World Cup 2018: The best fancy dress costumes from football fans in Russia

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The World Cup brings together fans from all over the world in a celebration of football – and colour.

From the iconic yellow of Brazil and Sweden to the blue of France and Argentina, the one million fans who’ve descended on Russia have already made it a visual spectacle.

Alongside tournament regulars like Germany and Portugal, fans of debutant countries like Panama and Iceland have also proudly shown off their colours.

<p>during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group H match between Colombia and Japan at Mordovia Arena on June 19, 2018 in Saransk, Russia. </p>
World Cup fans: Best costumes and most colourful supporters

during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group H match between Colombia and Japan at Mordovia Arena on June 19, 2018 in Saransk, Russia.

<p>Mexico fans at the Luzhniki Stadium before their surprise win over Germany. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images) </p>
World Cup fans: Best costumes and most colourful supporters

Mexico fans at the Luzhniki Stadium before their surprise win over Germany. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

<p>Four Argentina fans wearing giant Panini stickers of Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero, Maximiliano Meza and Nicolas Tagliafico before their clash with Iceland. (Getty) </p>
World Cup: Best fancy dress supporters in Russia

Four Argentina fans wearing giant Panini stickers of Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero, Maximiliano Meza and Nicolas Tagliafico before their clash with Iceland. (Getty)

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<p>A Panamanian football fan proudly displays the white, blue and red of the World Cup debutants. (Getty) </p>
World Cup fans: Best costumes and most colourful supporters

A Panamanian football fan proudly displays the white, blue and red of the World Cup debutants. (Getty)

<p>Zebra crossing: Argentina fans showcase some interesting headwear before their clash with Iceland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images) </p>
World Cup fans: Best costumes and most colourful supporters

Zebra crossing: Argentina fans showcase some interesting headwear before their clash with Iceland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

<p>Happy and glorious: An England fan in chainmail fancy dress before the Three Lions’ clash with Tunisia. (Getty) </p>
World Cup fans: Best costumes and most colourful supporters

Happy and glorious: An England fan in chainmail fancy dress before the Three Lions’ clash with Tunisia. (Getty)

<p>Iceland fans before the group D match between their nation and Argentina in Moscow. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images) </p>
World Cup fans: Best costumes and most colourful supporters

Iceland fans before the group D match between their nation and Argentina in Moscow. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

<p>Here’s looking at ‘roo: An Australia fan makes it clear where he’s from before their match against France. (Rex) </p>
World Cup fans: Best costumes and most colourful supporters

Here’s looking at ‘roo: An Australia fan makes it clear where he’s from before their match against France. (Rex)

<p>Swiss Miss: A female Switzerland fan decked out all in red. (Getty) </p>
World Cup fans: Best costumes and most colourful supporters

Swiss Miss: A female Switzerland fan decked out all in red. (Getty)

<p>Senegal fans made a huge effort with this coordinated offering. Just make sure you always sit in that order… (Getty) </p>
World Cup: Best fancy dress supporters in Russia

Senegal fans made a huge effort with this coordinated offering. Just make sure you always sit in that order… (Getty)

<p>Face paint was the order of the day for thousands of fans, including this Portugal supporter. (Getty) </p>
World Cup fans: Best costumes and most colourful supporters

Face paint was the order of the day for thousands of fans, including this Portugal supporter. (Getty)

<p>Swedish blonde: This Scandinavian supporter got into the full fancy dress spirit. (Getty) </p>
World Cup fans: Best costumes and most colourful supporters

Swedish blonde: This Scandinavian supporter got into the full fancy dress spirit. (Getty)

<p>Mexican fans are among the most enthusiastic with their fancy dress, and this supporter is no exception. (Getty) </p>
World Cup fans: Best costumes and most colourful supporters

Mexican fans are among the most enthusiastic with their fancy dress, and this supporter is no exception. (Getty)

<p>Mexico fans also made a five-person show of support before their opening fixture against Germany. (Getty) </p>
World Cup: Best fancy dress supporters in Russia

Mexico fans also made a five-person show of support before their opening fixture against Germany. (Getty)

<p>A Japanese fan makes a strong case for ‘Best fancy dress’ with this spectacular effort. </p>
World Cup fans: Best costumes and most colourful supporters

A Japanese fan makes a strong case for ‘Best fancy dress’ with this spectacular effort.

<p>Portu-geezers: Fans of the European champions cover themselves in red and green. (Getty) </p>
World Cup fans: Best costumes and most colourful supporters

Portu-geezers: Fans of the European champions cover themselves in red and green. (Getty)

<p>World of colour: This Tunisia fan left little to the imagination with his colourful and revealing get-up. (Getty) </p>
World Cup fans: Best costumes and most colourful supporters

World of colour: This Tunisia fan left little to the imagination with his colourful and revealing get-up. (Getty)

<p>World Cup fans: Best costumes and most colourful supporters </p>
World Cup fans: Best costumes and most colourful supporters

World Cup fans: Best costumes and most colourful supporters

<p>Fight like lions: A Morocco fan boasts some animal-themed headwear which must surely have restricted their view. (Getty) </p>
World Cup fans: Best costumes and most colourful supporters

Fight like lions: A Morocco fan boasts some animal-themed headwear which must surely have restricted their view. (Getty)

<p>An Iranian fan goes all out with a wig, face paint, accessories and a cuddly toy in his effort to impress. (Getty) </p>
World Cup fans: Best costumes and most colourful supporters

An Iranian fan goes all out with a wig, face paint, accessories and a cuddly toy in his effort to impress. (Getty)

<p>Peru-ving themselves: Peru fans get in on the act before their opening fixture against Denmark. (Getty) </p>
World Cup fans: Best costumes and most colourful supporters

Peru-ving themselves: Peru fans get in on the act before their opening fixture against Denmark. (Getty)

<p>Viva Espana: Coordinated Spain fans kit themselves out in the famous red and yellow. (Getty) </p>
World Cup: Best fancy dress supporters in Russia

Viva Espana: Coordinated Spain fans kit themselves out in the famous red and yellow. (Getty)

<p>Supporters didn’t hold back in their efforts to be as colourful as possible in Russia. (Getty) </p>
World Cup fans: Best costumes and most colourful supporters

Supporters didn’t hold back in their efforts to be as colourful as possible in Russia. (Getty)

<p>A Saudi Arabian fan dons her nation’s green and white before their first fixture against hosts Russia. (Getty) </p>
World Cup fans: Best costumes and most colourful supporters

A Saudi Arabian fan dons her nation’s green and white before their first fixture against hosts Russia. (Getty)

<p>World Cup fans: Best costumes and most colourful supporters </p>
World Cup fans: Best costumes and most colourful supporters

World Cup fans: Best costumes and most colourful supporters

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