Picture of PONG Video Game Costume
Originally released in 1972, the game PONG was one of the first successful video games. It simulated a game of table tennis with a ball that bounced between two paddles that players moved up and down on the sides of the screen.

This costume is fun homage to those simpler days, and it's sure to get attention at your Halloween party. You can play it by yourself or invite friends to take each paddle while you bounce the "ball" between them. It's quick and easy to put together and only requires about $15 in materials and an hour of time.

Step 1: Materials & Tools

Picture of Materials & Tools
You'll need the following tools and materials to build your PONG costume:

  • Black foam core board – 20″x30″
  • White tape - duct tape, electrical tape, whatever you’ve got
  • Styrofoam block at least 2″x4″x8″ (or enough smaller pieces sized as needed)
  • Face paint – black and white
  • Scrap cardboard – 6″x12″
  • Elastic band – 1″ x  18″
  • Skewer, metal coat hanger, or 1/8″ dowel
  • X-Acto knife
  • Glue
ALECIALLEY1 year ago

hahahahaha...its cute n funny...

poofrabbit1 year ago
Congratulations on being a finalist in the Halloween costume contest! Can’t wait to see if you win good luck!
Tatterhood1 year ago
Gaha! LOVE IT!!
Mr. Noack1 year ago
Very cool! Love the originality!!
TheGreatS1 year ago
Drat, I thought for sure I would be the only one with a pong costume this year! Still, very well done. It looks really nice and is far less expensive than mine.
HaHaBird (author)  TheGreatS1 year ago
I thought the same thing when I saw yours: "What's this? Another Pong?!" Nice to see two different approaches to the same idea.
imbiglarry1 year ago
Genius in simplicity. Nice.