Halloween is one of the year’s best holidays for multiple reasons. But outside of the fun you have at school, the costumes, the parties, the overall event, it’s also fun to see what the athletes are wearing. We can thank social media for that one. (I feel like we can thank social media for just about everything nowadays.)
Before Instagram and Twitter, you’d hunt long and hard to find Halloween images of your favorite ballplayers. They didn’t really exist. Now? It’s different. More and more players are looking at Halloween as just another competition — who can get the most likes? — and are constantly trying to outdo each other. Sometimes, when you have a particularly close team, things go to another level. I remember some of the parties and pictures of recent Celtics teams with guys like Paul Pierce, Nate Robinson, Glen Davis, Shaquille O’Neal, and others all dressed up…every single player on the team having fun.
When you combine the resources that pro athletes have with their creativity, you get some pretty good stuff. At the least it’s better than my best. I always resorted to last-minute trips to the Salvation Army to grab anything I could find, before throwing together a weird costume and calling myself a hot grandma. It rarely worked.
As you get ready to head out and gobble down some candy, make sure your swag is on point. Make sure you’re the life of the party. You may never top some of these costumes but hopefully they’ll give you some good ideas. Because, let’s face it, Even Your Best Halloween Costume Won’t Touch These Athlete Costumes.
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