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MLB players went all out with their Halloween costumes in 2018

There are many reasons to wear a costume on Halloween: Maybe you want candy, or you like acting out puns, or you're trying to protect yourself from the spirits that can cross into our realm one day every year. With the baseball season ending around the holiday every year, MLB players are some of the best at getting in the spirit. So, let's look at the most notable costumes from this year: 

Hunter Pence went royal: 

Jose Trevino wasn't dressed up, but he did have plenty of candy:

Taylor Motter utilized his amazing hair to go as Axl Rose:

Didi Gregorius didn't just put on a Black Panther costume, but he got into the editing bay, too.

Max Scherzer and his family traveled to Willy Wonka's chocolate factory:

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Fellow Cy Young Award contender Blake Snell knew how to get the Halloween party started:

Marlins prospect Monte Harrison showed off his wrestling championship:

Pavin Smith has hidden some gold in his Lucky Charms:

Joe Musgrove and his buddies had a cornucopia of characters:

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Mitch Garver proved there's no offseason -- even on Halloween:

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One costume got the season wrong: 

Matt Szczur went as himself:

Bryce Harper and his wife went with the always classic "Mom and Dad" costume:

Justin Upton and Edwin Jackson pulled off an incredible "The Incredibles" costume:

Kyle Gibson's family helped the medicine go down by dressing up as "Mary Poppins."

Taijun Walker may not have dressed up, but he make sure he had a tiny little pumpkin in his arms:

Shane Robinson paid homage to the Rockford Peaches:

Mark Canha knows how to keep the aliens from reading his thoughts:

Trevor Williams went as -- who else? -- the Chargers' Trevor Williams:

Adrian Gonazalez and his family went all out with their "Coco" costumes:

Anthony Bass went back in time: