If you are pressed for an idea with the big day closing in, consider something unusual and easily recognizable. Game Halloween costumes are an excellent option and can be easy to assemble. It is all in your approach. While these have been done before, there are many games, both classic and new, that people will easily recognize. This allows for a number of options for Game Halloween costumes. Make it a tradition by doing a new game each year!
You simply wear the game. How easy is that? Choose a favorite game from childhood such as Candyland or Monopoly, a thinking game such as Ouija or an action game like Twister. No matter what type you choose, you will be easy to recognize.
For board games or games that include small parts or pieces you can attach those pieces to your clothing. Punch holes in the game board, add rope, yarn or twine and let it hang from your shoulders. This works best using two of the game boards – one each for back and front. Decorate your neck or your hat with monopoly money or carry stacks of it in your hand to pass out as you go.
Twister dresses are another option. This nostalgic classic is one of the easier costumes to create. The board for Twister starts out big and flexible. Cut a hole in the middle and wear it, or become a “Twister Ghost” by adding eye holes. If you want to get really fancy, actually sew the mat into a dress or smock.
All of the game Halloween costumes require destruction of the game itself so you might want to browse yard sales and thrift shops for cheap used games. After all, you don’t care if there is a piece or two missing – you aren’t going to play the game, you’re going to wear it! Ebay and Craig’s List are other good sources for cheap used games but remember to check shipping charges to make sure the total cost is low.
For the younger generation game costumes might be designed to mimic a character from their favorite video game. Whether choosing a scene from a game or the Master Chief of Halo, these can be as complex or simple as your imagination can design. Fabric stores and craft shops carry materials suitable for recreating a gaming Warrior or a silver Pinball from an arcade game. Part of the fun of this type of Halloween costume is your ability to make your character clearly recognizable or to give the impression of the character so your friends will have to guess who you are. Don’t forget to add a headpiece as this one accessory can truly pull your costume together.
Older people, who had less video game exposure growing up, may have a harder time recognizing who you are supposed to be when wearing video game Halloween costumes. However, board games and more traditional and timeless games are usually recognizable by people of all ages.
Whether going for classic games that we all remember or hacking into video and animation for your creative game Halloween costumes, keep cost in mind. Buy used games to build your costume rather than destroying usable versions you may own. Browse thrift stores and resale shops to find basic clothing you can add to in creating video characters. Pound the pavement as a trick or treater, be Super Mario or Monopoly Man, speak as your character would and have a great time with it. Edited by Svetchey Sanorols