10 Best Homemade Kids Video Game Costumes

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!

  1. The Littlest Link

Play up your kid’s elfin side with this Link costume for even the youngest Legend of Zelda fans.

  1. 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.

  1. 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?

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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!

  1. Mega Marvel  

This adorable Mega Man costume is sure to win the approval of any new or retro gamer.

  1. 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!

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