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Coolest Homemade A League of Their Own Group Costume

by Christen S.
(New York, NY)

Homemade A League of Their Own Group Costume

Homemade A League of Their Own Group Costume

This Homemade A League of Their Own Group Costume was an idea of mine in 1997. Sad it took so long to make it happen and get a team together, but I think it came out perfect. Thanks to my mother’s great talent, I have never bought a costume for Halloween. This time, she again takes the credit for revamping a dress pattern to have the authentic overlap and buttons, adjusted length, etc.

She hand sketched and embroidered the emblems on the front and on the sleeves, as well as the numbers on the back of each uniform. Belts were purchased at a bargain price on the sidewalk in Manhattan. Socks were ordered from a soccer supply company. Satin bloomers (not shown in picture) were purchased from a pajama website. Rockford Peaches caps were ordered online.

Simple black sneakers were obtained for under $10 at Kmart. In photo from left to right, Ellen Sue Gotlander, Kit Keller, Dottie Hinson, Mae Mordabito, and Evelyn Gardner. Thank you, mom for all of your work on this project!

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League of Their Own Costumes
by: Kevin

Holy Baseball!! Your costumes were awesome. They look so authentic. Great job and kudos to the person who thought of that as a group costume.

Amazing
by: Aussie las

That's awesome. We have a dress up to go to in April and I want to go as a old school baseball player and I didn't think it was possible to make the girl's outfits but they look great. Your mum has done a fantastic job =)

How?
by: Michelle Angela

Hey Ladies,

I was wondering how you made your costumes? I want to be an AAGPB Rockford Peach for Halloween this year and am in search of a costume or pattern for this. Any help would be appreciated! Thanks so much!
Michelle

Halloween Freak
by: Melanie

I have been wanting to be this for Halloween for years! But cannot find any premade and don't have a sewing machine to attempt myself! Would you sell any of these? Do you have any advice?? PLease, I'd LOVE to finally have this dream come true!

Love
by: Anonymous

I love this! Would either of you be willing to sell your costume! I don't play well with a sewing machine....haha I dont even own one :)

Love it!
by: Kelly

Love the movie. I have the whole thing memorized as does my roommate! We really want to be peaches for Halloween. Do you have a pattern or was it all free hand?? My mother is VERY handy with a sewing machine and would love to make this for me but not sure where to start. Thanks!

AMAZING!
by: Alyssa

You guys look AMAZING! So creative! I love it!!!

THIS IS THE GREATEST THING I'VE EVER SEEN
by: bonnie

A League of Their Own is potentially one of the greatest films of all time, let alone the story behind the film. My friends and I never cease to get pleasure from quoting lines from the film..........this year, i was contemplating being a Rockford Peach for halloween.....namely.....'Mumbles' Brockman, outfielder, or 'Beans' Babbit, shortstop (see IMDB if you don't believe me...). If i was able to procure an outfit of THIS calaber (that is, the outfits YOU LADIES are sporting) i would be HONESTLY, the Belle of the Ball (however, i prefer Rockford to Racine...). is there ANY, ANY, ANY way and of you Fine ladies would consider selling, lending, giving, allowing me to borrrow, one of your uniforms for this (2010) Halloween??? I can 100% PROMISE/ASSURE/GIVE MY SWORN OATH that I would mail it back to you in as perfect condition as you lent it to me under...if you would do me the GREATEST HONOR of lending one to me. I'm not sure of the sizes of you ladies............personally, I'm about a size 12/14. so i guess that must be taken into consideration.......... anyway....any response would be UNBELIEVABLY appreciated.......... i don't know what else to say. oh...... my email is letty_whirlow@yahoo.com so...i guess that's about it.

please, and thank you!!!!!!

p.s. has anyone seen my NEW RED HAT???

awesome!
by: Christine

Wow, those costumes are amazing! I wish they sold them online!!

They sell these online :)
by: Anonymous

I found a replica costume like these on Amazon. Fits great and very realistic looking! I had to purchase the red accessories separately, but well worth it as this is my all-time FAVORITE movie! A costume I can certainly wear time and time again and make into a group if I want to in the future.

ok..so
by: bonnie

ok so, i left the comment a few entries above. and maybe i was a LITTLE drunk when i wrote it.. soooo there's that. However, i did end up buying the the uniform (dress only) off amazon as well... and, like the poster above me said, added the red accessories (knee socks, belt, silky shorts, made the hat [2 dollar red baseball cap... self sticking white felt, red puffy paint], and wore it to my first Halloween event last weekend. IT WAS A HIT. best movie, and best costume ever! so psyched to wear it to the Stewart/Colbert rally this weekend! ha!!!

Patten
by: Patty

I love your costumes. Is there any way I can get the dress pattern number from you. My daughter plays softball and is entering a costume contest. I think this is the best idea for a costume! Email me at pattyglover@mac.com. thank you so much.

share?
by: Nora

This is awesome! Any chance you'd share the pattern? I was hoping to do the same thing with some girlfriends this Halloween. norastandley@gmail.com

Question
by: Lauren

Ok the costumes are fantastic! Would you be interested in making 3 for little girls? We would pay whatever needed for your time. We would also send you all the material. If it is something you are interested in please let me know.

Love it! How did you make this?
by: Danielle

You girls look great! My friends and I would love to do this for Halloween this year. What pattern did you use to make those? Any help you can give would be appreciated. I've researched and haven't found much. weberdm01@hotmail.com Thanks!!!

Not Homemade
by: Anonymous

Those are NOT homemade. I bought one over the internet and it looks exactly the same.

Want to Buy This!
by: Anonymous

I know that its 2 years after this was posted! But these costumes are amazing! The only ones I can find look plastic.

How much would your mom or someone who was this costume to sell it? Please contact me at

redheadedgal@gmail.com

A League of their Own
by:

I just made this costume for Halloween and I'm super excited to wear it! I've been wanting to do this one for years. Any way, I noticed a lot of people asked what pattern these girls used and no one answered. I ended up using Simplicity 2868. It is out of print but I was able to buy it on the simplicity website. I also found it on eBay I believe.

Really need this pattern!
by: Allicyn

I really need a pattern like this because me and some of my friends are dressing up as the Rockford peaches in a parade. I know this was posted a while back but I was really hoping you could please send me a pattern number or something to help me out?
My email is allicyn_monk@yahoo.com

Pattern please
by: Amanda

Thats amazing!!! i would love help with the pattern, i am plus size so of course i'll have to tweak it but if you can help please email me....thank you amandakjackson9@gmail.com

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Coolest Hellraiser Group Halloween Costume Idea

by Ivan
(Tampa, FL)

Homemade Hellraiser Group Halloween Costume Idea

Homemade Hellraiser Group Halloween Costume Idea

Homemade Hellraiser Group Halloween Costume Idea
Homemade Hellraiser Group Halloween Costume Idea
Homemade Hellraiser Group Halloween Costume Idea

This homemade Hellraiser group Halloween costume idea was inspired by Hellraiser. It was all homemade. For both of the costumes I used a black fabric that looked like leather and the red strips put on the chest were made by liquid latex hand painted red to look like blood. The part on the shoulder that was made to look like it was skin with the chain going through it, was made out of liquis latex and shaped to the form.

It took me about a month to finish making both costumes. For the make up I painted my head all white and then used liquid latex to get the pins, which were real, to stay in place like a mask. Then I used blue for the shading of the eyes. For the girl costume we used two bald head wigs. One to cover all the hair and another to cut into the shape on top of her hair and then painted the whole face white and the top with red.

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Coolest Jackal from Thirteen Ghosts Costume

by Stephanie
(Oswego, IL)

Homemade Jackal from Thirteen Ghosts Costume

Homemade Jackal from Thirteen Ghosts Costume

Homemade Jackal from Thirteen Ghosts Costume
Homemade Jackal from Thirteen Ghosts Costume

I went to the thrift store to buy the clothes and belts (to make the shirt look like a straight jacket).
I bought insulation Styrofoam and cut into one inch strips to make the cage. Then hot glued them together. I also sprayed them with black and spread silver over to make it look like metal. It needs to be special paint for Styrofoam though otherwise the paint will eat it. and I bought a witch wig and teased it like crazy and stuck it through the cage.

I bought scar make up for my face and they had the Hill Billy tooth blackening stuff for my teeth. This Homemade Jackal from Thirteen Ghosts Costume turned out to be a pretty scary costume! I won best costume!

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very cool
by: Zombie prom costume

I really like your costume, very good job! Always like that character and thought it would be fun to dress up as.

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Coolest Homemade Borat Costume

by Richie C.
(Cardiff, UK)

Homemade Borat Costume

Homemade Borat Costume

Here's my homemade Borat costume...

Grey Suit, eBay £20

Russian Pin and American pin eBay £2

Grey shirt (Had this already)

Gold tie - eBay £5

Brown Shoes (had this already)

Flag - Printed from Google search and stuck around a kebab stick.

Brown bag - The girlfriend had one of these

Wig and mustache - Joke shop (£10) Trimmed the wig down from a scouser's wig

Sunglasses - £2

Accent - 1hr watching Borat... yagshemashhh.

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love it
by: Anonymous

Awesome costume! You look just like Borat!

Hi five!
by: Bee

Luckily, you didn't do the mankini... :D

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Coolest Grown Up Huckleberry Finn Costume

by Cody D.
(Baltimore, MD)

Homemade Grown Up Huckleberry Finn Costume

Homemade Grown Up Huckleberry Finn Costume

Homemade Grown Up Huckleberry Finn Costume
Homemade Grown Up Huckleberry Finn Costume
Homemade Grown Up Huckleberry Finn Costume

This Homemade Grown Up Huckleberry Finn Costume was a great last minute costume. All you need is a pair of overalls and a straw hat.

I took it to the next level with a corn cob pipe, a harmonica, a stuffed fish on a stick and a XXX moonshine bottle.

Best part is you don’t need to wear shoes!

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Coolest Scuba Steve Costume

by Steven J.
(Columbia,SC)

Homemade Scuba Steve Costume

Homemade Scuba Steve Costume

This is my Scuba Steve costume I made from some sweat pants and sweat shirts with a yellow t-shirt stitched over the sweatshirt. I made yellow flippers and tanks out of cardboard paper.

Everyone loves the movie Big Daddy so it was a great hit.

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