Fortnite streamer Ninja is, for all intents and purposes, on top of the world right now. Not only has the 27-year-old streamer played Fortnite with Drake, graced ESPN‘s cover, and appeared in a Samsung commercial with Travis Scott, he’s also one of this year’s hottest Halloween costumes. Yes, Ninja, someone who plays video games for a living, has permeated the cultural zeitgeist so extensively that he’s now a massively popular Halloween costume.
Notably, the Ninja costume is more popular with children than any other demographic. In fact, a cursory search through Twitter didn’t show me any adults dressing up as the popular Twitch streamer. This doesn’t necessarily come as a surprise; both Fortnite and Ninja are incredibly popular with children. In the past, Blevins has spoken about making strides to keep his streams family friendly.
How exactly does one dress up as Ninja? Simple– apply some blue hair dye, don Ninja’s iconic headband, and grab a Fortnite prop. Voilà, you’re now the most popular streamer on Twitch.
Now, without further ado, I present to you the Ninjas of Halloween.
Our first Ninja comes to us courtesy of Twitter user Sarah Killackey. In her inaugural tweet (welcome to Twitter, Sarah!), Killackey shows off a magnificent group costume that includes two of Fortnite‘s Brite Bombers accompanied by a miniature version of Ninja himself. This Ninja hits all of the marks. Headband? Check. Blue hair? Check. Headphones? Check. Detroit Lions sweatshirt? Nice touch, check.
— Sarah Killackey (@SarahShell05) October 31, 2018
Our next Ninja comes to us from Twitter user @spamqwerty123. In addition to sporting Ninja’s memorable blue hair color and a Ninja t-shirt, this Ninja also wields one of Fortnite‘s signature Supply Llamas. I like your style, little Ninja. Keep it up.
— . (@spamqwerty123) October 31, 2018
That’s not all. There’s a Ninja seen hanging out with the DJ Marshmello.
— Jeffrey Lewis (@iAmJeffreyLewis) October 31, 2018
There’s a Ninja that drinks Fortnite’s signature Slurp Juice.
— Michael Alberto – #DamageDone (@owowouwu) October 31, 2018
There’s a Ninja hanging out with Fortnite‘s ominously upbeat Tomato Head skin.
— Lawrence Herzog (@LawrenceHerzog5) October 31, 2018
And, of course, a Ninja just happy to be Ninja.
— Lance Schone (@lanceschone) October 31, 2018
That’s it for this Halloween, folks. Will Ninja still be a popular costume next year? If it means less Super Marios, I can only hope so.