With the opening kickoff to the biggest game on the sporting calendar now less than two weeks away, sports fans across the nation are busy organizing their Super Bowl XLVII parties. Despite the fairly dismal state of the economy, and to use a well known phrase from Jurassic Park, last year consumers “spared no expense”. In total around $11 billion was spent on food, apparel, decorations and other related goods for the event. If you do the math that averages out to over $60 for each person watching the game.
While a significant portion of viewers will just buy a few cans of beer and a bag of Cheetos; more and more of us are going all-out on their parties with copious volumes of light beer, chicken wings and nachos on offer. For those of you that really like reveling in the party atmosphere we have picked out nine of the best Super Bowl themed costumes below.
If you are a sucker for the ‘good old days’ of football then this blue and white jersey of yesteryear with matching faux leather helmet is surely for you.
Tip: Looks out of place when used in conjunction with an iPhone.
Available from BuyCostumes.com
The ‘Old Tymer’
Although this costume makes it somewhat difficult to drink beer, or in fact use the restroom, you will certainly liven up the party upon arrival.
Tip: Not recommended for alcohol-fueled field goal practice sessions in the backyard.
Available from Target.com
One for the ladies, this outfit will certainly turn up the heat during the day’s activities.
Tip: Good for refereeing halftime drinking games.
Available from FancyDressCostumes.co.uk
The ‘Playboy Referee’
With over 300 million gallons of ‘the good stuff’ consumed every year on Super Bowl Sunday, become the official alcohol mascot of your party with this beer bottle costume.
Tip: Not recommended for use in the game ‘spin the bottle’.
Available from Amazon.com
The ‘Beer Bottle’
Another one for the ladies, this costume includes a black jersey with vertical zip off midriff. Great for getting into the Super Bowl party spirit.
Tip: Not for outdoor use; it can be a little chilly this time of year.
Available from Yandy.com
The ‘Tackle U’
Show others just what a dedicated sports geek you are with this truly nutty costume.
Tip: Care needed, may induce allergic reactions.
Available from CostumeCraze.com
The ‘Sports Nut’
Whichever side you are rooting for, get together with your buddies and buy a second skin costume for each of your team’s colors.
Tip: Remove hood before imbibing.
Available from SecondSkinSuit.com
The ‘Second Skin Suit’
Available in both male and female versions, become the hero of your Super Bowl party by dispensing can after can of deliciously cold and crisp beer.
Tip: Wear with sunglasses.
Available from CouplesCostumes.com
Get the family dog in on the action by turning him into the centerpiece of the game, a football.
Tip: For decorative purposes only.
Available from CostumeSupercenter.com
The ‘Canine Football’
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