The best video game Halloween costumes of 2019

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It's finally here: Halloween, the best time of year to get creative and create a costume to rep your favorite video game (or just buy these Fortnite Halloween costumes if you're feeling lazy). As per usual, the community has pulled out all the stops and given us some of the best video game Halloween costumes yet. From an absolute army of terrible waterfowl honoring Untitled Goose Game to rapper Megan Tha Stallion honoring Mortal Kombat, we've got the best video game Halloween costumes of 2019.

Borderlands 3

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The Waffles Experiment (@waffles_xp) is an Instagram account dedicated to a service Great Dane named Waffles. This year, Waffles' family decided to do some Borderlands 3 costumes for Halloween. There's our favorite vixen Moxxi, a menacing Psycho, and a canine Tiny Tina. This Moxxi costume is really fantastically done, as is the Psycho, and Waffles could honestly wear anything and be perfect. Since Waffles is known for riding in his parents' sidecar while donning some adorable goggles to protect those soulful brown eyes, you can see he's wearing a pink pair to match his Tiny Tina bunny ears. 

Apex Legends

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Tired: I'm gonna dress up as an Apex Legends character for Halloween. Wired: I'm going to dress up as an Apex Legends door for Halloween. Respawn software engineer John Haggerty apparently showed up to the studio on Halloween dressed as the gift and curse of Apex Legends - the door. Whether you're downed and trying to close one, or on two feet trying to open one that has a Caustic trap behind it, the Apex Legends door might be the game's most iconic character.

Sayonara Wild Hearts

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Edge deputy editor and Sayonara Wild Hearts fan Jen Simpkins may have worn this to London Comic Con, but it was so damn close to Halloween we're considering it a costume. The attention to detail here is incredible, from the way she captured the exact shade of blue of the blazer and mask to the sword she carried around all day. Be still, my wild heart.


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Mercy's witch skin is the stuff of legend, and Twitter user and cosplayer @moemoefever does this look justice. She previously posted the look back in July at Japan Expo, but dropped a tweet today that was clearly taken during a proper photoshoot - Witch Mercy surrounded by Halloween decorations, looking lovely as ever. 

Untitled Goose Game

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There are a lot of terrible geese about this Halloween. Untitled Goose Game is a phenomenon rarely seen in the world of video games - it transcended boundaries and took over pop culture faster than you could say "HONK." So it's no surprise that there's a ton of costumes honoring the indie darling this year, including a group costume worn by Naught Dog employees that won the company's costume contest. The goose is the undisputed king (or queen) of mischief, and Halloween is all about mischief. It's a match made in feathery hell. 

Mortal Kombat 


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Rapper Megan Thee Stallion was iconic before this Halloween look - she became a legend after she posted a 'gram of her and Jordyn Woods dressed as Mileena and Skarlet from Mortal Kombat. Megan would be Kitana's evil twin, so the costume is pitch perfect for the freshman rapper. She posted the picture the night before Halloween, with the caption "FINISH HIM" and honestly, we'd let her.

Nier: Automata

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A Nier: Automata Halloween costume is already awesome. But a Nier: Automata Halloween costume worn by a mother? That could very well win Halloween. Twitter user and Twitch star @SattellizerGames posted his mother's 2B costume, writing that "she was a little nervous, but I think she nailed it." We have to agree. From the perfect icy bob to the thigh highs and gigantic sword, this battle android is ready to do some damage.

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Alyssa Mercante

Alyssa Mercante is an editor and features writer at GamesRadar based out of Brooklyn, NY. Prior to entering the industry, she got her Masters's degree in Modern and Contemporary Literature at Newcastle University with a dissertation focusing on contemporary indie games. She spends most of her time playing competitive shooters and in-depth RPGs and was recently on a PAX Panel about the best bars in video games. In her spare time Alyssa rescues cats, practices her Italian, and plays soccer.