There’s still time! Make a donation to pancreatic cancer research and I’ll run a 5k dressed as Darkwing Duck. Click here!
We’ve made it past $750! That means I’ll officially be running next weekend’s PurpleStride Los Angeles 5k wearing the (appropriately) purple frocks of Darkwing Duck! It also means I unlock these “badges” that they’ve added to the site this year:
Specifically, I’m wearing his hat, eyemask, cape, and “coat.” Yeah, coat is in quotes because it’s supposed to be hot, I have to run, and do you know how freaking expensive a purple coat is? So it’s a running shirt decorated to look like his double-breasted coat. Don’t like it? Darkwing Duck has some advice for you:
Anyway, the costume’s coming together. I haven’t been able to get by on store-bought costume pieces since way back when I did the Donatello (TMNT) costume. Flash and Wolverine had store-bought masks, and for Flash I could make a generic Flash t-shirt work. But I had to make everything else for the Wolverine costume – except the Soft Claws™. I still have those Soft Claws™. I like to wear them when I’m in a bad mood. You can’t take anything too seriously when you’re wearing Soft Claws™. And you always have to include the trademark symbol on the Soft Claws™. Nobody else in the world outside of the Marvel offices could ever think up the term Soft Claws™.
Besides, we all remember how that vintage Wolverine mask turned out.
Ask me how much I hate this vintage, 20 year old mask that’s getting pieces of foam in my eyes. #PurpleStrideLA
— Sarah Mertan (@sarahmertan) May 19, 2013
Here’s a quick look at the costume pieces for this year:
We’ve still got a few days left – if you make a donation, I could end up wearing some white pants (Darkwing doesn’t actually wear pants, but I’m too poor to afford a public indecency ticket and also I can’t subject children to that atrocity. Won’t somebody please think of the children.) Also, bonus this year: raise $2000 and I’ll wear duck feet and a duck bill.
Speaking of duck feet and duck bills, I leave you with this insane pattern I found in my mom’s sewing closet.