Switching Up my Princess Half Costume (Need Your Opinion)

Really awesome 5 mile run last night. The weather was literally perfect (65, light breeze), my playlist was spot on and my legs were ready to cruise.

fort lauderdale beach at night

While I was running I forgot about something rather disappointing … my tutu came in yesterday afternoon and I don’t really like it.

It is beautiful and looks exactly as pictured. The person who made it did a great job. It’s just A LOT more puffy than I expected it to be. Quite frankly, it’s gigantic in circumference. I didn’t measure it but I bet it’s like 2.5 feet wide when it’s fully puffed up.

rundisney cruella tutu

I don’t think I could comfortably run in it. The mesh definitely puffs up enough that it hits my arms, which I imagine would get very annoying … and Krissy (Shiawase Life) commented to me that it could chafe during the race. That would be really bad.

I have no clue what use I have for this tutu if I don’t wear it to the Princess Half. I suppose I could make it part of a Halloween costume, although I haven’t dressed up for Halloween in years. I’ll probably just have to call it a lesson learned.

Since I still want to dress up for the race, I think I’ll get a Sparkle Skirt and put together a Minnie Mouse or Princess Jasmine costume. Krissy and Karla both recommended Sparkle Skirts and I trust their opinions since they both have put together some awesome runDisney costumes.

The Minnie skirt is SUPER cute …


But Princess Jasmine is my favorite Princess. If only I could bring Cecil and get him to be my Rajah for the weekend.


Touch decision.

I’m leaning more toward the Minnie skirt because I could just throw on a black top and some mouse ears and be good to go.

Since I already spent $40 on the Cruella tutu that I won’t be wearing I don’t really want to spent too much more on a second costume. I could see having to do a DIY top and headband for Jasmine getting costly.

What do you think, Minnie Mouse or Princess Jasmine?Β 

Any ideas for what I can do with the tutu? Is there some place I can donate it to or resell it?



  1. January 30, 2014 / 8:16 am

    I say go with the turquoise skirt. I own 19 Sparkle Athletic skirts. I love my Minnie skirt but the turquoise one you can wear to any race. I wear my skirts on training runs. People tend to see more.

  2. January 30, 2014 / 8:25 am

    I wanted to add a couple more things to previous comment. If you do go with the turquoise skirt, get the matching head sweats visor. They are the best and will match your skirt! I also own all of the Sparkle Athletic visors. And I made a mistake in my previous reply, I own 23 skirts:) I am Sparkle Athletic addict!

    • January 30, 2014 / 9:57 pm

      23 skirts?! WOW!! You must have one in every single color πŸ™‚

      Thanks so much for the visor tip, Megan!

  3. January 30, 2014 / 11:39 am

    I love them both! I’ve never run as Minnie, but I always think it’s so cute when I see people in the skirt and ears. I ran as Jasmine in pants instead of a skirt. That was actually an inexpensive costume since I already owned most everything but the pants. But if you’d have to buy or make a top too, it could get pricey. Totally up to you! You probably will get more wear out of the turquoise skirt down the road. I’ve worn my plae blue one a bunch of times. As for the tutu, you could always run a giveaway on your blog. I’m sure there’s another Disney runner who’d love to have it.

    • January 30, 2014 / 10:00 pm

      I LOVE your Jasmine costume (and all your costumes). I was thinking I would get more use out of the turquoise one too, but the red polka dot one is so cute and I kind of want to wear the ears the more I think about it πŸ™‚

  4. January 30, 2014 / 1:05 pm

    I definitely think you could re-sell that skirt. There are so many people into Disney. Is it impossible to run in?? You’d get a lot of attention wearing that!

    • January 30, 2014 / 10:01 pm

      I haven’t tried actually running in it, but I did “run in place” and found it annoying and I only did it for like 20 seconds! Maybe I’ll put the skirt up on Etsy and see if I can sell it… it is really cute!

  5. January 30, 2014 / 3:16 pm

    I’d try to resell the tutu — there are a ton of runDisney facebook groups out there.

    I have a Sparkle Athletic skirt, they’re great! πŸ™‚ I’d go with a color too instead of the Minnie one, so you can get more wear out of it.

    • January 30, 2014 / 10:03 pm

      Oh good idea about the FB rundisney groups, maybe I can find it a new home through one of them!

      Love that everyone is on #TeamSparkle, I feel like I’m joining a good group of people by making this purchase πŸ™‚

  6. January 30, 2014 / 7:31 pm

    I vote for the Minnie skirt. So cute but I’m partial to polka dots. Love them!

    • January 30, 2014 / 10:05 pm

      Me too! And the more I think about it the more I want to run in Minnie ears πŸ™‚

  7. January 30, 2014 / 9:38 pm

    Omg, I can’t belive the tutu is that wide. I wouldn’t have expected that either. I like both skirts πŸ™‚ Awesome runs where you feel like cruising are great!

  8. February 2, 2014 / 4:33 pm

    I think Minnie is more recognizable…But you could just wear a blue sports bra with Jasmine’s skirt and call it done! They’re both cute!