Get Into the Halloween Spirit With These 5 Costume Lifting Videos

Halloween is right around the corner, which means two things. One, it’s the only time of year you get a pass for dressing up and acting ridiculous. If you do this any other time, then there’s a decent chance you’re getting strange looks or tazed by police.

Two, and most importantly, you get to dress up in said costume and lift heavy weights on video, or show off that impressive physique you’ve been working on all year. Running low on ideas? Check out the video below.

This point brings us to the topic of this article, which are videos of folks lifting heavy weight in Halloween costumes. There’s something awesome about watching a Red Power Ranger and Donkey Kong deadlifting. Check out our favorite Halloween and costume lifting videos below.

1. Donkey Kong Deadlifting 675 lbs

Contrary to popular belief, Donkey Kong has some great anthropometrics for deadlifting. USAPL coach and powerlifter Collin Whitney shows off his strength, we mean, Donkey Kong’s fantastic conventional pulling abilities.

2. Horse Deadlifting 765 lbs

This video has all of the essentials of an awesome motivational Halloween lifting post. A strong athlete like Jon Call, a great powerlifting coach like Dave Tate yelling, and a horse mask with a scared look putting in the work.

3. Red Power Ranger Pulls 675 lbs

We’re not sure why 675 lbs is such a common number for Halloween costume lifting videos, but we’re not complaining. Check out this throwback video of Mike Farr, aka Silent Mike, deadlifting in his Red Power Ranger costume.

4. Giraffe Deadlifting

We’re not going to lie, a giraffe probably has the worst joint angles for conventional pulling, but somehow this one makes it work. Check out Dylan Eterovich putting in his deadlift work dressed as a giraffe.

5. Reindeer Snatching Big Weight

What’s more impressive than a giraffe deadlifting? If you were thinking a reindeer snatching, then you’re on the money. Check out Great Britain weightlifter Sonny Webster snatching in his reindeer costume.

Feature image screenshot from @ct_whitney Instagram page. 

Jake Boly

Jake Boly

Jake holds a Master's in Sports Science and a Bachelor's in Exercise Science. Currently, Jake serves as the Fitness and Training Editor at BarBend.

He's a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and has spoken at state conferences on the topics of writing in the fitness industry and building a brand.

As of right now, Jake has published over 1,200 articles related to strength athletes and sports. Articles about powerlifting concepts, advanced strength & conditioning methods, and topics that sit atop a strong science foundation are Jake's bread-and-butter.

On top of his personal writing, Jake edits and plans content for 15 writers and strength coaches who come from every strength sport.

Prior to BarBend, Jake worked for two years as a strength and conditioning coach for hockey and lacrosse players, and a personal trainer the three years before that, and most recently he was the content writer at The Vitamin Shoppe's corporate office.

Jake competes in powerlifting in the 181 lb weight class, and considers himself a professional knee rehabber after tearing his quad squatting in 2017. On the side of writing full time, Jake works as a part-time strength coach and works with clients through his personal business Concrete Athletics in New York City.

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