Wednesday, May 27, 2015

OZ Run 2015

Me in my cyclone costume
I tackled another race this weekend.  This one was at Chippewa Falls, WI.  I ran this race last year with my sister-n-law because it is a Wizard of Oz themed race and she is a huge fan.  Some of you who follow my blog may recall that I was the Tin woMAN and made my costume out of duct tape last year. Oz Run 2014 As a group we won first place for our costumes.

The pressure was on to come up with a better idea so we could take home first again this year.  After some brainstorming we came up with the idea of being the Cyclone, Dorthy, Glinda, and the Bad Witch. Since I suggested the Cyclone it became my costume project.
Group Shot
After a few failed attempts with clear packing tape and saran wrap, I stumbled across the idea of using pool noodles and tulle from the fabric store.  Once my frame was built the madness began of duct taping, hot gluing and wrapping yards and yards of fabric.
Another shot of the Cyclone masterpiece.
Our costumes were once again a huge hit.  I imagine this is the closes we will ever get to knowing what it might be like to walk the red carpet.  People were coming up to us left and right to take our picture and ask about our costumes.  It was a pretty cool and a very surreal feeling.

We all ran this 5K race as a group and finished it together with a time of 42 minutes.  It was fantastic day filled with lots of laughter and pride.

We did win first place for our costumes which makes us already start thinking, "How can we possibly top this year?"  Ideas and suggestions are welcome!

A few more fun photos I just wanted to share:

Me taking down the Bad Witch.

A fun shot of me chasing Dorthy.

Our Witch stretching before the race.

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