Happy Halloween, friends! 🎃 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!
A bit longer than it takes for a Sim to cook something before setting the whole house on fire.
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—unless, of course, you’d prefer to go as the Grim Reaper. Everyone will want to flirt with you. Everyone.
As long as it takes you to raid your
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—just 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.
As quickly as you made the decision to kiss Chloe.
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!
That depends. Are you running errands for your companions right now?
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.
Shorter than your usual Minecraft play sessions.
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—even 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.