WDW trip report - Potatoland

My Custom Potatoland Minnie Ears!

I have been waiting for MONTHS to show you my amazing new custom Minnie ears, and the day has finally come! After all, it’s Halloween season, and what could be more appropriate than discussion of my latest race costume? Remember when I ran into Katie of Riverbend Ear Design while in line for Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure? She makes detachable ears that can be swapped off and onto one headband; very clever and versatile. Her husband happened to mention that she’ll do customs for a fee, and darned if I didn’t have a commission idea two days later. On my...

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The Fairest Week In Review: 11/28

Hello. I am cold. It’s been a rainy, blustery, disgusting November, and I just want everyone who claims to love fall that you are WRONG. WRONG!!!  I’ve been distracting myself from the horrors of this god-awful season by trying to decide on a costume for the WDW Marathon. I could do Figment again, of course, which would be the easiest and most cost-effective option since I have all the pieces ready to roll.  What a shocking idea! I did briefly consider doing a Disney parks tour guide. but decided the plaid skirt I was eyeing to complete the look wasn’t...

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In Which Jenn Makes Her First Running Costume EVER

I just counted, and here are how many runDisney races I’ve done, not counting Sunday’s Dark Side Half: eleven. And here’s how many of those races I’ve run costumed: zero. I mean, my focus has been primarily on making it through the race something semi-akin to the right temperature and without chafing my thighs off. I’ve historically left the running costume thing to others. That ends this week with the Star Wars Dark Side Half. No more halfhearted Minnie ears plus whatever I was gonna wear anyway. Instead, I’m dressing up! By moderately augmenting a regular race outfit. Whatever....

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In Which Jenn & Moon Discuss Running While Wearing Makeup

JENN: This is a topic that has been pinging around in my skull for some time: running in makeup. I remember for the Princess Half Marathon I put on some foundation because it has SPF 15 and I am the world’s palest pale person. By the end of the race I can’t be sure I didn’t sweat it all off. But I remember looking around and seeing all these fellow runners wearing beautifully made-up faces, often featuring thick-drawn eyeliner and glittery eyeshadow. Which I totally get, because it’s the PRINCESS Half Marathon, and even for runDisney generally, costumes tend...

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The Fairest Week in Review: 10/7

Last week my boss was all excited because her daughter’s wings had come in for her Halloween costume. Her daughter is going to be the… Halloween… Fairy… something? Apparently it’s a book? Anyway, my boss had them shipped to work, so she showed us: perfect, Tink-style fairy wings, only orange-y yellow. Half-joking, I declared that I would have to borrow them for the Tinker Bell Half Marathon, and she replied with an enthusiastic YOU CAN TOTALLY DO THAT! So I now have wings, if I want them, and my boss reliably informs me that the wings would be the...

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