Last-Minute Video Game Halloween Costumes

Life Is Strange

Happy Halloween, friends!¬†ūüéÉ So you had a few¬†costume ideas for that shindig you’re going to tonight, but none of them really panned out. Not to worry! Turn up the tunes and get ready to dig up all the random crafting materials in your closet, because we’ve curated a last-minute list of potential dress-up ideas. These costumes were put together by fellow gamers, so you know you’re getting super creative tips here. Help a friend out by telling them, too! That way, nobody will show up to the party wearing a sheet. (Poke eye holes into that, by the way.)

Do you have more last-minute costume ideas that we didn’t mention here? Awesome! Let us know in the comments and we’ll keep a running list. It would be super¬†cool if we continued to build these suggestions, particularly for next year and beyond. What better way can you possibly discover that an acquaintance plays games than if you show up to the party fashionably late and decked out in all your geek finery?

For those of you looking for games to play tonight, we covered that, too! If you’re in the mood¬†for a few games to play for the holiday season, we have a list of both spooky and non-spooky selections to celebrate. We hope you have a happy and safe holiday weekend!

Sims 4

The Sims

TIME:

A bit longer than it takes for a Sim to cook something before setting the whole house on fire.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
  • Your regular clothes
  • Colored paper (green, yellow, or red depending on your mood)
  • A plastic OR hard headband
  • A spring OR¬†long rod of some kind
  • Glue OR¬†tape
  • Optional: Comfortable shoes for when you glitch and don’t move for hours.

This one is perhaps the easiest costume to throw together, so it’s first on the list! You’ll be making what’s called a “plumbob,” or that green diamond that hovers over your Sim’s head. (I didn’t know what it was called until I Googled it. Fail.) There’s actually an official guide for what outline to print out so that you can fold the paper properly! Follow those directions and you should be good to go‚ÄĒunless, of course, you’d prefer to go as the Grim Reaper. Everyone will want to flirt with you. Everyone.

Tomb Raider

Tomb Raider

TIME:

As long as it takes you to raid your sibling’s closet.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
  • A green jacket
  • A gray knitted scarf
  • Lightly colored jeans (gray or light brown)
  • Dark brown boots
  • A cross-body bag
  • Optional: A throat lozenge for when you scream “SAM!” too much.

This particular idea was totally borrowed from¬†@TombRaiderArch, who recently snapped¬†an amazing photo of her Lara Croft costume that’s easy to replicate! You’ll feel badass while keeping yourself warm, which is always a plus this time of year. (Unless you’re living in a place that’s warm enough for booty shorts right now. I don’t judge.) The colors of your clothes don’t have to match exactly with this one‚ÄĒjust keep it in the general color scheme and you’ll be good. Oh, and see if you can find an ice axe. You know, in case you wander off from the party and decide to go exploring.

Life Is Strange

Life Is Strange

TIME:

As quickly as you made the decision to kiss Chloe.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
  • Red flannel shirt
  • A white t-shirt (preferably a graphic tee)
  • Black jeans
  • A cross-body bag (these are popular, eh?)
  • Optional: A handheld camera to ruin your life with. Also, lip gloss for when you kiss your best friend.

Are you ready for the mosh pit, shaka brah? (Don’t say that out loud.) In all seriousness, you knew this was coming. We’re practically a Life Is Strange¬†fan community here. So if you’re a little leery about visiting the tattoo parlor up the street to perfect Chloe’s look (not to mention the hair!), give Max Caulfield a try, since she’s basically cosplaying Rachel Amber. Remember¬†not to take candy from hipster teachers!

Dragon Age: Inquisition

Dragon Age: Inquisition

TIME:

That depends. Are you running errands for your companions right now?

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
  • A beige long-sleeved shirt
  • Beige pants
  • Beige boots
  • Gem stickers OR gray/silver paper
  • Optional: A carton of eggs to throw at the ground¬†in retaliation.

You’ve presumably sunk enough hours into Inquisition¬†to know what this thing looks like. In regards to the buttons, you can substitute the gem stickers for gray paper if you have the time (or the patience) to cut every little piece out. They should stick with a little sturdy tape! Even if they don’t last the whole night, you can always enlist the help of a friendly Tevinter¬†to lament the state of your wardrobe. Loudly.

Minecraft

Minecraft

TIME:

Shorter than your usual Minecraft play sessions.

What You’ll Need:
  • A cardboard box
  • A lot of colored paper OR permanent¬†markers
  • Ruler and scissors
  • Glue OR tape
  • Optional: A sword or pickaxe, depending on what your playstyle is.

Momma D (who runs several blogs) details in this post how to put together Steve’s head from Minecraft, but you don’t have to choose his avatar!¬†What I¬†really like about this costume is that you can personalize it to suit whichever character you prefer to play as in-game‚ÄĒeven the DLC versions. Get creative with this, and also make sure you measure your cardboard¬†box! It sounds like a silly thing to consider, but if you’re going to be wearing that for several hours, I’d suggest you keep it in mind.

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One Comment on “Last-Minute Video Game Halloween Costumes

  1. Thanks for the mention, gals! Sadly, my Halloween plans fell through so I didn’t get to use my Lara costume after all… -_-

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