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Halloween is a premiere event for athletes. Maybe it is their fit bodies or deep wallets or social media research, but for whatever reason, athletes' costumes have a little extra pop to them.

The best costumes of 2016 feature some regulars -- Hunter Pence and LeBron James always crush the costume game -- and some surprises -- who knew Ryan Lochte would dress like a character from Alice in Wonderland? The long Halloween weekend gave everyone more than enough time to put their best foot forward.

Take a look:

LeBron James: Jerome (From Martin)

Instagram LeBron James: Jerome (From <b><i>Martin</i></b>)

Hunter Pence: Napoleon Dynamite

Instagram Hunter Pence: Napoleon Dynamite

Paul Pierce: Rick James

Twitter Paul Pierce: Rick James

 

Bryce Harper: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Instagram Bryce Harper: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Floyd Mayweather Jr.: Iron Man

Instagram Floyd Mayweather Jr.: Iron Man

Riley Curry: 70s Flower Child

Instagram Riley Curry: 70s Flower Child

Addison Russell: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Instagram Addison Russell: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Brandon Weems: O.J. Simpson

Instagram Brandon Weems: O.J. Simpson

Ryan Lochte: The Mad Hatter

Instagram Ryan Lochte: The Mad Hatter

Jaromir Jagr: Pharoah

Instagram Jaromir Jagr: Pharoah

Kevin Love: Dumb And Dumber

Instagram Kevin Love: Dumb And Dumber

Von Miller: Dr. Evil

Instagram Von Miller: Dr. Evil

Tom Brady: Big Foot

Facebook Tom Brady: Big Foot

Matt Harvey: The Joker

Instagram Matt Harvey: The Joker

NFL On ESPN Crew

Twitter NFL On ESPN Crew

Russell Westbrook: Joe Dirt

Instagram Russell Westbrook: Joe Dirt

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