Shaun White Brings Awkward to Halloween with Little Mermaid Costume

Gabe ZaldivarPop Culture Lead WriterNovember 2, 2012

Photo Credit: Shaun White Twitter
Photo Credit: Shaun White Twitter

Shaun White had a great time with Halloween this year. Some might say he had too much fun. 

The Flying Tomato stayed grounded enough to don a mermaid costume that, try as we might, can never unsee. 

The fact that it's burned into our subconscious like a horrible song you sing all day has us frustrated, and so we pass the annoyance on to you. 

Here is what White tweeted to the masses (h/t Larry Brown Sports).

It's a dinglehopper. Humans use these little babies... to straighten their hair out. Snapped on my @gopro…

— Shaun White (@Shaun_White) November 1, 2012


First off, that's hilarious. Just because we are utterly disturbed by the image doesn't make it any less funny. 

The man gets Halloween like he gets half-pipes, and destroys the holiday just the same. If you don't believe me, here are two other times White has beat the competition in costume form, via BuzzFeed

I can't decide which is better, Pretty Woman or Wendy from Wendy's. 

The key to this special day is to leave your worries and inhibitions at the door as you don a ridiculous outfit to party the night away. 

You can either go the cool route, which will have you bumping into other ubiquitous costumes that are similar, as bros who went as Bane this year know. 

Or you could be hilarious, albeit unsettling. 

Shaun White, we can safely put Halloween 2012 well behind us now. 

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