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October 11, 2011

Awesome (and Horrible) Video Game Halloween Costumes

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Written by: Dalibor Dimovski
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Video Game Costumes

It’s the time of year again, when you start wondering what latest newsworthy item will be transformed into your “so new it’s awesome” costume. While we’ll undoubtedly (and tastelessly) see thousands of Steve Jobs impersonators at each party, we can at least take solace in knowing that video game costumes will ALWAYS make us look bad.  And, at least we know that going in.

We’ve compiled a set of gaming costumes that you may want to consider looking into, should you want to go that route, and the associated deals that go along with them at Amazon. There are actually quite a few that are well done, but it’s always the bad one in each store that really catches our eye. Some might say that the worse they look, the more interesting they are, like some metaphor for our horrible society.

Right?

Anyhoo, have a gander below. We’re sure you’ll find some that are worthy of your wear (or to be laughed at).

The Good

Master Chief CostumeHalo: Master Chief

This is a pretty incredible costume. Tons of detail, beautifully painted, and pretty realistic. Wearing this would make you the hit of the party… or, more than likely, the one that the ladies would avoid.

$675

 

 

 

 

Ratchet and Clank Costume

Ratchet & Clank’s Ratchet

If you’re a kid, or have one, this Ratchet and Clank costume is pretty dope. It doesn’t come with the hammer-weapon-thing, but the hood, pants, and tail are pretty awesome.

$22

 

 

 

 

Mortal Kombat Sub Zero CostumeMortal Kombat: Sub Zero

It may not be the best quality costume, but it’s easily recognizable. Sub Zero was always the best Mortal Kombat fighter, what with his slidey move and the snow fireball thing. You could always go with the Scorpion version instead, if you choose.

$42

 

 

 

 

Wario Costume

 

Super Mario Bros: Wario

This Wario costume is simple, cheap, but pretty solid. Heck, it’s probably the best of the bunch. It even has an inflatable belly.

Eff off, Mario!

$38

 

 

 

Kratos Costume

 

God of War: Kratos

This Kratos costume is pretty epic, even though it’s not the most flattering if you’ve got some love handles. Thankfully, there are fake muscles to help you out. The blades are sold separately.

$42

 

 

 

 

Marcus Phoenix Gears of War Costume

Gears of War: Marcus Phoenix Mask

If you’re going low-key, this Marcus mask is expertly detailed. Couple it with a black shirt and these AMAZING Lancer props, and you’re a hero. Plus it’s a mask, so you can take it off whenever the girls start to stare.

$32

 

 

 

 

 

Pac Man Costume

Pac Man

Who’d have thunk it: a pretty bad ass Pac Man costume. CHOMP CHOMP CHOMP your way to the life of the party. Then, sit on the couch and drink yourself to a stuper. At least know one will know who you are.

$41

 

 

 

 

 

Angry Birds Costume

 

Angry Birds: King Pig

Another one that’s just a mask, but it’s decently crafted. Besides, no one wants to be a bird anyways. The pigs are where it’s at. Oink!

$33

 

 

 

 

 

World of Warcraft Costume

World of Warcraft: Orc

Whoever is making these WoW masks is doing a knock-out job. Each one is super-detailed and stunning.

$66

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tomb Raider Costume

Tomb Raider

There will probably be 37 Tomb Raiders at your next party. Might as well be this costume, since it’s the most accurate.

$45

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Ugly

Master Chief CostumeHalo: Master Chief

This may be the worst Master Chief costume ever. Vinyl bag legs and arms, a cheap chest plate, and a somehow ornate helmet. It’s so sad, you’ll look like the 8 year old who’s parents poked a two holes in a garbage bag and called it a ghost costume.

$35

 

 

 

 

Street Fighter Ken Costume

Street Fighter: Ken

It’s a red robe and a black belt. If you’re not already blonde and ripped, no one will have a clue who you are. And if they do? They’ll think that you grabbed the outfit from the bottom of the bargain bin.

$38

 

 

 

 

 

Super Mario Toad Costume

Super Mario Brod: Toad

This may take the cake as the worst video game costume of all time. Seriously, if you buy this then you need to hope someone jumps on YOUR head.

$23

 

 

 

 

 

Link Zelda Costume

 

Legend of Zelda: Link

No one should ever dress as Link for Halloween. Ever. Especially not for $60.

$58

 

 

 

 

 

Pokemon Costume

Pokemon: Pikachu

If you hate your child, by all means buy them this. They’ll never recover.

$30

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sonic the Hedgehog costume

 

Sonic the Hedgehog

We’re firm believers that no human should ever dress up as Sonic the Hedgehog. We’ll be damned if this fluffy atrocity against humanity doesn’t prove that. Is this old Sonic? New Sonic? NO ONE CARES.

$90

 

 

 

 

Angry Birds: Red Bird

This looks more like a giant red whoopee cushion than anything else.

$45

 

 

 

 

 

Know of any cool or crazy video game costumes? Leave a comment and let us know!



About the Author

Dalibor Dimovski
Dali is the Editor-in-Chief and co-founder of SideQuesting, as well as the co-Founder of CarDesignFetish and the founder of MakLink. Dali is also a car designer, deejay, and introductory beer-brewer.




  • TVippy

    =(

  • Anonymous

    Haha this made my day

  • Russ Walsh

    guys, is it a bad thing if every single one of the bad costumes is more appealing to me than the good costumes. DAMN MY LOVE OF IRONIC HALLOWEEN COSTUMES.