Getting dressed up is great fun whatever the scenario. A lot of the time, for most people, it is reserved only for occasions like Halloween or special themed parties, but for some people, getting dressed up is a part of life and not to be taken lightly!
If you are thinking of attending a special event where a specific type of fancy dress apparel is a must, such as a cosplay (costume play) event, a LARPing event (live action role play) or a national costume event such as the infamous Comic-Con, you will have to spend a lot of time and think very wisely about your costume.
Some of the more archetypal costumes come from the field of computer games, whether it’s a vintage 80’s character or a digitally enhanced personality of modernity. Here is a list of some of the most awesome gaming inspired costumes that if pulled off properly, could never steer you wrong!
Duke – Duke Nukem
Duke Nukem first exploded onto the scene as a PC game in 1991 and followed the Protagonist Duke in his struggle against the evil Dr. Proton and his techbots. Dressing up as Duke is pretty simple, you just need an orange vest top, some black leather pants, an awesome nuclear symbol belt buckle, grenade filled braces, a fat Cuban cigar and a badass attitude.
Ryu – Street Fighter
The original Japanese beat ‘em up was debuted on arcade machines in 1987 and by ’88 was released as a home console games. 33 million units of the home software version of Street Fighter have been sold since its birth through to the IV serious released in ’98, making it a video game institution. Dressing up as Ryu couldn’t be easier, if you can get your hands on a white karate suit you are half way there, all you need now is a black belt and a red head tie!
Link – The Legend of Zelda
A Nintendo great, The Legend of Zelda follows protagonist Link through an array of action, adventure and problem solving activities in the never ending task of rescuing damsel in distress Princess Zelda. To dress up as Link you might need some specialist goods. First of all you need his signature hat, of the green pointed variety, you may be better off actually making this one, green felt would work the best. You need a brown satchel and boots as well as his sword and shield. Now you just need some beige tights and a green tunic, this would be best fashioned out of cotton or muslin if you are creating your own.
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