Photo Gallery: Retro Game Halloween Costume Ideas

Let’s be honest, Halloween is the best time of the year. It’s where you can let out all of your creativity and cosplay as your favorite character throughout the entire month of October, and it’s completely acceptable! And retro games have some of the best costume ideas around. So, we put together some great retro game costume ideas, just in time for Halloween!


Zelda (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

For the love of Zelda! A classic look for the classic gamer girl. Although, for those who would like a bit more of an edge, Sheik might be a better option. Find yourself a Link, and you could have a great couples costume idea!

Super Mario Bros (Photo by James Coldrey/Getty Images)

An obvious classic, but one that takes a lot of time to get right! This plumber has gone through many renditions, but still a great option to become the hit of any party!

Sonic the Hedgehog (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)

GOTTA GO FAST! Sonic’s classic blue color and fashionable red shoes make this a fun option and one that will get plenty of attention at your next Halloween party!

World of Warcraft (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

For those with a great deal of imagination and creativity, Warcraft is an amazing way to celebrate a fantastic franchise, and also add your own creative flair. Your Tauren Warrior, or Night Elf Rogue characters would look amazing on you!

Nintendo Gameboy (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

For the guy who just can’t choose a character, you go as the console. The original Nintendo Gameboy was a game-changer in the video game market, and an obviously brilliant costume option!

Donkey Kong costume (Photo by Keith Tsuji/Getty Images)

The legendary gorilla, Donkey Kong! How could we make a retro costume list without him? An easy go to and a hit at parties!

Tetris (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images)

For those who like the idea of protection from spilled drinks, Tetris Blocks might be a way to go. Although, without a few other Tetris Block buddies around, it may be difficult for others to identify.

Pacman & Ms. Pacman (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

This one goes out to one of the greatest gaming love stories of all time. Pacman and Ms. Pacman are an easy choice for a classic video game couples costume, however traveling with this might be take a little thinking.


Do you have any other suggestions of great retro game costumes? We’d love to hear your thoughts and also share your photos with us on Twitter and Facebook!


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