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17 last-minute Halloween costume ideas for sports fans in 2019

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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.

1. Sam Darnold’s enlarged spleen

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.

5. Drake

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.

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6. Broadcaster Tony Romo

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.

7. Broadcaster Jason Witten

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

How to pull it off: Make sure you’re the life of the party and find any excuse to slip the number 69 into your conversations. Bonus points if you can do it 69 times throughout the night.

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!