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Easy DIY Disney Race Costume Idea: Judy Hopps Running Outfit

Posted on 16 January 2017 in Disney Character Costumes

Mickey's Jingle Jungle 5K is one of the races during Wine & Dine weekend. For this run back in October, I decided to dress up as bunny cop Judy Hopps from Zootopia.

Judy is an extremely optimistic character. She strives to be Zootopia's first bunny cop and succeeds despite facing constant doubt from others. Her motto song during the movie is "Try Everything." She's one of my all-time favorite Disney characters so it was easy to decide to run as her.

The photo below shows the outfit, which includes tech running gear as well as costume pieces I added to accessorize.


I put together my outfit using a few things I already had in my runner's closet and added some accessories to complete the look. Here are some ideas based on the pieces I used for my Judy Hopps running costume.

Navy Blue Pants

For Judy's cop outfit, I looked for a pair of navy blue running capris. I didn't have these in my closet already so I purchased this actual pair from Amazon. On the product page the navy blue looks black but they are a very dark (perfect for the costume) blue. They are a little bit thin but they are not see-through and I was very happy with them.

Royal Blue Long Sleeve Top

I had a blue long sleeve tech top in my closet already, so this was easy for me.

Crop Vest

Judy wears a short very dark blue cropped vest over her blue shirt. I found a short black cropped tank top at Goodwill which worked out very well for my outfit. If you need to buy one, something like the one shown here might work.

Bowler Hat

When Judy's on parking patrol, she wears a cute little blue bowler-style hat. I picked up a very cheap one just like the one shown here on eBay.

Police Belt

Here is one costume piece that I really fudged -- I used a thick braided belt I already had in my closet (I actually used this for my Rey costume during the Star Wars Dark Side 5K). For this piece any thick black belt should work.

Carrots & Police Badges

Pick up this authentic set of Hopps accessories to complete your look. Or do what I did, and check out dollar stores and discount shops for toy police badges and plastic carrots. The carrots that I attached to my belt were actually from an Easter bubble set I bought on discount after the holiday - the tops of the carrots screwed off to reveal the bubble wand and soapy contents!

Judy's Rabbit Ears

You could buy high quality rabbit ears like this costume piece. I've seen other Judy Hopps runners using ears on a headband without the hat, but I decided to go budget and make my own ears out of felt. Each big ear is made of a piece of pink felt sewn onto a piece of grey felt. I sewed these onto the back of the bowler hat -- easy and cheap!

Wrist Sweatbands

Judy has some type of cuffs at her wrists. I purchased a set of long dark blue sweatbands to wear at my wrists for this part of the costume. Bonus: I sweat a lot so these came in handy for their intended use!

Ready-to-wear Judy Hopps Cosplay costume

Want to run like Judy Hopps without piecing together something yourself? Try this complete costume -- just beware that it wasn't designed for running. Not recommended for runs longer than 10K!

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