Alien Costume from Thrifted Vest

As I briefly mentioned in a post a few months ago, I ran the Disney World Marathon this past January.  And you can’t very easily run 26.2 miles at the most magical place on Earth and not dress for the occasion!  I’m not a run-in-a-skirt kind of girl, and I didn’t want to wear a crown, or anything else that would become annoying to wear for FOUR HOURS.  I originally thought about a Mickey costume, but I didn’t want to search for red shorts and wasn’t sure about running with the ears.  As it turned out, my marathon shoes were lime green and bright blue and reminded me a little bit of the Toy Story alien (remember this guy?).  Plus, I also had a pair of shorts in the same bright blue, so I decided to dress like the little guy.  As I am quite the procrastinator, I started working on this costume only the weekend before the race, but everything came out just fine in the end.

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