It is sometimes said that professional athletes are basically like big kids. While this may be interpreted in several ways, we do know that some athletes when not on the field or court celebrate holidays as enthusiastically as anyone else, especially  when this includes playing dress-up.

We take a look at some of the best Halloween costumes of professional athletes:

Caron Butler, Detroit Pistons, as Freddy Krueger

(credit: Twitter, @realtuffjuice)

(credit: Twitter, @realtuffjuice)

 

Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals, as “300” Spartan

(credit: Twitter, @LarryFitzgerald)

(credit: Twitter, @LarryFitzgerald)

 

Nick Collison, Oklahoma City Thunder, as Walter White from ‘Breaking Bad’

(credit: Twitter, @Nickcollison4)

(credit: Twitter, @Nickcollison4)

 

Robert Golden, Pittsburgh Steelers, as Roman Soldier

(credit: Twitter, @R0bG0lden)

(credit: Twitter, @R0bG0lden)

 

Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder, as Jason from “Friday the 13th”

(credit: Twitter, @KDTrey5)

(credit: Twitter, @KDTrey5)

 

Stephen Jackson, NBA free agent, as The Joker

(credit: Twitter, @DaTrillStak5)

(credit: Twitter, @DaTrillStak5)

 

Evgeni Malkin, Pittsburgh Penguins, as Batman

(credit: Twitter)

(credit: Twitter)

 

Ty Lawson, Denver Nuggets, as Less-Impressive Batman

(credit: Twitter, @TyLawson3)

(credit: Twitter, @TyLawson3)

 

Marco Belinelli and Tony Parker, San Antonio Spurs, as Mario and Pirate

(credit: Twitter, @marcobelinelli)

(credit: Twitter, @marcobelinelli)

 

Manu Ginobili, San Antonio Spurs, as Zorro

(credit: Twitter, @DeJuan45)

(credit: Twitter, @DeJuan45)

 

Manu Ginobili one year later, as Buzz Lightyear from Disney’s “Toy Story”

(credit: Twitter, @manuginobili)

(credit: Twitter, @manuginobili)

Felix Hernandez, Seattle Mariners, as Maverick from “Top Gun”

(credit: Twitter,@RealKingFelix)

(credit: Twitter,@RealKingFelix)

 

Shaun White, Olympic snowboarder, as a mermaid

(credit: Twitter, @ShaunWhite)

(credit: Twitter, @ShaunWhite)

 

Christian and Samantha Ponder, Minnesota Vikings, as Squints and Wendy from “The Sandlot”

(credit: Samsteeleponder)

(credit: Samsteeleponder)

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