What to wear for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure? Pink on Pink on PINNNNK!
Fifteen days, guys. We are now 15 DAYS away from the 2012 CIBC Run for the Cure, and at the risk of outing myself as a big ol’ scaredy cat, I must admit I’m a wee bit nervous. (You’ve seen me run, right?)
I realized that we were approaching the fortnight-zone a few days ago when I woke up with a start like “HEY! HOW IS IT MID SEPTEMBER ALREADY? HOLY KAMOLE! I’M NOT READYYYY!”
Can I get a high-five for working the word fortnight into a sentence though?
You see, my training schedule is on track (er, back on track after the film festival derailed it a bit), my personal fundraising goal has already been surpassed (woohoo! thanks homies!) and I’ve even got a team of awesome chicks by side for the journey.
There’s one thing though — one MAJOR part of the TEAM 5138008 equation that hadn’t been solved until today: What to wear?
I like a big event just as much as the next former student council kid (maybe even more); Celebrations, ceremonies, shows, activities… Scroll through my iCalendar on any given week to see what I mean. Dots and dots and dots and dots! I am an over-RSVPer. An over scheduler. I can’t help it. I like to do.
As excited as those dots make me, they also give me pause (read: send my mind’s eye reeling through the entirety of my wardrobe for something appropriate — nay, PERFECT, to wear on each of those dottly occasions.)
One of the things that helps to alleviate this panic is “lots of extra money and time to go shopping”.
Another thing that helps is a theme. And since I definitely don’t have the former, I’m very glad the latter applies to the CIBC Run for the Cure on Sept. 30!
YAY FOR PINK!!!
My original idea for a team costume was to create 5 pink sailor scout outfits, Chibi moon style but in adult sizes:
And then I started peeping around the Cosplay stores and remembered that I’m not made of scrilla.
Moon… prism… plan B!
They’re comfortable, they’re cute, they’re affordable and they’ll make for great keepsakes when the run is over.
I’m getting ours custom-printed at a local shop here in Ontario, but you could do something similar with iron-on transfer paper and some plain shirts from Wal-Mart, the thrift shop or China town.
I kid you not, I’ve seen them for as low as 5 for $10 on Spadina ave.
Our shirts are only one part of the pink ensemble, however.
In the spirit of Chibi moon, I also bought some PINK HAIR CHALK! One “bug” of Kevin Murphy chalk is plenty enough to give all 5 team members some festive pink streaks, and the best part is that they wash right out!
Casie is a pro when it comes to chalking, but you don’t need an expert on your team. The stuff is quite simple to use.
I also picked up a huge roll of thick pink ribbon from a craft shop to adorn our hurr-dos. That was dirt cheap — just over two dollars for the entire thing!
If you’ve got a big group and can rush order them from IL, I also found these sweet ready-to-go bows on a cheerleading website.
Pink socks, pink lipstick and the coolest shoes ever will round out the outfit — but more on that last bit later
For more information about the CIBC Run for the Cure, visit the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation of Ontario’s website, join the conversation on Twitter or Facebook.
And if you’d like to donate to my team, here’s the link