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7 Cheap And Easy To Make Irish Sporting Halloween Costumes

7 Cheap And Easy To Make Irish Sporting Halloween Costumes
By Donny Mahoney
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Halloween is here and you're freaking out because you don't have a decent idea for a costume for the 10th year running. Relax! Balls has you covered. Here's 7 easy-to-make, highly affordable Irish sporting Halloween costumes that will make you the talk of any party and win you praise on social media.

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Behold - Irish Sporting Halloween Costumes

Horse from the Euros

  • Horse mask (€20 from a costume shop)
  • Ireland jersey (you already one)
  • Shorts (you already have)
  • Football (you already have one)

Total cost: €20

Sexy Diarmuid Connolly

A GAA riff on the times 'Sexy' halloween costume genre. Dermo has been sporting a plunging neckline in matches a lot lately so no better time to give him a 'sexy' makeover



  • Dubs/Vincent's jersey (€35)
  • Pair of scissors to cut the front of the jersey off (check your stationary supply)
  • Sexiness (you've either got it or you don't)

Total Cost: €35

Zombie Willie Joe Padden


Show your love for the green and red by zombiefying the ultimate Mayo cult hero.


  • Headband (free - use an old undershirt or fake blood)
  • Vintage Mayo jersey (you already own this if you're considering being Willie Joe Padden)
  • Fake blood (€5)

Total Cost: €5


Pre-fame Conor McGregor


Put your Dublin slang and plumbing gear to work


  • Boiler suit (€20 from a work wear shop)
  • Plunger (free, check your toilet)
  • Magic markers to draw gorilla tattoo on your chest (€10)

Total cost: €50

[image from SunSport]

"Ireland's Greatest Olympian"


A great costume idea for women, especially redheads

  • Four medals (€5)
  • Ginger wig (€25)
  • Green bathing suit (€15)
  • Bottle of whiskey (check your booze closet)
  • Letter of recommendation from Jimmy Magee (hard to quantify)

Total cost: €45

Yellow Cap Guy from USA '94

For those who "exist nowhere in the firmament of international football"


  • One canary yellow baseball cap (€5)
  • One blue blazer (€10)
  • One pair of Tom Kite glasses (€5)
  • One John Aldridge lookalike, ideally irate (difficult to quantify)

Total cost: €20

Pat Hickey at his hotel

First class plane tickets optional.


  • White bathrobe (€20)

Total cost: €20

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