Though it’s rarely talked about these days, Halloween is the eve of The Feast of All Hallows Day; a time in the liturgical year dedicated to remembering the dead. However, in reality, it’s just a great excuse to create an elaborate costume and throw a party with friends.
Halloween is also an excellent time for folks to show their creative flair by coming up with the perfect outfit for the occasion. With the right costume, a person can easily become the life of the party, by bringing a smile to everyone’s face. However, sometimes the idea isn’t to make someone laugh or even scare them; sometimes the idea is to look smoking hot.
Many females (and males) use October 31st as a day to look their very best. Costumes used to accentuate one’s sex appeal are seemingly becoming increasing popular, or at the very least more noticeable.
Moreover, there is one group of people who appear to have the figure-flattering costumes down to a science, and that's female athletes. These ladies spend countless hours in the gym which often result in flawless physiques, and what better time to show them off than Halloween.
In celebration of the upcoming holiday, here are 15 photos of female athletes who look great in their costumes.
15 McKayla Maroney (Gymnastics)
Olympic Gymnast McKayla Maroney was apparently barking up the right tree with this canine costume. While the 5-foot-4 athlete may be dressed as a dog in the photo, she is anything but, in real life. Since retiring from competitive gymnastics, the 21-year-old has used her good looks to build a strong social media fanbase.
Olympic gold medalist McKayla Maroney was one of the best vault competitors in the world in her prime. In fact, she nearly won a gold medal in the event at 2012 London Olympics, despite falling during her landing. However, Maroney is best remembered for her signature “not impressed" expression which became the subject of numerous internet meme and ended up making Maroney one of the most talked-about athletes of the 2012 Games.
14 Alex Morgan And Sydney Leroux (Soccer)
It looks like soccer stars Alex Morgan and Sydney Leroux went all out with these costumes. The two athletes are reenacting Miley Cyrus’s famous twerk with Robin Thicke at the 2013 MTV VMA Awards. Morgan is a very convincing Miley Cyrus, while Leroux makes for an oddly attractive female version of Robin Thicke. These costumes definitely deserve an “A” for effort.
Alex Morgan is a striker for the United States women’s national soccer team, who also plays for the Orlando Pride. She has won an Olympic gold medal and was part of the US team that won the FIFA World Cup in 2015.
Like Morgan, Sydney Leroux is also an Olympic gold medalist and World Cup winner. The 27-year-old forward is currently a member of FC Kansas City in the National Women’s Soccer League.
13 Miesha Tate (MMA)
Former UFC Bantamweight Champion Miesha Tate provides her own unique take on the DC comic book character Batgirl with this costume. While the outfit may be a bit short on material, it definitely isn’t short on sex appeal. The MMA star most certainly turned some heads with this costume.
Miesha Tate was one of the first female stars in the sport of mixed martial arts. She is best known for her rivalry with the legendary Ronda Rousey, as well as defeating Holly Holm for the strap at UFC 196 via technical submission. Tate is also known for posing in the 2013 ESPN Body Issue. After losing consecutive fights in 2016, Tate decided to retire from the sport. The 31-year-old now works as a mixed martial arts analyst.
12 Trish Stratus (Pro Wrestling)
Even before the popular film featuring Gal Gadot was released, Wonder Woman has always been a popular costume choice. In this photo, retired wrestler Trish Stratus does the hero plenty of justice with this flattering outfit. The former WWE star proudly flaunts her impressive figure (and her magic lasso) in this marvelous image.
As females wrestlers go, Trish Stratus had a career that any current WWE star would aspire to. The 5-foot-3 Canadian is a Hall of Famer, seven-time WWE Women’s Champion, and was also named “Diva of the Decade” by her former employer. The Toronto resident made history by becoming the first female (along with fellow wrestler Lita) to wrestle in the main event on Monday Night Raw. These days the retired 41-year-old runs multiple yoga studios in the greater Toronto area.
11 Felice Herrig (MMA)
Casual mixed martial arts fans may not recognize the #9 ranked UFC Straweight Felice Herrig. However, after seeing this photo, they certainly won’t forget her. The 5-foot-4 Muay Thai specialist looks nothing short of amazing in her Captain Marvel outfit. Herrig shows us why cosplay has become so popular in recent years with this fun photo.
Felice Herrig may not be a household name in the sport of mixed martial arts, but she is well on her way to changing that in 2017. After suffering a setback at the hands of Paige Van Zant in 2015, Herrig has gone on an impressive three-fight win streak. The blonde stunner is set to fight again in December against Courtney Casey; if Herrig gets the win, a title shot wouldn’t be out of the question.
10 Eugenie Bouchard (Tennis)
Whoever thought Super Mario Brothers villain Bowser could look this good? 5-foot-10 tennis sensation Eugenie “Genie” Bouchard could seemingly make any character beautiful. The blonde starlet gets points for creativity as she poses for the camera in this stunning image.
Montreal, Quebec’s Genie Bouchard took the tennis world by storm during her breakout season in 2014. That year the Canadian standout made it to the finals at Wimbledon and semifinals at both the French and Australian Open. Bouchard has struggled to build on the success she had in 2014. However, her marketable appearance has helped her become one of the more popular players in the sport. Moreover, at just 23 years of age, Bouchard still has time has time to accomplish a great deal more, in her already-impressive career.
9 Danica Patrick (Racing)
NASCAR driver Danica Patrick seemingly looks amazing in anything she wears. In truth, this Vegas Show Girl outfit was used in a live performance she was featured in, as opposed to being a Halloween costume. That being said, bending the rules a bit to feature the gorgeous racing star likely won’t upset too many folks, especially after seeing this photo. The only thing racing in this pic... is the audience members' hearts.
Danica Patrick is best known for being a race car driver. However, the 35-year-old is also an advertising spokesperson and a model. Patrick has done everything from becoming the first female to win an IndyCar Series race, to appearing in a Super Bowl commercial for web hosting company GoDaddy.com. Patrick remains one of the most recognized sportswomen in the world today.
8 Nikki Bella (Pro Wrestling)
You won’t see too many cats dressed in an outfit like the one WWE’s Nikki Bella is wearing in this photo. That’s because cats usually don’t wear clothes. That being said, pro wrestler Nikki Bella does wear clothing, and often, much to the delight of her fanbase, she chooses provocative outfits like the one shown here. This is an instance were running into a black cat might just be worth a bit of bad luck.
Nikki Bella in a two-time WWE Divas Champion and one of the most recognized females in wrestling today. The 5-foot-6 brunette was also achieved notoriety outside the realm of sports entertainment, having appeared in the E! reality television series Total Divas. She is currently away from the ring competing on the popular television show Dancing with the Stars.
7 Paige VanZant and Cynthia Calvillo (MMA)
Looking at Paige VanZant in her Legally Blonde-inspired bunny costume, it’s hard to believe the tiny blonde is a professional mixed martial artist. The 23-year-old looks more like a model than someone who fights inside a cage for a living. That being said, the outfit looks great on the flyweight contender as she poses next to another accomplished fighter in warrior gear, Cynthia Calvillo.
Dundee, Oregon’s Paige VanZant is a former cheerleader turned MMA fighter. The 125-pounder holds notable wins over fighters such as Felice Herrig and Bec Rawlings. She has also appeared on television shows like Dancing with the Stars and Chopped.
Cynthia Calvillo is a member of Urijah Faber’s Team Alpha Male. She is currently riding a three-fight win streak in the UFC Women’s Strawweight Division.
6 Caroline Wozniacki (Tennis)
There are certainly a number of folks out there who would love to have 5-foot-10 Danish tennis star Caroline Wozniacki as their sidekick. In this photo, we see the US Open finalist dressed as Batman’s right-hand man, Robin. Wozniacki poses for the camera in her form-fitting Robin costume alongside her boyfriend, NBA star David Lee, who's dressed up as Guns 'n' Roses guitarist Slash. The blonde athlete does The Boy Wonder proud in this pic.
Odense, Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki is widely considered one the best players to have never won a singles Grand Slam tournament. However, she has been ranked number 1 in the world on multiple occasions and also has managed to take home $23 millions in prize money thus far. As it stands, Wozniacki remains one of the most popular players in the world today.
5 Lexi Thompson (Golf)
Pro Golfer Lexi Thompson shows off her wild side with this seductive schoolgirl outfit. The 6-foot tall star reminds us why this costume never gets old. She also reminds folks that LPGA Tour features some of the most beautiful women in all of sports. This is one photo that is anything but subpar.
At just 22 years of age, Coral Springs, Florida’s Alexis “Lexi” Thompson has already accomplished a great deal on the golf course. At 12, Thompson made history by becoming the youngest player to qualify for the U.S. Women’s Open and went in on the win the Navistar LPGA Classic at 16. In 2014 she captured her first major championship at the 2014 Kraft Nabisco Championship. The talented young golfer will be exciting to watch in the years to come.
4 Christmas Abbott (Bodybuilding)
Olympic weightlifter Christmas Abbot decides to go with the classic Bonnie, one-half of the infamous bank robbing duo known as Bonnie and Clyde. The transformational guru is always in peak physical condition and looks phenomenal even in this relatively casual attire. There are likely a more than a few bank tellers who would gladly hand over this cash to get a glimpse of this fitness icon up close.
Christmas Abbott has one of the more eclectic resumes one can expect to find in all of sports. She has worked as a member of a NASCAR pit crew, competed in weightlifting, competed on the 19th season of the U.S. Big Brother series, and is a CrossFit Games competitor. She is also the author of The Badass Body Diet: The Breakthrough Diet and Workout for a Tight Booty, Sexy Abs, and Lean Legs.
3 Jessica Eye (MMA)
When folks discuss beautiful women in mixed martial arts, names like Ronda Rousey, Miesha Tate, and Paige VanZant are often the first to come up. However, after fans see 135-pound standout Jessica Eye in this wild costume, her name will likely be added to the list. The 31-year-old shows off her world-class physique in a costume the UFC faithful will certainly love.
Fighting out of Cleveland, Ohio (with the same team that houses current UFC Heavyweight Champion Stipe Miocic), Jessica Eye has faced the best of the best in women's mixed martial arts. She has shared the Octagon with stars like Sara McMann, Bethe Correia, and former champ Miesha Tate. In July of 2015 Eye modeled for Cosmopolitan magazine and was even considered for the cover.
2 Alexa Bliss (Pro Wrestling)
WWE’s current Raw Women’s Champion pays tribute to everyone’s favorite Nightmare on Elm Street villain Freddy Krueger. The blonde bombshell is significantly more attractive than the horror icon she portrays in this particular costume. In truth, seeing Bliss in this little number is anything but a nightmare.
Alexa Bliss was a former Division I cheerleader at the University of Akron, who decided to try her hand at professional wrestling. At just over 5-feet tall and weighing roughly 108 pounds, Bliss isn’t as large as your typical WWE athlete, even by female standards. She ended up doing well in WWE’s developmental territory known as NXT, though she was somewhat overshadowed by other performers like Charlotte Flair and Sasha Banks. However, since being called up to the main roster, the Ohio native has had multiple title reigns and is arguably the most popular female in the company.
1 Kristina Mladenovic & Caroline Garcia (Tennis)
This festive photo features two of France’s brightest young tennis stars in Kristina Mladenovic (Catwoman) and Caroline Garcia (Spider-Man) Mladenovic poses with her whip, while Garcia puckers up for the camera. While both costumes are solid, one has to wonder why Catwoman is wearing a Batman shirt. Nitpicking aside, both females look great in their respective costumes.
Kristina Mladenovic is in the midst of a breakout season in 2017. The 23-year-old is currently ranked number 13 in the world as a singles competitor and advanced to quarterfinals of the French Open this year.
Caroline Garcia is also having a career year in 2017. She has made it to at least 4R in every Grand Slam this year as a singles player and is currently ranked number 9 in the world. Garcia has also won the French Open doubles title with Mladenovic in 2016.