I can't tell you how much I would want to see you in that outfit! You've got a lovely body, and I'm sure that all eyes will be on you when you win the race!
And the race, by the way, sounds like a lot of fun! Well, except for the dark tunnels part, being mildly claustrophobic myself...
I don't think Spartans are supposed to whimper, so I'm going to have to practise for the tunnel bit and get it all out beforehand.
Race? Did a Japanese person think this up! Are there surprise nut crackers hidden along the way? LOL!
and I think people who automatically associate Leah with Leia are stupid. Where they listening to the movie? Did they see the movie? Her name was pronounced Lay-a. Sheesh.
And I applaud your bravery in running an obstacle course in that outfit. Make sure the seams are extra strong!
I'm not exactly sure how the scoring works. I'm not really sure that I care, either.
I think I'm going to have to give the outfit a few test runs to see if it holds up. I may have to wear something under it - maybe a nude body stocking or another bikini? Not sure.
There is a street on the way to Greenwich called Sparta Street and whenever I'm on the bus the automated voice says "This is Sparta Street."
Which prompts me to shout very loudly "THIS IS SPAAAARTA STREET."
It's impossible not to.
Ahaha. I get a similar urge whenever standing on a Tube platform and I feel the hot wind coming down the tunnel. I want to wave my arms and shout, "Here comes the TRAAAAIN!"
Oh, thank you very much! (Up to £70 as of this morning, whoa.)
Yaaaaay! Then we can drink beer and crash our tankards together in suitably brutish fashion.
Sounds like fun! And I don't think you'll have trouble finding photogs to snap pics of you--Princess Leia's slave outfit will probably make above-the-fold in any paper covering the event.
True, but I want someone to take photos that I can download myself right away. :-)
I think you might have got those sponsorship levels the wrong way 'round.
Certainly not. I loathe the braids even more than I loathe the slave outfit.
yes, enjoy it while you've got it. feminism is also about the right to free expression. Personally, i'd think about some spandex shorts with the bikini bottoms over it - to prevent chafing and discovering mud in unexpected places afterward...
Also, this race sounds like the beer tent should be the _first_ stop!
You may be right about the beer tent. Especially since I can't allow my nerve to wear that tiny an outfit in public fail me on the day of the race!
I just ordered the costume, having passed the £50 mark this morning. That's the look on my face right now, too..."OMG I actually have to do this now :O :O :O"
Until you made this post, it never occurred to me to make a link between your name and the character in Star Wars. Clearly I'm not geeky enough about Star Wars!
I seriously never considered comparing you to Princess Leah!
Excellent. The frequency of the reference has tailed off as I've gotten older and thus, the time since those films came out grows more distant!
Well, I'm not sure that using your body many times to make money NOT for charity makes one a bad feminist, either. I'm pretty confused on that topic, lately. But point taken, and this is btw SO FUCKING COOL. I've donated already, and will be sending as many friends as I can along to help towards getting you to wear the stupid bun-braids. In fact, I'd be happy if you ran the race in street clothes and those earmuffs.
Er, and the event itself looks like actually quite a bit of fun, if physically strenuous. Definitely the coolest run-for-charity *i've* ever heard of.
What would it take to get you to race with croissants taped to your ears?
I'm not sure any amount of donations could get me to do that. What if there's a monkey around and he's hungry?!
Also remember not to comb your hair in public unless you are actually planning to die during the event.
Given the amount of gel & hair spray it's probably going to take to get my hair to do that crazy bun thing, I'm mostly afraid of catching on fire when I jump over those flaming logs. Perhaps I should just buy a crappy wig!
Woot! [MUNCHES POPCORN AND WAITS FOR THE PICS TO APPEAR]
I'll definitely be testing this costume before I wear it to the race, so there will certainly be pics before 19 September!