25 Crazy Super Bowl XLVII Fans
Hey, I love the Super Bowl. Super Bowl Sunday is one of my favorite days of the year. But I really doubt I’ll ever spend upwards of $3,000 to go to the big game in person. And even if I did, I doubt I would dress up like a lunatic.
Fortunately for your amusement and mine, not everyone feels this way. Some people are very willing to spend a small fortune to watch their team win (or lose) the big game, and many of them also put a lot of work into looking like garish clowns.
Want to see some of the wackier fans from Super Bowl XLVII? Well, here you go.
"Hey bro, let's pose for a picture in front of the giant Super Bowl XLVII sign and pretend like we're totally fighting. It'll be epic."
25. Striking a Pose
I guess these two were made for each other. She doesn't mind that he moonlights as a mexican luchadore, and he doesn't mind that she likes to wear weird wigs.
24. Happy Couple
Tell me—is there anything more tragic than a mustache fire? And who do you call—the regular fire department, or the special mustache fire department?
23. Ravens Fireman
Hey, remember when troll dolls were popular? Well this guy does. (So does the lady at the DMV with all the little downs and trinkets on her desk.)
22. Mr. 49ers Troll Doll
This guy looks so stoic and resigned to the 49ers' fate. However, it's kind of hard to feel for him when his wife is still wearing those goofy sunglasses.
21. Nice Shades
Actually, I don't know if this was a fan, or if she was part of the pre-game entertainment. Either way she looks goofy, though.
20. Weird Umbrella Lady
First, I'm not an expert, but I think wearing a goofy Native American headdress like that might be a little culturally insensitive. Second, were the Redskins (speaking of racist team names) playing at this Super Bowl? No, they were not. So what is this guy's deal?
19. Random Native American Head Dress Guy
He's got 49ers apparel, American flag sunglasses, and an English flag with a sign that says "Hello England!" It's kind of hard to say what is going on here, exactly.
18. Captain England
"Babe, you sure these purple feather tubes in my hair don't make me look like that alien from Predator?"
"Naw, babe, looks hot."
17. Weird Boa Lady
Why do hats with fake Rastafarian dreadlocks appeal to middle-aged white guys? I suspect they think they're cool or something, but where would they get such an idea?
16. Mr. Rasta Hat
Have you ever been to Chicago and seen that sculpture in Millenium Park? That's what this reminds me of.
If not, then I guess nevermind.
There were a lot of Ravens fans who took advantage of the fact that the Ravens colors are very similar to the Mardi Gras colors (which are purple, green, and gold). This lady was one of them. Note how she even customized the shirt by splattering gold paint on it.
Well, I think that's gold paint.
14. The Baltimore Bird Lady
That's an amazingly accurate replica of the San Francisco 49ers Super Bowl XXIX Championship Ring. I'm assuming this guy didn't make it himself, but if he did, hat's off to him. (Though, yes, he does still look ridiculous.)
There's so much going on here—the fishnet gloves, the purple boa, the tube-things coming out of her hat—and yet the eyes are drawn immediately to the #1 painted on her chest.
I wonder if that was intentional.
12. #1 Cleavage
Is it just me, or does this guy not look like the long lost son of the U.S. Open Bird Man?
Anyway, that's a nice vest he has. Interesting how he felt the need to throw the San Francisco Giants' logo in there.
11. Mr. Homemade Vest
It looks like this lady just wrapped a bunch of rags and beads around herself, grabbed a boa, and headed out for the day. But hey, she sure looks like she's enjoying herself there, so more power to her.
10. The Feather Lady
Forget the painted shirtlessness and the funny mask. I'd be embarrassed to have this guy's tattoos. I mean, I'm sure they mean something to him, but they look like nonsense.
9. Mexican Iron Man
See, I told you the Ravens fans took advantage of the Mardi Gras theme to dress up. Unfortunately, the costume store only had three masks, so that girl on the right had to improvise.
8. The Mardi Gras Girls and the Photobombing Niners Fan
I was under the impression that Christopher Nolan's Joker was kind of a nihilist, so it's kind of surprising to learn that he has such a strong allegiance to something as ultimately meaningless as a professional sports franchise.
7. The Joker
I have no idea what is going on here, but I'm assuming that is a 49ers fan.
6. The Flamboyant Rooster
I find this guy strangely intimidating, which is weird, because you don't normally think of purple as an intimidating color. Maybe it's the tattoos.
5. The Purple Zombie
"Hey Frank, are you sure this football head mask doesn't kind of look like a huge turd?"
These San Fran fans decided to dress up as 49ers mascot Sourdough Sam...only I don't think S.S. has a beard.
3. The Actual 49ers
Rule of thumb: you never want to look like the villain in a Disney princess movie.
2. Ursula the Sea Witch
In the olden days, professional wrestlers didn't have to worry about where to keep their phones when they pulled on their spandex underpants and hopped in the ring. Luckily Señor Cuarenta Y Nueve here found a solution to the dilemma.