Dirk Nowitzki As Lurch, and 9 Other Athlete Halloween Costumes We Love

These guys are all young at heart. 

Not all athletes are homicidal maniacs or self-important narcissists, even though it sometimes seems that way. Halloween always provides a good reminder that some athletes aren’t pricks and this year a handful of them have already shared pictures of top-notch costumes. Look, what a bunch of down-to-earth guys!

Leading the pack is Dirk Nowitzki, whose Lurch is eerily spot on. It’s not just the clothes and the makeup, but the perfect pose that make this the best athlete costume 2015, a distinction we’re sure Dirk will cherish as much as his MVP. 

Here are some other players who deserve recognition: 

Russell Westbrook as his teammate Steven Adams, and Steven Adams as nurse Joker

Kevin Durant as Martin Lawrence’s pizza delivery man in Blue Streak. And Nick Collison as Forrest Gump.



Oct 24, 2015 at 9:23pm PDT

T.J. Oshie as a dog and his wife as Cruella de Vil.


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Oct 25, 2015 at 6:06am PDT

Washington Capital Tom Wilson as…Wilson.

Chandler Parsons (second from left) as some kind of sexy caveman or something.


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Oct 24, 2015 at 10:22pm PDT

Russell Wilson as Batman and Ciara as Catwoman


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Oct 26, 2015 at 5:21am PDT

Mavs coach Rick Carlisle as Jim Carrey dressed as Mavs coach Rick Carlisle.