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Sonic Movie Halloween Costumes Cross The Line Into True Nightmares

Sonic Movie Halloween Costumes Cross The Line Into True Nightmares

Unless you've been able to rinse the memory from your brain with industrial-strength bleach, I'm assuming we're all still haunted by that fateful first trailer for the live action Sonic The Hedgehog movie.

What looked like a throwaway bit of family fun with Jim Carrey hamming it up as the villainous Dr Robotnik, soon took a turn for the macabre as Sonic himself slithered into view as if from the depths of hell. Gone was the cartoonish speedster with a love of chilli dogs. In his place stood a strangely muscular, disturbingly realistic-looking hedgehog/man mutation with human teeth and cold, dead eyes.

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Credit: Paramount
Credit: Paramount

It's safe to say that the fans weren't on board. In fact, people were so horrified by the appearance of the SEGA mascot that the movie's director Jeff Fowler had to assure us all that movie Sonic couldn't hurt us - they were going to completely redesign the character, even going so far as to delay the movie by a few months.

Unfortunately, the damage has already been done and there's no un-ringing this particular bell. See, apparently it doesn't matter that nightmare Sonic is getting a redesign, because nobody bothered to convey that information to the twisted minds behind below's Party City live-action Sonic costume.

This horrifying costume, based on the REJECTED movie Sonic and not the beloved video game version of the character, is now available to buy. That's right, you can dress your kid up as a version of a beloved character that was so widely condemned that it's been scrapped. What a TREAT.

Credit: Party City
Credit: Party City
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It's quite possibly one of the most twisted Halloween getups I've ever seen. It's... well, it's pretty much just a blue onesie with a strange pattern and a hood with some blue spikes on top of it. Why anyone would allow their child to crawl into the skin of this particular blue devil is beyond me, but it's bound to cause a fright or two on October 31.

Incredibly, that's not even the worst of it. The one thing the above costume is lacking is an actual Sonic mask, instead allowing the wearer of the suit to show their own face to the world as they speed around the neighbourhood begging for sweets. But if you want to cover your face with Sonic's and truly become the hedgehog, well... you can do that.


I mean, just look at it. Imagine being chased around the house by a knife-wielding murderer who's wearing that monstrosity. Imagine looking into those dead eyes, seeing that weird, jagged smirk, and it being the last thing you ever saw.

Please, please don't let your kids wear that mask this Halloween, because if anyone shows up to my door looking like that, then I really can't be held responsible for how I react. This has been a PSA.

Featured Image Credit: SEGA

Topics: Sega, halloween, Sonic The Hedgehog

Ewan Moore

Journalist at GAMINGbible who still quite hasn’t gotten out of my mid 00’s emo phase. After graduating from the University of Portsmouth in 2015 with a BA in Journalism & Media Studies (thanks for asking), I went on to do some freelance words for various places, including Kotaku, Den of Geek, and TheSixthAxis.

 

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