Is this the most frightening mascot you've ever seen? King Cake Baby is the Mardi Gras-themed mascot of the New Orleans Pelicans.
And this is just the bobblehead.
The real King Cake Baby is positively frightening.
At one point, USA Today ranked the creepiest mascots in sports. Sure enough, King Cake Baby won the grand prize. (The Pelicans' original Pierre was also on the list, but fortunately, the team realized that kids shouldn't be frightened of ALL their mascots and redesigned the bird).
Personally, I think King Cake Baby is just crazy enough and weird enough to be cool. But I'd hate to see him walking up to kids at random and scaring them. This is definitely one mascot for the adults. Which is probably why King Cake Baby went to Mardi Gras parades, and left this touching moment (below) with Blue Ivy Carter at the NBA All-Star Game to his fellow mascot Pierre.
A little bit more King Cake baby creepy fun before he disappears for the year after Mardi Gras Day. Fat Tuesday can't come soon enough.