Videogames were certainly popular, but some of these costumes just defy explanation.  Though I can imagine Link would be a fun outfit for many, the Asteroids costume is one of the all time weirdest ones ever made.  Though the simulated Atari cartridge box is pretty cool, I have to admit.  As I wrote in my WORST HALLOWEEN COSTUMES article years ago, "I suspect that "Mommy I want to be Atari's Asteroids Game for Halloween" was only slightly less creepy for parents to hear than, "Mommy, I just chopped up Fido with a shovel and had sex with his face!" 

Asteroids, Link, Missle Command (what the hell was the mask for this one?), and Q*Bert!

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