Video Game Costume Ideas
Where would we be without video games? Quite frankly, we don’t even want to imagine a world where we can’t fire up a game of Mario Kart. We don’t want to bear the thought of having to go through life without being able to wield the Master Sword in the next Legend of Zelda adventure. And we definitely don’t want to think about where our spatial reasoning skills would be without all those games of Tetris we played back in the day. It’s really no doubt that video games have shaped modern society and that makes them a pretty great source of inspiration for costume ideas. Just look at all the great video game costume ideas that have come out of the last few decades! From the humble beginnings of playing Pong on the Atari 2600, all the way to today, where we can play everything from the latest Halo game on the Xbox, or we can fire up Minecraft for a truly creative experience. You can even watch movies about video games, like Disney’s animated film, Wreck It Ralph. It might even seem a bit overwhelming, since there are so many choices, but this handy guide should help you get into the groove with a brand new costume based on your favorite video game characters.
Video Game Costumes for Adults
Some people who don’t “get” video games seem to think that they’re just for kids, but that’s pretty far from the truth. Adults love video games just as much as kids, so when you head outside in one of our many video game costumes for adults, you should have plenty of adoring fans. We’ve went through all of our costumes for men and women and we came up with this list of our favorites. Whether you’re a fan of Wreck It Ralph, an unabashed Nintendo fan boy, or even a competitive Street Fighter player, you’ll find a good costume to wear for your next costume party.
Wreck It Ralph Costume
Wreck It Ralph is an animated movie by Disney that was like an ode to video game players everywhere. It featured nods to old school gamers, by bringing together characters from about every major gaming franchise around. Wreck It Ralph himself had an old-school feel, despite being a rather new character, so he makes for the perfect costume for old-school gamers and new gamers alike! This adult Wreck It Ralph Costume is an exclusive outfit based on the movie, so you can get ready to “wreck it” when you wear it. That costume also comes in a child size, in case you have a little one who wants to be just like the villain turned hero.
Women’s Zelda Costume
Perhaps one of the most well-known princesses in all of gaming, Zelda entered the scene in 1986. That’s when gamers got their first taste ofThe Legend of Zelda. If you were one of the lucky kids who got their hands on the game for the original NES, there’s just no way to describe opening the box to reveal that shiny gold cartridge! Well, Princess Zelda has a changed a bit since then and now you can become the signature princess from the series with this adult Zelda costume. Whether you decided to let Link do all the dirty work of saving Hyrule from the clutches of Ganondorf, or you decide to pick up your bow and do it yourself is completely up to you! Just remember, the people of Hyrule will be counting on your expert leadership skills either way.
Adult Donkey Kong Costume
Shigeru Miyamoto did more for video games than perhaps any other person! While trying to make a Popeye game, he inadvertently created some of gaming’s most recognizable characters. Mario, the mustachioed plumber needed a villain and Donkey Kong, the temperamental gorilla, was more than happy to take on the role and he had no problem stealing the spotlight for many games to come! This Donkey Kong costume helps you jump into the role of the barrel-throwing, banana-loving Nintendo character. It’s based on his appearances in Donkey Kong Country and the Mario Kart series, so the outfit comes with his bright red power tie! You’ll have no problem going a little ape in this classic costume.
Chun Li Costume
Girls have been kicking butt in video games for ages. Why, it was just back in 1991 that Chun-Li broke onto the scene. Fighting games had been ruled by guys when she started using her flurry of kicks to turn her into the most well-known figure in fighting games. Now, you might not be quite as capable with a sidekick like she is, but you can still show off your mean martial arts skills when you wear this Chun-Li costume! It comes with the classic blue-and-yellow dress like the one she wears in the games. Ken and Ryu won’t even stand a chance against you when you jump into the ring!
Video Game Costumes for Kids
Remember that feeling you had when you popped Super Mario Bros. in the NES? How about the first time you tossed Crash Bandicoot into your Playstation? Those were magical moments and now, your little one is having similar moments with the games that they play! They might not get as excited about the all games you used to get excited about, like Tetris, but they have brand new games to add to the old classics! Just check out some of our video game costumes for kids to get some ideas for your child this year!
Child Link Costume
Gearing your kid up for an adventure? Well, there’s no better adventurer than Hryule’s one and only Link! Okay, so maybe there have been tons of Links over the course of all of the Legend of Zelda games, but maybe your child can be the next in that long line! This deluxe Link costume is a great video game costume idea for kids who love to head out into the world with nothing but a bit of moxie (and the Master Sword, of course). You won’t even need to spend all of your rupees just to get it!
Child Plants Vs Zombies Peashooter Costume
Zombies seem to be everywhere these days. They’re in your comic books, they’re in your movies, and they’re in your television shows. It’s really no surprise that they’ve taken over video games. We’re a little surprised that you can’t find them in breakfast cereal these days, too! Well, now your child can fight off video game zombies with this child Plants VS Zombies Peashooter costume. It’s an exclusive costume licensed from the iconic game, so your kid will look completely battle ready when he wears this outfit.
Kids Sonic the Hedgehog Costume
Who’s the fastest thing on two legs? Well, in the real world, it’s probably your child, but in the video game world no one comes close to Sonic the Hedgehog. Why a hedgehog? Why is he blue? No one truly knows. That’s video games for you! If your child wants to be the fastest character around, then there’s no doubt that he’s going to need one of our Sonic the Hedgehog costumes. This kid’s Sonic costume is designed for any young fan, but your child had better work on his running skills, since everyone will be expecting him to dash around just like the real Sonic.
Girls Vanellope Von Schweetz Costume
Some girls just don’t like to be normal and we think that’s totally cool! Vanellope Von Schweetz proves that being a little weird can get you ahead in life, so go ahead and be weird. This girls' Vanellope Von Schweetz costume comes licensed from the movie that’s all about video games, Wreck It Ralph. The costume has the turquoise hoodie, a skirt, leggings, plus a wig, and should have your kid racing through a game of Sugar Rush in no time at all.
Super Mario Bros Costumes
Well, we wouldn’t be doing our job as the premiere online costume experts if we didn’t take some time to talk about Super Mario Bros. costumes! When you talk about video game costumes, probably the first character you might think about is Mario. Of course, we have a great selection of Nintendo themed outfits for you, so let’s take a look at some of our best options for Super Mario Bros costumes.
Men’s Mario Costume
Mario is a pretty skilled guy. Over the years he’s made his living as a carpenter, a plumber, a doctor, a professional go-kart racer, and an awesome hero who saves the Mushroom Kingdom. Of course he’d be a great choice for a costume! This adult Mario costume is a deluxe costume based on the Nintendo hero. Whether you decide to chase after a crazed gorilla, or you just plan on playing a rousing game of tennis, this costume should have you feeling powered up in no time.
Child Luigi Costume
Bros are always there when their brother needs them, and Luigi is the best bro out there! Whenever Mario needs to save Princess Peach, Luigi is standing there right beside him. Whenever Bowser needs to be taught a lesson, Luigi is ready to rumble. Whenever Mario needs to host a go-kart race, Luigi is doing his signature Death Stare alongside him. You can turn your child into the ultimate bro by letting him wear this boy’s Luigi costume, which is a deluxe outfit licensed from Nintendo.
Kids’ Princess Peach Dress
Being Princess of the Mushroom Kingdom is a big responsibility! It means taking care of a legion of mushroom retainers and making sure that Bowser never wreaks too much havoc. It means holding the coolest parties and plenty of Mario Kart races. Sounds like a blast, doesn’t it? Well, if your girl is a video game fan and wants to rule the roost, then it’s time to get her geared up in this Princess Peach costume for girls. It comes with the pink dress and crown that Peach always wears.
Women’s Toad Costume
Never underestimate the little guy! Toad might seem pretty harmless, but he carries around an arsenal of power-ups and he’s one mean Mario Kart competitor. Why, we bet he could take on Bowser all by himself! If you’re the kind of person with a lot of moxie and a mean drift move for the kart track, then maybe you should dress yourself up like the little guy. This women’s Toad costume lets you look just like the character and it comes with a dress, vest, and a toadstool hat.
Mega Man Costumes
Mario might be the most well-known character in all of gaming, but the Blue Bomber isn’t too far off! Mega Man has been using his Mega Buster to blast evil robots since 1987! If you have the strong desire to blow up bad bots, or you just look really good in blue, then one of our Mega Man costumes might be perfect for you. We have plenty to choose from, including sizes for adults, kids, and toddlers. We even have some great accessories based on the classic video game character. Just check out our great list below.
Men’s Mega Man Costume
You probably remember picking up the very first Mega Man game on the Nintendo Entertainment System! The revolutionary platformer was far less forgiving than Super Mario Bros., but it was revolutionary since you got to choose which level you wanted to play. Each boss brought you a new power to take on new bad guys, so you had to choose wisely! We always started with Gutsman, because you can jump his stupid boulders with ease while pummeling him with shots! Of course, now you can do your best impersonation of the character by wearing this adult Mega Man costume!
Child Mega Man Costume
Although Mega Man might be a part of the old school of video gaming, younger generations love the guy, too! He’s made an appearance in the Super Smash Bros games and he’s even been featured in the Marvel vs. Capcom series. We bet your little one will love jumping into this kids’ Mega Man costume, which recreates the look of the robot hero’s outfit, so your child will be ready to battle against Dr. Wily and all of his creations.
Adult Proto Man Costume
The Blue Bomber might be the hero, but that doesn’t mean he’s necessarily the coolest robot around. Proto Man takes that title! With his stylish scarf and his wicked rad sunglasses, he could even be the hero of the series! Proto Man made his appearance in the third installment of the game as a mini-boss who constantly tests the hero’s mettle before he takes on Dr. Wily himself. And the best part about Proto Man is that he has all the same cool abilities of Mega Man, he just does it with way more style. If you want to be just like him, then you might want to give this adult Proto Man costume a try.
Toddler Mega Man Costume
It’s never too early to turn your little one into a Mega Man fan! With this toddler Mega Man costume, your little one will have no problem jumping into the role of robot hero. It comes with a soft jumpsuit, a plush Mega Buster accessory, and the matching helmet. You might have to start training him to beat Gutsman, Cut Man, and the rest of the Mega Man rogues gallery. Just make sure you keep a few E-Tanks around to keep him fully charged against any of the bad guys he might have to face.
Mortal Kombat Costumes
It’s hard to believe that it’s been over 20 years since the original Mortal Kombat was released, isn’t it? Back it when it came out, video gaming was still pretty young and the idea of realistic-looking characters beating the tar out of each other in graphic images caused an uproar. These days, the controversy behind mature-themed games has cooled, but these Mortal Kombat costumes haven’t! From Scorpion to Sonya Blade, there are plenty of options for you to choose from. That means you can easily look ready to defend Earth from the Netherealm!
Adult Scorpion Costume
Everyone knows that ninjas are awesome. It’s a pretty well-known fact. When you put ninjas in video games, well, then they just become mega-awesome. Scorpion is, of course, the first video game ninja that comes to mind. With his crazy harpoon move and that signature “Get over here!” it’s easy to see why he’s clearly one of the best ninjas to every find his way onto your game. If you want to become the iconic character, just wear this Scorpion costume from Mortal Kombat.
Sonya Blade Costume
Sonya is one tough girl. She’s been laying the smackdown on fools ever since the first game back in 1992. She’s a police officer with an attitude and you can bet she’ll be protecting the Earth from any sort of otherworldly invasions. Now, you can dress up like her, too. Just get this deluxe Sonya Blade costume and you’ll be ready to kick some serious bad guy butt alongside Jax!
How awesome would it be if you could control electricity? If we could, we’d use it to never pay an electric bill ever again! Raiden uses his lightning powers to blast bad guys back to the Netherealm. Well, whatever you’d choose to do with those kinds of powers, you can at least look like a deadly lightning god by wearing this Mortal Kombat Raiden costume. The costume comes with plenty of pieces to jumpstart your new look.
Men’s Sub-Zero Costume
On the list of awesome martial arts moves, shooting giant ice projectiles that freeze enemies ranks pretty high. If you haven’t had the pleasure of using Sub-Zero’s signature Ice Freeze on your enemy, so you can watch them as they stand helpless to your follow-up uppercut punch. This adult Sub-Zero costume might not teach you any ice-based moves, but it will have you looking like an icy ninja ready to throw down with any foe.