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7 Last-Minute, Olympic-Inspired Halloween Costume Ideas

By Kara Tanner | Oct. 29, 2018, 2:13 a.m. (ET)

The possibilities of how to dress up as your favorite Team USA athlete for Halloween on Wednesday are endless. With the iconic holiday just around the corner, below are seven costumes inspired by a few unforgettable athletes that you can wear to represent the red, white and blue. 


2018 Opening Ceremony Attendee
Members of Team USA enter the stadium during the Opening Ceremony of the Paralympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on March 9, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea. 

 

Costume: Team USA athletes were bundled up at the opening ceremonies of the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018. Athletes wore heated coats, red, white and blue beanies and the iconic fringed, suede gloves. Mirroring this look will not only get you props for representing the U.S., but you will be sure to be warm on a cold night!

What You’ll Need:

  • Blue puffy coat
  • Blue or red sweater
  • Team USA beanie
  • Suede gloves
  • Mini flag
  • Plenty of Team USA spirit


Jessie Diggins and Kikkan Randall
(L-R) Jessie Diggins and Kikkan Randall celebrate winning gold at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 21, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea.

 

Costume: Cross-country skiers Jessie Diggins and Kikkan Randall were decked out in red, white and blue at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 as they won their nation's first gold medal in their sport. The pair even painted their faces with Team USA colors and glitter, which is the perfect way to stand out for your costume.

What You’ll Need:

  • Blue long-sleeve athletic top
  • Gloves
  • Headwrap or thick headband
  • Sunglasses
  • Red, white and blue facepaint and glitter
  • DIY PyeongChang 2018 bibs - try using a lacrosse pinnie
  • Ski polls
  • American flag
  • Gold medal


Matt Hamilton
Matt Hamilton reacts during a game at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 24, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. 

 

Costume: Curler Matt Hamilton was best known during the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 for his perfectly groomed mustache and bright red Team USA hat.

What You’ll Need:


Alex Morgan
Alex Morgan celebrates scoring a goal against Canada at the Concacaf Women's Championship on Oct. 17, 2018 in Frisco, Texas.

 

Costume: Olympic gold medalist Alex Morgan has been a superstar for the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team for a long time. In 2018, Morgan has helped lead the team to victory at the SheBelieves Cup, Tournament of Nations and Concacaf Women's Championship. 

What You’ll Need:

  • White U.S. Soccer jersey
  • White shorts
  • Red headband
  • White knee-high socks
  • Soccer cleats or running shoes
  • Soccer ball
  • Gold medal


Maia and Alex Shibutani
Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani compete at the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships on Feb. 16, 2017 in Gangneung, South Korea.

 

Costume: This figure skating duo is always rocking the best outfits on the ice. Siblings Maia and Alex Shibutani never hold back when it comes to showing off their skating skills and incredible fashion sense.

What You’ll Need:

  • Black sequin halter top OR white button up shirt and black blazer
  • Black pants
  • All black or white tennis shoes
  • Plenty of personality - and social media swag


Shaun White
Shaun White reacts after winning a gold medal at the Olympic Winter Games Vancouver 2010 on Feb. 17, 2010 in Vancouver, British Columbia. 

 

Costume: The most recognizable redhead in the world — before he cut his trademark long locks. Now he’s a close second after Prince Harry. 

What You’ll Need:

  • Plaid flannel shirt
  • Baggy jeans
  • American flag bandana
  • Goggles, gloves and boots
  • DIY Vancouver 2010 bib with the number 5 -- try using a lacrosse pinnie
  • Snowboard
  • Red long-haired wig
  • Three gold medals


Serena Williams
Serena Williams competes at the 2018 US Open on Sept. 8, 2018 in Flushing Meadows, N.Y. 

 

Costume: Serena Williams debuted this iconic look designed by Virgil Abloh, the creator of Off-White, and Nike at the 2018 US Open. The bold design featured a tutu skirt with a single-sleeved body suit and white tennis shoes with glitter. 

What You’ll Need:

  • Black long-sleeve bodysuit - even better if it can be a one-sleeve body suit!
  • Black tutu
  • Black Nike headband 
  • Black tights
  • White ankle socks
  • White Nike tennis shoes - add glitter to them if you want to go all out
  • Tennis racket
  • Four gold medals