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October 5, 2021

21 Iconic Athlete Halloween Costume Ideas for 2021

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October is here and that means one thing: Halloween is right around the corner! It is time to gear up for Spooktober. With that said, we at LRT know how hard picking a costume can be, so we wanted to give you 21 great sports costume ideas for Halloween 2021! 

1. Michael Jordan / Lebron James from Space Jam

Why it took 25 years to reboot 'Space Jam' with LeBron James - Los Angeles  Times

“Space Jam” has been a hit costume for over 2 decades since the original movie came out in 1996 with Michael Jordan. Lebron James’ version came out this year and the new Tune Squad jerseys would be a hit at any Halloween party.

Photo Source: Warner Bros. Entertainment, Via Los Angeles Times

2. Rocky

Rocky Balboa - Wikipedia

If you want to dress comfortably but also have some swag, Rocky has always been a popular go to costume. 

Photo Source: Wikipedia

3. “A League of Their Own” Player 

A League Of Their Own" will celebrate its 25th anniversary at Bosse Field

A great individual or group costume: make a statement just like the ladies in “A League of Their Own.” Just remember  – “There’s no crying in baseball!”

Photo Source: Courier & Press

4. McFarland

McFarland, USA

Another comfortable go-to is any character from McFarland, USA one of the most inspirational running movies.

Photo Source: Variety

5. Viola in “She’s the Man”

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Want to have the best throwback costume at any of your Halloween parties? Here it is. Amanda Bynes in “She’s the Man” would be absolutely iconic –  and I can almost guarantee nobody will copy it.

Photo Source: DreamWorks via Insider

6. Tim Riggins in “Friday Night Lights”

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If you want to be a Halloween heartthrob, look no further than Tim Riggins in “Friday Night Lights.”  Just make sure you have the confidence and swagger!

Photo Source: Penn State Blog

7. Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader

5 reasons 'Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team' is a guilty  pleasure for Texans

One of the most well-known characters in all of sports – dressing up as a Dallas Cowboys cheerleader will never be not cool.

Photo Source: Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders Instagram/@dccheerleaders

8. Jackie Moon in “Semi Pro”

Dress like the greatest owner/coach/player to ever play in Flynt, Michigan – just make sure you like wearing short-shorts.

Photo Source: Amazon

9. Forrest Gump 

Tom Hanks Paid for the Running Scene to Be in 'Forrest Gump' Himself

Run Forrest, run! All the way to the store to buy a fake beard because you need to get a fake beard for Halloween of the decade.

Photo Source: Paramount via Insider

10. Dodgeball Average Joe’s 

Dodgeball A True Underdog Story: Average Joe's – T-Shirts On Screen

Have an above average costume while being a member of The Average Joes! Just make sure you have your dodgeball with you.

Photo Source: T-Shirts on Screen

11. Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant - Wikipedia

Honor one of the greatest of all time by dressing up as Kobe for Halloween! It’s a super easy costume and wouldn’t cost much to make your own jersey.

Photo Source: Wikipedia

12. Tom Brady

Tom Brady just won his  7th Super Bowl and you can win your Halloween night if you dress up like him!

Photo Source: Instagram/@tombrady

13. Patrick Mahomes

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Get as creative as you want with Patrick Mahomes. The young stud Quarterback has a style that will always look cool.

Photo Source: Justin Edmonds – Getty Images via Time

14. Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson | National Portrait Gallery

Jackie Robinson is a name that will live forever. He broke barriers and will always deserve to be honored.

Photo Source: National Portrait Gallery

15. Serena Williams

Serena Williams's Daughter Part Owner of New Soccer Team | PEOPLE.com

Another creative idea that is not seen often! Serena Williams stamped her own style on the game of Tennis and now you can dress like her, or make it a mother daughter costume!

Photo Source: Instagram/@olympiaohanian

16. Andy Reid

Unique Andy Reid Artifacts Arrive in Canton | Pro Football Hall of Fame  Official Site

Andy Reid has a look recognizable by just about anyone. If you have a mustache and a Kansas City Chiefs shirt, odds are, everyone will know who you are.

Photo Source: Pro Football Hall of Fame

17. Ricky Bobby from Talladega Nights 

Amazon.com: Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (PG-13 Fullscreen  Edition) : Will Ferrell, John Reilly, Sacha Baron Cohen, Gary Cole, Michael  Clarke Duncan, Adam McKay, Judd Apatow, Jimmy Miller, Columbia Pictures:

Ricky Bobby once said, “If you aint first, you’re last.”  At least that’s how you should be thinking in your upcoming costume contest. Back to Will Ferrell but this time as Ricky Bobby in “Talladega Nights.” 

Photo Source: Amazon

18. Mario Lopez in “Saved By the Bell”

Mario Lopez AC Slater Saved by the Bell trading card 2017 NBC #SB30 Bayside  Tigers Football at Amazon's Entertainment Collectibles Store

I just have one question for you – who wouldn’t want to be Mario Lopez for a night?

Photo Source: Amazon

19. A Fan 

Raiders Get Land for Stadium in Texas

Show your love for your team by dressing up like you’re about to go to the game on Halloween night.

Photo Source: Getty Images via Insider

20. Team Mascot

How USC got the nickname Trojans | NCAA.com

 If you don’t want to be a fan, try being a mascot. Dressing up as a mascot shows team spirit, and if your face is hidden, you might even get away with trick-or-treating.

Photo Source: NCAA

21. Paulie Bleaker from Juno

Michael Cera in Juno is one of those looks that is hard to forget – try it out and you will be hard to forget on Halloween!

Photo Source: Amazon