Buzz Bulletin: Trick or Treat!

By: Whitney Carroll McKinnon
Posted: October 31, 2018

Happy Halloween, y’all!

In honor of the spookiest day of the year, let’s take a look at some of the costumes we’ve seen from athletes so far this October.

Here they are–the good, the cringy, and everything in between.

Connor McDavid – Homer Simpson



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@mcdavid97 went ALL OUT for Halloween this year ( : @laurenkyle1)

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Hockey’s crown prince and his lovely girlfriend Lauren make a super adorable Homer and Marge.

Verdict: Treat!

Moe Harkness – Tyrone Biggums


Even those who aren’t old enough to remember the iconic Chappelle’s Show character will recognize Tyrone Biggums from the memes bearing his image. The Trail Blazers’ Harkness nailed it.

Verdict: Treat.

Brandon Marshall – Bobby Brown


What’s NOT funny is dressing up as a known abuser and real-life drug addict. Marshall pulled out all the stops, even carrying around a baggie of white powder (flour).

Verdict: Trick

Damien Lillard – Stone Cold Steve Austin


Look at that swagger! Damien Lillard stone-cold nailed his Steve Austin costume.

Verdict: Treat.

Matt Duchene – Skeleton


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I guess this is how we’re announcing it… Happy (early) Halloween from the three of us! #ComingInJanuary

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The Senators’ center and his wife Ashley used their costume to make an adorable announcement, and I love it.

Verdict: The most precious of treats!

Ben Bishop – The Beast


6’7″ Stars goalie Ben Bishop and his wife Andrea look like they came straight out of a fairytale.

Verdict: Treat.

Shaun White – “Simple Jack”


WOWZA this was a shockingly terrible costume. Shaun White’s take on Ben Stiller’s movie-within-a-movie character in Tropic Thunder was received about as poorly as one might expect. White has apologized to the Special Olympics, but this is just in terrible taste.

Verdict: HUGE trick.

Aaron Gordon – Aaron Judge


The Orlando Magic’s Gordon looks a whole lot like Judge, and the costume makes the resemblance even more pronounced.

Verdict: Treat.

Braden Holtby – A Star Is Born’s Jackson Maine


The Capitals’ goaltender and wife Brandi nailed their depiction of Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga in A Star Is Born.

Verdict: Treat!

Though some of these costumes are pretty excellent, let’s be real–nothing will ever top the year Richard Sherman showed up for his press conference repping Gryffindor in his wizard robes.

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