Notable Halloween costumes Best film adaptation...

November 01, 2006

Notable Halloween costumes

Best film adaptation -- Guard Edwin Mulitalo was imposing as the Phantom of the Opera. In his tuxedo, cape and mask, Mulitalo would have made any opera owner turn over the keys and say, "Lock up when you're finished."

Best TV adaptation --Linebacker Mike Smith and quarterback Kyle Boller went all-out as Ponch and Jon, respectively, from CHiPs. While each wore a tan-colored police uniform with boots and a badge, Boller went a step further with gloves, handcuffs and a nightstick. "CHiPs used to be my favorite show," Boller said.

Scariest costume -- Wide receiver Derrick Mason's homage to Scream raised a few hairs, but guard Jason Brown's mask, inspired by Killer Klowns from Outer Space, was frightening. Told he might scare some people in the audience, Brown replied: "I hope so. I want to make somebody cry."

Most uncomfortable costume -- Rookie offensive lineman Chris Chester's Spider-Man outfit was so tight that he could not zip up the back, the pant legs stopped at mid-calf, and the seams seemed to unravel every time he exhaled.

Best celebrity costume --With his Hawaiian shirt, sunglasses and long sideburns, offensive lineman Chris Pino looked like the spitting image of "The Rock," aka Dwayne Johnson.

Simplest costume -- In his guise as a rugby player, offensive tackle Tony Pashos wore a long-sleeved white polo shirt, a white baseball cap and slacks. Pashos said comfort was the top priority. "Some of these guys look great, but they're sweating a little bit, too," he said. "It gets hot in those costumes."

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