If you want to wear a costume inspired by video games, but are not quite sure which one to choose, we got you covered. To make it easier for you, we have compiled a list of the best and most iconic costumes inspired by video games characters. They are an absolute hit on gaming conventions everywhere, and always attract a lot of attention.
- Super Mario
If you have a mustache just like Super Mario, good for you. But if you don’t, no worries, you can slap on a fake one and look just like this timeless video game character. Mario costumes come in sizes for men, women, children and even babies and are always recognized. You can always buy this costume, but if you have the time, making one is pretty simple- you need a red baseball hat, blue overalls, a red long sleeve, black shoes, and a mustache (if you are not sporting one already).
- Minecraft Steve
Even though Minecraft is a relatively new game, it quickly broke all the records and became a global sensation. Steve is a default character who is easily recognizable because of his pixelated form. Again, you can always buy the costume (there is even a zombie version available), but there’s nothing like putting your blood, sweat, and tears into making one. The easiest way is to print a high-resolution template on pieces of cardboard for the head, the body, arms, and legs, and tape them. Steve wears a Bondi blue T-shirt and purple trousers.
There is not a chance that you won’t stand out from the crowd dressed as this iconic, electric yellow, Pokémon mouse that loves eating ketchup. Pokémon games became so popular that they branched out into several comic books, movies, TV shows, card games, and other video game sequels, making Pikachu quite famous. There are many Pikachu rompers to choose from (those for kids are beyond adorable), and again fashioning one out is quite simple. You need yellow trousers and a yellow hoodie. Pikachu has two horizontal brown stripes on its back and long pointed ears with black tips which you can easily make and sew onto the hoodie. Add two red circles to signify cheeks, draw eyes, and you are good to go.
- Lara Croft
Lara Croft is undoubtedly one of the most famous female video game characters. She is an attractive, athletic archeologist, who speaks several languages and knows how to throw a mean punch (and a kick). Her signature outfit consists of a tank top, rolled-up shorts, fingerless leather gloves, a small knapsack, large brass buckled belt, leather holsters, and lace-up boots. Add a fake, plastic gun, and you are ready to hunt down some treasure!