Remember wanting to dress up as your favorite athlete for Halloween? They're superheroes, easily-identifiable and (in the case of Brian Wilson) quite spooky. But the athletes gotta dress up, too. And sometimes they do it right. Here are our awards for the best athlete Halloween costumes.
(By the way, send us your sports-themed costumes at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll post the best ones!)
One Night Stand: Model Ingrid Vandebosch wouldn't want her NASCAR champion husband having any one night stands, but dressing up as one nightstand for Halloween is a different story. Gordon definitely wins for wit and creativity, while Vandebosch ... well, she can't look bad, but she could have gotten into the holiday spirit just a little. Unless she's dressed up as Daisy Duke?
Most Obvious Choice No One Else Would Think Of
Wendy: It takes confidence to become an Olympic snowboarder, not to mention one who unabashedly rocks wavy, scarlet locks. But Shaun White truly earns a gold medal for his picture perfect tribute to America's favorite freckled purveyor of square hamburgers. From the extra freckles and wired pigtails to the precious apron and sheepish grin, who wouldn't want to buy a Frosty from him?
Frog: The 2009 Disney flick was certainly a hit -- but who knew "The Princess and the Frog" inspired NBA stars? Pierce could pass as a royal Praying Mantis, but he revealed on Twitter last year that he was, in fact, half of the fairy tale duo. The Celtic makes the list for his DIY, family friendly spirit. We're assuming wife Julie Landrum was the lucky princess; it sure wasn't Scot Pollard.
"Dumb And Dumber" Gotta love these Chicago Blackhawks ready to trick or treat as the original comedy bromance, Harry and Lloyd. "Mock. Yeah!"
Carmen Miranda: Chicka chicka boom BOOM! Dodger catcher A.J. Ellis left little to the imagination in his portrayal of the Portuguese-born Brazilian star of the 1940s and 50s. "One minute! I need to adjust my top," he seems to say.
Himself: Most of us wouldn't dream of dressing as ourselves 20 years ago for Halloween -- unless, of course, we were trying to win a "Scariest Costume" prize. But McEnroe had no shame about his 1982 Davis Cup look, right down to the red sweatband. When you're known for your temper, a sense of humor never hurts.
Best Celeb Tribute
Justin Timberlake: From the flaxen ringlets and shining goatee to the tilted fedora and tailored vest, Wade turns up the heat with his stylish tribute to JT. If you aren't going to look scary for Halloween, you might as well bring sexy back.