All it takes to fill the fake shoes of the UFC’s longtime ring announcer is a sleek suit, microphone, and temporary gray dye/spray for hair. An ability to spin either 180 or 360 degrees doesn’t hurt either. Additionally, another bonus to the Buffer get-up beyond being cheap is the likelihood of becoming the life of the party by busting out an impression while randomly introducing people. If you’re a girl, this costume is highly recommended as are all outfits with minimal material. If you’re a guy, and you have little or no shame as well as a desire to draw attention to yourself, donning the Arianny Celeste look is also the way to go. All that’s needed are black or red short-shorts plus a matching sports bra, some white paint for lettering, and an octagonal piece of cardboard with a number written on it. Whether you want to go with an established star like Diego Sanchez, Junior dos Santos, or Cain Velasquez, or an obscure option like Jeremy Larsen, there are plenty of fighters to pick from when it comes to emulating one of the athletes attached to UFC 166. All you need to fit the bill is a kit full of fake blood, make-up to add bruising, and some fake skin to create a couple of nice gashes/welts on your face. However, be prepared for folks to ask you if you’re an extra from The Walking Dead based on the required gore rather than an elite athlete. There aren’t many fighters who are easier to pick out of a crowd than “Big Country”. Nelson has an iconic look and a physique most of us average Americans can identify with. To dress up like the Ultimate Fighter 10 winner, simply find a mullet, large/bushy beard, and a pillow to stuff in your shirt unless naturally gifted with a Buddha’s belly. Or, if interested in taking things to the next level, bringing in some black/white makeup along with fuzzy ears would be a creative way to pay tribute to UFC’s “Kung Fu Panda”. It’s hard to go wrong with an ensemble aimed at looking like the outspoken UFC President. All that’s really required is a bald cap and the willingness to drop an F-Bomb in every other sentence. Variations on the costume include “Casual Dana” (jeans, retro/graphic T-Shirt, and canvas shoes) and “Fight Night Dana” (suit jacket, button up, slacks, and loafers).
To the delight of countless folks, Halloween is on tap for Thursday and, if you’re like most of the MMA-loving fanbase, there’s a chance you still haven’t settled on an outfit to wear (or even started shopping for one). Fortunately, we have you covered, as there are plenty of costume ideas out there that aren’t expensive, should be easy to put together, and offer up a spin on your favorite sport. There are still a few days to go so it’s time to get cracking and work your way into contention to become champion of whatever party you plan on attending later this week! (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)