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This past weekend London and I had planned for the ultimate La Croix costume flavor throw down — Coconut vs. Pamplemousse.  Unfortunately, London ended up being too sickly to go out, so I ended up just being a single La Croix.

I love a good creative, inexpensive costume.  We probably spent around ~$20 total for this costume.  And I feel like we caught this right on the cusp of the La Croix trend.

What you need:

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For the shirt:

  • Oversized Tshirt — H&M had some great men’s long tee’s that were perfect for this!  I bought taupe and London got a dusty rose color
  • Metallic acrylic paints
  • Cheap paint brushes and/or sponge applicator
  • Iron-on transfer sheets (we used these— came with 5 sheets for dark material– and they worked great!)
  • Printer and iron (duh)

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For the headband:

  • Silver headband — the metal material of this one (also from H&M) matched
  • Can tab
  • Hot glue gun

Directions:

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  1. Start by painting the back of the t-shirt first.  We followed the same design as the front of the La Croix cans, sans the logo.   Let dry overnight.
  2. Print the La Croix logo onto transfer paper.  I took the logo and separated it into “La” and “Croix” since the cans have a stacked logo but the La Croix logo is horizontal.  “La” and “Croix” each received their own transfer sheet (4 sheets total for 2 costumes).
  3. I also found a font that’s similar to the can flavor font (Comfortaa). I typed out the flavor names and picked up the dark blue color of the La Croix logo.  We shared a transfer sheet for “coconut” and “pamplemousse.”
  4. Cut the designs on the transfer sheet, leaving some white around.  The transfer sheets we used do not require you to mirror the image when you print this. Keep this in mind if you use this brand because I almost messed up our costumes!
  5. Follow the iron-on transfer instructions.
  6. Painting around the iron-on, follow the La Croix can design.  Let dry overnight.
  7. For the headband, apply a dot of hot glue to the thicker part of the can tab. Press off-centered onto the headband.

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Happy Halloween from me and the “bad dog” aka Piper Chapman (from Orange Is The New Black).  Apropos for her name, no?  Anyways, I don’t see any candy on the horizon for today, but I could spring for a pumpkin or halloween inspired donut… But if a donut’s not in your nature, here’s a healthy pumpkin-y breakfast recipe that’s easy on time and delicious on the tastebuds.

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Overnight Pumpkin Oats and Greek Yogurt Parfait
Overnight Pumpkin Oats from Rabbit Food For My Bunny Teeth
INGREDIENTS:
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/4 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup pumpkin puree
1 Tbsp chia seeds
1/2 Tbsp pure maple syrup
1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/2 cup plain 0% greek yogurt
1/2-1 Tbsp crunchy NuttZo
DIRECTIONS:

  1. Mix together the almond milk, oats, pumpkin puree, chia seeds, maple syrup and pumpkin pie spice in a jar.  Let sit overnight.
  2. In the morning, layer the greek yogurt with the overnight pumpkin oats.
  3. Top with NuttZo.
  4. Eat with a spoon, even on the go!

1383268_10201322791526750_15863456_nJust a quick update because all I really want to do is take a nap right now (a full update will be posted later this week).  My arms are oddly more sore than my legs.

I don’t know what’s going on with the “official” Rock ‘n Roll results right now because technically my bib shows I’m a 38-year-old man from Colorado?  But according to my watch I ran a 1:48:21 for 13.3 miles.  I think I’ll stick with that.

Have you ever worn a costume for a race before?

This was my first time, but it was a pretty seamless costume.  My running skirt ended up matching it perfectly so it was a very comfortable outfit (free of chafing too, since we all know that’s the most important).

 
 
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