FIFA World Cup 2014: Best Fan Costumes [PHOTOS]

From Superheroes to Popes, the World Cup is one big costume party!

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  • A U.S. fan
    A U.S. fan dances before the 2014 World Cup Group G soccer match between Ghana and the U.S. at the Dunas arena in Natal June 16, 2014.
  • A baby wears a wig
    A baby wears a wig while among Brazilian soccer fans watching the match Brazil against Mexico during the World Cup 2014 in Manaus June 17, 2014.
  • A Russia fan
    A Russia fan waits for the 2014 World Cup Group H soccer match between Russia and South Korea at the Pantanal arena in Cuiaba June 17, 2014.
  • A Brazil soccer fan blows a horn
    A Brazil soccer fan blows a horn while watching the 2014 World Cup Group A soccer match between Brazil and Mexico, at the slum of Varjao on the outskirts of Brasilia June 17, 2014.
  • A soccer fan watches the 2014 World Cup
    A soccer fan watches the 2014 World Cup soccer match between Brazil and Mexico at a FIFA event in Curitiba June 17, 2014.
  • A soccer fan wearing a Mexican hat
    A soccer fan wearing a Mexican hat jokes with other fans during the 2014 World Cup soccer match between Brazil and Mexico at a FIFA event in Curitiba June 17, 2014.
  • A Mexican soccer fan who brought along a stuffed doll dressed up as Batman
    A Mexican soccer fan who brought along a stuffed doll dressed up as Batman in the colors of Mexico's national soccer team watches a public screening of the 2014 World Cup Group A soccer match against Brazil, at Zocalo Square in downtown Mexico City June 17, 2014.
  • A fan of South Korea
    A fan of South Korea poses during the 2014 World Cup Group H soccer match against Russia at the Pantanal arena in Cuiaba June 17, 2014.
  • South Korean fans
    South Korean fans cheer before the 2014 World Cup Group H soccer match between Russia and South Korea at the Pantanal arena in Cuiaba June 17, 2014.
  • A South Korean fan
    A South Korean fan cheers before the 2014 World Cup Group H soccer match between Russia and South Korea at the Pantanal arena in Cuiaba June 17, 2014.
  • A Russian fan
    A Russian fan poses for photos before the 2014 World Cup Group H soccer match between Russia and South Korea at the Pantanal arena in Cuiaba June 17, 2014.
  • A Mexico fan
    A Mexico fan waits for the 2014 World Cup Group A soccer match between Brazil and Mexico at the Castelao arena in Fortaleza June 17, 2014.
  • A fan of Brazil wearing a mask of comic character the Hulk
    A fan of Brazil wearing a mask of comic character the Hulk, is pictured before their 2014 World Cup Group A soccer match against Mexico at the Castelao arena in Fortaleza June 17, 2014.
  • A fan of Belgium wearing a mask
    A fan of Belgium wearing a mask, cheers before their 2014 World Cup Group H soccer match against Algeria at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte June 17, 2014.
  • USA fans
    USA fans watch the 2014 Brazil World Cup Group G soccer match between Ghana and the U.S. at a viewing party in Hermosa Beach, California June 16, 2014.
  • A U.S. soccer fan dressed as Elvis Presley
    A U.S. soccer fan dressed as Elvis Presley watches his team play against Ghana during their 2014 World Cup Group G soccer match at the Dunas arena in Natal June 16, 2014.
  • A U.S.A fan poses at half time
    A U.S.A fan poses at half time at the 2014 World Cup Group G soccer match between Ghana and the U.S. at the Dunas arena in Natal June 16, 2014.
  • Japan's fans
    Japan's fans sing the national anthem before the start of their 2014 World Cup Group C soccer match against Ivory Coast at the Pernambuco arena in Recife, June 14, 2014.
  • A fan poses with a picture of Pope Francis
    A fan poses with a picture of Pope Francis before the 2014 World Cup Group D soccer match between England and Italy at the Amazonia arena in Manaus June 14, 2014.
  • An Italy fan dressed as Batman
    An Italy fan dressed as Batman pose before the 2014 World Cup Group D soccer match between England and Italy at the Amazonia arena in Manaus June 14, 2014.
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Walking around Brazil would have one slightly confused if this is a sports competition or one very big Halloween costume party thanks to the fans attending the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The country has turned into one big festival as people converge from all over the globe to support their national teams. Locals and foreigners alike pulled out all the stops and let out their creativity in donning their national colours and other out of this world costumes, some a bit crazier than others.

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Most commonly sighted are people who are wearing all variations of their national flag colours in their shirts, hats, wigs. face paint and any other possible prop that they can carry which could bear their country's name or colours. Clown wigs abound and shutter shades have come back into fashion as hundreds of fans  walk around in country-specific coloured wigs and glasses. It also seems like everyone is already trying to get a feel of what it's like to lift cup as thousands of people are strutting around with replica World Cup Trophies in their hands. 

Bikini-clad women abound to the delight of spectators around the world and speaking of scantily-clad women, even Wonder Woman has been spotted enjoying the games. It seems like she has also invited some other superhero friends to watch the games including Hulk, who can be found both on the pitch playing for Brazil as well as in the bleachers sitting all green and scary. Batman, on the other hand, seems to be confused as to which team to support as he has been spotted in Italian and Mexican team colours. High-flying Superman Robin Van Persie seems to have definitely attracted other superheroes to show up.

The King of Rock, Elvis Presley is alive and well and is also in attendance and it's only a matter of time before the King of Pop, Michael Jackson will be spotted among the crowds as well. Aside from those rising from the dead, hundreds of little red devils made an appearance when Belgium played against Algeria. Mexican wrestling luchadors and mariachis were also spotted everywhere and there was the occasional reappearance of the banned South African horn, the vuvuzela.

Santa is apparently a Russian and was spotted looking around for the naughty ones as he watched Russia's game against South Korea. The Italians are leaving nothing to chance and have gone to a higher power for help. They're now walking around wearing religious artifacts and pictures of Pope Francis. Perhaps they are hoping that some divine intervention will help them raise the cup again just like they did in 2006. 

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