• Halloween outfits have hit "Animal Crossing: New Horizons" weeks before Oct. 31
  • Jack the Halloween Czar will appear in "New Horizons" on Halloween, though only for a limited time
  • Months after its release, the game continues to bring in fans and win accolades

“Animal Crossing: New Horizons” players are showing off their creativity for Halloween. Though this year’s celebrations will likely be different than usual due to the pandemic, fans of the popular Nintendo Switch title are dressing up their in-game avatars in all kinds of imaginative ways for the spooky holiday.

The October update to “Animal Crossing: New Horizons” just introduced glowing pumpkins and creepy skin tones to give players a head start on Halloween festivities, but fans of the game have been exhibiting flashes of creativity almost from the moment the game was released in March.

Aside from the previously mentioned pumpkins and skin tones, another addition that’s part of the October update is the non-playable character Jack the Halloween Czar. Jack is set to arrive in “Animal Crossing: New Horizons” right on time for Halloween on Oct. 31.

For Halloween, Reddit user matcha_sriracha showed off a “Deviled Egg” avatar outfit on the “Animal Crossing” subreddit, ScreenRant noted. Meanwhile, DesignsByCaleb took inspiration from Disney’s “The Princess and the Frog” and recreated the evil Dr. Facillier and his “Friends From The Other Side.”

Disney’s rich history of popular characters has also inspired designs, with e17j sharing avatar looks based off on Sheriff Woody and Jessie the Cowgirl from “Toy Story” and Alice and the Mad Hatter from “Alice in Wonderland.”

See other Halloween costumes and ideas “Animal Crossing: New Horizons” players have been cooking up below.

With all this creativity currently on display for “Animal Crossing: New Horizons,” Nintendo must be quite pleased that this game continues to thrive seven months since it launched. Twitch numbers have shown that it is still beating out newer titles like “Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout” on the streaming platform.

The global significance of “Animal Crossing: New Horizons” was solidified when it was awarded the prestigious Game of the Year Award at last month’s Tokyo Game Show. Even though games like “The Last of Us Part II” and “Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout” have since launched and became hits themselves, Nintendo’s life simulation game continues to fascinate.

Animal Crossing has become a popular game title during the coronavirus lockdowns
Animal Crossing has become a popular game title during the coronavirus lockdowns AFP / William WEST