This year my boyfriend and I decided to dress up as Blinky and Clyde, the red and orange ghosts from Pac-Man. I'm only submitting Clyde for consideration because Blinky has a less than stellar paint job
. Our costumes were partly inspired by the awesome video game crafts featured on spritestitch.com.
The ghosts are made out of cardboard and I used leftover binding for the straps.
The Back (Clyde after Pac-Man eats a power pellet)
On Saturday we attended a Halloween street festival and we received a lot of positive feedback for our costumes. As a naturally shy person, all the attention seemed a little overwhelming. But I still appreciated all the compliments. Several people even asked to take our picture.
If you're interested in constructing your own costumes you can check out a two part tutorial I wrote for my blog:
Part 1: http://wonkyfacecrafts.blogspot.com/2010/10/tutorial-how-to-make-8-bit-video-game.html
Part 2: http://wonkyfacecrafts.blogspot.com/2010/10/tutorial-how-to-make-8-bit-video-game_30.html