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Get your Head in the Game! Costume

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Get your Head in the Game! Costume

Taking one for the team!

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Photo #1 - Taking one for the team! Photo #2 - Keeping my head in the game!
Costume type:  Costumes for Girls
Category:Halloween Costumes

This homemade costume for girls entered our 2014 Halloween Costume Contest.

A word from Stephanie, the 'Get your Head in the Game!' costume creator:

My daughter Saiylor is a dedicated 10 year old travel softball player. Her team (Lady Crushers '04) are definately in favor of girls wearing facemasks on the field for protection and this is an example of why we enforce it. :) We found the idea at a softball competition where a girl had this effect except on her batting helmet so we brought it to life. We completely designed this from scratch removing the skin of a softball and placing it on a foam ball(from craft dept., had to trim it down a little) to make it a little easier to wear without the extra weight. On the face portion of the design(avoided the hairline) we mixed toilet tissue and elmers glue to line the crease of the softball/face (this helps ball to adhere to face) and let dry or speed up drying with hairdryer. I used some deep purple/black eyeshadow to dust around the area to mimic the bruising effect. Once the tissue/glue combo has completely dried you can use any type of theatrical makeup to mimic the gruesome blood/clotting. However I went a little unique and used some of my mothers homemade blackberry jam and it gave an amazing effect of blood clotting factors. It also holds well when dryed with a hairdryer. The supplies used are very reasonably priced and easily removed with some warm water, soap and or shampoo. Hope you guys enjoy it...definately got the most head turns around our trick or treating area.

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#1 comment by Lily G. Hoodless April 18, 2015

That is awesome my name is lily I play ball to and i want to do that it looks so cool i thought that happened in real life AWESOME.

#2 comment by Lillie October 2, 2016

How do you remove the skin with the stitching still in tack ? Please respond ASAP

#3 comment by Joei Heinzerling October 8, 2017

I'm wondering how you got the skin off without ruining the stitching, and how is the ball sticking to her head, headband?

#4 comment by Jen October 17, 2017

My daughter loves this!!! Can u help me ?? How do I do this??

#5 comment by Jessica October 20, 2017

I need more information on how to create this costume. How did you get the skin off?

#6 comment by Kate gross October 25, 2017

I need to know how you got the ball to stick to the head like that. My daughter wants to be this for halloween

#7 comment by Stephanie Beecham October 25, 2017

Just cut the skin of the softball with a very sharp knife in whichever direction you choose. I didn't have any trouble with the seams falling apart but if you do, you might could put a touch of hot glue on the edge prior to placing the cover on the foam ball so that the seam doesn't unravel. Once I had the skin glued down to the foam ball, I used toilet tissue pulled as thin as possible covered in Elmers glue to attach the ball to the face. I only applied the glue/tissue mixture to the skin and not in the hair; however, I did apply the mixture all the way up the hairline under the ball for security. The glue/tissue mix is easy to wash out once you are done, with warm soapy water in shower.

#8 comment by Chrissy October 25, 2017

How did you get skin off the ball? Could you please give me step by step my daughter wants to do this so bad

#9 comment by Stephanie Beecham October 29, 2017

Instead of using a regular hard softball i used one of those bouncy softballs that the 6U kids used to play with at the time. Then use a knife to slowly and and as evenly as you can round the ball (may have to still trim) so that you are cutting around the ball in half. You should then have half of a softball in your hand then just peel the the outer covering off of the inner ball material and then replace the outer covering over a styrofoam ball from the crafts department. you could put a little glue to help keep it on the foam if needed, but I just left enough foam ball to keep a tight fit and didn't have to use any glue to hold it down.

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