8. Vinicius — 2016 Summer Olympics, Rio de Janeiro
I know what you’re thinking. Vinicius isn’t creepy; he’s just a happy, yellow…wait…what is he supposed to be?
According to Vinicius’ Wikipedia listing, he is “an animal representing all Brazilian mammals.”
That’s not how it works, Brazil! You need to choose a mammal. Also, does that include humans?!
7. Schneemann — 1976 Winter Olympics, Innsbruck
Anthropomorphized snowmen are nothing new, but they usually do not have arms or legs.
Or a red hat.
6. Athena and Phevos — 2004 Summer Olympics, Athens
Aaaaaaand we have taken a nosedive into the uncanny valley.
Their description just says they are “brother and sister.” Apparently, they were meant to resemble some ancient Greek dolls.
I think Greece might have forgotten that they have an entire Olympic legacy to uphold, ’cause they kinda phoned it in on Athena and Phevos, here.
What could be creepier than these clompy-lookin’ weirdos? I’m glad you asked…