Here Are The Best Athlete Halloween Costumes of 2012 (Photos)

Every year, it seems, some pro athlete manages to cause a bit of a stir with a questionable Halloween costume.

Last year, you might recall, it was Raffi Torres, who went as rapper Jay-Z, complete with blackface makeup. This year’s main offender? Yep, another white hockey player in blackface: Tyler Bozak, who went as the late Michael Jackson.

However, for every questionable pro athlete Halloween costume, there are at least ten awesome ones. So we here at TotalProSports thought we’d give you a little rundown of the ten best athlete costumes of 2012.

First up, of course, are U.S. soccer players Alex Morgan and Sydney Leroux. They dressed up as U.S. Olympic gold medal gymnasts McKlaya Maroney and Gabby Douglas:

alex morgan sydney leroux halloween costume 2012

Then there was Seattle Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez, who went with a costume befitting an ace: Maverick from Top Gun:

felix hernandez maverick top gun halloween costume 2012

The Incredible Hulk was also a popular costume this year, as both Adrian Peterson and Duane “The Rock” Johnson lathered up in green body paint. Here’s Peterson:

adrian peterson hulk halloween costume 2012

And here’s The Rock, who is looking rather beefy these days:

duane johnson the rock hulk halloween costume 2012

Next up we have U.S. volleyball player Kim Glass who dressed up as a sexy kitten this year:

kim glass halloween costume 2012

And then there was snowboarder Shaun White, who was the antipathy of sexy:

shaun white mermaid halloween costume 2012

Of course, we can’t leave out Bryce Harper. He embraced his status as a bona fide meme creator with this clown costume, while also looking like a total baller, giving out regular-sized candy bars:

bryce harper clown halloween costume 2012

But the best athlete costume of Halloween 2012 goes to somebody you’ve probably never heard of: Josh Sundquist. He has only one leg, and competed in the 2006 Winter Paralympic Games in alpine skiing. Now he’s a bestselling author and motivational speaker.

So what did he dress up as for Halloween this year?

The sexy leg lamp from the film A Christmas Story. Check it out:

paralympian josh sundqust leg lamp halloween costume 2012

This isn’t just the best athlete costume of 2012. It might be the best Halloween costume ever. Period.

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