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It's Always Halloween at the Poker Tables

Poker players have often proven that you don’t have to wait until Halloween to get dressed up. Whether it’s a lost prop bet, something done to get attention, or Phil Hellmuth being Phil Hellmuth, you’re almost certain to see a player dressed in costume at one major poker event a year. With Halloween around the corner, we look back at some of the best costumes of poker players.

Jungleman is probably hoping that Flamingo left a deposit on durrrr’s head.

Durr Flamingo

Daniel Negreanu dressed as Scotty Nguyen one year at the NBC Nation Heads-Up Championship. We all love Scotty, baby.

Daniel Negreanu as Scotty

Tony G thinks your lack of skill is disturbing.

Tony G Darth Vader

Merlin will make your chips disappear.

Merlin will make your chips disappear

Can you really take anyone serious that dresses as Elmo at the table?

Elmo at the Poker Tables

What’s creepier than someone roaming around a poker room in a Spider-Man costume? Stalking Phil Hellmuth in a Spider Man Costume.

Phil Hellmuth in a Spider Man Costume

Or maybe giving Spider-Man a piggyback ride.

Gavin Smith piggyback ride

Batman showed up to the Main Event a couple years ago. He didn’t last past Day 1.

Batman Poker

Of course, he may have had other things on his mind. After all, the Joker was running around loose.

ElkY Joker

So was Harley Quinn.

Jeff Madsen Joker

Have no fear old chum. Robin is here!

Joe Sebok Robin

Cheetahs never prosper…unless they are Tatjana Pasalic.

Tatjana Pasalic

Remember when Shaun Deeb dressed in drag to play the ladies event? Some would contend he looks better this way.

Shaun Deeb Drag

Could you stare down this guy in a crucial pot?

Vampire Poker

Phil Laak was made up to look like an old man one year at the WSOP Main Event, and nobody noticed.

Phil Laak Old

Everyone noticed when Kara Scott dressed up as a pink bunny.

Kara Scott Bunny

And remember, no matter how bad things get at the tables, at least you’re not Phil Hellmuth wearing a baby costume:

Phil Hellmuth wearing a baby costume




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James Guill

James Guill began his poker career in 2006, spending two years traveling the US tournament circuit. Since 2008, he has covered the game extensively for some of the biggest names in the industry. When not writing about the latest poker news, he can be found hunting for antique treasures in Central Virginia.