The spookiest night of the year has come and passed, and the Calgary Flames players and prospects put on one heck of a show with their costumes. Numerous Flames went all out with their looks, with some embodying classic characters from TV and movies, while others went off the board with costumes that were far more niche. We have compiled all the ones that we could find online and have ranked them based on their creativity and execution, with one costume coming out as this year’s Calgary Flames Halloween costume champion. Check them out:
The Calgary Flames’ new superstar went all out this year, dressing up as the Joker from The Dark Knight. Everything about this look just works, from the hair to the purple suit, to the incredible amount of detail on the makeup. It’s creepy in the best possible way, and he absolutely nailed this look. 5/5
This has not been Elias Lindholm’s finest start to the season on the ice, but he nailed it with this look for Halloween 2022 going as a plug and a outlet with his partner. The costume is so simple, but works on so many levels and the way they pull it off is just perfect. The only thing that makes it not a 5/5 costume is that he opted for the North American plug when a European plug would have been much safer with lower risk of electric shock. 4.5/5.
An oldie but a goodie. Blake Coleman and his wife one-upped their costume from last year by going as Alice in Wonderland and the Mad Hatter from the classic Lewis Carroll novel. The look is phenomenal, with the red hair and purple suit pulling off the perfect Tarrant Hightopp look. The icing on the cake has to be the teddy bear rabiit that he’s holding in his hands. Just an A+ look from an A+ player. 5/5.
Last year’s winner Nikita Zadorov was not shy in dressing up for Halloween this year. He and his partner pulled off the classic Barbie and Ken look, even doing the plastic arm look just right. One of the Flames’ most stylish players off the ice, Zadorov did an excellent job with this look, but after knocking it out of the park as Karl Lagerfield and his cat, Choupette last year, this one is a bit of a step back. 4/5.
After putting on the iconic Darth Vader look, the Flames’ backup netminder and his partner went as Alfredo Linguini and Remy the mouse from the classic Pixar movie Ratatouille. They even dressed the dog up as a hamburger to go along with it. Needless to say it’s just excellent. The whole look simply works and the execution of using the dog as well is just *chef’s kiss*. 5/5.
I don’t know about you, but I’m a big fan of the simple look. The “you realize you have to go to a Halloween party at 7 p.m. but wake up from a nap at 6:30 p.m.” look as it were. Ritchie went this year as a stick of butter, and honestly it’s just incredible. Such a simple look and that makes it just spot on. Unfortunately when everyone else dons a full face of makeup or an excellent couple costume, it’s hard to give this one more than 3.5/5.
Winners: Andrew Mangiapane and Milan Lucic
Honestly what more can you say about this look? Milan Lucic and Andrew Mangiapane did an exceptional job dressing up as Steve and Doug Butabi from the 1998 classic film A Night at the Roxbury, the story of two (very much of age) brothers who end up inside Roxbury, a high-end nightclub in Los Angeles.
Between the suit colours, hairstyles, and facial expressions, this look is just excellent. 5/5 and the 2022 Calgary Flames Halloween Costume Winners.
The Flames have talked a lot about how close this group is this season, and while last year some of the players got together to celebrate the holiday, this year it seems as though the whole team was together. And while it’s hard to quantify the impact this has on the ice, off the ice, it’s great to know that the players seem to be having fun together and enjoying the holiday as a team.
All photos sourced from Instagram accounts associated with the Flames.