Guest post!!! NFL-Inspired Halloween Costumes

I came across the blog Southern Flair when the darling girl behind it, Leslie did a tailgating outfit! Well I loved her style so much I asked Leslie to do a guest post! Enjoy!


First off, I was so excited when Aire asked me to do a guest post on Athletichic. This is my very first guest post, and since I’ve only done two “football” posts on my own blog (one on Saints-inspired outfits and the other on LSU tailgating outfits), it took me a while to come up with an athletic-inspired idea.

Then Halloween started to draw nearer, and I always have the best time coming up with different costumes. Sometimes I like to go all out and buy a new costume, but most years, I like using things I already have (dresses, shoes, etc.) and adding a few accessories to make me into whatever or whomever I intend to be.

And being from Louisiana, we are still giddy about winning the Super Bowl last season. Fleur de lis are everywhere and everyone chants “Who Dat” almost daily… seriously.

Because of this, I couldn’t help but come up with a Saints-themed Halloween costume. And then the ideas just kept coming… the Cowboys, the Vikings, the Redskins, the Patriots, etc.

So if you’re still looking for a Halloween costume, and you’re a sports fan, look to your favorite team (not just football, either) for Halloween inspiration. Think of the mascot, team colors, add a few quirky accessories and there’s your Halloween costume! You can even do this for your favorite college team too!

Below I’ve created three outfits to give you some ideas. And yes, I used a cell phone to complete Brett Favre’s look.

Look 1: Brett Favre/Minnesota Viking
 
Product Information: Reebok Minnesota Vikings Brett Favre Jersey from Kohl’s, $60; Acrylic Cable Knit Legging from American Apparel, $38; Fold-Over Lace Up Boots from Shop Ruche, $55; Viking Helmet from Spirit Halloween, $10; Sword from Spirit Halloween, $15

Look 2: “Breesus”/New Orleans Saint

Product Information: Etta Gold Brocade Skirt from dELiAs, $40; Abandon Alanna Boot from USC, $63; NFL Drew Brees Jersey from Walmart, $27; Feather Wings from Costumes Inc., $22; Gold and Black Mardi Gras Mask from Accent Annex, $3

Look 3: Dallas Cowboy

Product Information: Tony Romo Reebok NFL Jersey from FansEdge, $110; Super Skinny Jeans from American Eagle, $40; Slouch Ankle Cowboy Boots from Old Navy, $40; Belt from ASOS, $9; Western Gun Holster from Spirit Halloween, $7; Cowboy Hat from Spirit Halloween, $13; Pro-Style Eye Black with Marker from gear4pros.com, $6

Thanks Leslie! It was so fun working with you! 

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