Come October, everyone seems to be pondering over how to stand out at the next Halloween bash. In 2017, the obvious Halloween staples from the Marvel and DC universe will most likely be out and about again. However, for those truly looking to stand out, it pays to dig deep and maybe look at characters that aren’t too mainstream. Consider, for instance, Master Hand from Super Smash Bros. A giant hand is hardly going to go unnoticed at a party! Here are 10 more obscure ideas for the upcoming Halloween festivities.
1. Alucard from Castlevania
The son of Dracula who is out to destroy all evil, Alucard is popular enough to be recognized and yet obscure enough to not be ubiquitous at a Halloween party. The crusader sword will be a good enough excuse to play a self-righteous crusader out to purge the world of all evil.
2. Alice from American McGee’s Alice
This series has a lot of dark characters that are perfect for Halloween. However, Alice is perhaps the most versatile of the lot, including her choice of weapons. To really stand out, include her Hobby Horse, which will take some crafting; don’t forget her deathly blank gaze.
3. Juliet Starling from Lollipop Chainsaw
There are likely to be a lot of Harley Quinns this season. Lollipop Chainsaw is the perfect inspiration to avoid running into your Halloween doppelganger while still maintaining the same aesthetic. Juliet Starling from the horror game is ideal for those who don’t want the Halloween horror (pun intended) of looking just like everyone else. Don’t forget to make the lollipop chainsaw.
4. Joel from Last of Us
For those on a tight budget, or on a tight timeline, Joel from The Last of Us could work. Simple pieces of clothing and a fake gun in hand are all that is needed. Father-daughter duos out there can team-up as Joel and Ellie from the horror game and maybe garner some “awwwws” from the crowd.
5. Mr. and Ms. Pac-Man
Kick up some nostalgia with the ever-popular Pac-Man and his better half. It is one of the easiest and most noticeable DIY Halloween ideas out there and works well for the entire family. With some polka dot pants and huge cut-outs of Pac-Man, the costume is just about done. If there is a big enough group, ghosts could be included as well, and the whole troop could go around the room, playing a live Pac-Man game.