Ask any mascot what their favorite time of year is and you’ll probably get the same response... Halloween! While mascots are known for dressing up in various costumes year round, Halloween is the one time of the year in which ordinary people have an opportunity to dress up as their favorite cartoon characters and super heroes. View Staley's Halloween photo gallery.
"Every one has an opportunity to pretend", said Staley. "I especially enjoy making my own costumes... it makes the candy from trick or treating taste way better."
This year Staley’s Halloween costume was Mario. He had the chance to show off his costume to the crowd at the Bears/Browns game the following day. Instead of receiving candy, Staley tossed out nearly 15 pounds of candy to the crowd!
"I couldn’t possibly eat all the candy I received from the night before", said Staley. "Sharing is caring!"