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Coolest Harlem Globetrotters Halloween Group Costume

by Kevin C.
(Wyoming, MI)

Homemade Harlem Globetrotters Halloween Group Costume

Homemade Harlem Globetrotters Halloween Group Costume

Another year, another awesome Halloween! My friends and I decided to go with a tribute to the Harlem Globetrotters of the past; you know Curly and the gang. So with that idea here is what we did.

First off we order the old school converse all-stars off line at the converse website and had them customized with red, white and blue colors. The socks were also ordered off line from a skate boarding website. The shorts were my own creation using fabric paint and a glitter combination that I painted on using painters tape to keep the lines nice and straight. The shorts themselves are women's cotton gym shorts to give that old school short-shorts look. Underneath the shorts we used dark plus size nylons so that we did not have to paint our legs and mess up our cool white socks.

The jerseys I had made by a screen print shop to replicate as best as possible the original jerseys and yes they do say, "The Original Harlem Globetrotters." The paint was made by Ben Nye paints and to create a more authentic look we used two different color browns. The wigs, bald caps, headbands and wristbands were also purchased online.

And last but not least my favorite part of the costume the ball that stays on the tip of your finger was a novelty gift from the Harlem Globetrotters website, this really set off the costume, especially since none of us know any cool tricks.

Thanks for checking us out and you can check out our Smurfs or Carebears group costumes from the previous years.

Total Cost - $150 (per costume)

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costumes
by: bobbie

this is the best! thanks for sharin...we have to come up with a sports themed costume for my husbands conference with hooters ...we love your idea...consider selling the costumes?

Any problems with the black make up?
by: Anonymous

My (white) son was a black character this year. His school principal made me wash off the black make up before he could participate in the school Halloween parade. Apparently it is taboo for white people to wear any kind of black make up. I had no idea.

black face
by: Anonymous

Yes, it is offensive for white people to dress in blackface so be considerate where you wear this costume.

Most people these days are not aware of our history in this country. Blacks were not allowed in television and movies...they were not even good enough to play themselves! White people put on "blackface" to play these roles instead. Often those in blackface portrayed people of color as complete idiot (look at some of our early "sitcoms").

Weren't there any white globetrotters? My son is going to be a globetrotter this year and will not paint his face. I think people will know what he is without the paint.

Woo
by: Anonymous

Hot girls....!

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Coolest Homemade Basketball Hoop Halloween Costume 4

by Elena
(Mountainside, NJ)

Homemade Basketball Hoop Halloween Costume

Homemade Basketball Hoop Halloween Costume

I came up with this Homemade Basketball Hoop Halloween Costume about 2 days before Halloween. I wanted to be something different, and non-obstructive like the box-like costumes I had been in the past. So I was a basketball hoop!
All you really need is:

Cardboard
String
Markers
Tape
A sweatband
A hole-punch
Face paint
Hairspray

I took a piece of cardboard and made it into the shape of a basketball backboard, and with a red marker, drew a square. I then taped a sweatband to a strip of flexible cardboard thick enough to cover up the sweatband. This strip was then taped onto the backboard. I hole-punched the strip of cardboard about every 1.5 inches, and laced some string through it and knotting it in a similar fashion to a basketball net. My head then acted as the basketball itself: I spray painted my hair orange, and with orange and black face paint, I made the design or a basketball. I then dressed in the same color from the shoulders down in order to look like the pole.

I had everything at home, but I couldn’t see these supplies surpassing $3-8.

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Coolest Basketball Hoop Costume

by Avery
(New Jersey)

Homemade Basketball Hoop Costume

Homemade Basketball Hoop Costume

Last year I wanted to be something different then most costumes. So I made this costume out of a laundry basket and i strapped that to my belly.

The top part was made of card board and my dad put orange tape in a square formation. The ball was a regular ball I found in my garage.

I got the idea to be a basket ball hoop when my mom bought a new laundry hamper because there was a curve in it. When I went trick-or-treating I didn't have to hold my candy, I just threw it into my basket!

My friends and I love this costume and my teachers liked my costume too! At school we have a costume contest in gym and I won 2nd place.

Oh! At school I didn't have to carry my books. I just put them in my basket ball hoop but it was hard to go up and down the stairs. But I made it through the whole day!

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by: Anonymous

awesome just awesome homemade and creative. I give you credit awesome. Nice costume, I wish I was as creative as you were!!!

Very Cool
by: Anonymous

Nice idea!!

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Coolest Homemade Basketball Hoop Costume 3

by Gary D.
(Mililani, HI, USA)

Homemade Basketball Hoop Costume

Homemade Basketball Hoop Costume

Homemade Basketball Hoop Costume
Homemade Basketball Hoop Costume
Homemade Basketball Hoop Costume
Homemade Basketball Hoop Costume

Get Dunked On! Literally.

Here is a little play by play of my basketball hoop costume this year:

Materials I needed: Foam white board, Basketball Net, Name-Tag Clips, Head Band, black foam sheet, Orange tape, Orange Tights, Red tape, and Print out of a Shot clock.

1) Measure and cut arm holes.
2) Cut hole in tights to fit head through.
3) Print out Shot Clock (*26 in there, but later did some Photoshop work to make it read 24). Then staple cardboard to the back of it.
4) Measure and tape red box on board.
5) Add name-tag clips to the net and then connect to tights.
6) Tape bottom of backboard (base of the rim) with orange tape.
7) Connect shot clock to a head band
8) Put it on!!! (which was kind of hard, and I'm worried about when I have to use the bathroom...)

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WoW!!
by: Mel

You are AMAZING, lol. I love the part about using the bathroom..

Original Idea
by: Erin

Looks great. Original idea. One question... how did you see?

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