Our Favorite Gaming Halloween Costumes

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Who is dressing up for Halloween? We aren’t, but dressing up as our favorite characters from video games, comic books, or other “geeky” origins was always fun as we were growing up. One of my favorite Halloweens was when I was Batman and Rachel was Robin. I can’t remember how far back that was, probably when we were in high school, I believe.

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Couples will dress up together and match. Kris and I tend to do the same thing. We plan sibling costumes with each other. We haven’t done it in a few years, but it’s still fun to think about. We’ve always brainstormed ideas but haven’t followed through with them. There was one year I dressed up as a Ninja Turtle… Kris, what were you? I can’t remember. I don’t think we actually matched that year.

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No, I don’t think so. I think we were “older” at that point. Pretty sure I had just a few witch accessories, like the hat, that year. We always semi-joked about being Mario and Luigi, but those costumes tended to be for the male population and wouldn’t fit us. Well, actually, Rachel, you used to be small enough for the boys section of Halloween costumes.

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That’s true. I wear kids-sized costumes. Still, the female costumes are always skimpy. If I’m going to be Luigi, I want to be Luigi. If I’m going to be Pikachu, I want to be Pikachu. I don’t want cutesy ears, tail, and a tu-tu. But, that’s opening a whole other can of worms. Some Halloween I’d love to dress up as Zelda characters. We’ve never done that before.

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Ah, yes, I prefer the male costumes because they tend to cover more. Zelda characters would be awesome! I would love to have Link’s tunic or try to find a Sheikah outfit. I wouldn’t mind a more medieval costume, such as from the Fire Emblem universe, like a rogue or an archer. Imagine dressing up as characters from Octopath Traveler!

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Dressing up as characters from Octopath Traveler would be cool! Of course, I’d love to try to be many different Pokemon as well. It’s always around this time of year when I wish I was serious about cosplay and knew how to sew and all that.

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Cosplay is another hobby I would like to get into in between everything else we do, haha! We covered Mario and Luigi, Pokemon, Fire Emblem and Octopath characters, Legend of Zelda… Taking some inspiration from Super Smash Bros., imagine being Princess Peach and Rosalina, Villager from Animal Crossing, the Wii Fit trainer. I would absolutely love a caped outfit like Geno from Super Mario RPG! … Not that many in our neighborhood would know who Geno is, of course.

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Not many people in our neighborhood would know any of them. I do, however, have a feeling we may see a lot of kids dressed in certain Fortnite costumes this year. I’m curious about that. Overall, we see a lot of similar costumes over the years. I doubt we’ll see anything much different.

Have you dressed as a gaming character before? Are you dressing up this year? Let us know in the comments below!

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Friday Favorites: Video Game Ghosts

Double Jump Kris MiiHappy Friday everyone!

It’s nearing the end of October, which means Halloween! Candy, witches, costumes, and ghosts… While I’m not partial to horror or scary games, there are a few ghosts in video games that have been quite memorable.

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Clyde

Pac-man is a classic arcade game with ghosts attempting to follow and catch the titular character. Clyde is the fourth of the ghosts, the orange one, who didn’t follow along with the other ghosts not only in his name but also behavior. Unlike Blinky, Pinky, and Inky, Clyde does his own thing. He doesn’t try to catch Pac-man, not really… Rather, he goes and derps off in the corner. It’s amusing to me that Clyde was programmed as such.

Ghost Pokemon

The Ghost type in the Pokemon franchise was always an interesting one to me. Not my favorite type to stick on my team — that’s Rachel’s department — but I can definitely appreciate their trickier moves. Lavender Town in the first generation games? Definitely some of the spookiest tunes to send a chill down my spine.

Poe Sisters

In Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time — along with a few other appearances in the Zelda series — the Poe Sisters haunt the Forest Temple. Link must defeat each one in order to unlock the temple’s basement and the final boss. I’ll admit, the first time I played through the Forest Temple, I was a little spooked from the Poe Sisters, but I definitely enjoy their challenge.

Boos

Boos from the Super Mario franchise are adorable! They’ve always been a staple to the series, even playing a large part in Luigi’s Mansion, and it’s great to see Boo become his own character in some recent games, like King Boo racing in Mario Kart 8 and competing for stars in Super Mario Party.

What do you like best about Super Mario Party?

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Undertale: Megalovania Cover

We’ve showcased Taylor Davis on this blog before, and we thought it high time that we do it again.

This time around we’re showing off her cover of the Megalovania melody from the game Undertale. We figured it was a fair fit for around this time of year. Arguably, there’s spookier game music out there for Halloween, but Kris is not a fan of horror games. So you get this awesome rendition of Megalovania’s battle theme performed by the talented Taylor Davis!

Flashback Friday: Five Nights at Freddy’s

Double Jump Kris MiiHappy almost Halloween! My favorite aspect of this holiday is the chocolate. I wouldn’t mind dressing up either, but store-bought costumes are too much money (and usually for not enough fabric for my demographic) nowadays. I’d much rather spend my cash on video games!

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Although not as old as most of my Flashback Fridays, I figured this was a good time as any to showcase the indie game Five Night at Freddy’s, created by Scott Cawthon.

This game first came out merely three years ago via Steam in August 2014. The series is in the Guinness Book of Records: Gamer’s Edition for having the most sequels released in a year, with games following the original title in November 2014, March 2015, July 2015, and October 2016. It has gained a large fan base since it was released, with its popularity rising due to frequently viewed Let’s Play videos of the game on YouTube. Cawthon also has a multi-book deal with Scholastic based on his games, with novels set to be published this year and next.

The original game involves the night guardsman of the fictional Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza doing his best to get through his shift from midnight to 6 am without being killed by the animatronics. Seriously. The animatronics are “free-roaming” at night to prevent the springs and gears from locking up, yet there is the rumor that they are possessed by the spirits of children that had been murdered on the restaurant’s site. If they catch the guardsman, they stuff him in a spare animatronic costume. The game consists of surviving in your office while keeping an eye on the animatronics, with a few tools and doors to aid you. You have a limited power supply and, if you deplete it, the automated doors cannot close, allowing the animatronics to capture you.

I have never played these games, nor am I inclined to, haha! Horror and suspense games were never my forte, and getting jump-scared by creepy animatronics is not my idea of fun. However, the few Let’s Play videos I’ve seen have been hilarious with the players’ reactions!

Have you ever played Five Nights at Freddy’s?

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On Creepy Moments in Video Games

On Creepy Moments in Video Games

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Happy almost Halloween, everyone! The upcoming holiday has prompted us to think of the more creepier moments we’ve seen in some of our favorite video games. Rachel and I aren’t the types to play downright horror games — we’re too wimpy for that — but there have definitely been moments in our games that make us jump and cringe.

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For example, Twilight Princess. That game has an awesome story, but it’s pretty dark given its main antagonist, Zant. Strange things happen, especially in the Twilight Realm and there were some creepy flashbacks. Like when Ilia no longer had pupils in her eyes or when the female Yeti went evil.

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Pretty sure the scene that made us yell the most in Twilight Princess was when I was trying to use the Sol orbs in the Twilight Realm. The dismembered hand that held onto the Sol orbs and tried to take them back through the walls stressed us out so much! Especially Rachel, considering she jumped out of her seat a couple of times!

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The music was creepy, okay? It was pretty suspenseful and got louder as the hand got closer. Plus, the hand itself was gross looking. Even the people in the Twilight Realm were creepy. I know they were changed by Zant, but they always howled like ghosts when you got near them. Um, no thank you…

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It was great, especially since it was me playing rather than Rachel, haha! Although, she was a bit of a backseat-player at those points… I think my creepiest video game memory was — spoiler alert — Dahlia’s reveal at the end of Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney: Trials and Tribulations. For a game series that deals a lot with spirits and ghosts, Dahlia took the cake with her seeking revenge from beyond the grave!

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Oh, that was awful! We got way too into that series (definitely not a bad thing) and we decided to stay up late and finish the final case of the final game in the main trilogy. Of course, we didn’t realize how creepy it would get. It was nearing midnight when Dahlia was revealed and we were pretty spooked.

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At that point, we didn’t know it was the third game of a trilogy. We found and played that game first, haha! It’s a wonder Dahlia didn’t scare us off from the rest of the games! It was definitely satisfying to defeat her for good, though. One last moment that pops into my mind has to do with our above graphic. Luigi’s Mansion wasn’t scary at all, but there was a point up in the attic where the lightning flashes and the shadow on the wall makes it look as if Luigi was hung. It’s a debunked rumor, but the image was still a bit shocking nonetheless.

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Oh, that’s right! I totally forgot we played the games out of order… But yes, I agree. That part in Luigi’s Mansion freaks me out every time, only because it’s such a freaky thought. And I’m sure there are plenty of other creepy moments in games that we’ve forgotten about. We’ll just have to make a list for next Halloween!

What are some creepy moments in games that have spooked you?