Chances are you’re a sports fan who recently Googled “Halloween costume Ideas,” and we don’t want you to be caught flat-footed by the holiday. If you’re hunting for future Instagram likes, you’re in the right place. We’ve come up with a list of sports pop culture costume ideas that anyone can pull off and that’ll be sure to elicit a loud “YESSSSS” from friends.
How to pull it off: Pull on a puffy, purple onesie and add some red and blue yarn to represent veins. To make this the perfect couples costume, make your partner be Sam Darnold (hopefully sans any illnesses) with a Jets jersey and don’t separate from them all night — because you can’t live without each other.
2. Alex Morgan sipping tea
How to pull it off: Grab a thin headband and Team USA jersey, and pretend to sip a teacup after scoring on your friends in soccer flip cup. Bonus points if your teammates serenade you “Happy Birthday” after your goal.
3. The AAF (2019-2019)
How to pull it off: Wear a tombstone costume to mark the passing of the short-lived Alliance of American Football and carry zero dollars to your name, forcing your friends to pick up your tab. Pay them back with relevant catchphrases like: “Hey, I’m here for a good time, not a long time.”
4. “Gardener” Minshew
How to pull it off: Pull up in a Jaguars jersey with “Minshew” taped on the back (because there’s no way you already own one), a mustache-soul patch combo, thick headband, aviators, and gardening item of choice. Bonus points if you’ve got jorts.
How to pull it off: Wear literally any sports jersey you have because chances are he’s been a fan of them at some point.
Alternately, you can tape the logos of all four NFL playoff teams from last season onto a black shirt.
How to pull it off: Don your best suit, slap on a headset, and grab a crystal ball. Then proceed to make terrifyingly accurate predictions as the night goes on.
How to pull it off: Wear your best suit and carry a broken Pro Bowl trophy. Then proceed to make obnoxiously wrong predictions throughout the evening.
8. Broadcaster Gronk
9. Andrew Luck
How to pull it off: RSVP ‘yes’ to the party, and then don’t show up.
10. Group costume: The 8 Scripps Spelling Bee winners
How to pull it off: Print out hanging name tags, including which middle school you went to and your hometown, and verbally s-p-e-l-l o-u-t y-o-u-r s-e-n-t-e-n-c-e-s.
11. The 2019 NBA offseason
How to pull it off: Buy the jerseys of everyone who got traded this offseason and change every 15 minutes.
12. Vision-corrected Steph Curry
How to pull it off: Toss on a Warriors jersey and glasses because there’s nothing scarier than a Steph Curry with 20/20 vision.
13. Kawhi Leonard
How to pull it off: Put on a shirt that says “Fun Guy”, only use a flip phone from 1998, and don’t talk to anyone all night. If you need to be social, slide into conversations with a “What It Do Baybeee?”
14. James Harden
How to pull it off: Slip into a Rockets jersey and hold some luggage and a passport. Start practicing Harden’s spin on one foot, too.
15. Crying Shaq on ‘Hot Ones’
How to pull it off: In a blue polo, make a beeline for the food table at the party and eat all of the hot wings. Put a few eyedrops in your eyes to stimulate tears. Bonus points if you can get your rap diss tracks onto the party playlist.
16. Carmelo Anthony
How to pull it off: Beg for an invite to a party you didn’t get invited to. Do not, under any circumstances, be “Hoodie Melo” — that’s a 2018 costume and deserves zero Instagram likes.
17. Tyler C. from The Bachelorette
How to pull it off: Get a six-pack, look hot, and be a good ally to women.
Have any great sports Halloween costume ideas of your own? Drop ‘em in the comments section below, so other readers can steal your idea!