Wonder Woman London Marathon

Choosing the correct costume for the London Marathon

Due to the hot temperatures predicted for Sunday’s 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon, race directors are urging people to reconsider hot or heavy costumes. Important guidelines for Sunday can be found here.

Have you decided on your London Marathon kit for the day yet? Good sports socks, comfortable trainers, a t-shirt that won’t chafe, a full size rhino…

If you are planning on dressing up for the big day it is highly recommended that you do a test run with your fancy dress or costume on. You will need to check how secure it is, how comfortable it is and if it affects your running in any way.

We have pulled together some of our favourite outfits which may inspire you or at least bring a smile to your face.

“Aren’t you a little short to be a Stormtrooper?” Make sure your outfit is the right size for you, regardless of what Lord Vader may say.

Remember to keep your energy levels up and above all else, “remember you’re a womble!”

Make sure you don’t pick up any unwanted passengers along the way “you plonker”.

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Once you have committed to your costume there is no point in getting the hump, make sure you’re happy to run the distance in it.

If you want to break a world record you’ll want to head over to the Guinness World Records Website to make sure you are on the right track.

It’s still always worthwhile getting your name on your costume, regardless of size – that way, the hundreds of thousands of people lining the streets of London will be able to cheer you on personally. There is rhiNO exception to this rule.

Wedding Marathon

And last but not least, if you are planning on getting married on the day, please ensure you have a bouquet made of Jelly Babies.

For more fancy dress images head over to our Facebook album.

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