Football Costumes for Adults
Are you ready for football season? Of course you are! But maybe Halloween is coming up, and you’d like to pay tribute to your favorite sport. Or maybe there’s a big-time playoff game on the horizon, and you want to show up to the stadium in a costume. Or maybe you’re shopping for your child or partner to help get them into the football fun!
Whatever the reason you’re eyeing a football-themed costume, we’ve got your back. Because we’ve got sports costume styles that are sure to sate your appetite for gridiron fun! Whether for yourself, for a couple, for the kids, or even for Fido, we’ve got NFL costumes and football costumes that will let anyone become a part of the action. Check out some of these top selections to see if any of them are just what you’re looking for!
Get Real Football Costumes
Well, it’s time to become one with that pigskin that’s formed into the shape of a prolate spheroid. You’ve got to become the football! You know you’ve always wanted to be the ball, so when it’s time to choose a football costume, go in this Get Real football costume to become the most important part of the game. This costume is great for a party or to wear to the game. Just make sure nobody tries to punt, pass, or kick you!
D-Fence! D-Fence! We’re not sure who the first person to bring an oversized “D” and a section of imitation picket fencing to a football game was, but the concept was easy to understand and caught on with fans everywhere in a hurry. You can recreate this classic sideline sign with this couple's D-Fence costume. It comes with a polyfoam pieces that secure to the body with fabric ties, one of you can be the “D” and the other is going to be the picket fence!
Women’s Football Costume
You know a thing or two about putting points on the board, so we think it’s prime time you suit up for football fun by choosing this girls’ football costume! You’ll be ready to face off against all the opposing players in the league, and we’re sure you’re going to be running up the score, too! A touchdown here, a touchdown there, before you know it, you’re going to be the league leader!
Vintage Football Helmet
You don’t need to be one of your current favorite players when you choose a football costume for Halloween. In fact, why not just choose a blast from the past? You take your costume way back to the start of the gridiron glory with this vintage football helmet. A classic old-timey look, this helmet will have you looking like a vintage player of lore.
Football Costumes for Kids
Kids love to be a part of the gridiron action, too. And all you need to do is to take a look at our selection of football costumes for kids to get them suited up! We have NFL football uniforms that will have them looking just like their favorite star player. These uniform set costumes work great for boys and girls alike. For the littlest ones in your family, we also have infant and toddler costumes to get them into the action. Complete any of these styles with our football accessories, and they’ll be ready for the game!
Our NFL football uniforms are extremely popular with kids. And who can blame them? They love watching their favorite players on Sundays, so why wouldn’t they want to be them for Halloween, too? We carry all of the most popular NFL teams like the Cowboys, Patriots, and Seahawks. And any of these kids football costumes are ready to outfit your little guy or gal! They come with everything needed for them to take part in the fun. The jersey and pant set are a perfect replication of what the players wear on the field, and it comes with a helmet, too, to complete the effect. (For non-contact play only.) They’re even fully customizable with iron-on numbers to complete the jersey! Pick out a set for your child, and they can be their favorite player, or imagine themselves joining the sidelines of their favorite NFL team!
Zombie Football Costume
Welcome to the Dead Zone. He loves NFL action on Sundays, but maybe he also likes to watch The Walking Dead on Sunday nights. Well, do we have the perfect costume combination for him! This Dead Zone Zombie Football Costume will have him decked out like a linebacker who’s been reanimated as a major brain eater! That’s right, no more tackling when suits up in this uniform. It’s going to be all about getting a taste of his opponents’ brains. Well, come to think of it, he’s still going to need to be good at tackling to get a taste of them!
Costume Shoulder Pads
Of course they’re going to want to feel like a real player when they slip on their favorite team jersey for Halloween. But they’re also going to need some of the gear from the field, too, so suit them up just like the pros with this shoulder pad set! From Franklin Sports, these pads look just like the real thing even though they are designed for fun and will not offer any protection in contact play. They can practice their moves in the back yard, or while they’re out trick-or-treating. Hut hut!
NFL Jerseys for Pets
There’s no reason our favorite four legged friends can’t be a part of the football action. Especially when you have a pet football jersey for them! They can be the newest star player for your favorite team, and if you think they look great in their team jersey, just imagine how awesome it would be seeing them run circles around NFL linebackers! Our pet NFL jerseys have a unique design to fit just right on dogs but work for cats, too, if your feline friend is ready to suit up for football fun. With popular teams and sizes that run the gamut from extra small to extra large, you’re sure to find one to fit most breeds. Suit him up for gameday or for costume fun and our pet jerseys will make sure Fido is in the game!
Blow that whistle. Because your friends just committed a party foul! If you want to be a part of the football fun, there’s no reason you need to be on a team. Because you can just put on the zebra stripes, and officiate all the action as the referee! We’ve got referee costumes for men, women, and children. In fact, you could even outfit your entire family in ref gear for a fun theme! Remember to add a toy whistle but you won’t have to search for that yellow flag to throw on the field. Each of these costumes includes a yellow handkerchief that you can keep at the ready. Patrol the party with a keen eye, because all the party-goers are going to be expecting you to keep things fair and impartial!
NFL Touchdown Celebrations
We here at HalloweenCostumes.com are always, always, all about the immersive costume experience. Which, if you’re going in a NFL Costume, is certainly going to involve emulating your favorite player’s moves on the field. And there’s no moves more notable than the revered touchdown celebration!
The NFL loosened their restrictive rules on touchdown celebrations in 2017, and the fans have given an enthusiastic thumbs up to the new approach. Players across the league have taken the time after scoring six to do new and inventive routines. Of course, the true pioneers of end zone shenanigans still stand the test of time, and we think they’re worth celebrating.
So, we thought it’d be good to document some of these all-time classic end zone celebrations, complete with instructions on how to perform them! We think you’ll find this infographic very useful in your costume preparations. Practice these moves, choose from our NFL Costumes, and you’re sure to be on the highlight reel in no time!
The Funky Chicken
Billy Johnson is credited with being one of the first players to perform a touchdown celebration. And atypical it was indeed! Inspired by the 1970 Rufus Thomas song "Do the Funky Chicken," he performed a silly, knee-knocking end zone celebration that mimicked the dance corresponding to the novelty song. Johnson played as a wide receiver and a kick returner from 1974 through 1988. And he deployed plenty of Funky Chickens during his career! You can recreate his sideline antics by following the steps we have illustrated in this image.
The Ickey Shuffle
Elbert “Ickey” Woods played just four seasons for the Cincinnati Bengals, but left an indelible impression in NFL lore with his renowned end zone antics. His signature maneuverer was rather simple. Shuffle the feet to the right, hold the football to the right, shuffle the feet to the left and hold the football to the left, and finish with three hops to the right and a spike of the football. Of course this dance, along with the celebrations of his 80s contemporaries, led to the NFL creating the Excessive Celebration rule that effectively banned it, although he was allowed to continue performing it on his own team’s sideline.
The Prime Time High Step
Prime Time Deion Sanders. The well renowned two-sport star made a big splash in the NFL winning a Super Bowl with the San Francisco 49ers in 1994, and following that up with a high profile stint and another Super Bowl with the Dallas Cowboys the next year. Of course, teaming up with Jerry Jones and America’s Team vaulted Deion into the upper echelon of superstar status. His pick sixes made him a threat to score when the opposing offense was on the field, and his signature high step on an interception return made our list of notable NFL touchdown celebrations. We just have 3 simple steps to perform the Prime Time High Step. Football in the outside hand, place the other hand on the back of your head, and elevate your legs as high as you can in stride. Grabbing a Cowboys jersey for an NFL costume to be Prime Time Deion was never this easy or fun!
The Dirty Bird
When a signature dance or move becomes emblematic of the entire team, well, you’ve got to be doing something right. That was the case with the 1998 NFC Champion Atlanta Falcons, and their touchdown routine is still associated with the team’s identity today! The famous end zone dance was pioneered by player Jamal Anderson, who, after hearing a fan dub the ‘98 team as the Dirty Birds, decided to do a dance routine that features his elbows and arms mimicking the flapping wings of a bird. He did so the next time he scored, and the dance spread to the rest of the team in short order. You, of course, can do your own dirty bird with a group or by yourself by just recreating these famous steps. A little shuffle is involved, alternating each elbow at 90 degrees, and of course, flapping them with vigor as well. It’s an easy routine that’s sure to add to your costume’s authenticity!
The Pom Pom Dance
It’s easy to call Terrell Owens one of the great receivers of the game, but, he’s equally as well known for his off-field controversies. And, of course, his flamboyant touchdown celebrations. It’s hard to pick just one of his signature routines to highlight here, but alas, there is the one that gained instant notoriety. In 2002 when he was with the 49ers, after scoring a 45 yard touchdown against the Packers, he immediately ran to the cheerleaders and demanded a set of pom-poms. And he shook ‘em, did a little dance, and walked off the field. Unfortunate, they lost that game, but you can recreate those steps to do your own T.O. jig. Just follow the steps we’ve outlined here!
The Moss Moon
Oh, Mr. Moss. The SuperFreak burst onto the NFL scene with the Minnesota Vikings, where he caught many a long ball for them over 7 seasons. It was one of his last games with the Vikes, though, that definitely left an indelible mark on the Minnesota’s rivalry with the Green Bay Packers. In their 2005 NFC wildcard matchup, Moss, after scoring the team’s second touchdown, trotted to the goalpost and pantomimed pulling down his pants to moon the Green Bay fans. Of course, even though no skin was exposed, this touchdown celebration was viewed as highly controversial. He departed the team in the offseason, and this TD celebration remains an iconic visual for era. You can recreate your own Moss Moon, of course, whenever you’ve got a player jersey on. We just suggest following suit with Randy Moss and sticking to pantomiming the action only!
The Ball Flip
Ladanian Tomlinson was the premiere running back in the league for many of his 11 NFL seasons. At least as far as Fantasy Football owners were concerned! Of course, he excited plenty of San Diego Chargers fans during his career, too, and his propensity for rushing touchdowns gave him plenty of opportunities to showcase his signature touchdown celebration. You can replicate the simple maneuver quite easily by following these steps: Hold the football upright in your right hand, place your left hand on the back of your hand, stand straight on the tips of your toes, and flip the football with a quick motion of the wrist! That’s all it takes, although it does require a little bit of finesse to pull it off just like LT. If the flip is too obvious, you are probably doing it wrong.
The Golf Putt
Chad Ochocinco, formerly known as Chad Johnson, made waves across the league for his over-the-top antics during his tenure with the Cincinnati Bengals. Case in point, legally changing his last name from Johnson to Ochocinco, supposedly in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month in the NFL. (Never mind the fact that “ocho cinco” is not his player number 85. “Ochenta y cinco” would actually be number 85 in Spanish.) Sideline and off-the-field antics aside, Ochocinco dabbled in plenty of over-the-top touchdown celebrations as well. The one that sticks with us is when, in 2005 after a touchdown against the Baltimore Ravens, he ran to the corner of the end zone, carefully placed the ball on the ground and used one of the orange end zone pylons as a golf club to putt the ball. We’ve illustrated those moves here, and you recreate them if you can manage to track down a pylon!
In the modern NFL era, few recurring celebrations have become famous because of the league’s clamping down on excessive celebrations. Leave it to Victor Cruz to slip in there and revive the (almost) lost art of the touchdown dance. Well-received and highly regarded for its simplicity, the star receiver for the New York Giants simply does a brief Salsa dance after he makes a score. Cruz has even stated that it was inspired by his deceased grandmother who taught him the dance at a young age. (She also loved touchdown celebrations, by the way.) Heart touching, fun, effective! You can replicate his end zone moves by following our graphic, but for full effect, you might have to log a few hours at your local ballroom for some actual lessons.
The Gronk Spike
Gronk, a.k.a. Rob Gronkowski, might be the NFL’s biggest bro, but it’s hard not to admire his zest for life. He loves playing football, and he loves having fun. Well known for his party boy antics and well regarded for his high caliber of play on the field, he has a patented touchdown celebration that pretty much perfectly fits his image. The Gronk Spike! Sure, many players have spiked the ball before him, but none have done it with quite the same amount of force and attitude. (Take a wiz around the web to look at some GIFs of the maneuver if you don’t believe us!) You of course, can pull off a Gronk costume with his jersey and a goofy smile. But it wouldn’t be complete if you couldn’t spike the ball right. Just follow these steps to achieve your own Gronk spike. Take a football, slam it into the ground. It’s really that easy!