Top 12 Halloween Costumes For 2012

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Halloween is here.

I know because my four year old woke me up this morning screaming, “I get candy today, candy!”

Y’all have been inundating me with your Halloween costumes on Twitter. I’ve retweeted a bunch of them and tried to save the pictues to my phone as you send them to me. This means that I now don’t know who initially sent these to me, but I hope you’ll be happy with your pics being in my top 12.

You’ll also note that my four year old is ranked. That’s the benefits of knowing the site owner.

Here’s our top ten best costumes that OKTC readers have submitted.

But before we begin the countdown, yes, at least one person was willing to go as a Penn State pedophile.


Moving right along:

12. Barack Obama is a hot dog at the Titans game.

I have no idea what political message is being sent here.

11. Vandy football coach James Franklin

The bat on the wall is a nice touch.

10. Here’s Derek Dooley on crutches looking at a play chart and having no idea what to do.

Special bonus points for the girl who decided to go as Layla  Kiffin, in her Barbie goes to Knoxville edition.


Also, can we get a ruling on male costumes that show the actual nipple?

Permissible, impermissible?

9. The Travis family is going as the Ghostbusters.

I’m the Stay Puft Marshmallow man, my wife is a sexy ghostbuster — because, really, if you had the option why wouldn’t you pick a sexy ghostbuster? — and the two boys are ghostbusters too.

Here’s our four year old already dressed up this morning. 

Look out, ghosts.  


8. Paula Deen and a stick of butter

This is pretty much genius.

7. Baby Jon Gruden

The Gruver, it’s real.

6. Kevin Sumlin and Kliff Kingsbury


5. Dead Chizik Walking  

This is awesome.

4. Bobby Petrino and Jessica Dorrell.

This also doubles as an outkick the coverage pic.

There were a ton of Dorrell and Petrino costumes, but we picked this one for the clear outkick and because the check is a pretty nice addition.

3. Friday Night Lights: East Dillon Coach Taylor and Tami vs. Dillon Coach Taylor and Tami

Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose.

Who ya got, Taylor’s first title team with Saracen at quarterback or his second one with Vince at quarterback?

2. Baby Dana Holgorsen

All he needs is a can of Red Bull and this is perfection.

1. Baby Hulk Hogan

The raised fist seals the deal.

He wins.

Written by Clay Travis

Clay Travis is the founder of the fastest growing national multimedia platform, OutKick, that produces and distributes engaging content across sports and pop culture to millions of fans across the country. OutKick was created by Travis in 2011 and sold to the Fox Corporation in 2021.

One of the most electrifying and outspoken personalities in the industry, Travis hosts OutKick The Show where he provides his unfiltered opinion on the most compelling headlines throughout sports, culture, and politics. He also makes regular appearances on FOX News Media as a contributor providing analysis on a variety of subjects ranging from sports news to the cultural landscape. Throughout the college football season, Travis is on Big Noon Kickoff for Fox Sports breaking down the game and the latest storylines.

Additionally, Travis serves as a co-host of The Clay Travis and Buck Sexton Show, a three-hour conservative radio talk program syndicated across Premiere Networks radio stations nationwide.

Previously, he launched OutKick The Coverage on Fox Sports Radio that included interviews and listener interactions and was on Fox Sports Bet for four years. Additionally, Travis started an iHeartRadio Original Podcast called Wins & Losses that featured in-depth conversations with the biggest names in sports.

Travis is a graduate of George Washington University as well as Vanderbilt Law School. Based in Nashville, he is the author of Dixieland Delight, On Rocky Top, and Republicans Buy Sneakers Too.