Monday, October 27, 2014

A League Of Their Own Halloween Costumes

**This was first published in 2014**







So what are your kids going to be for Halloween?

Or if you don't have kids, what are YOU going to be?

Natalie wanted to be a princess at first. But she's been there, done that.

Then I showed her the movie A League Of Their Own. "Wouldn't it be awesome to be one of those baseball players?"

You guys might have read about the drama I had in getting a costume done on Etsy. It all worked out on the end. An awesome lady helped us out and made one. She also made Tommy's jersey.




Tommy's all, "I really don't like touching her."



I love, love, love the movie A League of Their Own. There are so many fabulous lines. Yes, there's the no crying in baseball one. But I also like when Jon Lovitz says, "Hey cow girls, see the grass? Don't eat it." And when Tom Hanks shrieks, "Who's Lou?" But one of my absolute favorites is when Tom Hanks says to Dottie: "It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't so hard, everyone would do it. The hard...is what makes it great." I always think of this when I'm writing.


I took the kids to a baseball field on base. It's a pretty crappy baseball field, but you know, it did the job.

I had Tommy lay out like Tom Hanks. I did not have him scratch his balls because...well, ew.


Natalie discovered that she really likes playing baseball and wants me to sign her up.



Here's Natalie pulling a Marla Hooch:



I had shown Tommy the clip where Tom Hanks does his famous line. So Tommy was like, "Evelyn! Evelyn!"



"There's no crying in baseball!"



(Although Tommy wanted me to remind you all that playing sports is supposed to be FUN. There's no real need for shouting. He does not like when people shout at him.)




I'd like to think Natalie was portraying Dottie.


But here she sort of reminds me of All The Way Mae:




Tommy being unimpressed:





I found a foam ball that Natalie could play with. She loved hitting it.


Tommy was unimpressed. Again:





And then I had Natalie try to do the Geena Davis split catch:




So these are our Halloween costumes this year. I love them.

And I had to do these lines from Dottie and Kit with Natalie:





Do you like A League of Their Own?


67 comments:

  1. How adorable!! They turned out great!

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  2. That's so cute!
    The field where the movie was filmed is actually in the town I'm living in now! They still have games there and they have guys and girls that dress up...
    It's awesome! I went to a game there earlier this year!

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  3. they turned out so well! can you believe i've never seen it? i know--it's like an american classic! but i have heard the lines enough to kinda fake it. kinda. ;)

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    1. They are super cute costumes. I love them!

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  4. Oh my goodness - how adorable! You chose some really cool costumes, and you have some really cool kids for going along with it and posing for your photos! :)

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  5. it's a great movie, and I love that you have them in those costumes!

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  6. I love them both the movie and the costumes!! PINNED!!
    Great job, Mama :) I'm glad you were able to talk the two of your cuties into such an adorable Halloween duo :)
    XOXO

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  7. Best costumes and photos ever!!! I love that movie and all the parts you referenced - now I just want to scrap the rest of the day and watch the movie.
    Cute that you and Natalie reenacted the "mule/nag" lines. And, Natalie is pretty good at that split catch.
    Tommy does a good job looking bored - just like Tom Hanks!!

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  8. Oh my goodness, I LOVE these costumes!!! What a creative idea! :-)

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  9. I LOVE a League of Their Own! What an awesome costume idea!

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  10. Amber, this turned out great! I'm glad it all worked out for you. I haven't seen a League of Their Own for a while, but I cry every time I see it!

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  11. Those are terrific costumes! I love that movie, and I can't wait until my girls are old enough to watch it.

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  12. So, so, so stinking cute! I've wanted to do A League of their Own costumes for a while ( for my grown up self) because it's one of my favorite movies of all time! Your little ones rocked it!

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  13. The costumes turned out SO well!! My girls and I absolutely LOVE that movie, too...and my mom loved Tom Hanks more than anyone on the planet, so she would have thought this was the adorbs!-Ashley

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  14. I like the high ones!

    What a great job on those costumes. And glad the drama with the other lady is over. I was actually listening to "This Used to Be My Playground" this morning. Weird, eh?

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  15. C 'est adorable! I love League of their Own, those women rocked and so do you. I love your blog and so sorry that I often drop by and don't comment. Keep up the funny mom stuff!

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  16. love love love the movie! I don't think my kids have seen it yet. Great job on the pictures!

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  17. My husband always uses the line "There's no crying in baseball" when he coaches our 6 year old daughter's tee-ball team as that age seems to need a reminder.

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  18. If those were my kids I would be BEAMING with pride! They look amazing and I freaking love that movie!!!! I wish I could see it for the first time all over, the very first time was magical!! Lol at your son's blog input, he's awesome

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  19. Love that movie & such an amazing costume idea for your kids!

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  20. I know I have told you this before, but I LOVE this so much! Your pictures are awesome too!

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  21. I love this movie!

    Best kid costumes I've seen so far.

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  22. Their costumes are great! My niece is a flapper girl and my nephew is a cowboy. I am minnie mouse. Or the best version that I can be anyway.

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  23. I love the costumes, and I love baseball. I hope you are able to sign Natalie up for some baseball activity in the spring or summer (or whenever it's played where you live).

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  24. I absolutely LOVE THIS MOVIE. I've written a blog post about Stillwell, the little boy that always says 'You're gonna lose' haha because I love that movie so much. Such a fantastic movie, you guys have terrific costumes! Great job! Absolutely adorable. :)

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  25. So cute! I love costumes that go together for families. My kids were the gang from Scooby Doo

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  26. They look beautiful, funny, smart. We would like to hang out with them!

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  27. This is a cute baseball themed costumes! I also like that they actually play it.

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  28. Awww...I love all the pics you've shared! Your kids are so adorable and I absolutely love their baseball theme costumes! Cute but definitely not scary :)

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  29. That is a really cute costume idea. We have lots of baseball gear in our house, so that would be an easy one for us.

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  30. I love League of Their Own and these photos are too cute! Your kids are really into their roles. I think you may have movie stars in the making!

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  31. These are SO cute! I LOVE this movie. I want to dress up like this for Halloween!

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  32. How can you go wrong with sports? Baseball is awesome. Most kids love dressing up like their favorite team or players.

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  33. That was one of my favorite movies! It would be cute to dress my kiddos up in those baseball outfits. Your kids are adorable.

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  34. You guys really get into Halloween. Baseball outfits are easy and cute

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  35. Oh my gosh, I'm dying!!! A League of Their Own is one of my favorite movies <3 Too cute!

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  36. Now that is an awesome looking set of halloween costumes they look so cute together as well.

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  37. One of my hands down favorite movies!! I want to be that for Halloween. It is beyond adorable.

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  38. I am a huge fan of League of Their Own. I lived in Rockford for a while, it was the home of the team. “There is not crying in baseball” lol.

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  39. I love this movie, and I am thrilled that your kids wanted to take part in such an iconic Halloween costume. They turned out really great.

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  40. I love how their costumes turned out! They're quite the hams/models! So cute!

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  41. These costumes turned o great. What a fun costume idea for multiple kids! I love the pictures at the ball field.

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  42. Omg, I love these costumes!! They are so cute

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  43. These are the best costumes! Gosh, I haven't seen that movie in such a long time. It would be nice to watch it again.

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  44. What an adorable idea! And not too difficult or expensive. I haven't seen this movie in a long time. My kids probably wouldn't have any idea as far as the movie reference.

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  45. I haven't watched A League of their Own, so I can't really understand the scenes. But, I'm sure you have portrayed it amazingly well! Loved the costumes!
    If I were to celebrate Halloween in India, I think I'd be someone in coma, because I need undisturbed sleep. Hahah, only joking (also, maybe not!) 😁

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  46. Never heard of this movie before but it sounds interesting. Both of them looks absolutely adorable in their costumes especially Natalie.

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  47. Those costumes are awesome, and you picked some of the best lines from the movie. I love how you had your kids pose like scenes from the movie. So fun! We had our first trunk-or-treat last night, and we couldn't find pieces to almost all of the the kids' costumes. Good thing we had a trial run before Halloween!

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  48. the kids look so adorable in their costumes! i love the happy smiles and poses! they are clearly going to have an amazing time trick or treating!

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  49. Aww the kids are super cute in their costumes! I Love how happy they look. I hope they have a great time trick or treating!

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  50. Oh my goodness, these are awesome. I forgot how great that movie is. Your kids are adorable. Happy Halloween!

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  51. This is such a great idea for Halloween outfits! It shouldn't be all about scary outfits, but inspiring ones as well! I didn't see the movie yet but it sounds like a great example for children.

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  52. I'm seriously impressed with this costume. It's unique and I had almost forgotten about the movie altogether!

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  53. Oh how beautiful those costumes are. Your models are awesome and very willing to pose for the camera, really ice.

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  54. Ohh your kids are so cute in their costumes! I am not a good designer as well but I am looking forward too on the Halloween party that we weill set-

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  55. What an absolutely adorable Halloween costume. I absolutely love the movie "A League of Their Own" and can't wait until my kids are old enough to appreciate it.

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  56. These are adorable costumes for siblings! And looks cool and practical as well :)

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  57. Your kids are so cute! I loved that movie "a League of their own" too. It is one movie I could watch over and over and not grow tired of it.

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  58. How adorable, their costumes turned out great! My son is being Gekko from the PJ Masks!

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  59. I absolutely love this movie! These costumes turned out so amazingly cute.

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  60. Aww I love their costumes. We have no idea what my son will be yet. Which is bad with Halloween a couple days a way.

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  61. I was your daughters age when the movie came out in the 90s. So cute I hope u let them watch the movie i love you found these costumes!

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  62. This is hella cool. Your kids did a great job in wearing these costumes. I haven’t seen the movie as well. But Natalie did an awesome job of doing the split catch, so flexible! ��

    -Gerome of G&D Blog
    http://www.gdblog.net

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  63. OMG I can't with these costumes! They're too adorable! Happy Halloween! xo, Suzanne

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