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The good, the bad, and the scary! Halloween tales from the Tennessee Titans Cheerleaders

The Tennessee Titans Cheerleaders annual Halloween costume game is not only a favorite event for the Titans Cheerleaders, but memories of a couple of TTC rookies demonstrate it can be inspiring for aspiring cheerleaders when they attended games when they were younger. “This game is when I thought, ‘I HAVE TO BE ONE OF THOSE,’ because (alumni TTC) Kerry was a police officer, and she is my role model!” rookie Brittni recalled. “I had to try out for Titans. Later Kerry was my UCA director; I always thought she was the coolest in the world. She could be the President!”

Rookie Hannah also shared her memories of Halloween games from her youth. “This is my favorite game!” Hannah exclaimed. “I have a picture when I was younger with Erica in her Halloween costume. And I had braces and was really awkward, I was in like 7th grade.”

Zombie T-Rac still finds a way to get in the way of the Cheerleaders

Before the game, the Titans Cheerleaders recalled some of their own childhood Halloween memories. Katy explained her neighborhood’s “Boo-ing” that would occur each October. “You take a sack of candy, with a big BOO note, that you have been booed by ghouls and goblins,” Katy explained. Kind of like a chain letter filled with candy, the Boo would be anonymously left at the front door after ringing the door bell, and the note would say to BOO three others the same way. “So when the doorbell would ring, you would wonder if you would be ‘booed,’” Katy explained.

Stormi recalled a year her mom forgot to get her a costume, so ingenious mom took the previous year’s princess costume, combined it with the year before that’s mouse costume, and, voila, “Princess Mouse” costume was born!

UltimateCheerleaders asked the Titans Cheerleaders to answer these Halloween-related questions:

– Favorite Childhood costume; and did you want to wear it other places than just Halloween?

– Favorite type of treat to find in your treat bag?

LEAST Favorite type of treat to find in your treat bag?

– Memorable time someone played a trick to scare you (or you scared someone else)

– Most irrational fear (or, a room filled with ____ would make me shriek louder than LP Field after a Titans TD)

Now, there must be some regional differences in candy formulae. Some Titans Cheerleaders listed Milk Duds as their least favorite treat. Well, they must have different Milk Duds in Nashville, because where I am from, they are delectable morsels of infinite deliciousity.

Thanks Titans Cheerleaders for getting into the Halloween spirit! Here are the Halloween edition TTC!

Yalea was 'Esmeralda'

Yalea

Favorite Childhood Costume: A princess costume (did you want to wear it everywhere?) OF COURSE! My mom made me this princess costume and I would not take it off, I was always wearing it. And I would invite people over for fake parties at my house. It fell apart eventually, because I wore it all the time.

Favorite treats: Candy corn pumpkin

LEAST favorite treat: Taffy

Memorable time tricked into being scared or tricking someone else: My friend in college called me from unknown number at 1 in the morning, and I answered the phone and it was just a static noise. I had a window that faced outside to my backyard, then all of sudden I heard some scratching on the window, and my friend had a Michael Myers mask on. I freaked out! I thought, that took some thought! (Did you live on the first floor?) Yes, I lived on the first, floor, (laughs), higher floors be even scarier. Friday the 13th freaks me out, and he knew it.

Most Irrational Fear: Spiders..ah!

Yalea considered going with Super Mario, but made a good choice

Katy

Katy

Favorite Childhood Costume: A gypsy! (did you want to wear it everywhere?) Yes, I loved the costume so much I slept in it.

Favorite treats: 100 Grand!

LEAST favorite treat: Popcorn ball (also not a fan of Reese’s)

Memorable time tricked into being scared or tricking someone else: My brother hid in my closet with a scary mask

Most Irrational Fear: Snakes!

Anne P as a sailor girl

Anne P

Favorite Childhood Costume: Minnie Mouse

Favorite treats: Gummy bears

LEAST favorite treat: Candy corn

Memorable time tricked into being scared or tricking someone else: My teammates put a plastic spider on my locker

Most Irrational Fear: A room filled with non-Titans fans…and spiders

Anne P likes to have a military theme

Whitney

Whitney

Favorite Childhood Costume: Jasmine! I wore it around the house

Favorite treats: Twix

LEAST favorite treat: Candy corn

Memorable time tricked into being scared or tricking someone else: Senior year…a guy scared me with a “Jason” mask

Most Irrational Fear: Snakes

Sorry Monica, I somehow missed seeing your Queen of Hearts costume! Plus, I missed a chance to make Juice Newton reference!

Monica

Favorite Childhood Costume: Cinderella; (did you want to wear it everywhere?) I just dressed up all the time

Favorite treats: Snickers

LEAST favorite treat: Plain M & Ms

Memorable time tricked into being scared or tricking someone else: I always scare everyone else!

Most Irrational Fear: Spiders

Kendal

Kendal

Favorite Childhood Costume: Pink Power Ranger

Favorite treats: Snickers and Peanut M & M’s

LEAST favorite treat: Licorice

Memorable time tricked into being scared or tricking someone else: In high school, one of my friends put a firework by my car

Most Irrational Fear: Most bugs! Ahhh!

Brittni's boyfriend is a volunteer firefighter

Brittni

Favorite Childhood Costume: Big Bad Wolf

Favorite treats: Snickers, Kit Kat

LEAST favorite treat: Candy corn

Memorable time tricked into being scared or tricking someone else: Afraid of all clowns

Most Irrational Fear: Snakes

Brittni was inspired to aspire to the TTC because of alum Kerry's police officer costume

Ringmaster Jessica

Jessisa

Favorite Childhood Costume: Angel

Favorite treats: Sour patch kids

LEAST favorite treat: M & M’s

Most Irrational Fear: Dogs!

Chastity was the dream girl for Big Bang Theory Sheldon and Leonard types

Chastity

Favorite Childhood Costume: Carebears

Favorite treats: Chewy sweet tarts

LEAST favorite treat: Licorice

Memorable time tricked into being scared or tricking someone else: My husband moved my car one year without me knowing. I came out of the grocery store and panicked because I thought someone stole it

Most Irrational Fear: Spiders

Many a sideline photog left their equipment behind to take their iPhone photo of Chasity

Stephanie was a professional ballerina for six years, so she already had everything she needed

Stephanie

Favorite Childhood Costume: Pocahontas costume!

Favorite treats: Skittles

LEAST favorite treat: Candy corn

Memorable time tricked into being scared or tricking someone else: I would hide under my brother’s bed at night and scare him

Most Irrational Fear: Spiders! Gross!

Stephanie would love the chance to be Black Swan next season

Sorry Brooke! I must have been "clowning" around and missed your costume!

Brooke

Favorite Childhood Costume: Cheer Bear (carebear); (did you want to wear it everywhere?) Yes, had it made and wore it to school

Favorite treats: Pretzel M & Ms

LEAST favorite treat: Black licorice

Memorable time tricked into being scared or tricking someone else: In high school at a haunted house, someone asked the chainsaw guy to get in the back seat of the car so he was waiting when I got in

Most Irrational Fear: The Scream Mask (guy)

Jocelyn

Jocelyn

Favorite Childhood Costume: Miss Universe and I wore it to school, too

Favorite treats: Pink starburst

LEAST favorite treat: Yuck, black licorice

Memorable time tricked into being scared or tricking someone else: Getting lost in a corn maze and Michael Myers chasing me

Most Irrational Fear: Roaches in haunted houses

Six-year vet Tandra was a cowgirl, like she was during her rookie season

Tandra

Favorite Childhood Costume: Cinderella; (did you want to wear it everywhere?) Of course! Who wouldn’t want to stay being Cinderella as long as they could?!

Favorite treats: Starbursts

LEAST favorite treat: Sour patch kids

Memorable time tricked into being scared or tricking someone else: My whole neighborhood hid around my house one night and when my friend came home, we all launched water balloons at him! Payback!

Most Irrational Fear: Spiders! Eeh!

Jena, a duck, NOT Big Bird

Jena

Favorite Childhood Costume: Rainbow Brite; (did you want to wear it everywhere?) I wanted to sleep in it but my mom would never let me

Favorite treats: Milk Duds

LEAST favorite treat: Black licorice

Memorable time tricked into being scared or tricking someone else: My brother would always put a fake spider in the microwave and ask me to go heat food for him

Most Irrational Fear: Spiders crawling on me

Ashley P

Ashley P

Favorite Childhood Costume: Little Mermaid

Favorite treats: Blow pops

LEAST favorite treat: Milk duds

Most Irrational Fear: Spiders/Birds!

Erica, the ninja turtle

Erica

Favorite Childhood Costume: Minnie Mouse

Favorite treats: Purple skittles or taffy

LEAST favorite treat: Milk duds

Memorable time tricked into being scared or tricking someone else: My dad hiding in the bushes when I would walk to front door

Most Irrational Fear: Snakes!

Heidi is Marilyn Monroe

Heidi

Favorite Childhood Costume: Fairy/Princess/Ballerina (I was literally all three at once; I have trouble making decisions)

Favorite treats: Butterfinger

LEAST favorite treat: Sour candy

Memorable time tricked into being scared or tricking someone else: I am easily scared so there are too many to remember just one!

Most Irrational Fear: Swimming in the ocean and getting scared there’s a shark about to attack me

Heather was a 60's go-go dancer

Heather

Favorite Childhood Costume: Jasmine

Favorite treats: Laffy Taffy

LEAST favorite treat: Chocolate

Most Irrational Fear: Snakes!

Hannah was Poison Ivy

Hannah

Favorite Childhood Costume: I was Poison Ivy in the 3rd grade! I loved the green leaves and glitter so I thought I would bring it back for good luck today!

Favorite treats: Popcorn balls and old school bubble gum

LEAST favorite treat: Anything with nuts

Memorable time tricked into being scared or tricking someone else: My friends tricked me into going to a Haunted Hayride in 6th grade. They didn’t tell me it was haunted. I’ll admit, I cried like a baby!


Most Irrational Fear:
I am terrified of rats!

Stormi was Willie from Duck Dynasty

Stormi

Favorite Childhood Costume: Pink Power Range, I wanted to wear it ALL OF THE TIME!

Favorite treats: Anything with Sugar

LEAST favorite treat: Toothbrush

Memorable time tricked into being scared or tricking someone else: When we hid the donuts from our director Stacie to make her think we ate them!


Most Irrational Fear:
Going bald!

Stormi said, “I wanted something different than the cliché, sexy Halloween costume”

Ashley A

Ashley A

Favorite Childhood Costume: Dolly Parton

Favorite treats: Kit kat

LEAST favorite treat: Anything that doesn’t have chocolate

Memorable time tricked into being scared or tricking someone else: I love playing pranks on my dad. My favorite is putting fake roaches in the shower

Most Irrational Fear: Sharks and airplanes

Anne B

Anne B

Favorite Childhood Costume: Any of my dance recital costumes

Favorite treats: Sour patch kids

LEAST favorite treat: Bottle pops

Memorable time tricked into being scared or tricking someone else: Anytime I sneak up on people, I am bad about that

Most Irrational Fear: Nail clippings

Jessi P

Also at the game, alum line captain Jessi P, whom we featured this summer as she toured with Dance Y’All, was helping out her TTC pals. Jessi P has been busy, teaching the U Oregon and Oregon State dance teams, and being in a couple movies with speaking parts, like Anchorman 2.

Jessi P

Favorite Childhood Costume: Probably my Dorothy costume

Favorite treats: Gum!

LEAST favorite treat: Nerds

Memorable time tricked into being scared or tricking someone else: I HATE being scared. ALL my friends know that

Most Irrational Fear: Snakes, bugs, monsters; the usual

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And a special Halloween shout-out to the hair and make-up people who turn Cheerleaders into UltimateCheerleaders!

Bill works on all the stars, even Marilyn M!

Bill Vandiver, owner of Edge Salon

Favorite Childhood Costume: Batman

Favorite treats: Chocolate

LEAST favorite treat: Orange slices

Memorable time tricked into being scared or tricking someone else: Water balloon

Most Irrational Fear: Boo’s

The Edge Hair Team: Rachel, Shay, Lindsey, and Amanda



Shay

Favorite Childhood Costume: Witch

Favorite treats: Twix

LEAST favorite treat: Taffy

Memorable time tricked into being scared or tricking someone else: Scary hay ride when someone grabbed me

Most Irrational Fear: Snakes

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And five more Titans Cheerleaders in their costumed super hero-ness!

Brintley

Evony; but we do know Evony hates black licorice

Kiara

Kristen

Mariel

THANK YOU Titans Cheerleaders, their staff, and of course, Stacie Kinder, the Tennessee Titans Director/SuperHero of Cheerleading/Entertainment, and Robbie Bohren of the Titans for all of their help! It was a real treat!

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