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Choosing a Halloween costume is all about finding the best way to express yourself or show your love for your favorite characters from pop culture. If you love video games, what better way to broadcast your epic gamer status than by dressing up as one of your favorite video game characters?  Whether you're a grown-up looking for inspiration for your own costume or a parent looking for ideas for your kid, we've got thirteen video game Halloween costume ideas for gamers of all ages.

Five Nights at Freddy's Costumes

Five Nights at Freddy's was an instant hit in the horror video game genre, beloved by kids and adults alike. Since the first game was released in 2014, there have been over a dozen sequels and spin-off games, and even a movie adaptation in October 2023. In this video game franchise, the player is a security guard working nights at a Chuck-E-Cheese-esque pizza chain whose animatronic mascots may or may not come alive at night to torment whatever poor soul has been tasked with working the graveyard shift. What could go wrong?

If you can't get enough creepy animatronic animals that may or may not be sentient, we're not going to question your sanity. But we will suggest a few FNAF Halloween costumes you might like. Team up with your friends to make a group costume that will send all the security guards in your neighborhood running for their lives.

Freddy Fazbear Halloween Costume

Kids' Five Nights at Freddy's Freddy Fazbear Halloween Costume

FNAF Freddy Fazbear Halloween Costumes

There's more than meets the eye to this top hat-wearing teddy. The titular Freddy Fazbear isn't just a creepy robot bear, he's also the multitalented lead singer of the in-house entertainment at Freddy Fazbear's Pizza. Oh, and he may or may not be possessed by a vengeful spirit... but that's neither here nor there.

Our collection of Freddy costumes includes everything from a classic Freddy Fazbear one-piece costume with a mask to a tattered Freddy costume that shows glimpses of his inner wirings. You can also show off your musical talent with our Glamrock Freddy costume. Whatever you choose, you'll be dressed to impress — and to give your friends the jumpscare of a lifetime this Halloween.

Chica Costume

Five Nights at Freddy's Chica Halloween Costumes

FNAF Chica Halloween Costumes

Chica is everyone's favorite possessed animatronic chicken... not that she has very much competition. With her creepy-toothed beak and bib that reads "Let's eat!!!", it's not clear how Freddy's would have ever gotten away with displaying her in front of children and families. We do know one thing, though... if you're ever charged with watching her at night, don't let this chicken leave the kitchen.

We have a whole roost of Chica costumes to suit your style. From her classic and clean yellow jumpsuit with bib and mask to her creepy shredded top to her 1980s-inspired glam rock look, you can get your Chica on and have an egg-cellent time this Halloween.

Foxy Costume

Kids' Five Nights at Freddy's Foxy halloween Costume

FNAF Foxy Halloween Costumes

Foxy isn't just any creepy fox animatronic — he's a pirate fox! It sounds cool, but you really should stay out of arm's reach. You really don't want to end up on the wrong side of his hook.

Our range of Foxy costumes includes Foxy's more put-together look with a solid orange jumpsuit with, mask, and hook, and his more tattered look featuring a disheveled jumpsuit with an orange top and brown pants and a cracked and peeling mask. If this evil orange fox sounds like your ideal Halloween look, you'll definitely want to get your hooks in one of these costumes.

Bonnie Costume

Kids' Five Nights at Freddy's Bonnie Halloween Costume

FNAF Bonnie Halloween Costume

This purple bunny rabbit is the guitarist in Freddy Fazbear's band and also the character that FNAF creator Scott Cawthorn says freaks him out the most. Do with that what you will.

If purple is your favorite color or you want to give a creepy twist to a would-be adorable animal Halloween costume, you can't go wrong with dressing up as Bonnie. Whether you go for his classic purple get-up or a roughed-up version of Bonnie, you're guaranteed to have a hare-raising Halloween night.

Sonic the Hedgehog Costumes

If you've gotta go fast, then you've gotta go for a Sonic the Hedgehog Halloween costume! Whether you're a longtime fan of the SEGA video games or you're introducing the younger generations to the characters via the recent movies, our collection of Sonic the Hedgehog costumes promises a night full of fun, candy, and golden rings for the whole family.

Sonic the Hedgehog Halloween Costume

Adult Sonic the Hedgehog Sonic Halloween Costume

Adult Sonic the Hedgehog Sonic Costume

If you want to dress up as the iconic blue hedgehog for Halloween, we've got just the costume for you. Our Deluxe Sonic the Hedgehog costume comes in kid and adult sizes because you're never too young (or old) to have a need for speed. Pair it with our Sonic the Hedgehog Accessory Kit, which comes with gloves, boot covers, and a golden ring to complete the look.

Knuckles the Echidna Halloween Costume

Kids' Sonic the Hedgehog Knuckles Halloween Costume

Kids' Sonic the Hedgehog Knuckles Costume

Knuckles the Echidna is Sonic's gruff and tough but ultimately lovable enemy-turned-friend. When Knuckles realizes he's being manipulated by the evil Doctor Eggman, he teams up with the blue hedgehog and his friends to stop their shared nemesis. If your little one wants to show their love for the red echidna from the SEGA video games, this is just the costume for them. With this red jumpsuit, matching boot covers, and spiky gloves, your kiddo will be ready to steal Chaos Emeralds in no time.

Tails the Fox Halloween Costume

Kids' Sonic the Hedgehog Tails Halloween Costume

Kids' Sonic the Hedgehog Tails Costume

Miles "Tails" Prower is perhaps the cutest character in the Sonic universe. He looks up to Sonic and represents dedication, loyalty, and friendship. He has been known to spin his tails like helicopter blades to get his friends out of sticky situations. While we can't promise this Tails costume will give your kid flying powers, it will make them feel like the sky's the limit for their next Halloween adventures.

DIY Legend of Zelda Costumes

The legendary video game series, The Legend of Zelda, has remained a popular fan favorite because it has a little something for everyone. If your gamer personality is geared toward video games with an open-world design and exploration, this franchise has a variety of moods and aesthetics to suit your dress-up needs. Unlike the game itself, creating your ideal DIY Halloween costume won't take several hours to complete! Bring your creativity to life and create the perfect Breath of the Wild look with just a few easy steps.

DIY Link Halloween Costume

A person dressed in a Link cosplay from the Legend of Zelda video games.

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Building the perfect DIY Link costume starts with a green hat, green tunic, and brown boots. Once you have those pieces in order, the rest of the costume is easy to build with a touch of your own personality! By grabbing a solid green oversized t-shirt or dress, you can easily create a tunic look that'll have you standing out. If you want to add gold-tone details to match your favorite video game character, you can embroider the tunic with a needle and thread. Complete Link's recognizable look by incorporating light-colored pants you already have in your closet and blue arm braces you can create by cutting the toes off of a pair of socks. Add a sword, a shield, a blond wig, and elf ears as finishing touches, and there's no doubt your Halloween costume will be leveled up when you turn yourself into this iconic elf warrior.

DIY Princess Zelda Costume

A woman dressed in a Zelda cosplay from the Twilight Princess video games.

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Princess Zelda has many different appearances throughout the series, wearing dresses of many different colors and an assortment of accessories. To create your very own personalized Zelda look, start with a princess dress of your choice and start piecing together essential elements. No matter which version you choose, you can't forget about her regal hair (option for kiddos here) and pointy Hylian ears. The potential to go all-out on this legendary costume is nearly endless. With add-ons to the dress, some fabric and glitter glue from your local craft store, ribbons to mimic her iconic hairdo, and so much more, there's no doubt you'll be standing out amongst the rest.

DIY Ganon Costume

A man dressed in a DIY Ganon cosplay from the Legend of Zelda video games.

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The evil demon king has entered our realm and is ready to cause some mischief this Halloween! There's no mistaking his green (or blue!) skin, red hair, and chin-strap beard. Recreate his armor with construction paper or foam and paint, add some rhinestones for detail, and use your creativity to design his iconic headpiece. Add accessories like the Trident of Demise or the Great Swords for the finishing touch that'll have you in the running for the best costume of the night.

DIY Mario Bros. Costumes

Halloween is the perfect time to celebrate your love of the Mario Bros. franchise, which has given us a ton of fantastic games and great memories over the years. With so many iconic Mario characters, it's hard to pick which one you should dress up as for Halloween! Here are just a few options for DIY Mario Bros. costumes to make this Halloween the bob-omb: 

DIY Mario Halloween Costume

A man dressed in a Mario cosplay from the Super Mario Bros. video games.

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Take over the Mushroom Kingdom with a costume sure to flatten armies of koopa-troopas. The first thing you'll need is a good mustache, followed by a pair of denim overalls. Emblazon Mario's "M" initial on a red baseball cap and put on a matching red shirt under your overalls. Just like that, everyone's favorite plumber has entered the building.

If you want to switch up the fun and create different variations of Mario like Dr. Mario, you can simply add accessories like a lab coat to achieve your look. You can also team up with your friends to dress up as different characters from the games and create an awesome group costume idea.

DIY Princess Peach Costume

A man and woman dressed as Princess Peach and Mario from the Super Mario Bros. video games.

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If you're craving royal style this Halloween, creating a Princess Peach look will be easy and fun. Start with a beautiful pink dress, add a pair of long white gloves, a bejeweled crown, and finish it off with a magical star wand (which is easy to create with basic items from your craft store). To add more detail to your Halloween costume, you can buy or make big blue earrings and a blue pendant necklace. You'll be looking so good in this get-up that Bowser won't be able to keep his eyes — or claws — off you.

DIY Toad Costume

A woman cosplaying as Toad from the Super Mario Bros. video games.

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If you're going with a Mario theme this Halloween, Toad is a fun costume to add to the mix. Building your DIY Toad costume is pretty simple to pull off, and you'll be sure to have fun while doing it. Start with a poofy white hat or shower cap. Cut red circles out of construction paper or felt and glue them onto your cap. Add Toad's blue vest by purchasing one at a thrift store or creating your own by cutting the sleeves off a blue button-down shirt. Add his iconic gold details with a needle and thread or ribbon and complete the look with any white or light-colored pants and brown shoes you already have in your closet.

It's a Gamer's Halloween!

It's time to get your game on. Level up and take control with iconic Halloween costumes that'll have you winning at every Halloween event. Whether you're going for a spooky video game costume or you're just out to have some fun, this list of video game costumes is just the beginning of the possibilities that exist. Let your imagination and creativity run wild and bring your favorite on-screen video game character to life. The time is now! Get out there, Player 1, and go show these NPCs what Halloween is all about!