Athlete Halloween Costumes: 2018 edition

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It’s Halloween and athletes are tabling their jerseys in favor of costumes.

Or if you’re Mitch Garver, working out in your Halloween costume.

MLB player Mitch Garver working out in his Halloween costume (
MLB player Mitch Garver working out in his Halloween costume (
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Wherever they are, these athletes are a different person tonight.

Superhero Takeover

Mr. Incredible wasn’t there to watch Frozone/Shareef O’Neal make this bucket, but he probably would’ve been impressed.

And it’s no surprise that superheroes were popular this year or that there was a Black Panther costume. But Didi Gregorious really went all out for Wakanda.

Victor Oladipo got in on the Black Panther action too, showing up to the Pacers’ game against the New York Knicks in superhero gear.

Meanwhile across the country, Lonzo Ball had a surprisingly convincing Batman costume.

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Happy Halloween 🎃

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The trick-or-treating kids at the Lakers facility cheered for the caped crusader as he flew up to dunk a basketball.

Group Costumes

Elena Delle Donne has the right build for pumpkin king Jack Skellington from Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas.”

And it looks like she found a pumpkin prince.

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Jack found his mini-me!!! @t_hawk21

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And Max Scherzer’s family’s Willy Wonka-themed costume was pretty sweet, especially the kids-turned-Oompa Loompas.

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Happy Halloween everyone! 🎃

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Seeing double

Athletes must have been seeing double with so many lookalikes on Halloween.

This kid’s James Harden beard was spot on and even earned a re-post from the original Harden.

And Klay Thompson didn’t just dress up as Jackie Moon – he’s basically the real deal after his record breaking performance last time out.

Athletes joined in too, with their own athlete-turned-different athlete takes.

Here’s Aaron Gordon trading in his basketball jersey for a baseball one to look like another famous Aaron.

And Serena Williams’ tutu look from the U.S Open was another crowd favorite this year. WNBA star Chiney Ogwumike looked like a grand slam champion in her costume this year.

And not an athlete technically, but this take on the Florida State professor reading during the football team’s blowout loss against Clemson was too good to pass up.

Props to Them

LeBron James’ Jason costume was already impressive. But his axe really put it over the top.

James is trying to get in to produce the Friday the 13th reboot. He definitely deserves a part after putting together this costume.

Robin Lopez’s ET costume was both cute and practical.

He used the bike to zoom around before the Chicago Bulls took on the the Denver Nuggets. Maybe it helped him warm up?

Nice Try

And then there were these people — whose effort was, well, minimal.

An orange sweatshirt does not make a pumpkin costume. But Olympic gold medalist Alex Shibutani tried — kind of. At least he clearly let us know that he was a pumpkin.

Finally, Matt Szczur who took the chance to dress up as … himself.

At least he has a bowl full of candy to make up for it. That’s a bit better than JuJu Smith-Schuster who also used himself as a costume, but for trick-or-treating instead.

Seems like he still got a nice bag of candy for his work though.

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