Yes. I think dear friends, I may have a *slight* fixation on capes. This is yet another cape-post.
A recent post on the Zombies, Run! facebook group on tutus got me thinking one again about capes.
It’s not that I have anything against tutus. I just have seen some.. awkward bunching. By that, I mean that during the act of running, the repetitive movement of the legs tends to cause some of the front strands of tulle to be drawn betwixt the thighs. This isn’t so difficult to fix (i.e., yank it out), except at the recent superhero 5K I saw an example of how it can go horribly, horribly wrong. The lady was at the finish line, facing away from me, but her tutu strands on the front had been pulled between her legs at some point during the race. And it’d pulled the front of the tutu down, causing the back end to raise up, preventing any view obstruction at all. Instead it framed the fact she had a bushy, sparkly, blue tulle ball sitting right below her tush, visible to all behind her. And while someone may approach you if your shirt tag is sticking up, no one’s going to mention how awkward a bum-tulle-ball looks from the rear.
One might combat this problem with an asymmetrical (or high-low) hemline on the tulle skirt. I’ve run in a homemade circle-skirt and because it’s cut on, off, and perpendicular to the grainline, it falls nicely and seems to avoid the thigh-vacuum. Your mileage may vary (haha, runner’s joke) but my circle skirt was also rather short, which may also account for that.
Also, I’m pretty sure my form is terrible, which may also account for differences.
ANYWAY. Point of this post. I have an upcoming 5K this weekend to support an animal rescue, and I’m going to be meeting my sister/running buddy (Rogue) and her dog (“My bestie”). I’m kinda wanting to run in a cape. (Because. Cape.) But I don’t have lots of time, and I don’t really know if I want to run in my Robin cape. But while a Zombies, Run cape would be all kinds of awesome, it doesn’t really fit the theme. And I’m not sure I really want a puppies running cape (it seems, slightly odd to me?)
So now I’m unsure what I’m going to do. But I have a ginormous Sewing List already started, so I also need something fast! Thoughts?
(Crossposted to my blog)