Gift Guide 2016  Tagged Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Gift Guide 2016  RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network Gamer Gift Guide: Great Gifts for Cosplayers https://www.gameskinny.com/9pisf/gamer-gift-guide-great-gifts-for-cosplayers https://www.gameskinny.com/9pisf/gamer-gift-guide-great-gifts-for-cosplayers Wed, 23 Nov 2016 06:00:01 -0500 SarahKel

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So there we have it, 10 of the finest cosplay items available on the market - from outfits, to weapons and shields, we've covered it all. Yes, some are a little pricey, but it's Christmas and loved ones deserve the most special of gamer cosplay at this time of year!

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World of Warcraft Ogrim Doomhammer's Cosplay Weapon

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Price: $22.99

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Rating: 8/10

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Buy It: EZ Cosplay

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A great item for those who wish to cosplay as Ogrim Doomhammer from the Warcraft universe.  A great item for those who game as Warrior class too. The item itself is highly detailed and is a great accessory for the Doomhammer costume.

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Portal Gun

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Price: $250.00

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Rating: 9/10

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Buy It: eBay

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Every gamer needs and wants a Portal gun in their life, it’s a real dream gift. This is a really fantastic item as they are often difficult to obtain and there is definitely a kudos to owning one. The gun comes with a stand too, so perfect to use and to display.

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Overwatch Reaper Cosplay Double Guns and Mask

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Price: $155.99

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Rating: 8/10

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Buy It: Ali Express

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A great item for cosplaying as Reaper. The two guns and mask are available as a set and also individually, but it would be an amazing set to buy as a gift for a dedicated Overwatch player.  Definitely a great item for someone who wants to duel wield pistols too!

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The Legend of Zelda Hylian Shield Deluxe Replica

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Price: $59.99

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Rating: 9/10

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Buy It: True Swords

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A deluxe replica Hylian sword, absolutely great gift for those who love Zelda and want to cosplay as Link. This is a great versatile item, as it can be used for cosplay -- the arm bands make it easy to be worn comfortably -- or can be mounted on the wall, with a sword, as a display piece.

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Star Wars Battlefront: Stormtrooper helmet

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Price: $371.96

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Rating: 10/10

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Buy It: Shepperton Design Studios

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This is the ultimate, high quality Stormtrooper helmet, for a cosplay outfit as authentic as possible. This is a really great item, perfect for those who love this game, but also a great entry level into the highest quality of stormtrooper cosplay. At an additional price, buyers can purchase stands to make it look more special for display.

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Devil May Cry 3 Vergil Costume

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Price: $147.89

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Rating: 9/10

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Buy It: Cosplay Sky

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This great choice of outfit is perfect for those who love Devil May Cry 3 and want the opportunity to stroll around in the infamous long coat. The outfit includes the coat, neckerchief, pants, gloves and vest. There is only general sizing for this outfit, but private message the seller with more specific measurements and requirements.

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Super Mario: Deluxe Yoshi Costume

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Price: $54.99

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Rating: 8/10

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Buy It: Buy Costumes

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This super cute Yoshi costume is amazing for the fun cosplayer in your life! It is an officially licensed Super Mario costume too. Of course its entirely up to the wearer if they want to provide piggy backs for Mario! The outfit includes the jumpsuit and head piece.

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Alice Madness Returns Alice Steamdress

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Price: $136.45

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Rating: 10/10

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Buy It: Cosplay Shopper

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This fantastic dress is perfect for those who love the Alice Madness games and of course, Steampunk. The outfit includes not just the dress and apron, but gloves and stockings too for the full Alice experience. Again, this outfit can be fully customised for an additional $15.00.

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Bioshock Infinite Elizabeth Costume

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Price: $99.53

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Rating: 8/10

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Buy It: Cosplay Shopper

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This costume is a perfect gift for those who love Bioshock Infinite. The costume is coat, top and skirt and is available in a full variety of various sizes and for an additional $15.00 the outfit can be tailor made specifically for the recipient.

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Cosplaying is a great experience. Wearing a costume from a game that you love at conventions, and the pride of wearing the same outfit as a beloved character. Some people enjoy crafting their own costume, but when there is so much able to purchase online, it can be a great idea to purchase the costume in advance.

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There is so much choice, costumes or accessories, such as armour and weapons too. But it is about quality items and their accuracy that is most important, as this creates the highest level of character immersion for the wearer.

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But what are the best items out there? Luckily, we've searched the web for the best cosplay items out there. Check them out, not just for your cosplay loving friend, but maybe it inspires you to wear cosplay too.

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Gift Guide: Unbelievable Finds Under $20 for Your Gamer https://www.gameskinny.com/ta49q/gift-guide-unbelievable-finds-under-20-for-your-gamer https://www.gameskinny.com/ta49q/gift-guide-unbelievable-finds-under-20-for-your-gamer Tue, 22 Nov 2016 06:00:01 -0500 Kiara Halls

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I Am Kirby T-Shirt
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Rating: 5/5 (20 Reviews)

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Price: $13.75

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Buy it on: Amazon

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This graphic novel compiles the Mario comic strips that appeared in Nintendo Power magazine in the '90s. It had a shocking sense of drama a killer sense of humor but, up until now, there wasn't really any way to read them legally. But now is your chance to give the '90s nerd in your life something they'll truly appreciate.

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Ready Player 1 Heat-Change Mug
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Rating: N/A

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Price: $11.99

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Buy it on: ThinkGeek

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This mug is clever in a way that dishware has no right to be. Fill it up with coffee to start the "game," and drain it for "Game Over." This would be a great gift for anyone that uses a mug, let alone gamers.

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The Essential Pokemon Book of Joy
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Rating: N/A

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Price: $14.99

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Buy it on: Amazon

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As a wise man once said: "My Rattata is in the top percentage of Rattata."

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But, joking aside, you can glean a surprising amount of life advice from the characters in the Pokemon franchise. This book compiles some inspiring quotes from the anime in particular and is sure to brighten even the darkest of days.

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I Am Kirby T-Shirt
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Rating: N/A

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Price: $12.67

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Buy it on: Hot Topic

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Listen. Everyone loves Kirby. Everyone loves Kirby. In light of this fact, the best thing you could possibly do for a gamer this season is get them the Kirby-est shirt you can find. That is to say,this shirt. Get them this shirt.

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Overwatch Bi-Fold Wallet
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Rating: N/A

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Price: $12.67

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Buy it on: Hot Topic

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This wallet is super sleek. When you whip this baby out, people will do a double take--"that ultra-stylish wallet couldn't possibly be from Overwatch, could it???" But it could! And it is. Form and function--the perfect gift.

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Vault-Tec Collectible Bobbleheads
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Rating: N/A

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Price: $12.99

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Buy it on: ThinkGeek

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These Fallout bobbleheads are exactly like the stat-boosting ones you can find in the games! They don't actually improve a person's skills, though, so you don't have to worry about whoever you give it to becoming a lock-picking savant. Your secrets are safe for now.

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Pokemon Variants Fanzine
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Rating: 5/5 

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Price: $10.00

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Buy it on: Etsy

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Long before Pokemon Sun and Moon introduced "Alolan forms," artists all across the internet were already coming up with their own Pokemon variants. This fanzine is basically a field notebook full of them. Creatures like "Cactus Bulbasaur" and "Foil Drifloon" are exercises in creativity that are cute, fun, and sure to delight.

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Sea Salt Ice Cream Soap
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Rating: 5/5

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Price: $5.00

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Buy it on: Etsy

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Handmade vanilla buttercream-scented soap with a slightly salty finish -- just like the iconic Sea Salt ice cream in Kingdom Hearts. It may not be edible, but the shape alone is sure to recall times spent with friends, gazing at the sunset.

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Rosalina Amiibo
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Rating: 4/5 (7 reviews)

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Price: $12.96

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Buy it on: Amazon

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Hey, remember that time you saw the Super Smash Bros. Rosalina Amiibo in person? Of course you don't, it didn't happen. Rosalina's Smash Amiibo is an urban legend--there are pictures, but no one's sure it actually exists. At a reasonable price, at least.

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Luckily, this Mario Party: Star Rush-compatible Amiibo is more widely available than the last one, so now you can give the gift of Rosalina this season without paying an astronomical amount of money. 

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D.VA Ballcap
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Rating: N/A

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Price: $19.99

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Buy it on: Storenvy

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Overwatch hasn't been out that long, but there's already a surprising amount of  merchandise out there, especially for D.VA. There are certainly flashier D.VA-based items out there, but this cap makes a statement while keeping it classy--perfect for the gamer that's a bit of a fashionista.

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Nintendo Selects Ocarina of Time
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Rating: 4.5/5 (205 reviews)

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Price: $20.00

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Buy it on: Amazon

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A classic game for just $20! But honestly, the "Nintendo Selects" line has plenty of great games for $20: Winder Waker, Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon, Donkey Kong Country Returns, Pikmin 3...you could pick any one of them and it's bound to be a hit when it's time to unwrap gifts. After all, what could be more gamer-friendly than an actual game?

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Retro-style Midgar Travel Poster
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Rating: 5/5 (2 reviews)

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Price: $7.00

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Buy it on: Amazon

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I'm gonna be honest here--no one should ever want to visit Midgar. There are no plants, there's junk everywhere, you can't see the sky, and the government drops entire sections of the city onto the slums below. But this poster is really cool, and your gamer buddy is sure to have fun pretending that Midgar is a real place. That they can avoid visiting.

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Pokemon Villain Emblem Set
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Rating: 5/5 (5 reviews)

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Price: $15.99

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Buy it on: Amazon

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This pin set features the symbols of six generations of Pokemon villain groups. These would make for excellent conversation starters, especially since they aren't particularly flashy. But they'd also be a nice, subtle way to tell someone that they need to make better life choices.

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The holidays can be so expensive. But they don't have to be. You can get the gamer in your life something truly special without breaking the bank. A lot of the time it seems like you can't get something good for anything less than  the life of your firstborn child.

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Having said that though, you really don't want to look like a cheapskate. 'Tis the season, you gotta put some heart into it! So, here's a guide to quality, gamer-friendly gifts that're $20 and under. Let's get started!

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