Published: Oct. 27, 2017 at 12:11 p.m.
Updated: Oct. 29, 2017 at 05:42 p.m.

Football's most creative Halloween costumes

Halloween is right around the corner, and over the years, NFL fans have gone above and beyond with their costumes. The amount of time and creativity these football fanatics put into their outfits is nothing short of amazing.

Will you be dressing up for the games this weekend? Send us your costume -- or the best costume you see -- on Twitter: @TheCheckdown and you could see yourself on this list, receiving the recognition you deserve.

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  • A fan dressed in a Halloween costume cheers during the second half of an NFL football game between the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Chargers, Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Foxborough, Mass. 41

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    Hear me roar

    A fan dressed in a Halloween costume cheers during the second half of an NFL football game between the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Chargers, Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Foxborough, Mass.

  • Fans wear Halloween costumes during an NFL football game between the New Orleans Saints and the Chicago Bears in New Orleans, Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017. 40

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    Joke's on you

    Fans wear Halloween costumes during an NFL football game between the New Orleans Saints and the Chicago Bears in New Orleans, Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017.

  • A fan in a Halloween costume participates in halftime festivities during the Cincinnati Bengals NFL week 8 football game against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, October 31, 2010 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Dolphins won the game 22-14. 39

    Paul Spinelli/Associated Press

    Monster Mash

    A fan in a Halloween costume participates in halftime festivities during the Cincinnati Bengals NFL week 8 football game against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, October 31, 2010 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Dolphins won the game 22-14.

  • Oct 31, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA;  Fans dress up in Halloween costumes for a game at Soldier Field between the Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings. Chicago defeated Minnesota 20-10. 38

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    To the Moon and Back

    Oct 31, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Fans dress up in Halloween costumes for a game at Soldier Field between the Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings. Chicago defeated Minnesota 20-10.

  • Oct 31, 2013; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; A Miami Dolphins fan dresses up for halloween before a game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium. 37

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    Fright Night

    Oct 31, 2013; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; A Miami Dolphins fan dresses up for halloween before a game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium.

  • A Miami Dolphins fan dresses up for Halloween during an NFL football game between the Miami Dolphins and the Cincinnati Bengals at Sun Life Stadium on Thursday, October 31, 2013, in Miami Gardens, Florida. The Dolphins defeated the Bengals 22-20 in overtime. 36

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    Hulk Smash!

    A Miami Dolphins fan dresses up for Halloween during an NFL football game between the Miami Dolphins and the Cincinnati Bengals at Sun Life Stadium on Thursday, October 31, 2013, in Miami Gardens, Florida. The Dolphins defeated the Bengals 22-20 in overtime.

  • Chicago Bears fans cheer during an NFL game against the Minnesota Vikings on Monday, October 31, 2016. The Bears defeated the Vikings 20-10. 35

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    Beary Scary

    Chicago Bears fans cheer during an NFL game against the Minnesota Vikings on Monday, October 31, 2016. The Bears defeated the Vikings 20-10.

  • A New York Giants fan wearing a Superwoman costume after Halloween cheers for her team during the game against the Baltimore Ravens at Giants Stadium on November 16, 2008 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Giants defeated the Ravens 30-10. 34

    Paul Spinelli/Associated Press

    Superwoman

    A New York Giants fan wearing a Superwoman costume after Halloween cheers for her team during the game against the Baltimore Ravens at Giants Stadium on November 16, 2008 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Giants defeated the Ravens 30-10.

  • A Chicago Bears fan wears a scary Halloween face mask along with a team sweatshirt and hat during the 2016 NFL week 8 regular season football game against the Minnesota Vikings on Monday, Oct. 31, 2016 in Chicago. The Bears won the game 20-10. 33

    Paul Spinelli/Associated Press

    Positively Defrightful

    A Chicago Bears fan wears a scary Halloween face mask along with a team sweatshirt and hat during the 2016 NFL week 8 regular season football game against the Minnesota Vikings on Monday, Oct. 31, 2016 in Chicago. The Bears won the game 20-10.

  • A Chicago Bears fan wears a Star Wars face mask on Halloween night during the Chicago Bears 2016 NFL week 8 regular season football game against the Minnesota Vikings on Monday, Oct. 31, 2016 in Chicago. The Bears won the game 20-10. 32

    Paul Spinelli/Associated Press

    The Force is Strong

    A Chicago Bears fan wears a Star Wars face mask on Halloween night during the Chicago Bears 2016 NFL week 8 regular season football game against the Minnesota Vikings on Monday, Oct. 31, 2016 in Chicago. The Bears won the game 20-10.

  • A pair of fans dressed up for Halloween pose for a photo during the Dallas Cowboys NFL week 8 regular season football game against the Washington Redskins on Monday, Oct. 27, 2014 Arlington, Texas. The Redskins won the game 20-17 in overtime. 31

    Paul Spinelli/Associated Press

    Mr. and Mrs. Packman

    A pair of fans dressed up for Halloween pose for a photo during the Dallas Cowboys NFL week 8 regular season football game against the Washington Redskins on Monday, Oct. 27, 2014 Arlington, Texas. The Redskins won the game 20-17 in overtime.

  • A fan is dressed in costume for Halloween during the game between the Miami Dolphins against the Cincinnati Bengals at the Paul Brown Stadium on October 31, 2010 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Dolphins defeated the Bengals 22-14. 30

    Scott Boehm/Associated Press

    Pin Head

    A fan is dressed in costume for Halloween during the game between the Miami Dolphins against the Cincinnati Bengals at the Paul Brown Stadium on October 31, 2010 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Dolphins defeated the Bengals 22-14.

  • Fans dressed as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for Halloween spend time tailgating in the parking lot of Gillette Stadium before an NFL football game between the New England Patriots and Miami Dolphins, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015, in Foxborough, Mass. 29

    Michael Dwyer/Associated Press

    Heroes in a Half Shell

    Fans dressed as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for Halloween spend time tailgating in the parking lot of Gillette Stadium before an NFL football game between the New England Patriots and Miami Dolphins, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015, in Foxborough, Mass.

  • A Chicago Bears fan wears a costume on Halloween night during the Chicago Bears 2016 NFL week 8 regular season football game against the Minnesota Vikings on Monday, Oct. 31, 2016 in Chicago. The Bears won the game 20-10. 28

    Paul Spinelli/Associated Press

    Scare Tactics

    A Chicago Bears fan wears a costume on Halloween night during the Chicago Bears 2016 NFL week 8 regular season football game against the Minnesota Vikings on Monday, Oct. 31, 2016 in Chicago. The Bears won the game 20-10.

  • A Chicago Bears fan wears a costume on Halloween night during the Chicago Bears 2016 NFL week 8 regular season football game against the Minnesota Vikings on Monday, Oct. 31, 2016 in Chicago. The Bears won the game 20-10. 27

    Paul Spinelli/Associated Press

    Pot of Gold

    A Chicago Bears fan wears a costume on Halloween night during the Chicago Bears 2016 NFL week 8 regular season football game against the Minnesota Vikings on Monday, Oct. 31, 2016 in Chicago. The Bears won the game 20-10.

  • A fan with a zippered and painted face dressed up for Halloween gives a scary look during the Dallas Cowboys NFL week 8 regular season football game against the Washington Redskins on Monday, Oct. 27, 2014 Arlington, Texas. The Redskins won the game 20-17 in overtime. 26

    Paul Spinelli/Associated Press

    Zipped Up

    A fan with a zippered and painted face dressed up for Halloween gives a scary look during the Dallas Cowboys NFL week 8 regular season football game against the Washington Redskins on Monday, Oct. 27, 2014 Arlington, Texas. The Redskins won the game 20-17 in overtime.

  • New England Patriots fans, dressed for Halloween, show their support in the second half of an NFL football game between the Patriots and the Chicago Bears on Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, in Foxborough, Mass. 25

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    Heads Will Roll

    New England Patriots fans, dressed for Halloween, show their support in the second half of an NFL football game between the Patriots and the Chicago Bears on Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, in Foxborough, Mass.

  • A against the Green Bay Packers fan dresses for Halloween in the second half of an NFL football game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Green Bay Packers, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013, in Minneapolis. 24

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    Eye on the Prize

    A against the Green Bay Packers fan dresses for Halloween in the second half of an NFL football game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Green Bay Packers, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013, in Minneapolis.

  • Buffalo Bills fans watch during the first half of an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, in Orchard Park, N.Y. 23

    Adrian Kraus/Associated Press

    Shark Attack

    Buffalo Bills fans watch during the first half of an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, in Orchard Park, N.Y.

  • Fans tailgate before an NFL football game between the Oakland Raiders and the Kansas City Chiefs in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. 22

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    Time for a Close Up

    Fans tailgate before an NFL football game between the Oakland Raiders and the Kansas City Chiefs in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017.

  • Houston Texans fans dressed in costume watch play against the Cleveland Browns during an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017, in Houston. 21

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    We Woke up Like This

    Houston Texans fans dressed in costume watch play against the Cleveland Browns during an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017, in Houston.

  • An Arizona Cardinals fan cheers on his team during the second half of an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz. 20

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    Predator of the Red Sea

    An Arizona Cardinals fan cheers on his team during the second half of an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz.

  • A Miami Dolphins fan dresses up for Halloween during an NFL football game between the Miami Dolphins and the Cincinnati Bengals at Sun Life Stadium on Thursday, October 31, 2013, in Miami Gardens, Florida. The Dolphins defeated the Bengals 22-20 in overtime. 19

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    Duffman

    A Miami Dolphins fan dresses up for Halloween during an NFL football game between the Miami Dolphins and the Cincinnati Bengals at Sun Life Stadium on Thursday, October 31, 2013, in Miami Gardens, Florida. The Dolphins defeated the Bengals 22-20 in overtime.

  • A football fan waits in the stands dressed for Halloween before the start of an NFL football game between the San Diego Chargers and the Kansas City Chiefs Monday, Oct. 31, 2011 in Kansas City. 18

    Jeff Roberson/Associated Press

    Luigi Time!

    A football fan waits in the stands dressed for Halloween before the start of an NFL football game between the San Diego Chargers and the Kansas City Chiefs Monday, Oct. 31, 2011 in Kansas City.

  • Fans in Halloween costumes are seen in the stands in the first half of an NFL football game with the Philadelphia Eagles and the Dallas Cowboys Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011 in Philadelphia. 17

    Michael Perez/Associated Press

    The BOO Crew

    Fans in Halloween costumes are seen in the stands in the first half of an NFL football game with the Philadelphia Eagles and the Dallas Cowboys Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011 in Philadelphia.

  • Fans are seen in Halloween costumes in the second half of an NFL football game with the Philadelphia Eagles and the Dallas Cowboys Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011 in Philadelphia. 16

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    Jeepers Creepers

    Fans are seen in Halloween costumes in the second half of an NFL football game with the Philadelphia Eagles and the Dallas Cowboys Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011 in Philadelphia.

  • Denver Bronco fans watch the game against the Detroit Lions wearing Halloween costumes during an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011, in Denver. 15

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    Spooktacular

    Denver Bronco fans watch the game against the Detroit Lions wearing Halloween costumes during an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011, in Denver.

  • A fan dressed in an Elvis Halloween costume watches the action during the third quarter of an NFL football gamebetween the Carolina Panthers and the Minnesota Vikings in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011. 14

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    Panther King

    A fan dressed in an Elvis Halloween costume watches the action during the third quarter of an NFL football gamebetween the Carolina Panthers and the Minnesota Vikings in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011.

  • Fans in Halloween costumes cheer in the first quarter of an NFL football game between the Tennessee Titans and the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011, in Nashville, Tenn. 13

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    Chew Times Two

    Fans in Halloween costumes cheer in the first quarter of an NFL football game between the Tennessee Titans and the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011, in Nashville, Tenn.

  • Baltimore Ravens fan Mark Denis of Baltimore, Md., dressed in a Ravens' Halloween costume, tailgates before an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens in Jacksonville, Fla., on Monday, Oct. 24, 2011. 12

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    May the Ravens Be With You

    Baltimore Ravens fan Mark Denis of Baltimore, Md., dressed in a Ravens' Halloween costume, tailgates before an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens in Jacksonville, Fla., on Monday, Oct. 24, 2011.

  • Fans dress for Halloween as they watch the Arizona Cardinals and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010, in Glendale, Ariz.  The Buccaneers defeated the Cardinals 38-35. 11

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    Boo'tiful

    Fans dress for Halloween as they watch the Arizona Cardinals and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010, in Glendale, Ariz. The Buccaneers defeated the Cardinals 38-35.

  • Fans, dressed in their Halloween best, watch warmups prior to the start an NFL football game between the Arizona Cardinals and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010, in Glendale, Ariz.  The Buccaneers defeated the Cardinals 38-35. 10

    Ross D. Franklin/Associated Press

    Gruesome Twosome

    Fans, dressed in their Halloween best, watch warmups prior to the start an NFL football game between the Arizona Cardinals and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010, in Glendale, Ariz. The Buccaneers defeated the Cardinals 38-35.

  • Dallas Cowboys fans are dressed for Halloween during an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars,  Sunday, October 31, 2010 at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.  The Jaguars won the game, 35-17. 9

    James D. Smith/Associated Press

    Pumpkin Fiesta

    Dallas Cowboys fans are dressed for Halloween during an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Sunday, October 31, 2010 at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The Jaguars won the game, 35-17.

  • New Orleans Saints fans in Halloween costumes are seen in the stands during an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010. 8

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    Mr. and Mrs. Pumpkin Head

    New Orleans Saints fans in Halloween costumes are seen in the stands during an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010.

  • A fan dressed for Halloween, cheers on during the first quarter of an NFL football game between the Arizona Cardinals and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010, in Glendale, Ariz. 7

    Paul Connors/Associated Press

    Clown Town

    A fan dressed for Halloween, cheers on during the first quarter of an NFL football game between the Arizona Cardinals and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010, in Glendale, Ariz.

  • NFL fan Sara Lee, dressed in a Teletubby Halloween costume, poses near a grill while tailgating prior to a football game between the San Diego Chargers and the Tennessee Titans, Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010, in San Diego. 6

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    Tele Tailgate

    NFL fan Sara Lee, dressed in a Teletubby Halloween costume, poses near a grill while tailgating prior to a football game between the San Diego Chargers and the Tennessee Titans, Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010, in San Diego.

  • Fans dress up in halloween costumes for the Washington Redskins-Detroit Lions NFL football game in Detroit, Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010. 5

    Paul Sancya/Associated Press

    Animal Party

    Fans dress up in halloween costumes for the Washington Redskins-Detroit Lions NFL football game in Detroit, Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010.

  • Fans in Halloween costumes before an NFL football game at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010. 4

    Gerald Herbert/Associated Press

    Why so Serious?

    Fans in Halloween costumes before an NFL football game at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010.

  • Fans dressed for Halloween watch the Arizona Cardinals and Carolina Panthers during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 1, 2009, in Glendale, Ariz. The Panthers defeated the Cardinals 34-21. 3

    Paul Connors/Associated Press

    Clowning Around

    Fans dressed for Halloween watch the Arizona Cardinals and Carolina Panthers during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 1, 2009, in Glendale, Ariz. The Panthers defeated the Cardinals 34-21.

  • Seattle Seahawks fans Chet Morgan, left, and Lee Smith dress as cheerleaders for the team's game against the Carolina Panthers on Halloween, Sunday, Oct. 31, 2004, in Seattle. The Seahawks won, 23-17. Morgan is from Mill Creek, Wash., Smith is from Everett, Wash. 2

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    Cheer for Halloween

    Seattle Seahawks fans Chet Morgan, left, and Lee Smith dress as cheerleaders for the team's game against the Carolina Panthers on Halloween, Sunday, Oct. 31, 2004, in Seattle. The Seahawks won, 23-17. Morgan is from Mill Creek, Wash., Smith is from Everett, Wash.

  • Decked out for Halloween Robbie Womble, left, and Matt Byler sit in the end zone before the Detroit Lions at Dallas Cowboys game in Irving, Texas, Sunday, Oct. 31, 2004. 1

    Donna McWilliam/Associated Press

    Jailbreak

    Decked out for Halloween Robbie Womble, left, and Matt Byler sit in the end zone before the Detroit Lions at Dallas Cowboys game in Irving, Texas, Sunday, Oct. 31, 2004.