With Halloween comes scary movies, pumpkins, trick-or-treating, and, of course, costumes! Are you uncertain about which costume to wear on Halloween? Do you love America’s pastime? If you answered yes and yes, then JustBats has a treat for you. Presenting the top 7 best baseball and softball-themed Halloween costumes.
Best Halloween Costumes for Baseball and Softball Fans
7.) Harley Quinn
Harley Quinn is a fictional supervillain who was made famous in the movie Suicide Squad. She has quickly become one of Batman’s most popular villains with an uncanny ability to yield a baseball bat. That alone makes her a perfect choice for our baseball-themed Halloween costumes.
If you are a DC Comics fan, this was probably already at the top of your list of Halloween costumes, regardless of the baseball bat prop. Harley Quinn's famous baseball bat is custom-made, but any wood baseball bat should do the trick.
6.) Ketchup, Mustard, & Relish
Disclaimer: this costume requires a trio. But, if you have two friends who are willing to race from house to house while trick-or-treating, there is no better baseball costume set. Ketchup, mustard, and relish races have been one of the best forms of promotional sports entertainment in all of baseball over the years. Rather than sitting down and twiddling your thumbs between innings, this popular mascot race engages the whole crowd and gets everyone up on their feet cheering for their favorite condiment.
You may be wondering, “What in the world is JustBats talking about?” That may be because your favorite baseball team does not do this particular mascot race. The Milwaukee Brewers are known for racing sausages, the Washington Nationals race presidents and the Cleveland Indians race hot dogs. You get the picture. Either way, this is still a great baseball costume.
5.) Steve Bartman
The infamous Steve Bartman incident from October 2003 in Game 6 of the National League Championship Series has forever been etched in Chicago Cubs lore. Looking to antagonize a Chicago fan in your life? Or, want a simple Halloween costume?
A Steve Bartman costume is simple. You’ll need five things:
- A Cub’s hat.
- Thin glasses.
- A dark crewneck (preferably with Renegade written across the front).
- A set of out-of-date headphones.
- A green turtleneck.
4.) Kenny Powers
Have you watched HBO's television series Eastbound & Down? While a costume depicting the show's main character, Kenny Powers, would take some planning, it would be well received by friends. Not only will you need to grow out an epic mullet, but you will need to get a gnarly racoon eyes sun tan. Beware, if you act like Kenny Powers, with his short temper and egotistical behavior, you might not get any candy while trick-or-treating.
3.) Topps Baseball Trading Card
This costume is very nostalgic and it will require a little bit of DIY crafting. Follow these steps for a one-of-a-kind baseball costume:
- Pick your favorite player.
- Pick your favorite picture of your favorite player.
- Take that picture to your local mega-store or photography shop and print it off so that it will fit onto a piece of large foam board.
- Glue that sucker on there and then carefully cut out his or her head on both the picture and the foam board.
- Make sure to include the famous Topps logo. See the picture below.
2.) Rockford Peach Uniform
The Rockford Peaches were a successful 1940s women’s professional baseball team that had some sweet uniforms. Their off-pink uniforms were made famous in A League of Their Own, starring Tom Hanks, Madonna, and Rosie O’Donnell. The movie highlights an all-female baseball league that started in the Midwest as America’s young men started shipping off during World War II.
Is yellow more your style? Forgot being a Rockford Peach and donned the bright yellow uniform of the Racine Belles.
1.) Tim Tebow
Typically, the best Halloween costumes are the timely ones. In baseball, the emergence of Tim Tebow has been memorable, to say the least. From signing with the New York Mets to hitting a homerun in his first at-bat, Tim Tebow is one of the most timely characters in baseball this year.
Don't expect to be the only Tim Tebow for Halloween, though. In September 2016, Tebow's number 15 Mets jersey was the number one selling baseball jersey, ahead of baseball legends David Ortiz and Kris Bryant.
JustBats wishes everyone a happy holiday season. Don’t forget, if you ever have any baseball or softball-related questions, please head on over to JustBats.com. We have customer service, email support, and a live chat feature. We’re here for you from click to hit! Which costume would you wear? Any other great baseball or softball-themed Halloween costume ideas?