Need a Costume Idea

Updated on February 19, 2011
J.C. asks from Gilbert, AZ
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Ok, I'm surprising my husband on his birthday weekend by signing us up for "the Great Urban Race". Its like the show Amazing Race, only its local, you do it in under 5 hrs. Its our favorite show, and have always said "one day we will be on it" but we have small kids and can't take that much time off right now, this is the perfect birthday idea for him. Anyway, part of the fun is having funny team costumes so I'm looking for ideas. (An example would be like Elvis and Pricilla). Any suggestions?

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answers from Pittsburgh on

My first thought was a Chicken and an Egg, but those might be tough costumes to run in. How about Dorothy & Toto, or Jesse & Woody (from Toy Story) a cat & mouse or Mouse & cheese, bat & ball. Good Luck

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answers from Atlanta on

I have twins and one year I dressed them up as Thing 1 and Thing 2 from Dr. Seuss. I thought that with this being a race and all it might be a great idea for you because the costumes were simple to make... Red Clothes, blue shoes, blue hair, and white faces. We had a blast and they were too cute. One year they were pirates and another year they were 2 peas in a pod!

Hope this helps :)

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answers from Austin on

Brad and Angelina
Luke and Princess Leai
Homer and Marge
Hershey Bar and Hershey Bar with Almonds
Milk and Cookies
Lucy and Rickey
Sonny and Cher

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answers from Phoenix on

M & M's ?.
Salt and Pepper shakers ?
Romeo and Juliet ?
Ketchup and Mustard ?

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answers from Chattanooga on

Nun and priest? :P
Sports player (football...) and cheerleader
Chuckie and his bride
Boris and Natasha (from Rocky and Bullwinkle)



answers from Eugene on

Sonny & Cher
Cow and a bucket/or hay bail
Dish & Spoon (Hey Diddle, Diddle)
Dorthy and Toto or one of the other guys (tin man, lion)
Snow White and her prince charming
Little Bo Peep and her sheep (My sister and her boyfriend did that for Halloween last year)
Cleopatra and her lover
King and Queen
Tom Cruise and Katy
The Kennedy's
80's rock star and groupie



answers from Redding on

You've gotten some awesome ideas. How active do you have to be? Will you be really racing? That actually sounds fun!
I would think in terms of custume restraints.

How about a pirate and a wench?

I hope you have a great time. Let us know what you do!



answers from Dallas on

You've already gotten some great suggestions - I'd go with easiest to create and easiest to run in if it's actually a physical race. Is there a duo that you guys love, or a pairing of something that you're already a fan of? That would make it more special if it already has a connection. Good luck and have fun!

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