It’s hard to be original. Even harder to do something original (and respectful) for Halloween.
If you’re a sports fan and looking for a killer costume (pun intended) this year, have no fear. Here are just a few suggestions that could make you the hit of the party.
Josh Helmuth is the editor of Crave Sports.
Halloween Sports Costumes 2016
Tom Brady is sexy, right?
This mask, is not. It's terrifying. It may just haunt your dreams forever. And if you can find it, there's no question you'll have the most badass costume at any party you attend this year.
What you'll need: An eerilly realistic mask resembling Tom Brady's mug, Patriots attire, a strong desire to have a supermodel wife
the guy who prolonged the Cubbie curse back in 2003 by inadvertantly interfering with a likely 'out' by reaching out for a foul ball? No one has seen him since he became an outcast to Cubs nation. Now that the Cubs are back in the World Series (and could win it for the first time since 1908!) now is the perfect time to dress as the Cubs' greatest recent nemesis, whether you're a Cubs fan who wants to be tongue in cheek or a Cardinals/White Sox/Indians fan.
What you'll need: Cubs hat, glasses, walkman headphones, green turtleneck, black t-shirt, bring a baseball to toss awkwardly in the air and attempt to lunge at it.
The pic you see
here is from last year. Of course a Broncos/Jets/Patriots/Eagles jersey would work as well, the only addition? A baseball glove! Now that Timmy is persuing baseball, it's time to update the attire.
What you'll need: A Tebow jersey, a baseball glove and a ball - get someone to toss you the ball and blatently fumble it.
Why? Because no one knew what the hell '
cupping' was until we saw him look like a freak in Rio.
What you'll need: A swim cap, naked upper bod, speedo, giant round hickes all over your upper bod
But there's a catch? He's in a Jets jersey ... or a 49ers jersey ... or any other team who desperately needs a quarterback. Now that Dallas has Dak Prescott, Romo will likely be shipped out of town before next season. What fun to be ahead of the curve!
You could also dress like the
angel in this picture, who resembles the often injured quarterback.
What you'll need: Football jersey of your favorite team, cover up the name on the back and write 'ROMO' in sharpie. OR simply grab your favorite crutches/arm sling/fake cast
Baby Colin Kaepernick
Supporting civil rights and having some Halloween fun at the same time? Heck yes.
What you'll need: A baby with a great head of hair, Kaepernick jersey
Baseball fan (with a goat!)
Why? Because whether the Cubs win the 2016 World Series or not, the
curse of the goat is on the mind of every baseball fan right now. Live on a farm or know someone who does? Grab a goat!
What you'll need: Gear from your favorite team (preferrably Indians), a goat, an unparalleled sense of humor
Trevor Bauer's bloody finger
The Indians pitcher, who is also currently in the World Series, made headlines last week for
pitching with a finger dripping with blood. It was bad. Like, seriously, we all thought he was going to bleed out-bad. Turns out his stitches ripped and he shouldn't have been pitching in the first place. How did it happen? He cut it while playing with his drone. Gah, why does 2016 suck?
What you'll need: Indians hat and uniform, glove, fake blood all over your right pinky finger, a drone
Who wouldn't want to emulate the man who embarrassed our country this past summer in Rio?
What you'll need: Silver hair, a blue polo shirt, medal, constantly barrage converstaions about how you were just robbed at gun point.