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Halloween in D.C.: Lincoln and Snyder

I've already shown a few D.C. sports fans in their Halloween get-ups, but that's not going to stop me from showing a few more.

Above, please see a pair of Wizards fans inspired by DeShawn Stevenson's neck tattoo of Abraham Lincoln. You can see that they went different ways with this one. On the left is Ian, who decided to dress like Lincoln with a DeShawn Stevenson neck tattoo, which might be the greatest NBA-inspired Halloween costume in history. Ian explains:

The photo may not do it justice, but I had the top hat and beard paired with a carbon stencil tracing (that's why it's in purple dye) of his face on my neck. Under the face was the Wizards logo written out--If I find a better picture I'll send it. The funniest part of this whole thing was me walking into the tattoo parlor on U Street and convincing the tattoo artist that I seriously wanted a real tattoo on my neck, and that I wanted it to be of a Washington Wizards bench player currently averaging 4 ppg.

Just doesn't get much better than that. On the right is Kyle, who decided to dress like the neck tattoo itself, if I'm understanding correctly. You can see that DeShawn's head is above his head, making his head into DeShawn's neck.

Okay. Moving on to....

Wait, before we move on, another Lincoln-and-DeShawn image from our user-submitted Wiz photo gallery. Ok, NOW moving on to....

Jim Zorn and the Burger King! Remember, sometimes people imbibe a bit on Halloween, and that makes everything make more sense. Brothers Matt (Zorn) and Ken (the King) submit this explanation:

Zorn tries to get lunch at Burger King, but after indecisively trying to order a "Big Mac" the guy behind him in line strips Zorn of his order-calling duties.

Hey, why not. Which brings us to...

Ownership and executive vice presidentship! This one maybe requires a little bit of suspension of disbelief on the actual resemblance, but there was a lot of enthusiasm. Paul, the EVPFFO, writes:

We made a marionette thing to hang from my arms and neck so that Snyder could control me like a puppet. I also carried little cards with the shamed Redskin logo...that were draft pricks I would trade for beer and such. Snyder also had an autographed Tom Cruise photo that he carried around proudly along with a couple piles of fake money. Luckily there was a guy dressed as Zorn and we repeatedly told him we would be firing him at the end of the season and took away his play-calling duties and gave him a Sherm Lewis bingo card.

Surely someone must have dressed as a bingo caller this year? No? Anyhow, don't forget about....

Ugh, this is actually depressing. Reader Julie sent it along, with the following subject line:

5th Grader at Spring Valley Parade who is disgusted like the rest of us. Bag says 2-5

Fifth-graders shouldn't be wearing bag heads as Halloween costumes. That reminds me of a childhood in Western New York, raking leaves with my father while we listened to the Bills get creamed yet again. It was fun, sure, but you'd rather not grow up in sporting shame. Won't anyone think of the children?

Or the adults, I guess. This is via Extreme Skins, and it would appear to show some level of dissatisfaction. Maybe I'm just being negative, though.

Oh, and lastly, there was this Halloween image of Andray Blatche, from D.C. Fab, via the Wizznutzz. That's, um, purple. Grimace?

By Dan Steinberg  |  November 4, 2009; 12:02 PM ET
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I don't know whether these are considered zany or moreso kooky, but winner is "Jim Zorn". An honorable mention tho, goes to Blatche as "Barney".

Posted by: walkdwalk | November 4, 2009 3:08 PM | Report abuse

Can Dan Snyder dress as Ted Leonsis, Vinny Cerrato dress as Chris Polian, and Jim Zorn dress as Bill Cowher? Hey a guy can dream for just 1 second can't he?

Posted by: cjzimm | November 4, 2009 3:09 PM | Report abuse

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