Report My Halloween Costume in General NHL'94 Discussion Posted November 2, 2006 hey, now that halloween is over, i thought i'd add a little update. first off, i'm glad everyone enjoyed my costume, i know i did. i'll get to the reactions from strangers in a moment. mack asked earlier how it was made, and the process was pretty simple, if a little labour intensive. actually, i have to give my roommate props, because he did pretty much all the work. basically, it involved scanning the original nhl 94 cover art (genesis, of course) at as high a resolution as possible, blowing it up in photoshop, and printing it out on a buch of 8.5 by 11 sheets. we then just taped them all to a big box which was assembled before hand and cut out the head hole. voila! there was some debate over the addition of arm holes, but we decided against it. the original 94 box didn't have arm holes, so neither do does the costume. the downside of this is hours of drinking through a straw, and the inability to fend off rowdies (but i'm not programmed to fight, so i guess that makes sense). okay, so i hit the street with the thing on saturday night. my first observation was that it was incredibly warm. classic video game boxes are the new winter coats. within seconds i was getting stares and comments from strangers, some of which were pretty funny (stuff like "it's in the game", and "i wasted my childhood playing you"). we headed to a pretty big halloween party and the positive feedback was consistent throughout the night. it was good to see how many people still have love for the great 94. i am also proud to report that the costume held up through a night of partying pretty darn well. despite bumping around a crowded party all night in a super-cumbersome box, the thing is none the worse for wear. this means i can still suit up anytime i want! now for the bad news, what's the deal with people who think that 93, or even 92, are better than 94? i had a running discussion all night with 3 or 4 dudes who swore by the earlier incaranations. i tried to show them all the great new features on my back cover, but they kept going on about my lack of fighting. maybe these people haven't played the games in a while, and they just remember being dissapointed by the removal of fighting when they were kids, but i don't understand how a rational person could prefer anything over 94. so that put a bit of a damper on the festivities, but otherwise i was happy with everything. i guess that's about it, if anyone else is interested in making their own nhl 94 costume, let me know. i could offer more instruction, or even email you the high res scan of the cover, assuming my roommate still has it. later.