2018 was the year of Fortnite in our house. It still is actually but as much as I dislike my kids obsessing over the game, I do appreciate the wide variety of character options the game offers. Why do I care? More characters mean more ideas for Halloween costumes! We came up with a few easy Fortnite costume tutorials to share.
Easy Fortnite Costume Tutorials
There are lots of crazy, wild, elaborate ‘skins’ as they are called in the game but also some relatively simple ones as well. My boys chose Tomato Head and Dark Voyager, I created separate posts for their costume tutorials, they are a little more elaborate but still fairly simple.
When it came to my own costume, I picked an extremely simple Fortnite costume, Rapscallion. Rapscallion looks like an old-timey burglar to me. You’re likely to have most of the clothing items on hand or could easily borrow it. The most important Rapscallion costume piece is the black and white striped shirt. Then you add black pants, black boots, and a few accessories!
Rapscallion Costume Supplies
- black and white striped shirt
- fitted black pants – tactical pants work well
- black fingerless gloves
- a black band for upper arm
- black knit cap
- eye mask
- black boots
- A homemade tech wrist device
The device that Rapscallion wears on her wrist looks like some sort of tech/screen interface thing. I kept my version of it very simple. I created my version using black stretchy fabric, cardboard and black and bright blue duct tape.
My mom ended up with an epic Bunny Brawler costume in my humble opinion. She was leaning towards the bunny Fortnite skin because she already had a white costume onesie that she wore for her Wampa costume a few years ago. Then we found an easter egg shaped basket at a thrift store and knew that it was destiny. 😉 The easter egg basket was a really lucky find because it was October, nowhere near Easter. We added two simple straps to create the easter egg backpack that Bunny Brawler wears.
Bunny Brawler Costume Supplies
- white costume onesie (or bunny suit)
- bunny ears and tail
- white mitten
- face paint
- pink grenade
- duct tape
- fake bullets
- white bunny slippers
There is a little DIY action going on with this costume. Like I said earlier we turned an Easter egg shaped basket into a backpack by adding a string for straps. My mom bought a basic weapon toy set and spray painted the grenade pink. Then we added some pastel washi tape to the grenade. Cardboard and duct tape created the bullets and bandolier straps.
My stepdad is usually willing to participate in our family Halloween costume theme but he prefers very low key costumes. And it’s hot in Arizona, so he always opts for shorts, so a full-on skeleton bodysuit was not in the cards for him for his Skull Trooper costume. However, he was totally willing to go with a skeleton t-shirt and a skeleton mask. I think if we had talked him into a white balaclava, it would have made his costume next level.
Dark Voyager Fortnite Costume
There were only a few store-bought Fortnite costumes available last year, Dark Voyager was one of them. It was fun to see a few other Dark Voyager costumes out on Halloween, even if they weren’t as cool as my DIY Dark Voyager costume.
Finding a black motorcycle helmet was the hardest part of the DIY, if you could borrow one then you are halfway there for this costume. A black jumpsuit and duct tape is the bulk of the costume. We ended up finding one cheap at a used sporting goods store. The rest of the details come together pretty easily.
I’ve grown to enjoy working with paper lanterns which is great because a red paper lantern was the best (easy and inexpensive) way to create the Tomato Head head. This costume required a little more DIY than most of the other Fortnite costume ideas but it turned out pretty good. Want to make your own? Head over and check out how we made a Fortnite Tomato Head Costume.
Fortnite Halloween Costume Ideas For Girls
I think these costumes would be fun to DIY but they are available to purchase as a storebought option which I realize some people prefer. I also don’t tend to make girl costumes but I thought these costumes were fun.
Other Video Game Halloween Costumes
Fornite, not your thing? Check out these other video game Halloween costumes I found! They all include tutorials so you can make your own video game costumes too!