One of my favorite Ohio State games that I’ve had the pleasure to attend was October 30, 2010 at the University of Minnesota. If I remember correctly, the the game wasn’t particularly close and the outcome was never in doubt (after looking it up, OSU won 52-10). What made the game stand out was how much fun the Minnesota student section was having. The majority came in costume and cheered and danced and had a wonderful time despite their team getting crushed. It was exactly what the college football atmosphere is supposed to be.
Fast forward to this year, the University of Minnesota had a noon kickoff versus the University of Nebraska. I watched part of the game on tv. Again, it looked like many fans were dressed up, including Goldy Gopher in the coolest mascot costume of the year (pictured below).
Back in June, one of my gifts to my groomsmen was that I would take them to an OSU game of their choice. Jonny-boy quickly took the Penn State game on the last Saturday before Halloween. When we were discussion our plan for the game, I told him how awesome it was in Minnesota with everyone dressed up and he was very quickly convinced that costumes were the way to go.
After more planning than I care to mention, we decided on Harry Dunne and Lloyd Christmas in their orange and blue tuxedos from the Dumb and Dumber movie. After a bunch of research, we found a set on Amazon and were good to go. I can honestly say this was one of the best times I’ve had at an OSU game. Below are the pictures with quick descriptions.
Since I forgot my cane, I needed a prop so we made
IOU’s all night since they’re as good as cash!
As I mentioned, we only saw one other fan in costume, which was a disappointment. We had a blast and hope we started a trend at Ohio State. In the end, the game turned into an afterthought because I got my wish and Ohio State won by 49 points. For anyone thinking of dressing up to next year’s Halloween game…. I’d recommend the words of Harry Dunne…. “Just when I thought you couldn’t possibly be any dumber, you go and do something like this… and totally redeem yourself!”
If you have any thoughts on the costume or want to drop an idea for a costume for next year, please use the comment box below.