Thursday, January 22, 2015

Designing a running costume with @Zensah #whitetobright and #win your own pair! #ad

When I run at Disney, I always see cool costumes all over the place. This past marathon weekend, I finally ran in my own Disney inspired costume. I was then approached by Zensah to check out their compression calf sleeves and challenged to be creative. It took me a while to come up with my inspiration and I still don't have all the pieces of the costume together, but I decided to go with a pirate (read Pirates of the Caribbean - Elizabeth Swann) theme.

I found a template of a skull and crossbones to copy and went to work.  I took a pencil first to get a basic layout.  I made sure to "mirror" it on each of the sleeves so that the skull and crossbones would be on the outside of my leg.


I went back with a fine point black marker to fill it in.


After getting the skull and crossbones done, I decided that it needed something "more". Since many pirate caricatures have the pirate wearing red striped socks, I added red stripes.  I followed along with the basic design of the sleeve when putting my stripes on.


Ta Da!   Unfortunately, there's some bleeding in the design.  I'm not sure of a way to fix that (or to keep it from happening), so it's not as "clean" as I'd like it to be.  Otherwise, though, I think it looks cool and will go great with the costume once I have all the parts.  I'll post the finished costume once I have all the pieces together.

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