Are you looking for costume ideas for the upcoming Springtime Surprise race weekend at Walt Disney World this April?
The race weekend takes place April 13-16, with a 5K on Friday, a 10K on Saturday, and a 10-Miler on Sunday. The theme for these races is as follows:
Cars for the 5K
Monsters for the 10K
Toy Story for the 10-Miler
Finding Nemo for the Challenge (of completing all three races)
Today I'll be highlighting some ideas for 5K costumes inspired by Cars. These come from my Etsy shop WeRunForFun.
Dress Up Like Lightning McQueen!
The star of the Cars franchise is red sports racing car Montgomery "Lightning" McQueen. Number 95 is a cocky race car in the Piston Cup circuit, a race series inspired by NASCAR. We offer a few pieces inspired by this iconic character so you can pick the garment(s) that you find most comfortable.
Featured here is our best-selling Lightning McQueen garment, an all-over print crop tank top.
The red top has Lightning-look cartoon eyes on the front.
The back features a unique spoof of Lightning McQueen's famous sponsor brand, Rust-eze. Here the logo is re-imagined as "Run-eze".
More fun Lightning McQueen costume pieces can be found in my Etsy shop -- see below!
More Lightning McQueen Running Costume Pieces
Other Cars Character Running Costume Ideas!
The world of Cars may revolve around Lightning McQueen, but there are a lot of other characters in the franchise, like Lightning's bestie Mater, his girlfriend Sally Carrera, trainer Cruz Ramirez, Doc Hudson, diner owner Flo, and more. We've got pieces inspired by all of these fun cars characters.
Rusty Tow Truck Mater Running Costume Pieces
Flo's Diner Owner Flo Running Costume Pieces
Sally Carrera from Cars Running Costume Pieces
Doc Hudson from Cars Running Costume Pieces
Cruz Ramirez from Cars Running Costume Pieces
Checkered Race Flag Running Outfit Pieces
The perfect accompaniment for the above Cars-character-inspired tops would be a checkered (or chequered) flag skirt or leggings! Add the headband as part of your accessories, or match the checkered flag shirt with other costume pieces for a unique Cars-inspired look!
Speed Racer Race Car Pattern Running Shirt & Skirt
If you'd like to wear something Cars-themed (or cars-themed), but don't want to get into character, consider these two costume garments that feature an all-over print from Speed Racer and include checkered flags and blue and red race cars.
Run-eze Spoof of Cars Rust-eze Logo Running Shirt
Last, but not least, I'm featuring our funny spoof of the Rust-eze logo made just for runners. Run-eze is done in the same circular style of the original Rust-eze logo, and uses similar colors.
Here the brand name has fun runner-related slogans around, including Anti-Chafe above, in the place of the original's Medicated.
Below the logo it says Bum Ointment (instead of the original Bumper Ointment) and Rear End Formula at the very bottom (which is the same as the original Rust-eze).
Shown here on a Gold women's sport shirt, the design is available on a variety of other complementary colors, including silver, three shades of orange, and black or white.