Halloween is right around the corner, and we're excited. We're all dressed up in top hats and blood covered bed sheets, and wondering when we should really get a costume. Inspiration is coming from our cosplay contest entries. Above is Pyramid Head, a nurse and the best damn use of a paper plate we've seen in forever. Thanks reader John for this. Here is what's going on: Dress-up like a game character (any game character is okay!) and send along a picture of you holding up a Kotaku sign to kotakucontestATgmailDOTcom with the subject line Cosplay Contest. Please do not send photos of Kotaku signs Photoshopped in. The deadline is November 1st. The winner will be selected by Kotakuland and get this helmet. Everyone will get INTERNET FAME. While John's entry was scary, Geoff's is even scarier. He writes, "I was going to dress my dog up as Amaratsu this year, but I realized I don't have a dog. Ooops! ...Yes, I realize my boxers are showing, but they say Nintendo on them, so thats like +2 right? (or 1up maybe)" Furry and Nintendo boxer action after the jump.