So You Need A Last Minute Costume For Bay To Breakers…

By Alyssa Pereira

Happy holidays everyone, it’s Bay to Breakers weekend!!

The city’s biggest race is now over 100 years old, but it still seems like every year, participants get wackier and more naked and the race gets larger and busier.

It’s mayhem, but in the best way, because that if you run it, you’ll be sandwiched between a nudist and someone in a pink gorilla costume.

You’ll feel okay, because you’re wearing a giant cardboard box made to look like a Tetris piece.

Unless, that is, you don’t have time to make your Tetris-themed box because it’s already the weekend and whoa, that race really sneaked up on you.

Don’t worry, we’ve got your back. Here are some ideas:

Theme: The 80s
Yes, go on: You can almost definitely pull this off in some form with what’s already in your closet. All you need is neon, spandex, and scissors to make an off-the-shoulder tee. Tubular.

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(Flickr/Sangundo)

Theme: San Francisco-specific costumes
Yes, go on: Karl the Fog, The Sutro Tower (see below), Frank Chu, Bush Man

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Theme: Christmas
Yes, go on: Just throw on whatever you wore for SantaCon. Really, it’s the economical solution. And it’s jolly.

BRITAIN-CHRISTMAS-SANTA DASH

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Theme: Body paint?
Yes, go on: The possibilities are endless. Paint on some leopard spots. Go green as The Hulk. Turn Blue like the Blue Man Group (or at least like Tobias trying out for the Blue Man Group in “Arrested Development”). Or, you can do like this guy, and be a lizard of some sort.

SAN FRANCISCO - MAY 17:  A runner wearing a costume takes part in the ING Bay to Breakers race May 17, 2009 in San Francisco, California.  Now in its 98th year, the ING Bay to Breakers 12K is one of the world's largest and oldest footraces, featuring world-class athletes in addition to costumed runners.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

(Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Theme: Half-assed superhero
Yes, go on: If you’ve got a bodysuit or just undies or shorts, something you can make into a cape (a sheet, light blanket, etc.), and a $0.99 mask, this could be you:

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - MARCH 18: A runner wearing a ''Batman'' costume participates in a run down Tamaki Drive during the ''Round the Bays'' fun run on March 18, 2007 in Auckland, New Zealand. An estimated 70,000 runners, walker and wheelchair entrants participated in this years Round the Bays. (Photo by Sandra Mu/Getty Images)

(Getty Images)

Theme: Harry Potter
Yes, go on: All you need here is a black robe, some markers to make a seal, safety pins to attach, a broom or stick for a wand and done.

Japanese fan Yuki Nagata poses in front of Harry Potter costumes during the preview of a Harry Potter exhibition in Tokyo on June 20, 2013. The exhibition will be held from June 22 to September 16.    AFP PHOTO / Toru YAMANAKA        (Photo credit should read TORU YAMANAKA/AFP/Getty Images)

(TORU YAMANAKA/AFP/Getty Images)

Whatever you do, be safe and stay hydrated!

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