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Tetris Halloween Outfits Are a Puzzling Sight

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

Blocks walking 'round the block

When you combine video game enthusiasts and that strange time of year, Halloween, there's no limit to what strange costumes may be seen strolling around normally quiet neighbourhoods. It seems that one group of friends forgot that they were trying to scare people, so instead opted to cause puzzlement instead.

As you can see in the image, some enthusiastic fans of the iconic Tetris decided to pay homage by producing outfits of different shaped blocks for Halloween. Even better, they love their creations so much that rather than destroy them they're giving them away in a Craigslist entry, in the hope that a happy home can be found. We'll let them share the details about how the costumes came into existence, and why you should only wear them to parties on a single floor or with a handy elevator.

Bring out the tetromino in you! This is a rare opportunity for you to acquire a lovingly handmade 4-person human Tetris costume. My friends and I decided that we wanted to do a group Halloween costume last year, and being the kind of people we are, we knew we just HAD to go as pixellated inanimate video game objects. The costumes are made from assembled cardboard boxes, covered with bright coloured paper and a layer of clear tape for "waterproofing." (Oooh, fancy!) The costumes were a hit, but I must admit they can be a bit challenging when walking down narrow flights of stairs. Don't say I didn't warn you!

When Halloween passed, my friends and I couldn't bear to dismantle the costumes (sadly, they are not collapsible) so we have been storing them in our apartment as a brightly coloured "conversation piece." Now that we are moving, we thought that it was the perfect time to pass them on for someone else to keep the tradition going. I can tell you that we were definitely the talk of the neighbourhood last year. Strangers kept wanting to have their pictures taken with us. It was good times! As a bonus, the boxes keep you warm on those chilly October nights, so you don't need to worry about covering up your awesome costume with a coat.

...What are you waiting for? Sausage yourself into a cardboard box-based costume today!

PS: We would be thrilled if these costumes were actually used again, and if the new owner would be willing to send us a picture of them in action, well, that would just warm our hearts.

Check out the image of the outfits in action below, proof that it is possible to get boxed into them for a party.

Thanks to Mick Thorburn for the tip.

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User Comments (13)



6ch6ris6 said:

i thought you would try to look scary on halloween. isnt that the sense of halloween?



ItalianBaptist said:

Oh pishposh! Halloween costumes don't have to be scary. Just gotta have fun with it and this is one of the funnest costumes I've ever seen



6ch6ris6 said:

but halloween is about ghosts and all that stuff.
carnival is just about dressing up like idiots and drinking alcohol.



Xilef said:

Remeber reading about them doing this for a long time ago... Almost think it would never happen.

@6ch6ris6 Perphaps, but it's not like you have to use them on halloween...



Omega said:

Looks like it's intended for Cosplay purposes and not for Halloween. Anyway, I would suggest that the Nintendo Life team squeezes into these boxes and makes a group photo.



iphys said:

@6ch6ris6 I guess you've never played Tetris Grandmaster Death mode. In Japan they're superstitious about the number 4, so the tetrominoes are frightening.



allav866 said:

There's no rule against wearing something that isn't scary for Halloween. I've seen many people wearing pop-culture-based costumes. Last year, I handed out candy to Harry Potter, Mario, and a Dalek from Doctor Who, complete with a device to make his voice match the costume.



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Grodus said:

It's scary only if you hate tetris. But the same reasoning could be used to say no one on earth would find it scay. Get it?



grumblegrumble said:

Haha! What a great idea! I went as Pac-Man one Halloween. Many many many years ago. My younger sister was a blue ghost



kurtasbestos said:

I actually saw a set of Tetris block costumes a number of years ago... it was at the party dressed across the street, and I was currently dressed as "a human head being carried by the scruff of the neck by a giant cat", one of my greatest ever Halloween costumes. True story.

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