Let me start by saying that there aren’t many options for a five-boy group costume unless they are open to being a boy band or something like that.  With that being said, our options were limited.  Since all the boys are athletes and basketball tryouts were right around the corner, The Harlem Globetrotters seemed very fitting.

I started with the jerseys. My first resource is always eBay.  After a lot of searching, I found hand sewn replica jerseys for $29 and the best part is that they would customize them with each individual name and number of your choice.

Next up was finding striped shorts. I found red shorts online for $3.99. I bought some white heat transfer material and ironed on the stripes.  I ordered the wigs, socks and headbands online as well.

The whole costume cost around $50.  Add a little Sweet Georgia Brown and Voila… The Harlem Globetrotters!