The Comics Alliance Halloween Costume Countdown: Pacific Rim!
October is finally upon is, and here at ComicsAlliance, and one of the best parts of the month is gearing up for Halloween with costumes! It’s the one time of year when even people like me who could never cut it in our Best Cosplay Ever feature can drop by the local department store and walk out with the ability to dress up as our favorite characters.
But is that really a good thing? I have my doubts, which is why I’m spending every day taking on the store-bought costumes inspired by our favorite things. Today, we’re carving Jack-O-Lanterns at the Shatterdome with Pacific Rim costumes!
Option 1: Gipsy Danger
Like literally every other person I know, I saw Pacific Rim and loved it, but I still get the feeling that there are plenty of folks out there who might not be familiar with the movie. As a result, I kind of get the feeling that maybe responding to “What are you dressing as for Halloween?” with “I’m going to be Gipsy Danger” might be extremely confusing and lead to being uninvited to your more culturally sensitive friends’ parties. Best to just say “I’m blue Iron Man.”
Option 2: Cherno Alpha:
I realize that Halloween costumes for the kids aren’t going to have all the bells and whistles of their movie counterparts — nobody expects Blue Iron Man to actually have jet boots that fly around, even if that would be amazing — but honestly, if you’re going to do a Cherno Alpha costume without the hydraulic super-punching fist, at least have the decency to include two tiny adorable Russians to drive it around.
Option 3: Knifehead:
Interestingly enough, while the Jaegers get full costumes for the kids, the Guy Davis-designed Kaiju of Pacific Rim get almost nothing. There’s no full costumes, just a pricey latex mask and a pair of gloves for adults based on that one monster from the beginning. That said, this does lend itself to a few pretty interesting options. Pair the mask with a tuxedo for Formal Knifehead, or a bikini for Sexy Sassy Kaiju.
Now I have “sexy kaiju costume” in my brain, and with it the knowledge that it definitely exists somewhere.