It's that time of the year again. We're quickly approaching Halloween, the best holiday of the year (probably). It's a time for costumes, candy, carvings and probably some other things that start with the letter c. In any case, we've decided to start the Halloween hype train early by looking at the ideal costume ideas for our favorite anime characters.
Son Goku - A Responsible Father
Goku always strives to overcome any challenge and what costume would challenge him more than one that requires him to pass as someone committed to fulfilling his role as a parent? He could dig out his old suit from the start of the first Broly movie, take Goten to soccer practices, the works! Besides, can you imagine watching a version of Dragon Ball where Goku worries about taxes, school schedules and college funding instead of fighting monsters? That idea is both spookier and scarier than any skeleton we’ve ever seen. And speaking of skeletons...
Edward Elric – “Soul King” Brook
Brook is over 9-foot-tall and can come back from the dead, so that’s like two of Ed’s dreams in one character. Admittedly, this is probably one of the harder outfits on this list for a character to pull off, but transforming stuff is the Elric brothers’ specialty so all they need is the right materials. Becoming a skeleton might be a bit weird, but think of all the practical alchemy uses Ed could find for his detached skin and organs. He would be the (after) life of the party if he went as this famous One Piece character. And speaking of One Piece.
Roronoa Zoro – Mifune
Zoro likes swords. A lot. He also likes to have a lot of swords, to the point where he developed his own fighting style that focused on using 3 swords simultaneously. But 3 clearly wasn’t enough, as he later developed the nine-sword style. But only one man in anime can match Zoro’s penchant for an excessive number of swords, and that’s Soul Eater’s resident sword god, Mifune, who owns more swords than we can count and somehow manages to use them all in combat. In fact, a single technique of his, the Multiplication Mode, has him use no less than 13 swords at once, and that's a move he uses on opponents he isn't even taking seriously. In a way, it's kind of a good thing Zoro can only use that many swords at once for a costume, or the Strawhat Pirates’ Captain Luffy would be facing some stiff competition.
Yuri Sato - Lum
Yeah, that's right, no more fancy lead-ins. We just want to drop all pretenses and say that we miss seeing Sato-chan in that tiger-striped bikini. Sure, it may seem pretty easy to go back to a cosplay a character has already worn when deciding the best possible costume for them, but if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.
Major Motoko Kusanagi – A Ghost (sans shell)
The GitS franchise has always been about asking about what happens to a society where human consciousness can be placed in mechanized bodies, but for the purposes of Halloween, we’re more interested in what happens to such a society when those consciousnesses are then taken out of the robots. While we wait for Production I.G. to return our dozens of calls about our new Ghost in the Shell film ideas, we can sit here and recommend the franchise’s iconic heroine do the next best thing and wear a sweet ghost costume for Halloween. Besides, nobody can rock a white sheet with two holes in it quite like The Major.
Rintaro “Okarin” Okabe - Bardock
Two things are immediately noticeable about Okarin: He’s a massive geek and he loves science. Of course, if you’re on this site, you should be well aware by now that geeks love Dragon Ball Z and thanks to Okarin’s other passion, we can pinpoint exactly the right character for him. After all, Goku’s father was an average fighter, but he was a brilliant scientist.
And there we have it, the perfect Halloween costumes (probably) for all the best anime characters (probably). But, what about you? What are you dressing up as for Halloween? What would you like to see your favorite characters wear to celebrate the season? Let us know in the comments and stay posted to Honey’s Anime for more ways to spread the otaku spirit during Halloween.