Friday Fun: Minecraft Gangnam Style in Honour of The Dude's Hallowe'en Costume

Yes, yes, I know. There are already far more views on this than I would normally even consider for posting to the blog. But you will have to forgive me for the following reason: the Dude's Hallowe'en costume.

This year, the Dude is going to be this:
In case your kids don't play Minecraft, this is the protagonist Steve. He lives in a 32-bit world and mines minerals and other materials in order to build structures and defend himself from zombies and creepers (green monsters). The Dude gets a couple of hours of game play per week, but to hear him talk, you'd think it's all he does with every waking minute. That level of obsession meant that this was the perfect costume for him this year.

Here's how it will play out: I am going to apply huge pixels on his face to mimic Steve's facial features and hairline. The Dude's clothes will match Steve's, adding a large block of blue squares to his chest to imply pixelation. And finally, the Dude will carry Steve's essential implements:

Pixel pick-axe and dirt block
These are homemade cardboard versions of Steve's pick-axe and a dirt block (which is the most common material in the Minecraft universe).

Before the big day, the Dude will get to try it out his costume twice. Needless to say, he's jazzed. Are your kids already wearing their costumes? We had to keep the Dude away from the props so that they would survive until the big day :)

And so, in honour of his costume, I present to you Minecraft (Gangnam) Style. If you know nothing about the game, well, you still won't know anything about it after watching this. But it's fun. So that's something. (I especially like the part at 2:32 when all the characters bust out into the signature dance moves).


(Source: BoingBoing)

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