We get to Tuscaloosa on Saturdays bright and early in the morning, regardless of game time. And so, on late gamedays like this coming up Saturday, I have plenty of time to photograph the oddities people watch.

And believe me, Gameday Fashion offers a LOT of people watching opportunities.

And since I love a good Scavenger Hunt, I decided to write one.

These are all things that you SHOULD be able to spot on a football Saturday in Tuscaloosa. And most of them you could probably still spot if you’re watching the game on TV.

If you’re going to be in Tuscaloosa Saturday (or any coming up Saturdays), I hereby challenge you to take my Photo Scavenger Hunt with you and see how many of these you can spot and photograph. If anyone actually takes my challenge, I promise to find a great prize to give out to at least one winner. And definitely feel free to pass this on to anyone you know that WILL be in Tuscaloosa.

And, if you’re not ever going to be in Tuscaloosa, that’s okay too. Just sit back and enjoy the craziness that ensues… because I’ve included a few example photos from my past photographical endeavors.

Alabama Gameday Fashion Photo Scavenger Hunt

  • A Houndstooth bow bigger than your head. These can usually be found on dresses, but you get an extra point if you spot one engulfing some poor child’s head.


  • A kid in a cheerleading outfit that is WAY too old to be in a cheerleading outfit.
  • A girl trying to walk the whole campus in stiletto heels taller than Bear Bryant himself. One extra point if it’s a rainy or muddy day.
  • At least 5 sorority girls all together and ALL wearing UGG boots – not dependent on the weather.


  • Someone ELSE taking photos of all of the crazy fashion. Ten extra points if it’s me. :)
  • Houndstooth Rainboots. On a non-rainy day.
  • An Alabama Tattoo. Bonus points for each consecutive Alabama tattoo on the same person.
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  • A man wearing a Kilt (see above – 100 bonus points if you actually find THAT guy – he’s not hard to spot).
  • A girl wearing a skirt shorter than her purse.


  • A fan wearing a random non-related-to-the-game-school shirt – extra points for the complete randomness of the school, such as the Maryland Terrapins.
  • Two different houndstooth prints on the same person.


  • An Auburn fan.
  • A shirt that is about Alabama Football AND drinking.
  • Houndstooth pants. Full length. On a man. IMG_4617
  • An Outfit that makes you dizzy. Extra points if you’re still able to photograph it despite your dizzy state.


  • A Wardrobe Malfunction.


  • Someone that looks totally unaware that they’re even at a football game of any sort.


  • An opposing team’s fan that makes all Alabama fans look sane. (These are most easily found when Alabama plays LSU.)


  • A man’s khaki pants with some sort of embroidering on them. Elephants, Alabama A’s, etc. (Men + Pants + Embroidering = Only happens at football games. An ironic combination of the femininity of embroidering and the masculinity of football…one I’ll never understand.)


  • Someone in a unrelated-to-football bizarre costume of some sort.


  • A Houndstooth Print that is so large it looks like somebody put their dress in a copy machine and punched in “Enlarge 8000%”
  • Someone so bizarre that no one would believe you if you DIDN’T photograph it.

May you not get beaten up by a cranky-yet-bizarre fan or hit over the head with a stiletto heel.

20 thoughts on “Alabama Gameday Fashion Photo Scavenger Hunt.

  1. Hey, Hey, Hey, I have to disagree with you on crazy LSU fans!! alabama fans have their crazies too you know! :) ;) That guy was actually pretty mild. :)

  2. I accept this challenge! Hahaha this was hilarious! Oh and the guy in the costume (unrelated to football) is actually a member of the Alabama Superfans! Haha it's a group of about 5. The picture you have is of the Crimson Defender. hahaha :) LOVE your ALABAMA posts!

  3. I am crying – this is too funny. Too bad I won't be heading to Tuscaloosa anytime soon. Maybe I should do the AU version of this challenge – can I still get a prize??? LOL

  4. Um…just a question: what does the houndstooth have to do with anything? I mean, it's not like a team color, right? I've never heard of a "team pattern"….

  5. I never understood the men & embroidery pants either, very strange!

    Sounds like a fun scavenger hunt, if I do go to Tuscaloosa sometime this year, I'll be sure to take on your challenge!

  6. You Alabama fans are Crazy!!!

    I'm going to Auburn this weekend for the game. I wonder how many Auburn related fashion disasters I can find. I'm going to consider this my new mission!

  7. Green Door Girl, Christen, and Amy, I'd LOVE to see an Auburn version of this scavenger hunt!!! Definitely adapt it and do your own. It'd be fascinating to see if Auburn fans could come close to the craziness of Alabama fans.

    Anyone else feel free to adapt for your team, too!!

  8. I love gameday! At BYU the scavenger hunt is to find someone who doesn't look like a super nerd. It would be too embarassing to post. :)

  9. I am just wondering if all schools do this or if this is unique to the south…or just good teams? Where does this football fever come from? Is is a personality trait? I have definitely never seen anything like this in person.

    P.S. Do you guys have Hobby Lobby? We just got one and that's where I got K's hat. They have all sorts of cute headbands/hats/flowers/bows for only $3.99 each and you can mix and match…plus ours was having a 50% off sale so I got that hat and flower for only $4! Yay. I love hair stuff.

  10. In the crazy costume guy defense..( why I feel the need to defend the person, I have no idea) Yet I feel the need to point out that I think he's wearing football pads- sort of. ;)

  11. I love it! That last guy is probably some poor pledge having to traipse around campus like that just to be initiated! Also, the guy w/ all of the UA tats is a bit much…WOW! I have no words for him…

  12. I really wish I could go to t-town this Saturday. I would love to do the scavenger hunt! I went to Publix last Saturday, and I think that about half of your list could have been fulfilled there. It was interesting…

  13. girl my favorite thing to do on Saturdays is people watch on the quad!! im in!!! i will post my findings next monday or tuesday! where do yall tailgate???

  14. thank goodness for those crazy lsu fans. they take so much of hte heat off all the other sec teams. ; )

  15. I love the photos. I wish I had the bod to wear a dreass shorter than my purse. She just made me ill with her fabulousness.

  16. Great idea, although I almost bought that first dress. Great pictures. The very high heels is the one thing I cannot understand. I would also like to know how the girls sit down in those dresses shorter than their purse.

  17. HA! This is funny, I just came across this post from a link on The Lettered Cottage. I actually live in Tuscaloosa and a lot of the things can be found on a daily basis. . .especially the UGG boots!! And I think I have a rather LARGE houndstooth & crimson hairbow hanging in the bedroom down the hall. :)

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