It’s Follow-Up Friday: Halloween Pun edition!

Happy (almost) Halloween, puzzlers and PuzzleNationers!

For the last two years, we’ve marked the spookiest of holidays by posting some punny costumes for you to figure out, and it’s only appropriate that we celebrate Halloween AND Follow-Up Friday by bringing you our third edition of the PuzzleNation Punderful Costume Game!

It’s simple. I post a picture, and you guess what the costume is.

For example:

He’s Batman! (With Catwoman beside him!)

I’ve compiled ten costumes for you to figure out. Let’s see how many you can get!


PuzzleNation’s Punderful Halloween Costume Game, Volume 3!

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Special thanks to the folks at The Chive and The Thinking Closet for their assistance in compiling this year’s punny costumes!

How many did you get? Have you seen any great punny costumes we missed? Let us know! And Happy Halloween! (If any of them stumped you, don’t worry! I’ll be posting the answers next week!)

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A Costume That’s Off the Depp End!

Halloween is this Saturday, and one of the best things about the holiday is how creative people get with their costumes.

This creativity can come in several forms. Sometimes, it’s the costume itself, an idea that wows you as ambitious or clever or totally unexpected. Other times, it’s the execution of the costume, either in how impressive the effort involved is OR how ingeniously they’ve kept their budget reasonable.

In college one year, I was short on funds for a costume. But one thing never in short supply around Halloween are empty candy wrappers. So I took an old shirt, glued candy wrappers to it (along with some stray kernels of popcorn and an old cell phone) and I went to a costume party as the floor of a movie theater.

It’s one of my favorite costumes to this day, because it required me to think outside the box.

Today’s post is also about a costume that’s outside the box. Many people dress up as celebrities or famous fictional characters for Halloween, but rarely do they dress up as many characters simultaneously.

Check out the photo below! Our costumed gentleman has decked himself out in the trappings of numerous Johnny Depp films. Can you name them all?

This is a great costume, not only because it’s ambitious and meticulously put together, but because there’s clearly a great deal of thought behind it. Terrific stuff!

Oh, and if you’re looking for more puzzly costume fun, check out our Follow-Up Friday post this week, as we celebrate our Third Annual PuzzleNation Punderful Costume Game!


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It’s Follow-Up Friday: Halloween Puns Edition!

Happy Halloween, puzzlers and PuzzleNationers!

Last year, we marked the spookiest of holidays by posting some punny costumes for you to figure out, and it’s only appropriate that we celebrate Halloween AND Follow-Up Friday by bringing you a second edition of the PuzzleNation Punderful Costume Game!

It’s simple. I post a picture, and you guess what the costume is.

For example:

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She’s a dust bunny!

I’ve compiled ten costumes for you to figure out. Let’s see how many you can get!


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[Picture courtesy of the cleverboots at The Thinking Closet.]

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How many did you get? Have you seen any great punny costumes we missed? Let us know! And Happy Halloween!

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It’s Follow-Up Friday: Tetris edition!

Welcome to Follow-Up Friday!

For those new to PuzzleNation Blog, Follow-Up Friday is a chance for us to revisit the subjects of previous posts and update the PuzzleNation audience on how these projects are doing and what these people have been up to in the meantime.

And today, we’re celebrating the 30th anniversary of Tetris! (Following up our post last year about the 29th anniversary of Tetris, of course.)

[Feel free to leave this a capella version of Tetris’s Theme A music by musician Smooth McGroove running in the background to properly set the mood.]

If crosswords are the top pen-and-paper puzzle and the Rubik’s cube is the top puzzle toy, then Tetris has to be the top puzzle game of all-time. It is instantly recognizable and completely unforgettable. (I still get a little anxious whenever I think about the music speeding up when I got too close to the top of the screen.)

It’s available for every video game console, computer, and media device, and has been for decades. Alexey Pajitnov’s incredibly addictive puzzle game baby has conquered the world, and today, we are proudly to join in the global celebration with a few of our favorite Tetris themed pictures.

We previously featured a Tetris Halloween costume in our puzzly costumes post, but these kids upped the ante with four Tetramino pieces as a team costume!

Someone even managed to render the blocks in origami form! How cool is that?

And then there’s this enterprising chef, who whipped up a Tetris-themed bento box full of blocky veggies to enjoy!

We’ve collected more Tetris images on a special board on our Pinterest page, so feel free to check them out in honor of today!

And to Alexey Pajitnov, thank you for years of puzzle pleasure. Your game has crossed borders and won the hearts of millions. You changed the puzzle landscape forever, and for the better.

In closing, here’s another famous Tetris tune performed a capella style for your enjoyment:

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Answers to the PuzzleNation Punderful Halloween Costume Game!

Happy Day-After-Halloween, puzzlers and PuzzleNationers! (Also known as Candy Coma Day…)

It’s time for the answers to our PuzzleNation Punderful Halloween Costume Game! How did you do? Let’s find out!

 

PuzzleNation’s Punderful Halloween Costume Game: Answers!

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She’s a spelling bee!

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They’re the Black-Eyed P’s! [picture courtesy of ThinkingCloset.com]

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Why, it’s a lovely Mail-Order Bride!

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Dunkin’ Donuts!

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French kiss!

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It’s fantasy football for all to enjoy!

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He’s a ceiling fan!

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What a lovely Freudian slip!

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It’s the Grapes of Wrath!

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She’s a blessing in disguise! [picture courtesy of ThinkingCloset.com]

So how did you do, PuzzleNationers? I hope you enjoyed our little Halloween Costume challenge. Has this inspired you to create a punny costume of your own for next year? Let us know!

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PuzzleNation’s Punderful Halloween Costume Game!

Happy Halloween, puzzlers and PuzzleNationers!

One of the best things about Halloween is guessing what people’s costumes are. Clever costumes can be great fun — like these puzzle-themed costumes we featured last year! — and I’m a particular fan of costumes that only cost a few bucks to put together, because they really let your creativity shine through.

Punny costumes lend themselves to the low-budget costume style brilliantly. For instance, this year I’m gathering three pals with flashlights, magnifying glasses, hawaiian leis and party hats, because we’re a Search Party.

And I figured that punny costumes would make for a perfect Halloween game for my fellow puzzlers!

It’s simple. I post a picture, and you guess what the costume is.

For example:

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Did you get it? He’s a chick magnet!

I’ve compiled ten costumes for you to figure out. Let’s see how many you can get!

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So how did you do, PuzzleNationers? I hope you enjoyed our little Halloween Costume challenge. Were there any great punny costumes we missed? Let us know! And happy Halloween to you!

[We’ll be posting the answers tomorrow! Many thanks to our photo sources: Buzzfeed, The Thinking Closet, So Much Pun, and Tim Helbig.]

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