The costumes probably provide a very similar amount of skin coverage to their standard outfits, but still, there's something about cheerleaders in Halloween costumes that really, really works. Here's a look at what was available from our photo sources.
Look, she's got a wristband on with all the plays. I don't know if that's something she stole from Kerry Collins(notes), if it's got all her cheers on it, or it's some kind of a slutty kitten playbook. They have their own playbooks, you know.
The first of two military tributes we'll see here. My grandpa says he wore the same thing in World War II.
This cheer appears to lack military precision.
Ma'am, someone should've told you this, but your days of dressing up as cute little fairy-tale characters are over. You're an adult. Now Halloween is for getting as close as you possibly can to a citation for public indecency.
Second from the left: I can't be the first one to have noticed this, but your top hat is way too small.
I think these are naughty angels. I don't know. But when I grow up, I want to design women's Halloween costumes. There doesn't seem to be much more to it than, "Here, look like you're working a street corner, and ... I don't know, tape a feather to yourself. People will think you're something."
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