Halloween Costume Contest: Wet Weather Costume Ideas

While we keep an eye on the weather for race day, here are a few costume ideas inspired by rainy weather! We are also keeping the costume contest spirits alive by having a new contest category this year, “Best Rainy Weather Inspired Costume”. We are looking for the contestant who best embraces any rainy weather with […]

While we keep an eye on the weather for race day, here are a few costume ideas inspired by rainy weather! We are also keeping the costume contest spirits alive by having a new contest category this year, “Best Rainy Weather Inspired Costume”. We are looking for the contestant who best embraces any rainy weather with wet weather materials and props. Below are some of our ideas…

Material: Poncho
Leverage a see through poncho or use a solid colored poncho to create the ultimate rainy weather costume.
– A penguin. Feel free to waddle the course if you must.
– Who says you can’t draw on your poncho? Draw the outfit you wish you were wearing!
– Pair a yellow poncho with goggles to look like a minion.
– A black hooded poncho can transform you into the Grim Reaper.
– A white hooded poncho can disguise you as a ghost. Consider wearing the poncho backwards with the hood over your face and cut out eyeholes.

Material: Hat
The wider the brim the better. Wear a hat to help keep your head and face dry.
– Witches beware! Put that wide-brimmed hat to use.
– A Cancun Vacationer. You’ll need a poncho and a sombrero for this one. Color in multiple stripes onto your poncho. The sombrero’s wide brim can help keep your head dry.

Material: Bathing Suit
– Whether it be board shorts, a one piece or a rash guard, pair it with goggles and run as fast as Michael Phelps would swim! Halloween Hero: Bonus points if you have a wet cap to wear.
– A lifeguard.

Material: Umbrella
– Dress as the Morton salt girl by pairing an umbrella with a yellow poncho.
–  A jellyfish. Tape strings or strips of plastic to the inside of your umbrella for the tentacles. Halloween Hero: Pair the decorated umbrella with a poncho by cutting the bottom of the poncho to make your own tentacles. 

Material: Rain Jacket
– Paddington wears a yellow rain jacket…
– And so does that bad guy from Jurassic Park.
– A North Face rain jacket could look like a ski jacket, pair it with a hat, scarf, goggles or face mask!
– Have a puffy waterproof jacket? You could be the Michellin Man! Or just a giant marshmallow…

Random Halloween Hero: Have you seen these inflatable T-Rex costumes? We’re not sure if the nylon is necessarily waterproof, but it would at least cover you head to toe! Maybe consider putting a poncho on your dino, too.