10/31/2012 03:27 pm ET

The 50 Best Athlete Halloween Costumes Of 2012

There is simply no holiday, no other tradition, quite like Halloween. In an autumn season already jam-packed with activities—both natural and man-made—Halloween stands alone as an event that doesn't involve a giant ham, turkey or celebration of some critical moment in America's history.

Well, I scoured the interwebs for this year's "best" costumes in sports. And guess what? They can be just as awful, confusing or hilarious as what you or I managed to throw together.

These are the best Halloween costumes in sports for 2012—numbered, but not ranked in any particular order (I'll let you be the judge).

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