3. Whistle Monsta
Taking the superfan king cake in New Orleans has to be Whistle Monsta, a longtime Saints staple and one of the only fanatics on this list with a wholly original costume that doesn’t pander to existing characters or tropes. The Monsta, with his giant headpiece resembling a referee's whistle, is something that could only really happen in NOLA, blending our traditions of Carnival mania, costuming, and Saints fanaticism into a single, unmistakable, one-of-a-kind persona. We love you, Whistle Monsta!
2. Who Dat King
Wanna hunk-a-hunk-a-burnin' love? Well, if you’re in the Big Easy on game day, you’ll find it in the Superdome in the form of NOLA’s very own version of Elvis. What’s most remarkable about the Who Dat King is not only his 100% commitment to the role, but his eyebrow-raising (and lip-curling) similarity to the man himself. Of course, he gets a little help from the wig, glasses, and sideburns, but you can’t really fake a natural lantern-shaped jaw, nor that unmistakable Elvis hip-sway and swagger. And even though Elvis is famously from Memphis, he did star in King Creole, which makes a nice New Orleans connection for the fan aspect. Dat King’s showmanship, more than anything, is what makes him truly special, and likely why you almost always see him on nationally televised Saints broadcasts.