Photos: The fan costumes

These fans got especially pixellated for the occasion.
These fans got especially pixellated for the occasion.
Richie Benaud fans Henry Cameron, left, Richie Ball and Choi Jackson.
Richie Benaud fans Henry Cameron, left, Richie Ball and Choi Jackson.
A belly dancer is escorted out of Westpac Stadium.
A belly dancer is escorted out of Westpac Stadium.
Dennis Watling comes to the Sevens each year - for the rugby - and was prepared for the rain.
Dennis Watling comes to the Sevens each year - for the rugby - and was prepared for the rain.
Scots Andre Hoggard, Caitlin Williams, Paige Kenning and Kit Bradley.
Scots Andre Hoggard, Caitlin Williams, Paige Kenning and Kit Bradley.
Minions from Auckland, Sophie Cameron, Morgan Smith and Larissa Pedersen.
Minions from Auckland, Sophie Cameron, Morgan Smith and Larissa Pedersen.
Smudge McNeilage and the paua women.
Smudge McNeilage and the paua women.
Kevin Banaghan and 'gorilla'.
Kevin Banaghan and 'gorilla'.
Wellington's Abigail Moir and Johnny Crothers as Ken and Barbie.
Wellington's Abigail Moir and Johnny Crothers as Ken and Barbie.
Hamilton cavemen and cavewomen.
Hamilton cavemen and cavewomen.
A Christchurch Hangover 'wolfpack'.
A Christchurch Hangover 'wolfpack'.
A gaggle of Billy T James'.
A gaggle of Billy T James'.
Jamaican bob sled team Ryan Walker, Mike Barnett, Mitch Steele and Blair Williams.
Jamaican bob sled team Ryan Walker, Mike Barnett, Mitch Steele and Blair Williams.
Norman Hemi, front, leads his wolf pack.
Norman Hemi, front, leads his wolf pack.
Monopoly women Nicola Taylor, left, Helena Quinn, Jan Grindle and Chantal Fuhl.
Monopoly women Nicola Taylor, left, Helena Quinn, Jan Grindle and Chantal Fuhl.
Mad hatters Clint and Teresa McKenzie.
Mad hatters Clint and Teresa McKenzie.
The Canadians: Shea Martinm, Meredith Barrett-Jones, Arielle Martin and Briana Hungerford.
The Canadians: Shea Martinm, Meredith Barrett-Jones, Arielle Martin and Briana Hungerford.
Beauty queens Katie O'Loughlan, left, Stacey Craig, Ashleigh McCutcheon and Rachel Watson.
Beauty queens Katie O'Loughlan, left, Stacey Craig, Ashleigh McCutcheon and Rachel Watson.
Tongan Native Americans.
Tongan Native Americans.
Amy Brookes and Ben Fox were actually pretty easy to spot in their Where's Wally? costumes.
Amy Brookes and Ben Fox were actually pretty easy to spot in their Where's Wally? costumes.
This group of lords and ladies seem dressed for a different kind of party altogether.
This group of lords and ladies seem dressed for a different kind of party altogether.
These guys escaped from jail just to join the celebrations.
These guys escaped from jail just to join the celebrations.
Cory Heather and James Scott as that perennial Sevens favourite, Speedo Cops.
Cory Heather and James Scott as that perennial Sevens favourite, Speedo Cops.
 Judy Brokenshire, Lyn Weir, Dale Thompson and Tracey Hall have been coming to the sevens for 14 years and counting.
Judy Brokenshire, Lyn Weir, Dale Thompson and Tracey Hall have been coming to the sevens for 14 years and counting.
Kurt Umbers and Hemi Hoskins are dressed as pop group LMFAO.
Kurt Umbers and Hemi Hoskins are dressed as pop group LMFAO.
Bo Simkin, left, and Claire parkinson both from Eastbourne as super heroes.
Bo Simkin, left, and Claire parkinson both from Eastbourne as super heroes.
Punters start their warm-up for the sevens. Pirates, from
Auckland, from left, Caznae Raynes, Ashleigh Robinson, Connor Robinson, Carol Robinson and Phil Raynes.
Punters start their warm-up for the sevens. Pirates, from Auckland, from left, Caznae Raynes, Ashleigh Robinson, Connor Robinson, Carol Robinson and Phil Raynes.
Back row from left, Robert Makene, Steve Burgess, Christine Paul, and front row from left Sapphire Martin and Maree Cheshire get ready to go.
Back row from left, Robert Makene, Steve Burgess, Christine Paul, and front row from left Sapphire Martin and Maree Cheshire get ready to go.
Punters, from left, Paul Garrett, Jesse Garrett, Brian Martelletti, Marcus Garrett, Shane Hamnett and Randy Toone, plan to arrive at the Sevens on horseback.
Punters, from left, Paul Garrett, Jesse Garrett, Brian Martelletti, Marcus Garrett, Shane Hamnett and Randy Toone, plan to arrive at the Sevens on horseback.
The "Jarmy Army", from left, Dean Holland, Dene Cassin, Herb Bell and Jeff Geayley warm up for the sevens on the Wellington waterfront.
The "Jarmy Army", from left, Dean Holland, Dene Cassin, Herb Bell and Jeff Geayley warm up for the sevens on the Wellington waterfront.
Ultimate sevens fan Waitangi Mika, centre, and the Doctours are ready for action.
Ultimate sevens fan Waitangi Mika, centre, and the Doctours are ready for action.

For many, the Wellington Sevens is all about the costumes. 

The Kinder Surprises: Anna Zobel, left, Wiebke Liebich and Laura Benecke.
The Kinder Surprises: Anna Zobel, left, Wiebke Liebich and Laura Benecke.
Fans dressed as the grumpy old men from the The Muppets.
Fans dressed as the grumpy old men from the The Muppets.
Fans soak up the atmosphere on day two.
Fans soak up the atmosphere on day two.
The Carousals, (from left) Steph Murray, Victoria Wallace, Emma Hickey and Kate Kelly.
The Carousals, (from left) Steph Murray, Victoria Wallace, Emma Hickey and Kate Kelly.
Fans enjoy the atmosphere during day two.
Fans enjoy the atmosphere during day two.
A gaggle of birds about to enter the stadium on day two.
A gaggle of birds about to enter the stadium on day two.
Caryn de Horatrus and Kevin Marshall.
Caryn de Horatrus and Kevin Marshall.
Penguins were comfortable in the cool conditions on day two.
Penguins were comfortable in the cool conditions on day two.
Phil Tanuvasa is resplendent in his clone outfit.
Phil Tanuvasa is resplendent in his clone outfit.

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