Some sports fans would do anything to be able to dress up as their favorite team. For those who love hockey, dressing up as a hockey jersey is a childhood dream come true. However, it requires plenty of work and planning to ensure that you look exactly like your favorite player when you are done.
If you’re looking for a way to dress up your child’s Halloween costume this year, consider giving them a hockey jersey. Not only will it make them feel like a million bucks, but it’ll also add that extra touch of authenticity that even the most realistic looking Halloween costumes usually lack.
Here’s a look at how to dress up a hockey jersey.
Choose The Right Size
If you want to look like your favorite player, you have to choose the right size. No matter what size your child is currently wearing, there’s an adult sized jersey that’ll make them look like a pro. If your little person is an inch or two shy of their current size, consider having them wear an XS jersey.
Kids grow out of jerseys quicker than they grow into them. Therefore, wearing an XS or SMALL jersey will help you avoid any embarrassing moments once the party is over. You don’t want to be wearing a tiny jersey that’s more suitable for a baby because your kid will hate you forever.
When going up a size, don’t just grab any old jersey you might have lying around. Find a professional looking jersey that your player’s name and number are embroidered on the front. This ensures that you’ll be able to spot them easily on the ice. Even better if the name and number are printed rather than stitched on. You shouldn’t have to reach out and touch the ice to see who you’re looking for.
Face The Facts
Even if you are a diehard hockey fan and have been dreaming of dressing up like your favorite player since you were a kid, reality will still have its hold on you. Face it. Your kid is not going to look exactly like their favorite player.
No matter how hard you try, some of that hair is going to stick straight up in the air. Your kid will never have perfect posture, and some of that skin is going to be a little thick. You’re going to have to watch them closely to make sure that they aren’t picking up any bad habits while they’re playing.
For the best overall look, you should have their current height and weight written in the inside of the collar. Not only does this ensure that you’ll be able to get the right fit, but it also means that you’ll be able to tell if your kid is cheating or lying about their height and weight. Trust me, you don’t want to find out the hard way.
Goggles Are Key
Yes, sunglasses are also a part of the overall look. You should get a pair that fits snugly, but not too snugly. When choosing these, make sure to check the sizes of the lenses as well.
You’ll also need a face mask. They’re not just for looks either, they can actually help prevent injuries. Some face masks are better than others, so try a few out and see which one works best for you and your kid.
Check The Stuffs
You won’t be able to enjoy your new look if you’re not 100% sure that the equipment is good. Test it out by putting some hockey sticks through its paces. If everything is good, then you’re ready to go.
Make sure to block out all the wind as much as possible. This is especially important if you’re going to be outdoors during the colder months. You could always bring an extra layer with you, but it’s still going to be a nippy nippy ride to the rink. Unless, of course, you’ve got a really big sweater hidden somewhere in your closet.
You’ll also need to consider bringing some protective gear with you. This is especially important if you’re playing in an area where there’s going to be a lot of physical contact. Checking for injuries is also important, so don’t forget to put on your protective gear before taking a check from the other team.
Get Ready For The Party
Last but not least, you’ll need to get your hair and makeup done. Make sure to get your hair done before you get your makeup done. You can’t have your makeup done until your hair is done. If you’re doing your hair and makeup, you most likely already have your outfit for the day, so there’s no need to rush.
Your hair and makeup will depend on what look you’re going for. You can’t go wrong with a classic hockey player’s outfit, but if you’re going for a more modern look, then you might want to go for a softer look. Just make sure that you’re comfortable with what you’re wearing. If you hate wearing makeup, then maybe consider doing a fake eye-liner that’ll give you the illusion of less makeup. It’s all about you and what you want to feel like.
Hopefully, this post gave you enough information to help you take the next step in your quest to look like a hockey player. If you’re really determined to make this Halloween costume a reality, then it might be worth going to a professional and getting their advice. They might be able to help you find the best overall look for your kid. Happy hunting!