Dress Up Like Ham Porter from The Sandlot

If you are looking for a good Ham Porter costume for Halloween or a big cosplay event, here’s the winning formula for creating the most exciting outfit of the party! Let’s see how to dress up as Ham Porter from The Sandlot.


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Ham Porter from The Sandlot Outfit Guide

There is nothing like recreating a character from one of your favorite childhood movies for your next dress-up or cosplay event. For many, 20th Century Fox’s The Sandlot (1993) will bring back fond memories of their own childhood summer adventures. The movie has plenty of options when it comes to characters to dress-up as, so using the costume design from Grania Preston, you could almost effortlessly recreate a Ham Porter costume.

How to Dress Up Like Ham Porter - The Sandlot Costume Guide
Team catcher Ham Porter, is the big and strong kid of the team, although when it comes to his enemies he likes to use his words to insult them. But between that and his vivid storytelling he often causes the Sandlot team to get into all sorts of crazy adventures. The Sandlot (1993). Imdb.com

The 1993 American coming-of-age comedy, set in the summer of 1962, tells the story of a group of baseball playing friends when new boy Scotty Smalls joins the team and is taken under the wing of their baseball prodigy leader, Rodriguez. The team’s catcher Hamilton ‘Ham’ Porter, has a fast mouth and a vivid imagination, both of which gets the Sandlot boys into a few crazy adventures throughout the summer.

We have already explained in detail how to Dress Up Like Squints from The Sandlot and Dress Up Like Yeah-Yeah from Sandlot

In the following, we will show you how to create a convincing Squints look. Have fun!

Getting the Ham Porter Look

Creating a Ham Porter costume shouldn’t be very difficult at all. One of his most memorable movie looks is his wide horizontal orange and yellow striped round neck t-shirt (another costume with the striped shirt is from Pugsley Addams from The Addams Family) but why not take some creative liberty here and instead get an official Ham Porter shirt. Try to find one that shows the catcher posed on the front, almost like he’s finally made it and has his own baseball card. Then pair your official t-shirt with a pair of blue denim straight leg jeans and a pair of white converse. 

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There isn’t going to be any need for much hair or make-up styling to perfect your Ham costume. Although we do know that he has short ginger hair from the movie, he almost always has it covered by a hat. So instead of worrying about your hair or getting a wig, buy yourself a navy blue baseball cap. Then just make sure that you perfect your Ham look and remember to turn it around and wear it backwards, like all the other cool kids do.  

They’ll be sorry, Ham is going to get that home run, even if it means losing their last baseball.

Now that your costume is nearly done, it is time for a few finishing touches, starting with a traditional wooden baseball bat slung over your right shoulder. Ham was also a massive Babe Ruth fan and often liked to replicate the pose Babe was supposed to have done to signal he was going for a homerun. The pose in question saw him with his left arm in the air while pointing his finger. If there had been any doubt in people’s minds over who you were dressed up as before, adding the bat and finger pointing Babe Ruth pose should clear that right up and everyone will know you have come in a Ham Porter Costume. 

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