kid costumes : the sandlot

It’s COSTUME time! We wanted to go with a little theme of movies we loved while growing up and how to get an at-home super easy costume out of it. We have three sets of costumes to share, and we’ll be posting the throughout the rest of the week! First up, The Sandlot! We’ll spare you the incessant quoting, but we will warn you if you haven’t seen this coming of age baseball flick, you’re missing out. So many good one-liners and memorable scenes, but who can forget the (temporarily) unrequited love Michael “Squints” Palledorous had for Wendy Peffercorn, a much older pool lifeguard and all-around hottie.

Here’s how you can put this together at home!

the sandlot halloween costume


For Wendy:

A thick white headband, white Cat-Eye Sunglasses, a gingham dress (we scored this one at Whirliss an awesome vintage Etsy shop (grab a 10% off coupon below!) and a little coy attitude and you’ve got Wendy down pat.

The Sandlot - Squints & Wendy Halloween Costumes

For Squints: An open button-down shirt, a white undershirt, cuffed denim (via Rowen Christian Couture), some high-top Chuck Taylors, and some Wayfarers (try either the fake reader style or pop the lenses out of the sunglass version!) and you’ve got yourself  Squints!

The Sandlot - Squints & Wendy Halloween Costumes

This couple’s costume is so good, and of course can be scaled up for adults, no problem. Check back Thursday and Friday for the rest of our favorite childhood movies turned kid costumes!The Sandlot - Squints & Wendy Halloween Costumes

Also, the vintage shop we scored Wendy’s dress at, Whirliss, is offering 10% off your purchase! Enter “SMALLFRY” at checkout! Shop here!

Find last years’ costumes here: James and the Giant Peach, Floyd from “Stuck”, Gnomes, and Vector and Minions from Despicable Me!

**To see if you’re the winner of the Little Black Legging Giveaway go here!**


  • Rachel Kaylynn
    October 14, 2014 at 9:09 am

    How fun! I loved the Sandlot as a kid and we just watched it the other night for a family movie night – my husband had never seen it! He agreed with me though that our middle child is pretty much is Squints. Unfortunately he’d never agree to this costume, instead, he will be spiderman for the third year in a row.

  • Sarha Rose
    October 14, 2014 at 9:32 am

    Oh! I think I just found our costumes for this year! We were Eliot and Gertie from E.T. last year, and were hoping to do another kids-movie couple. This is adorable!

  • Jessica
    October 15, 2014 at 4:04 am

    Omg I love these costumes!! Definitely my favorite so far!!

  • SK Bell
    October 16, 2014 at 9:11 am

    I also loved the Sandlot and I think this one is pretty adorable. =]


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