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Wild Wednesday for Cats stars

By Laura Gardiner
26 September 2012 12:54PM EST

GEELONG stars, including star Jimmy Bartel, have let their hair down in traditional flamboyant style at a season-ending celebration at the Lord of the Isles tavern in central Geelong.

No Geelong Mad Monday - or in this case Wednesday - would be complete without a colourful contribution from Brownlow medallist Bartel.

Bartel caused a few ripples last season when he attended his club's Mad Monday lunch dressed as the infamous St Kilda schoolgirl.

And the tough on-baller didn't disappoint this year, drawing inspiration from the 2012 London Olympics for his take on swimming star Stephanie Rice and her rumoured love interest, US basketball star Kobe Bryant.

Skipper Joel Selwood had a tongue-in-cheek dig at Melbourne great Garry Lyon as he dressed in a Demons jumper and completed the look with an exaggerated monobrow, two fitness staff and a stretcher.

Retiring champion fullback Matthew Scarlett joined his last post-season gathering dressed as late pop legend Michael Jackson.

Scarlett arguably saved his best costume effort for last with his nod to "Wacko Jacko".

Geelong's end-of-season festivities also included an appearance from Spiderman, fashion guru Alex Perry (Paul Chapman) and "Toy Story" characters Woody and Buzz Lightyear.

Young star Daniel Menzel tweeted a picture of an unfortunate (but funny) double-up with forward line teammate James Podsiadly, both coming dressed as Alan from "The Hangover".

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Matthew Scarlett as pop legend Michael Jackson - Twitter @catsinsider

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Joel Selwood (centre) as Melbourne icon Garry Lyon - Twitter @joelselwood14

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Cats players gather for "Mad Monday" celebrations - Twitter @catsinsider

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Daniel Menzel and James Podsiadly both dressed as Alan - Twitter @DanielMenzel10

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Paul Chapman as fashion guru Alex Perry - Twitter @JamesPopsKelly

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Jimmy Bartel as swimming glamour Stephanie Rice, embraced by Kobe Bryant - Twitter @catsinsider

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