Brainstorming 30 ideas for posts about a college football team that hasn’t played a game yet this season is not the easiest job, so when the calendar hands us a gimme, you better believe we’re going to take it. Today is Halloween, so we’re pitching some Husky-themed Halloween costumes. Most of these are very bad ideas, and if you want real football analysis, you should probably look elsewhere. But if you’re in a festive Halloween spirit, then pitch a few of your own ideas in the comments below.
Spooooooooky Husky Halloween Costume Ideas, roughly ordered in increasing order of absurdity:
Dubs or Harry the Husky: In my exhaustive research on this topic, I found multiple sources who knew past Harry the Huskies (Harries the Husky?). They all shared that Harry faced constant pressure to wear the suit to college parties. You’re probably not going to have much luck tracking down the actual Harry suit, especially if you want to avoid a lifetime ban from Husky Stadium, but an at-home version can work nonetheless.
Husky Stadium Sailgater: Lace up your sperry topsiders, drape a sweater over the shoulders of your UW polo shirt, and constantly show everyone pictures of your boat from your phone. There will be no mistaking what your costume is.
Sun Devil Stadium: While I’m not sure how you can cobble together a full stadium costume, I can’t think of anything scarier for Husky fans. Every trip to Tempe is like a visit to the fun house from Us. Now that I think about it, this costume might be a little too scary.
Cody Pickett: If you listen to All We Hear Is Purple, you know that UWDP’s podcast is the official podcast of the Cody Pickett fan club. Earn your membership to the club with a full rodeo cowboy get-up, topped off with a Husky football helmet. You’ll set a single-season school record for candy yardage.
Rick Neuheisel: A friend of mine has degrees from UCLA and UW. In spite of those accomplishments, he’s exceptionally lazy when it comes to social engagements. Year after year, his Halloween costume consisted of a pair of khakis and a windbreaker with a UCLA or UW logo.
Transfer Portal: Let’s be honest, it’s already October 31. If you’re taking any of these ideas seriously, you’ll have to be able to get it ready in a matter of hours. How about a sandwich board with a list of dozens of college football players (especially Oregon players who have had their scholarships yanked due to the coaches’ inability to do math) listed across the font?
Chris Petersen: Any costume based on our former head coach would be extremely boring, unless you can find a pair of his purple camo pants and a Husky Hawaiian shirt.
Washington Huskies 2020 QB: Wear a UW jersey and attach three papier-mache heads to the shoulders. Poof- you are Kevin Thomson, Jacob Sirmon, Dylan Morris, and Ethan Garbers, all at the same time.