By Brittany Filippini |Staff Writer|
Every night is Halloween when you attend a sporting event.
Attending sporting events are not just about seeing your favorite team score a touchdown, hit a home run or score the winning goal, it’s about the atmosphere you create when you attend these athletic events.
One way sports fans create a fun atmosphere when they attend these events is by flaunting their favorite team in a variety of costumes.
Milwaukee Brewers fans are willing to do anything for their team including dress up during the playoffs in hopes of encouraging their team and maybe distracting the opposing team.
According to Fox News, Brewers fans were channeling multiple costume themes to show their support during the playoffs this month. Some fans wore costumes resembling a Monsters Inc. theme while other fans channeled themes from Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory.
The theme of Monsters Inc. was inspired from the Brewer’s themselves.
When they were playing their games they would go into “beast mode,” according to MLB.com.
“The beast mode thing is something we do for each other, to get each other fired up when something positive happens,” said Ryan Braun, Brewers star left fielder.
Brewers fans caught on quickly and started to sport their own beast-like outfits at the game to encourage their team and get other fans fired up.
The Brewer fans own twist of Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory include creating their own Brewer’s style oompa loompa.
Fans wore bright blue wigs with over-sized overalls to resemble the famous friends of Willy Wonka.
Some fans take the idea of dressing up for a game to a whole new level.
Take Raiders fans into consideration.
The costumes their fans wear for games include face paint resembling skeletons and over-sized jerseys that look like the grim reaper’s robe.
Raiders are synonymous to “pirates” so many fans dress in pirate gear to show their support for the team. The costumes often times look almost as intimidating as the 300-pound lineman on the team.
The North Carolina Tar Heels fans also go above and beyond to show pride and support for their team by dressing up their cars as well. John Snipes, a super fan of the Tar Heels, demonstrated his love for the team by customizing his car to match the Tar Heels colors.
According to rivals.com, “the North Carolina resident drives to and from football and basketball games at home and on the road and up and down Franklin Street in Chapel Hill after big victories.”
According to Catalogs.com, the top ten things sports fans adorn when attending sporting events consist of: a beer hat, nothing (since most fans go shirtless and use body paint), old school jerseys, kids team outfits, foam fingers, body painting, body suits, authentic team jerseys and at the top of their list, face painting.
If your stuck on an idea for a costume to wear this upcoming Halloween, channeling your favorite sports team into a costume has always been widely accepted and favored.
You’ll not only be wearing a conventional costume, but you’ll also have the opportunity to show your pride and devotion to your favorite sports team.