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.