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PLAYING DRESS UP

CONCOCTING A CREATIVE COSTUME IS ALWAYS TRICKY, AND IT'S EVEN HARDER IF YOU'RE DEAD SET ON PULLING OFF A SPORTS THEME. WE'RE HERE TO HELP
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PATRICK MAHOMES

What you need:

No. 15 Chiefs jersey, curly wig, headband, a cannon in your right sleeve

Take your Halloween party by storm the way Mahomes has taken the NFL. But if trick-or-treaters come to your door, just politely toss the candy to them gently.

L.A.BRON

What you need:

No. 23 Lakers jersey, movie clapboard, beret, riding crop

Want to know why LeBron went Hollywood? Look at his IMDB profile: His production company, SpringHill Entertainment, has close to 20 projects out or in the works.

CARLOS RAMOS AND SERENA WILLIAMS

What you and your friend need:

Blue cardigan, white pants; black tennis one-piece (we'll let you figure out who wears which costume)

Put the boo in your Halloween by getting in a very loud argument that inspires partygoers to take sides.

GRITTY'S FATHER

What you need:

No. 19 Flyers jersey, orange wig and beard, Gritty doll

The official origin story for the new Philadelphia mascot states only that "his father was a 'bully,' " but take one look at Gritty and it's clear he's a descendant of former winger Scott Hartnell.

THE NEW KYRIE

What you need:

No. 11 Celtics jersey, globe, Neil deGrasse Tyson's Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

After spending the better part of two years espousing the theory that the Earth is flat, Irving corrected himself earlier this month. Pay homage to his enlightenment by entertaining partygoers with tales of bosons, leptons and quarks.

2018 NFL REFEREE

What you need:

Black-and-white striped shirt, black trousers, whistle and lots of yellow flags

Hold a bowl of candy. As trick-or-treaters creep toward you, flag them for getting too close to the passer.

SIGN OF THE APOCALYPSE

CHARLES BARKLEY HAS NOT WORN UNDERWEAR IN 10 YEARS.

THEY SAID IT

"WE LOST, BUT I'VE GOT A BEAUTIFUL WIFE I GET TO GO HOME TO, BOY. I'M GOING TO TRY TO MAKE SOME BABIES, MAN."

RAIDERS DEFENSIVE END BRUCE IRVIN, finding the bright side after Oakland lost 27--3 to the Seahawks in London