Everyone has that one favourite Halloween costume that they dressed up as when they were a kid. For Moose Jaw Warriors’ defenceman Morgan Rielly, he liked it so much he re-used the idea – for eight years.
“I was some kind of samurai sword carrying demon for like eight years straight,” explained the 18-year-old 5th overall pick of the Toronto Maple Leafs. “That was my go-to, it was all black and I felt pretty cool in it. I liked to keep with it because it was a huge hit, so I just kept with it.”
Fellow defenceman Travis Brown shared Rielly’s love for the samurai costume, saying that was also his favourite as a kid, “For me, I think I was about eight, I was a four-eyed ninja or something like that. Also I was a spider; my mom crafted an eight legged costume, that was pretty cool.”
Brown, who hails from Winnipeg, Manitoba, says his mom use to make all his costumes as a kid, “She’s really creative with that kind of stuff, so she always had the best costumes for me.”
Warriors captain Kendall McFaull says he hasn’t been trick or treating in a while, but he had one favourite costume, “I always liked to be an army man.”
McFaull, who stands in at 6’3”, added that the end of his trick or treating career came pretty early, “When I was in Grade 6, I was still trick or treating and I was bigger than everybody else, and I had people tell me that I shouldn’t be, so that was when I called it quits.”
However, Rielly and Brown haven’t stopped just yet as they’re still working on their plans for this year’s costumes. “We’ll probably get something going, I’ll probably go trick or treating with my billets,” said Rielly.
“I have a player appearance (on Halloween) for ‘Read To Succeed’, so I’ll throw on a quick costume for the kids and get in the spirit,” added Brown.
The Warriors will try to scare their opponents coming up on Friday when they kick off another three game weekend with a trip to Brandon. The tribe returns to Mosaic Place Saturday to host Seattle and then Calgary is in town on Sunday.