I am a such a sucker for Halloween costumes themes that I gave in and agreed to Fortnite Costumes this year. I am not a huge fan of the game but it does offer a million different Fortnite Halloween Costume options. After Elliot chose Tomato Head, Quinn opted for a Dark Voyager costume.
DIY Fortnite Costumes
Elliot had already picked a Fortnite costume that wasn’t super easy. Thankfully the Dark Voyager costume turned out to be much easier than the Tomato Head Fortnite costume. Thankfully, there wasn’t vinyl or paper lanterns involved in the Dark Voyager costume.
Dark Voyager Costume
The bulk of the Dark Voyager Fortnite costume is a black jumpsuit and duct tape for the details. Because I like to DIY costumes on a budget, the hardest part for me was finding a black jumpsuit and a motorcycle helmet second hand.
If you are a mechanic or know someone that wears black coveralls then you can borrow them. A long-sleeve jumpsuit of some sort also works. I ended up finding one of those costume onesies at a thrift store that I was able to repurpose. It was a solid black cat costume, so I just cut off the hoodie and tail.
How to make a Dark Voyager Costume
I referenced a screenshot of Dark Voyager from the Fortnite game while I added strips of brown and orange duct tape to the arms, legs, and chest of the costume. The control box on the front of the costume was just a small cardboard box with a few details.
Fortnite Dark Voyager Costume
Borrow a black motorcycle helmet if you can. Otherwise check out craigslist, yard sales, etc. We have a sporting goods store that sells used equipment and I was able to find a basic helmet for about $15. I cut the bottom section of an old black t-shirt off and attached it to the inside of the helmet with velcro. This helped cover Quinn’s neck and create the illusion of the space helmet look that Dark Voyager wears.
Black boots and black gloves finished off the costume. We borrowed a pair of black snow boots and bought black industrial gloves at the dollar store. Use orange duct tape to add details to the black boots. If you use parchment paper when drawing your designs, it will be easier to cut the duct tape because it prevents the scissors from sticking to the tape.
Dark Voyager Fortnite Costume Materials
- Black coveralls or adult onesie
- Black motorcycle helmet
- Orange, brown, black duct tape
- Black boots
- Black backpack
- Old black t-shirt
DIY Dark Voyager Backpack – Optional
A plain black backpack is a great addition to the costume because you can see the straps when looking at the Dark Voyager character. It can also double as a trick or treat bag.
We decided to go the extra mile and model the backpack after ‘back bling’ from the Space Explorers set on Fortnite. It just took some cardboard, tubing and duct tape to add details. I didn’t love how it turned out and it wasn’t very durable.
Fortnite Halloween Costumes
Family costume themes are one of my favorite holiday traditions. Fortnite offered plenty of Halloween costume ideas. From elaborate Fornite skins or costumes to simple ideas, there really is plenty of options for any large group that wants to dress up together in the same Halloween theme.
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This post was orignally published January 14, 2019