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Gus Malzahn, Blind Ref are your first Auburn costumes of the Halloween season

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Blind SEC Ref Leah Dickinson took her sons Gus Malzahn and Mr. Auburn Fast trick or treating at Wind Creek on Saturday. “People loved them!”

There was trick or treating at Wind Creek State Park this past Saturday. Third-generation Auburn grad Leah Dickinson (whose blog you can check out here) took her two sons Ethan (age 7) and Owen (age 9), or as they introduced themselves to the candy-hoarding denizens of Lake Martin: Coach Gus Malzahn and “Mr. Auburn Fast”.

Not that they needed to introduce themselves.

“Ethan smacked on gum to make it super-authentic”—this summer, Malzahn told ESPN that he typically plows through approximately 40 pieces of Double Bubble per game—”and Owen ran super fast for full ‘Auburn Fast’ effect.”

(Mom could have made things really super-authentic by forcing Ethan and Owen to return their candy for no good reason—she says her Blind SEC Referee costume was “totally Starkville inspired.”)

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And they had props: Mr. Auburn Fast (Owen) had a homemade Auburn play card featuring Katy Perry’s corndog death stare, while Ethan accessorized with a “Coach Cus” clipboard.

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Dickinson says the boys were a hit, even with the arch rivals.

“People loved them!” Dickinson says. “Lots of giggles and ‘War Eagles’ and also some Bama fans playfully denying candy as they trick or treated.”

Judging by recent trends (as opposed to those depressing 2011 trends and 2012 trends), Ethan’s won’t be the last Gus Malzahn costume we see this Halloween season.

Six-year-old Micah Fuller went HUNH for his school’s Celebrity Day earlier this month.

Related: Jake Longenecker tries to buy Auburn Ball Boy T-shirts without being recognized, fails.

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