Halloween is an undeniably festive season. From the ghastly costumes and the hauntingly sweet treats to the terrifying slasher movies and ghoulish home decor, this time of year is perfect for all things spooky and offbeat. Why not embrace the general eerie mood of October and break a sweat while in costume? Whether you’re just looking to log a run on Oct. 31 and want to get into the spirit or you need a running costume to wear for a fall or Halloween-themed race, you’ve come to the right place for running-costume ideas.
The thing is, not every Halloween costume makes a good running costume. You’ll want an outfit that doesn’t bounce or chafe and that goes well with your favorite running sneakers, of course. The best choices are also activewear based, so you don’t get soaked with sweat and can run comfortably. And depending on the weather, you may want a costume that allows you to layer up, so you can feel comfortable even in cooler fall temps.
Sound complicated? Rest assured, we’ve got you covered with these easy, no-fuss Halloween running-costume suggestions — including options for pairs or groups, in case you’re running with a friend, a partner, or your whole family. From witches with mini hats to simple Star Wars costumes, these ‘fits will allow you to finish a flawless run or race and still look fab in your Halloween running costume.
— Additional reporting by Jenny Sugar