The Procrastinator's Guide To Video Game Halloween Costumes

Uh oh! It’s Halloween weekend, and you still don’t have a costume for yourself or your children? Fear not! I have scoured the internet for the best, and worst, outfits you can buy. Being that we’re all gamers here, I focused on outfits based on our favorite interactive medium. Some of these are great. Others… not so much. But the clock is ticking, and beggars can’t be choosers. Here’s a list of video game Halloween costumes that haven’t sold out (yet), along with links to purchase them. 

Women's Yoshi Skirt Costume

If you don’t mind looking like you skinned Yoshi alive and wore his body parts like a monster, this women’s outfit is sure to delight, or horrify, Super Mario fans. | Purchase

 

Cuphead Adult Costume

If you’re planning to make a deal with the Devil this Halloween, you may as well look the part in this Cuphead-inspired outfit. Yes, it also comes in Mugman.| Purchase

Adult Red Among Us Inflatable Costume

The real fun is having friends try to deduce who’s under this inflatable outfit. You can slide your arms through two front-facing holes in case you decide life must imitate art. By that, I mean ending a life. That’s pretty sus. | Purchase

Ace Costume for Kids

Remember Ubisoft’s battle royale, Hyper Scape? It’s still a thing, and your kid can be the hipster among the sea of Fortnite costumes by repping a battle royale that hasn’t dominated all of pop culture. | Purchase

Harley Quinn Costume Arkham City

Harley Quinn has caught up to Heath Ledger’s Joker as a superhero costume you’ll see 1000 examples of. For video game fans, this outfit based on Harley’s Arkham-verse appearance looks pretty dang good. | Purchase

Sonic the Hedgehog Deluxe Movie Child Costume

Remember the near-disaster that was Sonic’s original design for his feature film? Relieve those horrible memories, or rather let your kid fall into that trap, with this reminder of the internet’s power to demand change. | Purchase

Spyro the Dragon Adult Costume Jumpsuit

Wearing this outfit requires a willingness to clown on yourself (Lord knows everyone else will), but you’ll also be rewarded with an amusing outfit based on gaming’s favorite dragon. | Purchase

Adult Kassandra Costume

We all know Kassandra is the better protagonist in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, so let everyone else know with this divine costume. | Purchase

Kids' Wraith Costume

If you’ve got a kiddo that adores Apex Legends, or you just want to express your fandom through your child against their will, this Wraith costume will get the job done. You’ll just need two more thematically similar friends to complete the squad. | Purchase

Adult Crash Bandicoot Costume

I won’t lie – this Crash costume terrifies me. That face is just…the worst. Ruin your friends’ fond PlayStation 1 memories with this unsettling ensemble if you have no soul. | Purchase

Child Kairi Costume

Every parent has to confront the scary truth: sooner or later, your children will discover Kingdom Hearts. And that’s okay! You may as well lean into it, starting with this simple and clean Kairi costume. | Purchase

The Legend of Zelda Deluxe Link Breath of the Wild Men's Costume

Link is always a popular video game option so why not go with his most recent incarnation? It probably won’t make you any better at climbing, and we wouldn’t recommend jumping off your roof using a sheet to glide. But, if you do those things anyway, at least you’ll look kind of cool in the process. Degradable bow not included. | Purchase

Female Minecraft Armor Costume

I don’t know much about Minecraft, but this is a pretty neat take on the game’s armor. I especially like the blocky leg pieces; it’s like wearing the old Socker Boppers toys on your feet. You can probably roundhouse kick someone and it would feel like getting hit by a pillow. Probably. | Purchase

Switch Joy-Con Couples Costume

Couples’ costumes are always fun, and these unofficial Nintendo Switch Joy-Con outfits are a fun theme for pairs looking for something creative. You just have to tolerate having your partner in the Left Joy-Con costume constantly drift away from you. | Purchase 

Master Chief Ultra Prestige Adult Costume

Okay, this is pretty awesome. It’ll set you back over $600, but if you can afford it and really want to win your local bar’s annual costume contest, you’ll be tough to beat. | Purchase

Which costumes are your favorite? What do you plan on dressing up as for Halloween? Let us know in the comments!

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