The Gamer's Halloween Party Guide

Five tips for throwing the best bash in October

By Ben PerLee, GamePro |  Personal Tech, Halloween, video games

Pumpkin 3: Game Logos

If you really want a challenge, step up the difficulty with a carved and scraped representation of the Gears of War logo or the ghostly title of Alan Wake. Logos usually do require skilled spacing and sometimes advanced techniques like screening (that glow-through-the-skin thing we mentioned earlier), but the payoff is you can do just about any game title you want without having to worry about people recognizing the design. Just remember, some of the best gaming pumpkins are either referential or spooky, so double points if you can do both.

Themes: For the most dedicated gamer

Pumpkins are the easy way out when it comes to decoration. If you really want to take your gaming decor to the next level, set a video game as a theme for your party and pick up a set of common Halloween decorations to set the ambiance. Here are a few suggestions:

Theme 1: Dead Space

The creepy rooms of USG Ishimura would make for a gnarly sci-fi themed Halloween bash. Crib the look with cheap party store blacklights, blue diods, copper and aluminum sheets covered in fake blood and chicken wire. If you really want to go the extra mile, play the Dead Space soundtrack and scatter some fake severed arms on top of tables and couches.

Theme 2: Silent Hill


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