DIY Hallowe'en: Tetrominos (Tetris pieces)


From the Boing Boing DIY costume thread, an anonymous BB reader says,

"We went as Tetrominos (Tetris pieces). The best part was trying on boxes in Staples and being given very strange looks by the other customers. The worst part was the complete lack of peripheral awareness and frequent bashing-into-things."

Photos are here.


  1. Awesome concept, love the posing, and the attempted kiss. Representative of so much geek culture; which is why it half pains me that the first thing that popped into my head upon seeing this was “It’s my dick in a box.” I’m going to go climb into a box now so that I can atone for this sin of cognition.

    Seriously, good job there guys.

  2. Interesting idea, but I have to ask: What happened when they needed to pee?
    On second thought, I don’t want to know!

  3. Some friends did this for a Halloween contest a few years ago. They made one of each shape and the venue for the contest happened to involve a massive grand staircase. With the soundtrack playing, they recreated part of a Tetris game–complete with the hesitant back and forth of the S-piece and the super sure fast drop of the long pice to clear the line. It was pretty damn amazing.

  4. Haha! I did this same thing last year.

    However, instead of using boxes, we picked up corrugated plastic from a building store, cut panels, and then assembled with black gorilla tape.. Made it a whole lot easier by eliminating painting. My girlfriend was the red brick and the construction of it was essentially a big vest, but the other three of us had the exact same problem with bumping into people especially at a crowded party .

    The best part was the running gag… .

    “Hey guys, wanna do a line?”

  5. Had the others in the store been costumers and not customers, you’d have never gotten a second glance.

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