How did the SGL Fall Fitness Challenge help me choose my halloween costume for this year?
My dedication to the SGL Fall Fitness Challenge to benefit Saving Innocence ruled out costumes that were non-upcycling, unbikeable, and un-empowering.
So Penny from Inspector Gadget is ideal for me because I can cobble her outfit out of clothing from my closet, I can ride to work easily in pants without snags that’ll topple me off the Teal Tornado, and I would feel proud showing up in a Penny costume at a elementary SmartyGirl’s Halloween party.
My 45-day Bike Pretty to Work campaign helped me DIY a halloween costume that fits the following criteria:
a) references a beloved SmartyGirl from the hall of heroines for SGL
b) delightfully retro
c) unexpectedly subversive
d) easily integrates puppies, bicycles and tech
|Photo Credit: Jennifer Downs Inspector Gadget Penny via Pinterest|
Do you agree with me that fierce beauty Rila Fukushima’s has Inspector Gadget Penny‘s face shape?
|Photo Credit: IMdb Rila Fukushima from The Wolverine|
Dye hair an impossible shade? You bet!
|Photo Credit: Charlie’s Angels Full Throttle Lucy Liu with blonde hair|
Peninsula Humane Society Paws for Tales in 2012-2013 was so much fun for SGL. Dogs inside libraries? Fun overload!
If you can’t adopt a dog, borrow a terrier-chihuahua from a friend. How to prepare as a super-dog’s sidekick?
Be an aunt to it for a month before it becomes your Halloween night partner in criminal cuteness.
|Photo Credit: SGL at Moore Pumpkin Patch October 2013|
|Photo Credit: Bike Pretty logo of Melissa Davies|
t-shirt scraps as knee patches
red and white baseball shirt
long green pants
|Photo Credit: Bella Ladies’ Baseball t-shirt|
How might you show Saving Innocence our Fall Service Project Partner that you, as an SGL reader, is in their corner? Join our team of supporters this season and make sure to give SI’s Emily Hopkins a fist-bump!
Share your tips about reflective gear, glow in the dark costume accessories for safety, and bike lights here. Thanks!
|Photo Credit: SGL Renee Marchol Bike Pretty to Work Fall Fitness Challenge|