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Best Leatherheads Costume Guide
The film Leatherheads was released in 2008, but it takes place in the 1920s. The lead Leatherhead is Jimmy “Dodge” Connelly, played by George Clooney, is the captain of the Duluth Bulldogs football team. Dodge wants to bring football back to the highlight of America’s eye and convinces America’s college football hero, Carter Rutherford, to play for his team and keep the league from going bankrupt. He’s also wanting to win the girl of his dreams, the Chicago Tribune reporter Lexie Littleton. Get the look of early professional football players with this Leatherheads costume guide.
Since Leatherheads is based in the 1920’s, you’re going to want some vintage style football uniforms to recreate the look! Start out with Shoulder Pads that will go underneath your Leatherheads Jersey. Add a pair of Blue Knee High Socks and Brown Football Pants with Brown Leather Boots. Keep the vintage style going with a Brown Leather Aviator Hat for your football helmet. Add a Football and Bulldog Plush to show that you’re not just some vintage football player—you’re a Leatherhead!
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America had more important things to focus on in the 1920’s than Dodge’s football team in Leatherheads. But that didn’t stop him from getting all his players in uniform and throwing them on the field! First things first, head to a sports store for the cheapest pair of shoulder pads, brown football pants, and a football. You can find blue socks in a thrift store if you don’t already own a pair and then lace up a pair of brown leather boots. We recommend finding a Leatherheads jersey and aviator hat online so you can match the look right look! A truly vintage sports look.
A single leatherhead couldn’t make up an entire football team, so gather a few of your buddies to dress as Leatherheads to fill up the rest of the football field. But don’t take the field, gather your players together to huddle up at any Halloween party.
Jimmy “Dodge” Connelly had a passion to bring football back into the lives of Americans! It is the heart and soul of the country and he wanted to make sure no one forgot that! The team he gathered together wasn’t the most athletic, but when he came across Carter Rutherford he knew he found a star player. Carter, played by John Krasinski, was a hero during the war (so he says) with a charming smile and dashing good looks to go along with his reputation.
When Chicago Tribune reporter Lexie Littleton came to the game, Dodge lost track of what he was originally doing and knew he had to win her heart. How in the world would he win when he’s playing alongside the flawless football player, Carter Rutherford who has his eyes set on the same prize.