The 10 Best Last-Minute Soccer Halloween Costume Ideas

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    1/13 A spooky costume indeed if you hail from Spain, root for Real Madrid, or believe in making long-term plans. After controversially leaving Spain just hours before the World Cup began, Lopetegui got the Santiago Bernabeu boot after leading Los Blancos for a mere three months. This look is simple, but effective: The former goalkeeper always wore suits on the sideline, so throw on your Sunday best, and be sure to tuck a copy of the newspaper’s Classifieds section under your arm, as ask friends to check out your LinkedIn profile.
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    2/13 Not only is this costume topical, but it’s rare, as ‘LaPulga’ hardly ever gets sidelined. Added bonus for the relatively low degree of difficulty for execution. To be the one-armed GOAT, all you’ll need is a trucker hat (if you can still find one in 2018), crispy white t-shirt and Barcelona tracksuit. Messi’s sling gives off a homemade vibe as well, so that shouldn’t be too hard to replicate with a torn tablecloth, or shredded duvet cover if you’re fancy. Whether you decide to add a few questionable ankle tattoos, or bring along an adorable mini-me version of yourself is up to you.
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    3/13 Luis “El Pistolero” Suarez is fresh off a career performance at the Camp Nou from this weekend’s El Clasico. What better way to honor the striker who may have sealed Lopetegui’s fate in Madrid than by dressing as him for Halloween? You’ll need a Barcelona kit, of course. Get some blue tape for your wrist or thumb. Suarez has been taping his wrist since his Liverpool days and has kept doing so even after the injury healed for good luck. Add some protruding dentures or maybe even vampire teeth since Luis Suarez is not one to shy away from taking a romantic nibble here or there. For bonus points: Keep a soccer ball under your jersey to commemorate his new child.
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    4/13 How could we forget Ney-Ney?! The world’s most expensive footballer brought the wrong kind of attention to himself this summer. Brazil’s leading man was hunted on the pitch and spent an excessive amount of (mostly voluntary) time on the ground. But before a single kick-off in Russia, Twitter lost its collective mind over the Brazilian superstar’s presumably Top Ramen inspired haircut. Hair dye and gel are the names of the game here. That, along with a brazilian kit and some temporary tattoos just about everywhere on your body should do the trick. A Neymar Halloween costume also requires a fair bit of physical endurance, as the occasional flop is mandatory.
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    5/13 Next up is the most lovable manager in football. Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp is the type of person any player would want to be managed by, with the possible exception of Sergio Ramos. Klopp’s aesthetic is textbook soccer coach: Team hat, track suit and running sneakers. What sets Klopp apart is his hipster transparent glasses and a puffer vest over his Liverpool jacket. Be prepared for a busy night as the world’s friendliest German, because if you go with this look, hugs, smiles and beer are required.
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    6/13 Okay guys. “Focus,” eh?! For this look we need high level of quality. Lots of hand gestures. Lots of designer clothing as well. Guardiola has adapted his wardrobe to his Manchester surroundings. He’s moved from the tailored suits of his Bayern Munich and Barcelona days to a more casual and minimalistic vibe: Stone Island jackets and sweaters. Stick to shades of grey and black at all times. The best dressed manager also happens to have personality to spare. To go full-Pep, you’ll need to pull off a certain “misunderstood genius” aesthetic that makes you seem like you’re too good for whichever party you attend.
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    7/13 The most famous teenager in football, Kylian Mbappe showed the world he was a genuine superstar  this summer at the World Cup in Russia. More importantly, he’s proved a good sport, laughing along as his teammates compared him to a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle. That smile is all the approval you need to,get that PSG or France kit on and run (with shocking amounts of speed) to your local costume store for a Donatello mask.
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    9/13 Everyone loves a group costume. There’s one particular group in world football that offers more characters than anywhere else: Manchester United. Stick with us here...
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    10/13 Jose Mourinho: The Special One may be losing the plot of this whole coaching thing and his job at Old Trafford seems to be in question every week. A Man Utd track suit and some gray hairspray is what you will need for the look. The key though: no smiling, and make sure to have your phone out, locked in to Paul Pogba’s Instagram feed at all times.
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    11/13 Jessie Lingard & Paul Pogba: Hope you can bust a move! These flashy midfielders do not hesitate to express themselves through art of the Milly Rock. You’ll need their respective jereseys and custom footwear. For Paul, a hybrid of a mini-afro and a mohawk with hair-dye (naturally) and for J Lingz, make sure to throw up that ‘J’ & ‘L’. Be prepared to have a retired Manchester United player bash you for being unfocused in a British tabloid the following morning.
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    12/13 Fellaini: The lanky Belgian seems to always be at the right place and right time for Manchester United, as he’s scored some clutch goals during his time there. However, he’s not getting so much playing time these days. Gone, but not forgotten. We’ll be honest with you guys, he’s part of this group costume strictly due to that hair. An amber, almost blonde? (we have no clue what color he’s going for) afro and some prevalent eyebrows are key to nailing his look.
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    13/13 We’ve saved the scariest look for last!. It has been over a year since that dreaded match against Trinidad & Tobago, and US Soccer fans have yet to see any real change or progress, let alone a permanent head coach for the USMNT. At this point, your odds of getting the job are as good as anyone else’s, so let general manager Earnie Stewart know you’re serious about your candidacy. Throw on a USMNT jersey or hat over this disturbing spandex bodysuit and you’re all set to lead the US men into the scariest place of all: the 2019 Gold Cup.

 

There’s good news and there’s bad news.

Bad news first: Halloween is right around the corner and if you’re like us, you’ve been busy and haven’t even begun to think of a costume.

Good news: We’ve got you covered!

Here’s a list of 10 last-minute soccer Halloween costume ideas any football fan can get behind.