As if this season needed to be any more frightening, it’s time continue a tradition that started last year. Here are some fresh Halloween costume ideas for Husker players, coaches, and a few hangers-on.
Mike Riley as Roy Munson
As much as Mike resembles the pride of Ocelot, Iowa, this choice is also symbolic as Coach Riley has found himself Munsoned in the middle of nowhere with a fan base that’s making their pitchforks a little sharper with each passing week. As someone who happens to share Roy’s cursed last name, I’ve somehow never dressed as him for Halloween but I did get to meet his landlord this past summer so I’ve got that going for me.
Mark Banker as Kevin Costner
Maybe Kev could use some of the spy skills he picked up from his recent flops to help Banker solve the mystery of what happened to the Blackshirts.
Mike Cavanaugh as Jim Ross
You can almost hear the legendary WWE announcer screaming “My God, the man never substitutes his offensive line!”
Danny Langsdorf as Dorf
Because nothing shows your relevance to a bunch of 18-year-old kids by dressing as a character from the 80s so forgotten that a good photo doesn’t even exist on the internet.
Shawn Eichorst as The Shermanator
We can only hope that one day a sophisticated robot Athletic Director will be sent back from time to change the future for the Huskers.
Mark Philipp as Leonidas
You know Mark has this outfit hanging in his closet ready to go at a moment’s notice whether it’s Halloween or not.
Sam Foltz as Joe Dirt
As a fellow Grand Island native, I can say on good authority that Thunderleg is just one sweet IROC away from absolutely nailing this look.
Andy Janovich as Dalton
If the Huskers don’t make it to a bowl game, here’s hoping Andy commemorates his Senior Day by ripping out the throat of an Iowa player in the middle of a touchdown run.
Tom Shatel as Bobby “The Brain” Heenan
At the rate this season has been unraveling, the brains of the World-Herald will be turning heel before you know it. Going as Bobby for Halloween will be a great warm up.
Mike’l Severe as Mickey, the guy who cut the tag off a mattress
Possibly the only costume choice of the 80s more random than Stiles from Teen Wolf but Mike’l has the obscure film knowledge to make it work.
Dirk Chatelain as Jared from Subway
Yes. This one is in absolutely poor taste but when all you need to pull off a costume that will get the whole neighborhood talking (and the police making unannounced visits) is a pair of glasses and foot long, you just gotta do it.