats handmade for you by a skilled designer and artisan! So many to choose from... come take a peek! Giraffe, Unicorn, Monsters, Husky, Doggy, Horse, Polar Bear and many more.

Check out her Websites below...you won't be disappointed.
TangleWitDesigns.Etsy.com
TangleWitDesigns.1000markets.com


This lady is not only a talented Artist, she decorates her packages and she runs.. Look at the cute newspaper clipping she taped to the package..

And the NOTE on the package. This arrived and Totally made my day. THANK YOU Kristina!! I will be back next year for sure!!

After I had the top done I found some printable fabric and designed the Image above...nothing too fancy but you get the idea. My WONDERFUL Mom played seem stress sewing on the decal and putting together the Giraffe print items to complete the ensemble.. and here you have it..

Tall Giraffe Mom

I am not a scary Halloween person, so I chose a cutesy costume. I am not sure if I will be able to run in the whole costume...so I have real running clothes in mind to change in and out of. Can I still win the Costume Contest if I don't run in it?? I am going to take my hat for a SHORT test run tomorrow.. imagine the looks I will get around the cul de sac...yes people it takes effort to reach my level of awesome (dork).
  • OFF to eat and then play some Volleyball. I had the most wonderful 12.6 mile run today, more about that, announcement of the "Baby It's Cold Outside" Giveaway Winners and a Giveaway your won't want to miss tomorrow...
If you have any ideas to spice up my costume more let me know :)

39 comments:

Molly said...

that's hilarous. I thought, oh, a giraffe, how fitting!

Lisa said...

how cute! my daughter (almost 16) loves giraffes. she'd love that outfit.

unathleticrunner said...

super cute.

Kelly said...

Definitely wish I lived near you and could look out my window and see you running down the street in the giraffe hat haha

Badgergirl said...

So cute!

Lacey Nicole said...

WOW!!! adorable. the hat is incredible!! she made it from scratch?!?! you are one hot stuff tall mom giraffe!!! what time is the race???? i feel ya on being behind with blogs---ahh! i reunioned all weekend and stayed out til 3am fri and sat! i''m too old for this! lol. and i have SO MUCH catching up to do. I GOT YOUR CARD!!! thank you mel!!!!!!!!!!! i love it!

untpawgal02 said...

That was such a super cute idea :)

Kerrie T. said...

OMG. It's awesome! I love it! Wouldn't change a thing. I hope you can run the whole race in it! (Whoa, that was a lot of exclamation marks.)

Marlene said...

You are so cute!!! Best costume material for sure. I love the t-shirt design ... too funny. Also love the print detail of the ankle cuffs! :)

Lauren @ Team Giles said...

Love it!!! you look adorable

HEATHER @ runfastermommy! said...

priceless! You look fantastic ms. Giraffe! I love it!

Rookie on the Run said...

I LOVE it!! You have an awesome sense of humor! Thanks for the information on Tangle Wit Designs... I love all the personal touches put into your costume and even on the shipping products.

I wish I could be around to spy on you as you test drive your costume. The neighbors' reactions would definitely be a funny thing to see!

Carly said...

That is too funny. I love it.

Aka Alice said...

Looks completely runable, especially if the morning is cold.

Aka Alice said...

Looks completely runable, especially if the morning is cold.

Tom, Lynette, and family said...

I got you hooked on ETSY!! :P I love it, it's PERFECT! I think you will win, for sure:)

Britt said...

SOO Cute! You look adorable!! I can't see you in something scary. This fits you perfectly!
I got my package yesterday!! Thank you so so so much, again! You're awesome :)

The Happy Runner said...

So flippin' CUTE!
My son was a giraffe last year. He loves them!

Jo Lynn said...

Oh man, that's SUPER cute. Good for you, totally embracing your height and working with it. Right on! ;)

Suzy said...

Love your costume. The giraffe is fitting. I hope the hat works well for your short run so you can wear it at your race!

Morgan said...

LMAO I love it!!! I soooo wish I could see you run in this! Awesome idea Mel!

TMB said...

I'm 100% in love with it. I wish I had thought of it!

Dion said...

I'm wondering how long it will be until your lil' guys want your hat??

You look adorable!

Laura said...

Two words:
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Tri Mommy said...

I love it! You look absolutely adorable. I can't wait for the race report...

Kasey said...

Too cute! I for sure think that deserves a win in the contest!

Anna said...

Love the giraffe! Too funny!

Running, kind of. said...

Awesome!!! I love it! I think you will be the talk of the race for sure!

J said...

That is awesome! You are going to rock the race and look very festive for halloween! i always have trouble coming up with good costumes!

Velma said...

I love it. I think i am going to order a hat from her. I like to dress up for the Thanksgiving run!

shellyrm said...

Awesome costume!! You look great! I hope you can run in it - what fun.

RunToTheFinish said...

That is hilarious!!! I'm still trying to decide what to wear since it will be 90 degrees...EIIK

Shannon said...

That's adorable!!!! You are tall! LOL

Teamarcia said...

OMG so cute! Is there a little giraffe tail back there?

KK @ Running Through Life said...

Oh my! Your costume is super cute! I love it!!!!

fancy nancy said...

ok love, love, love the costume! It's perfect!

Nicole said...

That is absolutely PERFECT!! I love it!! I wish I had an ounce of your creativity and energy!

Alisa said...

Haha it's a Giraffe!

AWESOME!

Us giraffe's have to stick together.

Ang said...

Super cute! I'm running my half in an orange prison jump suit with the name Richie on the back. My blond running buddy is wearing an orage jump suit with the name Hilton on the back. We think we're pretty funny!