With summer vacation in the rearview mirror and Halloween around the corner, it’s a great time to start collaborating with your kid on the perfect costume. Just because your kid is a gamer doesn’t mean there aren’t tons of fun offline projects to tackle together. We put together this list of game-inspired costumes from Instructables, an online community where members submit their own instructions for all kinds of DIY endeavors, from cooking to crafting.
We focused on costumes that:
- Are fairly easy to make
- Require materials you might find around the house or can obtain cheaply/easily
- Are fun to make together with your kids
We hope you love these spook-tacularly geeky costumes as much as we do!
- The Littlest Link
Play up your kid’s elfin side with this Link costume for even the youngest Legend of Zelda fans.
- Glorious Gengar Pokeman
If we saw this Gengar Pokeman walking down the street, it would capture our hearts before we could capture it with our Poke Ball.
- Realistic Rubik’s Cube
We dig this life-size version of a classic. Which sequence of moves would you use to solve this prodigious puzzle?
- Easy Enderman
No Connected Camps list would be complete without a few Minecraft costumes. This Enderman is super simple to make with a cardboard box, duct tape, and some paint.
- Super-Duty Steve
With a few more materials and a little more elbow grease, you can fashion a super cool Steve costume that can be used over and over again.
- One-of-a-kind Kirby
This Kirby costume is made from a yoga ball and papier-mache; so simple and the perfect art project for kids of all ages.
- Pac-Man for a Posse
This family made clever use of hula hoops and fabric to make easy coordinating Pac-Man and ghost costumes for each of their kids. This idea works well for kids of all age ranges and families of any size.
- Handcrafted Heroes
Just because they are made of cardboard and diaper boxes doesn’t mean these Lego Man superheroes are any less awe-inspiring. We adore the whole bunch!
- Mega Marvel
This adorable Mega Man costume is sure to win the approval of any new or retro gamer.
- Awe-inspiring Aviation
This is the most complex costume on our list, but if you can take advantage of a 3D printer at your local library to build this Fortnite-inspired jet-pack, your Halloween cred will soar to new heights.
We hope all these top-notch DIY creations inspire you to get crafting with your gamer kid today!