We’ve been soaking up all the best of the 2014 World Cup at Studio SC (the conference room has been temporarily transformed into a sports lounge). There really is nothing like the excitement of World Cup, even the Olympics can’t really compare.
It’s the best thing.
And the best thing about World Cup is watching the drama in the stands! Especially during any game featuring Holland. Their reactions to every play, their energy and cheers, and most of all, their amazing costumes are a continuous source of entertainment. It’s some serious schadenfreude (ahem, Germany) watching fans cry too. Who knew tears could be so delicious?
So how does one show their team spirit? Well, based on what we’ve seen, there are three categories: face and/or body paint, national flag inspired costume, and good old fashioned crazy. Here are our favorites:
CATEGORY: Good Old Fashioned Crazy
The Dutch win the costume contest HANDS down. So. Much. Orange.
While the Dutch may have lost to Argentina in the semi-finals, they still have this guy:
CARROTS! We sincerely hope this orange fellow will be in the stands at the third place game with even more carrots and even more crazy. While he looks pleasantly offbeat here, do not cross him. Repeat, DO NOT cross him! This is his game face (shudders):
While we’re on the subject, do not to mess with this Brazil fan either, because yikes:
CATEGORY: Good Old Fashioned Crazy + National Flag Inspired
Oh Brazil, you so crazy! Green, yellow, and blue everything!
Brazil truly knows how to entertain! You know who else knows how to entertain? Argentina.
CATEGORY: Good Old Fashioned Crazy + National Flag Inspired + Face Paint
Argentina fans check all the boxes; they’re decked out in their blue, white and gold, faces primed and painted (see header image), and they have that extra, homemade, DIY factor too!
We’re looking forward to watching the Argentina fans at the final match on Sunday. They’re playing a team with some great fans too:
CATEGORY: Face Paint + National Fag Inspired
Hey Germany, you guys are good, real good. And that face paint and headgear combo is pretty good too. But we could use a little more crazy in the costume department!
See you Sunday!