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Halloween costume ideas for your favorite video game characters

Level Up Your Halloween: Epic Costume Ideas For Your Favorite Video Game Characters

This Halloween, ditch the predictable ghosts and goblins and power up your costume game with some truly legendary inspiration. That’s right, we’re talking video game characters!

Whether you’re a seasoned cosplayer or a casual gamer looking for a unique costume idea, we’ve got you covered. Get ready to unleash your inner hero (or villain) with these epic costume ideas:

Classic Characters: Bringing Nostalgia To Life

These iconic characters are instantly recognizable and guaranteed to spark conversations at any Halloween party.

1. Mario and Luigi (Super Mario Bros.)

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • What you’ll need: Overalls (red for Mario, green for Luigi), red or green t-shirts, fake mustaches, and red or green hats with the “M” or “L” logo.
  • Bonus points: Carry a plush mushroom or a plastic warp pipe!

2. Link (The Legend of Zelda)

  • Difficulty: Medium
  • What you’ll need: Green tunic, brown leather belt, Master Sword (toy, of course!), Hylian Shield, and pointy elf ears.
  • Bonus points: Find a blonde wig and practice your best heroic pose.

3. Pikachu (Pokémon)

  • Difficulty: Medium
  • What you’ll need: Yellow onesie, black and red felt for the tail and ears, yellow face paint, and black eyeliner to draw on Pikachu’s cute nose and mouth.
  • Bonus points: Carry a Poké Ball and perfect your “Pika Pika!”

Modern Heroes: Stepping Out of the Screen

Take your costume game to the next level with characters from popular modern titles.

1. Lara Croft (Tomb Raider)

  • Difficulty: Medium
  • What you’ll need: Cargo pants, tank top, brown boots, toy pistols, and a backpack.
  • Bonus points: Braid your hair and add some realistic dirt and grime makeup for that adventurous touch.

2. Geralt of Rivia (The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt)

  • Difficulty: Difficult (but worth it!)
  • What you’ll need: Leather pants, a dark gray tunic, a silver wig (or white hairspray!), two fake swords, and yellow contact lenses for that witcher glare.
  • Bonus points: Practice your best “Hmm” and be prepared to answer questions about potions and monsters all night long.

3. Aloy (Horizon Zero Dawn)

  • Difficulty: Medium
  • What you’ll need: Brown leather top and pants, a red scarf, a bow and arrow (toy, please!), and some tribal-inspired face paint.
  • Bonus points: Add feathers and beads to your hair and find a Focus (the blue earpiece Aloy uses) to complete the look.

Beyond the Costume: Bringing the Characters to Life

No matter which character you choose, remember: it’s all about having fun! Embrace the character’s personality, strike some poses, and let your inner gamer shine.

Bonus Tip: Don’t forget to share photos of your epic costumes on social media using relevant hashtags like #HalloweenCostume #VideoGameCostumes #GamerHalloween. Who knows, you might even inspire other gamers to level up their costume game!

So, which video game character will you become this Halloween? Share your ideas and costume plans in the comments below! Let’s make this the most epic Halloween yet!