Buying video game costumes for any event can be a lot of fun, and there are a lot to choose from, whether you want to go cute and cuddly with some of the more family friendly ones or you are going for the all out scare factor of some of the more violent, mature audience games. You can also choose from old school ones that bring back the classics. Here are some ideas to start:
Don’t assume that you have to be stuck buying yours though, because some of them can be very simply made. For instance, if you have a pair of coveralls and a solid colored shirt, you can be Mario or Luigi, one of the Super Mario brothers, depending on the color that you are wearing. If you wear one that is neither blue nor red, you can be the long lost brother, the one no one ever talks about. Another simple, old school outfit that you can make is Pac Man, simply recreated by wearing a foam circle in bright yellow.
The great thing about this kind is that they are not linked to Halloween, so you can wear them for anything throughout the year. If there is video game convention that you want to attend, you can go in your favorite costume. You can host a party, asking others to wear their own of choice. To make the party even more fun, you can host competitions, trivia games and more, giving related gear away as prizes. You can also make the food and beverages continue the theme if you are very creative.
You can even use the concept as a way to get your younger children up and moving around more. Let them wear the costume of their favorite character but only if they will show you how the character moves or acts during the game. The kids will be pretty tired after they have run around like Sonic for a little while.
There are a number of places that you can find these – with a wide range of prices as well. Keep this in mind: the newer or more recent a game, the more costly it is likely to be. The more accessories there are, the more expensive the costume will be. But, remember, unlike a Halloween costume, you can get far more use out of these for yourself and for your children. Video game costumes can be an investment that will pay for itself, especially if you plan to wear it a lot.