Fun fact: Halloween is right around the corner. Funner fact: People around the globe are going to be dressing in lazy, ill-fitting, ugly and moronic costumes for the internet to laugh at. Here’s to hoping they had fun anyway. Now on to the game costume fails:

The “Try Harder”

This crew obviously just ran around their house at the last minute and gathered up whatever junk that was vaguely matching the color scheme of the gaming character they were trying to emulate. Then they squinted as hard as they could while looking in the mirror to try and pretend they weren’t just wearing garbage.

"Hello, I'm here to deliver this parcel"

“Hello, I’m here to deliver this parcel”

I'd suggest he just blow up now and get it over with.

I’d suggest he just blow up now and get it over with.

It's an elderly chain chomp.

It’s an elderly chain chomp.

Maybe Man?

Maybe Man?

More like "Ashamed Birds"

More like “Ashamed Birds”

He had to go fast, so he threw this together

He had to go fast, so he threw this together

The “Something’s Not Right Here”

We can safely assume that at least one person tried to talk these people out of this bad gaming costume choice, to no avail.

As if the character wasn't racist looking enough, here's blackface.

As if the character wasn’t racist looking enough, here’s blackface.

Where'd the belly button go?

Where’d the belly button go?

Too much belly button

Too much belly button

Maybe Sephiroth would have left her alone with that scraggly beard.

Maybe Sephiroth would have left her alone with that scraggly beard.

Ok, maybe if I had a llama I'd do this too

Ok, maybe if I had a llama I’d do this too

Link the alcoholic

Link the alcoholic

I think he's been in enough games to appear here. Especially looking like that.

I think he’s been in enough games to appear here. Especially looking like that.

The “I bought this”

You can actually purchase these bad video game costumes. Don’t.

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The “Close, but no cigar”

Well, they tried.

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The Creepy

I guess Halloween is supposed to scary.

"Dad, I love you but never do this again"

“Dad, I love you but never do this again”

This is actually how I've always pictured them.

This is actually how I’ve always pictured them.

Just a couple o' nightmare-inducing Pikachus here.

Just a couple o’ nightmare-inducing Pikachus here.

Maybe scale down the hat-boner, Tingle

Maybe scale down the hat-boner, Tingle

Oh God, the toad mask! The f-king toad mask!

Oh God, the toad mask! The f-king toad mask!