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Cheap, easy ways to get your game on this Halloween

If you’ve seen any pictures of cosplay enthusiasts taken at any of the various massive comic conventions that happen every year all over the world, you could be excused for thinking dressing up as a video game character is an elaborate, time-consuming, expensive affair.

While that may be true in many cases, there are a ton of video game Halloween costumes that only require inexpensive clothing and objects you may already have lying around the house. Dressing up as these three characters in particular won’t run you more than about $40 and will take you almost no time to put together.

Hunter from “Left 4 Dead”

The Hunter is perhaps the most iconic character from Valve’s apocalyptic zombie shooter. While the Hunter can be seen wall-jumping and pouncing from rooftops in “Left 4 Dead,” you may want to brush up on your parkour skills before attempting any fancy stunts.


Prince of All Cosmos from “Katamari”

The diminutive Prince has it pretty rough. He’s always forced to clean up after his dad’s mistakes, such as by recreating all the stars in the galaxy after they were destroyed during a night of heavy drinking. All this while his father, the King of All Cosmos, constantly berates him, regardless of whether he succeeds.

Villager from “Animal Crossing”

A lone human in a town full of anthropomorphic animals, the Villager from the wildly popular “Animal Crossing” series is enjoying increased prominence due to his inclusion in the upcoming “Smash Bros.” game, which spawned a meme.

What do you think? Any cheap, DIY video game Halloween costumes you’ve had tried in the past that worked out?
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(Photos: Valve, Dan Miranda, Nintendo)