Three Best Costumes Worn by Poker Players

Poker players show their sense of humor by dressing up in Halloween-worthy costumes

Three Best Costumes Worn by Poker Players

It’s a regular occurrence to see poker players sporting a focused poker face on TV during major tournaments. These relentless, card-slinging, risk-defying poker personalities are serious and don’t show any signs of emotions at all. But in the spirit of Halloween, these professional poker players can serve as great examples of what adults can wear during the spook-filled day. So without further ado, here are three of the best costumes that poker players have worn in one of the competitions they’ve attended.

Top 3: Bertrand “Elky” Grospellier as The Joker

Bertrand "Elky" Grospellier as The Joker

WSOP champion Elky Grospellier’s did great justice to Joker’s image when he decided to dress up as the iconic villain in one of the competitions he participated in. His white foundation, overlapping lipstick, and green hair perfectly emitted Batman’s arch-nemesis. In fact, it was so good that it can probably give Jack Nicholson a run for his money if both men lived in the same era. According to people who’ve seen him, Elky really internalized the character pretty well, mimicking Joker’s laughter from time to time. Perhaps if Party Poker on Twitter was already up and running that time, fans of Elky would’ve been informed in an instant how brilliantly the French prodigy pulled off a great feat.

Top 2: Kara Scott as a pink bunny

Kara Scott as a pink bunny

Poker sweetheart Kara Scott pulling off a bunny costume is perhaps one of the most memorable things that happened in the poker world’s prop betting scene. This happened when Kara lost to poker journalist Chris Tessaro’s dare of winning an event. Kara agreed to the proposition of wearing a pink bunny costume should she lose to Chris. When Kara’s game didn’t go well as planned, she honored their agreement and came to the event in a pink, cute, and fluffy bunny costume.

Top 1: Phil Hellmuth as Julius Caesar

Phil Hellmuth as Julius Caesar
Source: Seattle Times

This one takes the cake as dressing up extravagantly when entering poker tournaments became the Poker Brat’s personal agenda. Surrounded by trumpeters and his fans, Phil Hellmuth entered the 2009 WSOP main event as none other than the historical Roman consul himself – Julius Caesar. Perhaps dressing up as Julius Caesar brought out the conqueror in Phil as his morale soared during the event. “When you dress as Caesar you actually feel more powerful,” he said.

There you have it! With these costumes worn by noted poker players, maybe their fans can relive the moment of their idols by dressing up just like them in the next Halloween.