runDisney Wine & Dine 2022 Costume Inspirations: Music & Musicians

Are you looking for costume inspiration for the upcoming Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend at Walt Disney World coming up in November? The race weekend will take place November 3-6 2022, with a 5K on Friday, 10K on Saturday, and half marathon on Sunday. The races have been sold out for a while, though bibs do become available sporadically on the site (follow this Twitter account to get notifications for Disney race availability: DisneyRace Availability).

While Wine & Dine weekend will always be about the food, this year's theming is also heavy on cultural stories, and music. Themes for the races are as follows:

5K: Coco; 10K: Raya and the Last Dragon; Half Marathon: Soul; and for the Challenge: Genie from Aladdin

If you're looking to lean into the music theming, here are some easy costume ideas for running the races. These are costumes, costume pieces, and accessories designed for Halloween and general play, so be sure to do a test run in or with these items before race day to avoid any chafing or other unwanted side-effects! Some of the more elaborate outfits are surely best suited for the easy pace of the 5K!

Full Musician Costumes

Dress up as a recognizable musician or rock star with these easy ready-to-wear costumes. Use these as running costume starters or inspiration.

Polyester Elvis Jumpsuit Costume

Found on Amazon

This one will work best if you've already got a glorious head of black hair with impressive sideburns, but a wig (not included) could fix that. This is a polyester jumpsuit that will remind everyone of The King. The jeweled embellishments on the front of the jumpsuit costume are printed, making it more running-friendly. You'll probably want to add dark sunglasses for this look, which might make running in the dark around Disney World a bit exciting.

1980s Madonna Minidress Costume

Found on Amazon

This outfit comes with a tulle-skirted black mini-dress, cropped fishnet leggings, fingerless gloves, tulle wristbands and hairbow, plus long beaded necklace and layered belt. You'll evoke early Madonna with this look, but it surely needs a test run. You might need to wear leggings under or instead of the fishnets, and the tulle at the wrists might be a chafe-point. 

Retro Prince Purple Rain Costume Jacket and Shirt

Found on Amazon

This one should be easy to modify for race day. The Prince-esque jacket and dickey top with fluffy jabot can easily be worn over polyester running gear for comfort. wear your own black leggings to complete the costume. Add round mirrored sunglasses and a curly black wig (neither included) to complete the look.

Freddie Mercury Iconic Yellow Jacket Suit Costume

Found on Amazon

This costume includes the bright yellow jacket with extra buckles and white pants with red stripe. This one would be easy to DIY, by drawing or painting on a yellow tech top and adding red ribbon to white leggings. But if you're looking for a more authentic costume, consider this one. A thick costume chevron mustache (not included) would be a must for this.

Iconic Musician Costume Accessories

Wear regular running clothes with these iconic looking accessories to dress up as a famous and recgonizable musician.

1990s Bret Michaels Heavy Metal Rocker Costume Accessories

Found on Amazon

Look like the lead singer of Poison with this accessory set that includes a long straight reddish-brown wig, 3 different bandanas (red shown), biker-style gloves, and sunglasses. This set would look great with a black tank top and denim-look leggings.

Run-DMC Style Hip Hop Rapper Accessories

Found on Amazon

This accessory set includes a black bucket hat, golden-legged sunglasses, and thick faux gold chains for the neck and wrist. You'll also get an inflatable boom box. Wear this with a tracksuit for an easy costume, or with dark running clothes to keep it super comfortable for your run.

Michael Jackson Billie Jean Costume Accessory Set

Found on Amazon

Too bad it's difficult for PhotoPass to capture the moonwalk in photos -- because this is a fun accessory set to dress up as Michael Jackson at the height of his Thriller-era popularity. This would go best with a sequined top but you could easily wear this with silver or black pieces.

Dapper Dans Disney World Character Costumes

Dress up as the iconic Main Street USA singing group with these easy printed costume pieces from Etsy.  Each style is available in a variety of colors so you could wear this as part of a running group costume or matching outfits if you're running with a running bestie or partner.

Dapper Dan Purple Quartet Singer All-Over Running Costume Sport T-shirt – Uniquely textured, microfibre knit fabric of this high quality T-shirt wicks perspiration rapidly away from the skin, drawing it to the surface where it quickly... View on Etsy
Dapper Dan Blue Quartet Singer All-Over Running Costume Women's Sport Tank Top – Take your love of running to the streets with a Run The Impossible Women's All Over Print Costume Tank Top! These tanks feature a stretchy soft... View on Etsy
Dapper Dan Yellow Quartet Singer All-Over Park Costume Women's Skater Dress – Take your love of running to the streets with a Run The Impossible Skater Dress! These dresses feature soft and stretchy fabric with a fun printed... View on Etsy
Dapper Dan Green Quartet Singer All-Over Running Costume Women's Sport Crop Top – Take your love of running to the streets with a Run The Impossible Women's All Over Print Costume Crop Top! These Crops feature a stretchy soft... View on Etsy
Dapper Dan Red Quartet Singer All-Over Park Costume Women's Skater Dress – Take your love of running to the streets with a Run The Impossible Skater Dress! These dresses feature soft and stretchy fabric with a fun printed... View on Etsy
Dapper Dan Green Quartet Singer All-over Running Costume Sport T-shirt – Uniquely textured, microfibre knit fabric of this high quality T-shirt wicks perspiration rapidly away from the skin, drawing it to the surface where it quickly... View on Etsy
Dapper Dan Purple Quartet Singer All-Over Running Costume Women's Sport Crop Top – Take your love of running to the streets with a Run The Impossible Women's All Over Print Costume Crop Top! These Crops feature a stretchy soft... View on Etsy
Dapper Dan Blue Quartet Singer All-Over Running Costume Sport T-Shirt – Uniquely textured, microfibre knit fabric of this high quality T-shirt wicks perspiration rapidly away from the skin, drawing it to the surface where it quickly... View on Etsy

Inflatable Instrument Costume Accessories

Finally, consider dressing up your musical costume with easy to carry light inflatable instrument inspired accessories. These blow-up pieces are affordable add-ons to make your musician costume look extra authentic, and make it fun to ham it up for PhotoPass.

Inflatable Guitar, 39in (1/pkg) – Includes one toy inflatable guitar; Color may vary - gold or silver (no color choice); Measures approx. 40 inches long; Fun for Halloween costume, dressup, play,... View on Amazon
ONWRACE PVC Inflatable Guitar Microphone Lute Musical Instrument Kids Toy Party Electronic Keyboard – The lovely and vivid design and color with comfortable texture will ensure its popularity among children's play.; Gives your child so much fun and they will... View on Amazon
Smiffys Inflatable Saxophone – Includes Inflatable Saxophone, Gold, 55cm/22in; Only available in one size; Our dedicated in-house Safety team ensure that all of our products are manufactured and rigorously tested... View on Amazon

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