Duncan Castles figures he may as well continue nightly habit and dress up as Jose Mourinho for Halloween

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“It doesn’t even feel like a costume for me these days, more a second skin to be honest,” said Castles.

Saying that there was no need to break from tradition now, Duncan Castles today revealed that he would continue his nightly habit of more than five years and dress up as Jose Mourinho for Halloween.

Ironing his suit and rubbing moisturiser into the synthetic skin mask he has donned for 1,825 consecutive evenings, the football journalist admitted that it was exciting to actually have an excuse to wear the costume for once.

“Most of the time I just wear it because it makes me feel close to Jose, and in many ways, like Jose himself. I get home from work, shower, put on my Jose boxer shorts and socks, stick the suit and mask on and have some dinner and a little whiskey,” said the freelance writer, adding that after dinner he generally lays out several seats in his living room and conducts imaginary press conferences, most of which go on for hours on end.

“It doesn’t even feel like a costume for me these days, more a second skin to be honest, but I guess if I’m going to dress up I might as well go as my hero. And it’ll save me from buying an actual costume and putting it on over this.”

At press time, Castles was reportedly mingling with the more than 20 cardboard cut-outs and mannequins depicting football figures that he had earlier arranged throughout his home.