I hereby declare: let this monstrosity be spread about the world as the scariest, strangest, and most disturbing Halloween costume ever conceived by mankind:
And "luckily" for me, it has to do with video games. I'm not quite sure what Atari's marketing department was thinking when they approved (or commissioned?) this costume. Oh wait; I know: money…
"Say, Charlie…we've got this great idea…kids can dress up as the game Asteroids for Halloween. Their face will look like a disfigured conglomeration of hollow rocks! We'll sell ten million units in three months — each family buying two or three costumes a piece because, quite frankly, we shit gold."
We can only hope that this costume didn't encourage anyone to shoot little kids in the face. Hmm…perhaps next Halloween I'll go as one of those big straw archery targets. But hey; the 1980s was a more innocent time.
These images are from the brilliantly entertaining site known as RetroCrush. They have a gallery of some other vintage video game-related costumes that's definitely worth checking out. Also, some years ago, the curator of RetroCrush compiled a list of the worst Halloween costumes of all time, and sensibly, this costume has a place on the list.
Coming Soon: Halloween costumes based on the racing asphalt in Pole Position, the inky blackness of Pong, and a realistic plastic mask of Donkey Kong's hairy ass.
After all, he is a donkey.