Tailgating is all about fans, food and team spirit. You don’t need a fancy tailgate mobile to your show team spirit, you just need the right tailgating outfit. From understated to over the top, these tips for putting together your own unique, homemade Eagles tailgating outfit will have your team spirit flying high.
No need for that expensive jersey to show your true fan colors, there are many do-it-yourself options. All you need is the right blend of Eagles green with white, black or silver and a little imagination. Some fans opt for the head-to-toe body paint, and if that’s your style, you may as well go all out. From hair dye to leotards, get out there and paint the town (and yourself) green. If you’re going for a more subtle look, use face paint to add the Eagles logo or spell out ‘Eagles’ or any number of fan catch phrases and words of encouragement. Keep your eyes open throughout the year for good deals on Eagles green, white, black and silver clothing pieces and accessories so you can mix and match hats, shirts, sweats, socks, tights, leggings, scarves and more throughout the season. Try the craft store for iron-on or sew-on Eagles Football logos that you can use to decorate shirts, sweatshirts, jackets and hats.
Accessories make the outfit, especially when it comes to showing team spirit, and tailgating is the perfect opportunity to go all out with the add-ons. From outrageous to fancy or fun, the possibilities are endless. Add some typical football gear to your look or let your spirit shine with a little bling. From Eagle buttons, pins and earrings to pendants, hats, jackets, backpacks, coolers, purses and umbrellas, there’s something for everyone. Don’t forget about the kids. Even the baby can accessorize with Eagles green pacifiers, onesies, blankets and bibs. Philadelphia football fans cheer on the team in all kinds of weather. Whether hot and humid, windy, rainy, snowy or icy, you’ll want to be prepared for anything. Logo wear and gear is great, but can be expensive. Put together a kit of umbrellas, ponchos, blankets, extra socks and sweatshirts, gloves, caps, visors or hats all in Eagles colors so you can mix and match as needed. You don’t have to spend a fortune to build your stash of Eagles-themed accessories. The dollar store, craft store, thrift market and yard sales are great places to pick up the things you’ll need, and you can usually find some great deals and clearance items just after the holidays.
Tailgating is a great way to celebrate special occasions. Make that reunion, birthday, anniversary or holiday an event to remember with accessories you and your friends can wear to mark the occasion. Go all out with jerseys or hats, or keep it simple with face paint, iron-on logos, headbands and perhaps some special bling to mark the occasion while showing your Eagles spirit. Go for a group mani-pedi or do your own at home with Eagles colors and nail art. Design and make your own Philadelphia Eagles-themed t-shirts, sweatshirts or hats and personalize them for the individual, the occasion or both.
Christy Ayala covers sports, recreation, the outdoors, and leisure activities in the Philadelphia area. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.