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    Guide/FAQ by Bkstunt and Thnikaman.
    
    
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                                   INTRODUCTIONS
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    Hey guys, its Bkstunt. Costume quest is a download-able title made by Double
    Fine, the same guys that gave us such stellar titles like Psychonauts. Why a 
    guide? Well, Thnikaman twisted my arm! Nah, I'm joking, I like this stuff, so
    why not? We've split this game up into three parts, so I'll write parts I and 
    III and the Thnikaman will guide you through part II.
    
    
    Enjoy!
    
    
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    INTRODUCTIONS
    
    
    Walkthrough: Costume Quest
    
    	Part I: The Halloween Night of your Life! ....................(CQ 1.1)
    	Part II: The Dungeon Mall ....................................(CQ 1.2)
    	Part III: Saving the world... and a Carnival! ................(CQ 1.3)
    
    
    Costumes: (CQ 2.0)
    FAQ: (CQ 3.0)
    Credits: (CQ 4.0)
    
    
    
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                               Walkthrough: Costume Quest
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    Part I: The Halloween Night of your Life! ............................(CQ 1.1)
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    We're introduced to two kids, twins named Wren and Reynold, who are dressed up
    and ready to go out trick-or-treating. After some typical sibling rivalry, you
    have to choose which of the twins you want to control (Who's in charge?).
    
    I choose Wren, as I liked her dialog better. Plus, she's got the robot 
    costume. Make your choice with the twins and than go outside. First, a 
    general tip for the game:
    
    Explore Everything!! Why not? Spend some time enjoying the scenery. You'll
    find plenty of candy just lying around, as well as (after the intro) plenty
    of stuff to whack and get candy out of! 
    
    For now, enjoy the commentary from reynold and check out the first house near
    your own. Here the grown-up doesn't like reynold's costume (Garbage? Really 
    Reynold?). And yes, it's Reynold's costume, cause robots are cool!
    
    Visit the next house to meet a wierd creature. This think is introduced as a 
    Repugian soldier (Grubbin) and his name is Gus. He'll snatch Reynold up and 
    run away. Wren, being the good sister she is (or just being afraid of getting 
    in trouble with her parents) chases after him. Gus will throw reynold over a 
    nearby wall and challenge you to a fight!
    
    Well, ordinarily you might be in trouble, but Wren's got spirit and gets mad. 
    You'll than transform into a giant robot! All right!
    
    This is the tutorial battle, so just follow the prompts and press the buttons
    to increase damage given and decrease damage taken (similar to the Paper Mario
    series). You'll be doing this all game long, so get good at it fast and do it 
    often to help yourself out. As you may know, you'll have several costumes 
    throughout the game, each of which has their own way to give you an edge.
    
    
    NEW COSTUME: Robot
    
    FOCUS: Attack
    
    TYPE: Ranged
    
    COMBAT ABILITY: Missle Barrage
    
    Damages and applies a damage-over-time fire effect to all enemies.
    
    EXPLORATION ABILITY: Boost
    
    
    After the fight, you'll meet a witch named Dorsilla, who, after a little 
    dialog, will cast a tornado on you that takes you back to your street and
    removes your costume. You'll also see an old guy crash into some nearby trash
    cans, blocking off the road for now (see why old people shouldn't drive!).
    
    If you try and go the other way, there's also some mummy kids blocking the 
    other side of the road. For now, follow the cat to find a robot costume 
    blueprint! Sweet!
    
    Starting now, you can also press triangle to go to your menu. Here you can
    check your status, battle stamps, quests (You have "Go after Reynold", "Find
    out more about the creepy witch who stole my costume", and "Find my robot 
    costume"), costume patterns, and creepy treats.
    
    You'll be told to bash the pumpkins nearby to continue. You can actually go 
    around the neighborhood, and the entire game, and hit various things 
    (mailbox's, pumpkins, etc) for candy like I mentioned earlier.
    
    
    Head up the road the cat leads you to, and you can find plenty of candy and a
    treasure coffin containing a cardboard box for your robot outfit! Keep your 
    eyes open for these tresure coffin's as they are scattered around the world.
    
    Grab the aluminum foil in the treasure coffin to the left as well (See it 
    barely past the first one?). Keep going north and you'll find the last piece,
    the roller skate shoes! After getting them you'll get  your robot costume 
    back! You'll also be able to hold circle to zoom about with your skate shoes.
    Sweet!
    
    
    You'll have to use it soon, as when you head south, Gus will will throw some
    trashcans at you, which of course in true RPG fashion makes it so you can't go
    ANYWHERE. God forbid Wren moves the garbage cans! Thankfully there's a ramp 
    here, and you can jump it while using your skate shoes. As soon as you jump 
    the ramp, you also complete the robot repair quest. 
    
    You'll also get a new quest to trick or treat 20 houses in the Auburn Pines
    Suburbs. 
    
    
    Go check out the mummies to learn that the head bully's name is Travis, and 
    he's trying to steal a knight's candy (The poor trick or treater's name is 
    Everett). You'll also get a new quest named "Programmed for Protection". Keep
    talking to Travis and you'll get a scene. Here you have to out-run Travis as 
    he chases you on his skateboard. It's pretty easy, just keep holding down 
    circle and follow the road as it goes counter-clockwise, following the kids 
    who're pointing you in the right direction. Hit the ramp at the end to teach
    Travis his lesson (with officer Nichol's help).
    
    This will open up the street in both directions and Everett will follow you as
    a partner. You can also switch costumes with him to obtain the knight costume!
    You can read about costume's anytime in your main menu (Triangle button, 
    remember?).
    
    
    NEW COSTUME: Knight
    
    FOCUS: Defense
    
    TYPE: Melee
    
    COMBAT ABILITY: Guardian Shield
    
    A magical shield protects one party member from enemy attacks.
    
    EXPLORATION ABILITY: Shield
    
    
    You can also go around the back of the nearby houses on the left using the 
    ramp. This will lead you on a backyard journey resulting in a lot of candy,
    with a treasure coffin at the end (go right, not back out to the street) with
    20 pieces of candy. 
    
    Go to the black gate and Everett will suggest getting his parents. Wren says
    no way though, as she's afraid of getting in trouble. The gate won't let you
    by anyway, not until all houses are, um, "liberated" of all candy. 
    
    You can explore the park to the right of the gate for some more candy, than 
    knock on the house above that to get a bunch of candy. The demon kid on the
    left is playing hide and seek, and by clicking on him you "found" him, 
    starting the side quest "Auburn Pines hide 'n' seek". You'll have to find six
    kids to complete, so keep your eyes open (I'll tell you where they are, 
    too...).
    
    The next house on the left is a Grubbin, so be ready for a fight! Remember you
    can press buttons to increase damage and decrease damage taken and you should 
    have no problem! As I said before, the knight is a bit different than the 
    robot, as you just need to press a random button before you attack. Defense is
    the same as the robot, though. Take out the wizard first, as he can light you
    on fire, but this is a pretty easy fight if you get your button presses right.
    
    Win the fight for a good chunk of experience and your first creepy treat: 
    Raz-Ums. You'll also get your first trophy, Battle Buds!
    
    After the fight, Everett will suggest you go get some battle stamps from 
    Sadie. She's in the Auburn Pines park. The park is in the north section of
    Auburn Pines, which is a ways away, but since Everett suggested it lets go
    check it out.
    
    Here you can CUSTOMIZE your costume's with stamps. I had around 540 pieces of 
    candy by now, so I bought both stamps. You can equip them on the main menu; I
    put the black cat (adds chance of dodging enemy attacks) on Wren (who's 
    wearing the knight in battle, the robot to get around) and the fang of the
    wolf on Everett.
    
     
    You can find another kid hiding poorly behind a tree to the north of Sadie.
    
    There's a cowboy grown-up here who gives out candy for playing his mini-game 
    and quest "Suburbs bobbing for apples". This one is pretty simple: you have to
    bob for apples, which means switching between five different positions, 
    waiting for the apples to come up, and hitting X. Easy. Aim for the green 
    one's first, since their worth more and avoid eaten ones and ones with worms 
    in them!
    
    There's three rounds to this mingame, which dole out the following prizes 
    each round:
    
    1st round: 20 pieces of candy.
    
    2nd round: 50 pieces of candy.
    
    3rd round: Sweet tooth creepy treats card.
    
    
    
    Ok, were done here. There's also a kid on the corner of the park who has 
    another quest for you, "This card is so rare". Basically he wants an extra 
    Glop creepy treet card and will give you a rare card for it. There's also a
    bakery sale lady to the right who has yet another quest: "Pie for the 
    Putterpam". She wants a pie ingredient, so keep your eyes open. 
    
    Lets go west from the park (Why west? 'Cause I say so! Bwahaha). This house
    has a treasure coffin to the side with 20 pieces of candy, which is nice since
    a Grubbin is in this house.
    
    Here you'll fight two warlocks. Eck. The one on the right has less health, so
    take him on first. They will do their standard hit you and light you on fire 
    move, as well as increase their attack power (I think that's what the red fist
    does... I always kill them before it does them any good). You'll get a new 
    creepy treet here, Candy hair. 
    
    Keep going left to find a hide 'n' seek kid in a skeleton costume and glasses
    behind the car. Pfft, you call this hiding? This house will give you candy, so
    no worries. Further left is another ramp with a kid blocking the way, so go 
    south. Near this house (well, past it, in the yard) is another treasure coffin
    with 20 pieces of candy. Knock on the door to meet another grownup with some 
    more candy for you. 
    
    We got the next house south, so head across the street to the house north of
    the park. There's a ramp here that leads to the back yard (and FYI, there's a
    trophy for jumping every ramp). Keep going up the street and bang on the next
    house to fight a Grubbin. 
    
    This fight introduces a new grubbin, the Bombardier. Nothing special, just get
    your button presses right. I leveled up in this fight to level 2, and also got
    two new creepy treats cards: Fruity Foam and Chunkwutter.
    
    I kept following this inner ring of houses around to the other street and 
    grabbed the candy from the very next house (follow the road to the east, than
    turn around and go south). Get the next house south of you to get even more 
    candy from another grownup. 
    
    That's all for the inside houses, and you're next to where the mummies were
    blocking you. Go across the street and knock on the house for another battle. 
    
    This one is just like the last one, so get to it! You'll get a Glop card here.
    Go to the next house north of you can get the candy from the grown up. Keep 
    following this sidewalk as it curves east and check out the next house's yard
    for some candy. There's some Grubbins in this house with a new enemy: the 
    Grubbin Shaman. I'm going to presume this guy heals, so take him out first 
    (Yes, he does in fact heal. If you've played RPG's before there's literally no
    surprise here). The warlock hits hard, but you should prevail.  You'll get a 
    Wobbler creepy treat after the fight.
    
    
    Go to the next house on the right, and explore the yard. Past the graveyard is
    another treasure coffin with 50 pieces of candy. The house here has a 
    grown-up, so more candy for you. If you keep going east you'll hit a wall and
    find a kid guarding a storm drain nearby, and he needs a password of course, 
    so keep following the path to reach the next house on the north. Here  you'll
    find a hobo kid to the east of the house, so talk to him to get your fourth 
    "found" kid in the hide 'n' seek game. This house has Grubbin's, but they're
    just grunts, so take them out for two more creepy treats: Swedish Nose and 
    Shimmerfizz. 
    
    The next house to the left doesn't have anybody, but it does have a kid 
    guarding the yard. Read the hilarious dialog to get a new quest: "The 
    Patriot's Party". You'll need to find something patriotic to get in. Talk to
    the lincoln nearby to get the password: Manifest Destiny.
    
    
    Keep heading left down the road. You can check out Sadie's again for three 
    new battle stickers if you want them: Moving Tombstone (Increased HP), Egg 
    ("Egg on Your Face" ability), and Disembodied Hand (Counterattack). You can
    only equip one battle sticker, so pick whichever one you want (I'm sticking
    with my original two, for now). 
    
    
    Now that you have the password, you can get the boy blocking the ramp at the
    end of the street to move. Jump the ramp and you'll be in some backyards
    again. The treasure coffin here has a piece of a costume: Cardboard (We are 
    trying to make the Statue of Liberty outfit; you can check it out in the
    menu). Talk to the next lincoln, who trusts you and gives you a feather duster
    (the second piece of the Liberty costume). Jump this ramp to get out to the 
    street. 
    
    Now go back to the patriotic party and continue east to the lincoln guarding
    the sewers. He'll let you in with the password. If you just try and walk in,
    Wren won't go, as she doesn't want to get her cardboard wet. Makes sense. 
    Switch to the knight and use his shield ability to protect yourself, than 
    enter. 
    
    Take the first path on your right to get the sheet from the treasure coffin.
    Wren and Everett will discuss the difference between patriotism and freedom 
    from tyranny for a bit, too (this dialog is great!). Take either exit to get
    back to the street.
    
    
    NEW COSTUME: Statue of Liberty
    
    FOCUS: Support
    
    TYPE: Ranged
    
    COMBAT ABILITY: Anthem
    
    Restores a medium amount of health to all party members.
    
    EXPLORATION ABILITY: None
    
    
    Head to the kids party now and they'll let you in. Get the candy and bust the
    shrubs to get to the treasure coffin. The kid proclaims this a party now that
    stuff is breaking, and you'll get 50 pieces of candy, so it's win-win (Don't 
    break stuff, kids!).
    
    If you try and go to the cherry tree, a squirrel will throw stuff at you, so
    use the knights shield to grab the nearby cherry. Take the cherries to the
    bakery lady to get by her and get some xp! Sweet! Talk to her again for some
    more funny dialog. 
    
    Ok, lets start on the right this time. Visit this house to get some candy from
    a grown-up. Keep going north and you'll see a ramp, which leads through
    several back-yards and lets you open a treasure coffin for 20 pieces of candy.
    With all the ramps, you should get the "Binary Bouncer" trophy right about 
    now.
    
    Go back to that ramp and visit the house on the left to fight a Grubbin. Take
    out the shaman first and try out Lady Liberty if you wish. Her special can
    heal the party and her basic attack requires you to move the "L" stick around
    to attack. Not a bad costume! You'll probably level up after this fight, too!
    You should get a Fruity Foam here.
    
    Check out the next house on the left to get some candy. Keep going and "find"
    the dinosaur kid, than knock on the door to fight the Grubbin's. Nothing
    special, you'll get a Glob here and another Swedish Nose. Go trade the kid
    your extra Glob now for his Choconana card. Nice. 
    
    Go back to the last house you were at and west to find a frog kid who wants
    your second Fruity Foam card. Give it to him to get his Moops card. There's
    also a sewer entrance here that you can explore. Go in it and take the upwards
    route to find the last hide 'n' seek kid. For finding all of them, you'll get
    a candy tote bag and some experience! Open the treasure coffin here to find 
    50 pieces of candy. 
    
    Exit the way you came in and visit the back yard to the south to find another
    treasure coffin, this one has another 50 pieces of candy. The house to the
    right has some candy in it, so go get it. 
    
    That was your last house, and visiting it opens up the monster gate, so head
    there now.  You can use the sewers to the left to get there quick. Going
    through the gate gives you a new quest: "Those tombstones aren't styrofoam". 
    
    
    
    
    
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    Part II: The Dungeon Mall ............................................(CQ 1.2)
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    So, now we've gotten through that pesky gate. It's time to find that dork
    of a sister, Wren (Note that Thnikaman and I are each playing the opposite
    character. ~ BK). One of the first things you'll notice is that here the
    enemies are in the open. Also, there seem to be three enemies in every group
    now. If you sneak up on them (which is a breeze) you will do initial damage
    to all enemies in the battle. Just continue on through the graveyard bashing
    Grubbins on the head and wiping them out.
    
    You'll have three battles before you see a scarecrow that's shouting at you.
    He warns you about the witch, but more importantly he'll give you a pumpkin
    costume pattern and some paper mache to start you off.
    
    Leaving the generous scarecrow behind, travel a bit further down the path.
    You'll see some sarcofagii that you can't open so we'll get back to them 
    later. Keep walking and a cut scene will begin, in which the witch is
    berrating a monster with a megaphone. Near him is a bus being loaded up
    with candy; on this bus is Wren. After you sass-mouth the creature you'll
    begin the game's first boss fight.
    
    
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    Boss!
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    BOJONN: A huge demon thing with a megaphone
    (Maybe you shouldn't have sassed him!)
    
    HP: 250
    
    Attacks:
    
    Mandatory Team Building Exercise: Summons Grubbins
    (To stop this attack, destroy his megaphone.)
    
    Shoulder Charge: 40-50 damage
    
    He's big but not excessively hard. Just be sure to take out his megaphone
    early to avoid him summoning more Grubbins. Once you do that all he can do
    is charge you. Make sure to hit the blocking cues and you'll be just fine.
    
    
    
    
    After you fail at riding on the bumper of the bus, you'll have to flee into
    the nearby mall. Here you'll discover that there is a candy store in the
    mall that is the likely target for the Grubbins.
    
    
    
    At the top of the escalator you'll discover that your character has a major
    inhibition regarding dark spaces. Being that you can't continue down the
    dark path, head north and you'll see some debris falling. Switch to the knight
    costume and use the shield to pass through it. Soon, you'll see a guard
    cowering in fear. He apparently has a phobia of teenagers and can no longer
    function as a security officer in their presence. Of course, there are no
    teenagers here, but rather candy swiping monsters. He'll give you a space
    warrior pattern, since he is too crippled with fear to attend the mall's
    costume party.
    
    Head east down the escalator and you'll see a new type of monster (A fat
    roundish thing called a Trowbog) pacing back and forth. Wait till it's
    facing away from you and give it a smack. (Trowbog's are just beefier
    versions of the Grubbin's you've fought so far! Just prioritize killing
    the shamans and carry on as normal. Healing helps a ton in these upcoming
    fights. ~ BK).  Win the battle and carry on. You'll see another Trowbog to
    the south and straight ahead of you a man. The man will give you some snow
    boots in lue of candy. Now go fight the Trowbog.
    
    Once you defeat the monsters, continue south a bit. To the east you'll
    see a construction worker. Disturbed by your lack of safety equipment
    he gives you a visor. Further east you'll run across a sleeping janitor.
    Wake him and he'll give you some empty soda bottles. Now, you've got
    the space warrior suit ready to go
    
    
    
    NEW COSTUME: Space Warrior
    
    FOCUS: Special
    
    TYPE: Melee
    
    COMBAT ABILITY: Meteor Avalanche
    
    A giant asteroid damages all enemies.
    
    EXPLORATION ABILITY: Glow
    
    
    
    Equipped with this new costume you can now overcome the darkness. Get the
    chest thats just to the east of the janitor and kill the Trowbog there. Head
    north a bit and kill the other Trowbog before leaving the area. If you head
    south through the darkened area it will lead you back near the beginning of
    the level. Continue south until you reach the original dark hallway at the
    top of the escalator.
    
    Once on the other side you'll see a couple of Trowbogs in an area north of
    you. Kill them and explore the dark area to the north to find a chest. Head
    east up the escalator and follow the hallway. Continue east of the dark area
    and you'll find another chest.
    
    As you travel through the dark hall you'll encounter another Trowbog. Beat
    him and fight the Trowbog on the other side of the darkened hall. Around the
    corner is another Trowbog. Defeat him and head further down the path to find
    another gate. After a short cutscene you'll learn that to pass through the
    gate you'll need to stop the Grubbins from stealing the candy. Head through
    the door on the wall south of the gate.
    
    This door leads you to Central Station. Here you'll speak with the engineer
    who'll inform you that the tram is down. If you fix it however, he'll let you
    ride for free. Head down either of the nearby stairs to a nice little shopping
    area below for some trick or treating.
    
    Be sure to do all three tiers of the apple bobbing challenge, and talk to
    the scarecrow for another pumpkin costume piece. Now head west to the camp
    shop to buy some stamps. While your there make sure to find the mummy hide and
    seeker near the tent display. Then, head west and you'll find the skeleton
    hide and seeker. Go back to the stairs that lead up to Central Station.
    Behind a tree next to the west staircase is the super-hero hide and seeker.
    Also, continue behind the stairs to find a chest.
    
    Now go into the nearby arcade and make sure to get the chest behind the
    counter. You'll see that Grubbin and BoJonn are forcing kids to play
    games for tickets to get candy. Defeat them (They are MUCH easier this time
    around! ~BK) and you'll free the poor game slaves and more importantly get a
    costume piece and open a door to a secret tunnel. Well actually, the door
    leads to a part of the tram track. Here you'll find another young mystery buff
    to join your team. Also, you'll get her sweat pants.
    
    First, take the tracks south where you'll find two chests: one containing
    a costume piece and the other candy. Now follow the tracks north and you'll
    hear BoJonn up ahead arguing with someone. It becomes apparent they are using
    the tram to transport candy. Determined to stop them you forge ahead and
    begin yet another battle with the mighty red behemoth (Again, easier than
    before! ~BK).
    
    Having defeated him you will now have access to the tram. Before you use it
    though, be sure to follow the tracks as far north as you can. Here you'll
    find a bunch of candy. Once you jump in the tram it will take you back to
    Central Station.
    
    Now that you have three people in your group you can do the costume contest.
    Head over to the stage and talk to the man standing there. He'll tell you to
    talk to the three contest judges (who are wearing orange vests) to get a leg
    up on the competition. One is west of the stage south of the camp shop and 
    she wants to see something educational (Statue of Liberty). The next is just
    outside the camp shop on the bench; he wants to see something high tech 
    (Robot). The last one is next to the fry cart south of the arcade and she
    wants to see some chivalry (Knight). After you win the contest you'll be given
    a pattern for the unicorn costume.
    
    Make sure to hit every store on the bottom level and then head up the
    escalator east of the stage. Once at the top head to the far east corner
    near a plant to get the dragon hide and seeker. Then, go to the far west
    corner of the second floor to find the banana hide and seeker.
    
    There are no chests on the second floor but there is a way for you to access
    one on the first floor and the third floor. As you are walking along one of
    the southern walkways on the second floor you'll see some caution tape.
    Hit it with your bag and it will break, allowing you to fall down. Follow
    the water south till you cross into another room. Here you'll find a chest of
    candy (100 pieces! ~BK). Next, Go to the single escalator, south of the east
    escalator, and go up. You'll see a chest containing a costume piece.
    
    In order to reach the third floor you'll have to get past the ninjas blocking
    the escalators. Go to the west escalator to the third floor and you'll see a
    red ninja. Talk to him and he'll task you with collecting three monster horns.
    Now before you panic, horned Trowbogs will appear upon accepting this quest.
    They wander about the second floor. So go kill them and get their horns.
    Show those know-it-all ninjas who's the original monster hunter. Go back to
    the red ninja and give him the horns.
    
    After declaring you a crazy, terrible person he gives you the ninja costume
    pattern, which by now you already have the supplies for. He'll also grant
    you access to the third floor.
    
    
    NEW COSTUME: Ninja
    
    FOCUS: Attack
    
    TYPE: Melee
    
    COMBAT ABILITY: Kitsune Shroud
    
    Protects an ally from enemy attacks for one turn.
    
    EXPLORATION ABILITY: Sneak
    
    
    First thing to do when you get up there is to clear out all the wandering
    Trowbogs. That being done, you can do a little exploring.
    
    To the north west you'll see a dinosaur who wants a Slime Beatles card.
    Behind him is a waterfall. Use the knight's shield ability to pass under it
    and find a chest. Head east from here behind the large bat banner. There
    you'll find another chest. The last chest isn't on the third floor but
    accessed from the third floor. Go to the western edge of the map, near
    the tram. You'll see some caution tape (That's right, get ready for a
    fall...). Break through it and plummet three stories into the top of the
    large pumpkin that you no doubt saw on the first floor. Open the chest 
    inside to receive a costume part. You should get the Unicorn costume now.
    
    
    
    
    NEW COSTUME: Unicorn
    
    FOCUS: Support
    
    TYPE: Magic
    
    COMBAT ABILITY: My Pretty Panacea
    
    Revives a party member and heals them to full health.
    
    EXPLORATION ABILITY: None
    
    
    
    Near the top of the east escalators on the third floor you'll find the
    princess hide and seeker. This should be the last hide and seeker on this
    level which will get you the pumpkin pale.
    
    Now, finish hitting all the stores and the gate you saw earlier will open.
    Return to it and use the tram to go to the next area.
    
    
    
    
    
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    Part III: Saving the world... and a Carnival! ........................(CQ 1.3)
    ==============================================================================
    
    
    
    
    Continue on to the candy store to view a scene! Ah, we finally reunite with
    our sibling! You'll have to fight a few Trowbogs as Metxel is loading candy,
    but once you almost kill one of them, Metxel will barge in!
    
    
    Boss Time!
    
    
    =====
    Boss!
    =====
    
    
    Metxel: A Grubbin riding a candy-dozer!
    
    
    HP: 2000 (In two different forms)
    
    Attacks:
    
    (With Candy-Dozer)
    
    Charge Attack: Charge up a slow but very
    powerful attack.
    
    (Without Candy-Dozer)
    
    Charge Attack: Charge up a slow but very
    powerful attack. This time it hits EVERYONE, focusing 
    on one person and doing splash damage to the other two.
    
    
    
    Make sure to bring someone who can block damage (The Ninja is a great choice
    here), as your party members will TELL you who Metxel is targeting. He takes
    a while to charge his attack, so you should have plenty of time to throw a 
    Kitsune Shroud over his target. Combine that with some hard hitting costumes
    to put Metxel down.
    
    
    
    After the fight, the witch will appear and teleport Metxel away in disgust, 
    and than use your recording from earlier to drive a rift between the twins. 
    Bah, how low can she go? You'll all be captured soon afterwards.
    
    
    You'll come to in a cage, with all party members dressed as candy corn. Break
    the southern portion of the cage and hit the sign to escape. You'll soon meet 
    some crow creatures who are taking a break nearby. They also have your 
    costumes, but you need a new costume to fight them.
    
    Nearby, just south of the crows by the hay is a frog kid, who is your first
    hide 'n' seek kid. 
    
    Go down the road and you'll see a hiding frankenstein kid, so talk to them for 
    your second hide 'n' seek kid. The carnival booth nearby charges around a 
    million dollars to get in without a costume, so keep heading down the 
    non-yellow brick road. The kid nearby wants to trade cards, so keep your eye
    open for a Street Chews card.
    
    To the right of that kid is a witch hiding, so just break the thorns and find
    her! There's also a chest to the left of the card kid (100 pieces!!), so be
    sure to grab it. Keep going to talk to the grown-up at the fry stand! For some
    reason he has a french fry costume (wha?!) and offers it to you if you'll get 
    three customers for him. He'll even throw in carnival tickets! Deal!
    
    
    NEW COSTUME: French Fries
    
    FOCUS: Special
    
    TYPE: Melee
    
    COMBAT ABILITY: Salt Assault
    
    Salt and hot grease stuns all enemies for one turn.
    
    EXPLORATION ABILITY: Lure
    
    
    
    Head to the east and find the kids with drumsticks over their heads. This
    means you can use your french-fry circle ability to make them follow you to 
    the fry man. All three customers are in this eastern area, so bring them to 
    the vendor (Like some sort of sick FRIED PIPER!). He'll reward you with the
    costume and carnival tickets.
    
    
    Grab the chests north of the burning man and to the west of the stamp 
    vendor for some candy. Now head back to the crow creatures and use 
    your fry ability to lure the crow's into the barn, which will let you 
    recover all of your costumes! Yea! May we never part again!
    
    Head back past the fry man and trick or treat all the houses in this area. 
    The first two houses are humans, so get the candy and hit the third house 
    to meet some new monsters: crows! Unlike the last crows, these one's put 
    up a fight, but they aren't too hard. The will also mix in crows with 
    Trowbog's now. Just like the jump from Grubbin's to Trowbog's, the 
    crows have arch-types as well. I recommend using TP on warlocks and, of 
    course, killing off the monks (healer's) asap!
    
    Check out the rest of the houses and head towards the carnival. The lady will 
    let you in AND give you a vampire pattern costume. Nice. Check out the 
    mystical dude nearby. Plot Twist! Dorian will letyou in on a few details and 
    give you your new goal in life: "All's Fair that Ends Fare". 
    
    
    Explore the fair and you'll find a hide 'n' seek kid south of the strength 
    tester (south of the cannon). There's also a treasure coffin in the 
    south-west corner  and in the south-east corners of this area with candy 
    in each of them. 
    
    In the middle of this aread you'll find another apple-bobbing mini-game. 
    There are three rounds here again, just like the last two times. 
    
    
    1st round: 20 pieces of candy.
    
    2nd round: 50 pieces of candy.
    
    3rd round: Sugar Bucket creepy treats card.
    
    
    If you go near the ferris wheel at the north end of the carnival you'll 
    discover that a group of monsters have kidnapped some children. They've taken
    them to the top of the ferris wheel and are shaking the candy out of them. 
    Well, you can't just stand by and let that happen, you've got to find a way to
    stop them.
    
    Fight the monsters at the bottom and get the chest to the left of the ferris
    wheel for a costume piece.
    
    Go talk to the grown-up by the cannon, who you can ask to let you use the
    cannon to get to the top of the ferris wheel. He won't let you though, which
    is good since grown-ups shouldn't let kids use cannons.
    
    Well, we're sneakier than him though, so use your ninja's special skill,
    sneak, to get by the cannon grown-up. Thanks to the power of Algebra, you'll
    shoot to the top of the ferris wheel. After a battle the enemies will fly off
    and another one will show you where to go next.
    
    Before you follow him through the darkness though, trick or treat the tents
    nearby. Once you get all the tents in this area, combined with the houses that
    you did earlier, you'll open up the next area of the game (There should be 16 
    houses all together). Now go through the path by the meat cones booth (Use the
    Space Warrior's ability). Northwards you can destroy the wall and make a path
    back to the houses. There's a hiding kid near the wall behind the orange tree
    here, and south of that is a kid who wants a Unicorn Pellets creepy treat
    card. You may be able to get the previous card kid's card by now too, so go
    back and check. Once you get these two special cards from these kids, and fill
    out your card menu, you'll get the cat costume. It's somewhat random when
    you'll get it, as you just need to fill out your creepy treat collection, but 
    you can get into some more random fights to the west to help yourself out.
    
    
    NEW COSTUME: Black Cat
    
    FOCUS: Special
    
    TYPE: Magic
    
    COMBAT ABILITY: The Cat's Meow
    
    A booming roar with a chance to cause each enemy to flee.
    
    EXPLORATION ABILITY: None
    
    
    
    Go back to where you found the kid hiding my the orange tree and use the
    spaceman ability to go right into the cave. You'll find a piece of black cloth
    in the cave here for the vampire costume. Head out the cave the way you came
    in and head south down the path. Here you'll meet with Dorian/The Scarecrow
    again and he'll give you the last thing you need for the pumpkin costume as
    well as some speakers from the gate.
    
    
    NEW COSTUME: Pumpkin
    
    FOCUS: Attack
    
    TYPE: Ranged
    
    COMBAT ABILITY: All Hallows' Eve
    
    A powerful tornado that cuts all enemies health in half.
    
    EXPLORATION ABILITY: None
    
    
    Also, make sure to go through the trees by the banana kid to find a treasure
    coffin with the last part of the vampire costume in it. Wow, two new costumes
    so fast! Also, talk to the banana kid, as he's actually playing hide 'n' seek.
    I know, I know, the worst hiding place ever... but you get the bat-pail
    upgrade now at least!
    
    
    
    NEW COSTUME: Vampire
    
    FOCUS: Attack
    
    TYPE: Magic
    
    COMBAT ABILITY: There's a Bat in My Hair!
    
    A flock of bats attacks all enemies and returns health to the party.
    
    EXPLORATION ABILITY: None
    
    
    
    Keep heading east past the gate to talk to the Grubbin Defector. He'll try to
    help you out since he doesn't want Dorsilla living in his world and will give
    you the Grubbin costume pattern.
    
    We'll need to complete the costume to make our way past the crow guard south
    of the friendly Grubbin. Grab all the candy by bashing the pumpkins near the
    tree, than take the south-eastern path, go down when you can, than east, 
    north, east, south all the way (You can follow the east path here for some 
    candy in a chest), and than west. That'll take you to the first Grubbin who
    will give you a mask. You can bash the brumble to get back to the tree from
    here, too.  
    
    
    Now take the path above the last one. There's a bunch of crows here to fight,
    but make your way east and travel north up and around the linear path until
    follow the path east and than west to get a chest with candy. Now take it west
    and south to get to the next Grubbin, who will give you some dirty socks and 
    swear off candy. Again, break the brumble past the Grubbin to get to the tree.
    
    
    Now for the last area, north of the tree. Kill the crows you meet and make 
    your way to the northwest for a treasure coffin with some candy. From there
    head south and stick to the west (and south) walls to come to the last 
    Grubbin. He'll give you the last Grubbin costume piece and you'll equip it.
    
    
    NEW COSTUME: Grubbin
    
    FOCUS: ???
    
    TYPE: ???
    
    COMBAT ABILITY: ???
    
    If you can't beat 'em, join 'em?
    
    EXPLORATION ABILITY: None
    
    
    Now you can get past the crow guard by the Grubbin defector. Use your monster
    costume to convince the dumb crow to let you by. You can jump the ramp to the
    west to get all that candy lying on the ground, than head east and follow the
    path. You'll meet Metxel here again, but it's pretty much just an easier fight
    than the last time you met him (he doesn't seem to charge up this time) and
    you're probably around level 9 now. 
    
    Defeat him and keep heading west to reach a wide open area with two 
    teleporters and a ton of candy on the ground. I recommend using the random
    monsters around the world to get to level 10 now, as you shouldn't be too
    far off. Plus, go check out Sadie's battle stamps to purchase anything you
    haven't got yet. Personally I'm using Robot, Vampire, Unicorn with Moldy
    Pumpkin Guts, Disembodied Six-Fingered, and 2-Ply toilet paper. 
    
    
    
    When you're done getting to level 10, head up the western incline, grabbing 
    the candy on the way. At the top you'll find Drosilla and your sibling, and,
    of course, Dorsilla will attack you. Boss time!
    
    =====
    Boss!
    =====
    
    
    Dorsilla: Mean witch trying to steal your sibling!
    
    HP: 4000
    
    Attacks:
    
    Vine Cage: Grab a random party member and imprison them in a vine cage.
    
    Duplicate: Call forth two copies of herself. 
    
    Basic Attack.
    
    
    Dorsilla means business! She'll use the vine cage to imprison someone, and 
    when she does, focus your attacks on the cage to free them. If you got Moldy
    Pumpkin Gut's you'll even poison her. After that she'll use Duplicate and than
    start spamming basic attacks while there are three of her. Use the vampires 
    special ability to keep your health up and keep hammering her and her copies.
    You'll poison them all with the pumpkin guts and probably light them on fire 
    if you're using the robot (Missles are great here). After you kill two of the
    copies, she'll go back to using the vine cage again. Free your comrade and 
    lay into her. When she gets low on health (somewhere around 600 HP), she'll 
    start charging a powerful attack. Attack her and between the three attacks and
    her poison damage she should fall without even getting in her charged attack. 
    If she did, just keep attacking until she falls (use the unicorn if you have 
    to).
    
    
    
    After the fight you'll get the No-Eyed Vampire Bat battle stamp (Put it on 
    Lucy the Unicorn and give Wren Vegetarian Witch's Brew). Dorsilla will turn
    away and feel sorry for herself. You can talk to her up to twice without 
    anything happening, but she'll warn you that if you keep talking to her you'll
    have a BIG fight on your hands. This is the time to do anything you need to do
    as talking to her a third time leads to the final boss fight. If you're ready,
    keep talking to Dorsilla.
    
    
    
    Dorsilla will call for back-up now, summoning the fiend behind the nasty candy
    stealing operation, Big Bones. However, the speaker Dorian gave you will come
    out and show that Dorsilla was planning to back-stab Big Bones. Big Bones will
    send banish Dorsilla from ever getting into Repugia, sending her away, but not
    before she casts a spell on the kids. Huh.. oh well, Boss Time!
    
    
    =====
    Boss!
    =====
    
    
    Big Bones: The Mastermind behind the candy invasion!
    
    
    HP: 4000
    
    
    Attacks: 
    
    Basic Attack that hits ALL party members.
    
    Grubbin Spit: He summons three minions, eats them, than spits them out
    at a team member. This attack is un-blockable and HURTS!
    
    
    Sugar rush mode:
    
    Breath Attack that hits ALL party members.
    
    
    
    Grubbin Spit: He summons three minions, eats them, than spits them out
    at a team member. This attack is un-blockable and HURTS!
    
    
    
    Well, his basic attacks aren't bad at all as long as you block them, which
    is pretty much a necessity at this point. His Grubbin Spit HURTS and is 
    un-blockable, hitting for somewhere around 160 HP. Thankfully he doesn't use
    it very often at all. Use the vampire's healing ability whenever you can, as
    well as the robot's missiles. Even with perfect blocking and the healing, Big
    Bones will eventually wear you out and kill either the robot or the vampire.
    He won't be able to kill the unicorn if he hits it with the Grubbin Spit since
    you have the healing stamp on Lucy. 
    
    When he does eventually kill someone, just use the unicorn's special ability.
    Eventually, when he has around 1000 HP left, he'll break his scythe and eat 
    candy out of it. This puts him in a sugar rush, which ups his attack
    noticably. Keep pounding him and use your specials. You may lose someone
    near the end, but you'll kill him long before he comes close to killing you.
    
    
    And with that you'll get a scene where Dorian drives the kids back to town as
    they distribute candy along the way. Everett and Lucy will spend the night 
    with Wren and Reynold as the foursome divy up the candy.
    
    Congrats on beating Costume Quest.
    
    
    Bkstunt's Note:
    
    
    - If you liked this guide, please recommend it above. Also, my contact info is
      up above as well if you want to follow me on facebook (and recommend games
      to write guides on) or just say 'Hi!'. Say 'Hi' to Thnikaman while you're
      at it, that guy needs to write more guides! :P
    
    
    
    
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                                Costumes: (CQ 2.0)
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    In order of when I acquired them:
    
    
    
    NEW COSTUME: Robot
    
    FOCUS: Attack
    
    TYPE: Ranged
    
    COMBAT ABILITY: Missle Barrage
    
    Damages and applies a damage-over-time fire effect to all enemies.
    
    EXPLORATION ABILITY: Boost
    
    
    
    NEW COSTUME: Knight
    
    FOCUS: Defense
    
    TYPE: Melee
    
    COMBAT ABILITY: Guardian Shield
    
    A magical shield protects one party member from enemy attacks.
    
    EXPLORATION ABILITY: Shield
    
    
    
    
    NEW COSTUME: Statue of Liberty
    
    FOCUS: Support
    
    TYPE: Ranged
    
    COMBAT ABILITY: Anthem
    
    Restores a medium amount of health to all party members.
    
    EXPLORATION ABILITY: None
    
    
    
    
    NEW COSTUME: Space Warrior
    
    FOCUS: Special
    
    TYPE: Melee
    
    COMBAT ABILITY: Meteor Avalanche
    
    A giant asteroid damages all enemies.
    
    EXPLORATION ABILITY: Glow
    
    
    
    
    NEW COSTUME: Ninja
    
    FOCUS: Attack
    
    TYPE: Melee
    
    COMBAT ABILITY: Kitsune Shroud
    
    Protects an ally from enemy attacks for one turn.
    
    EXPLORATION ABILITY: Sneak
    
    
    
    
    NEW COSTUME: Unicorn
    
    FOCUS: Support
    
    TYPE: Magic
    
    COMBAT ABILITY: My Pretty Panacea
    
    Revives a party member and heals them to full health.
    
    EXPLORATION ABILITY: None
    
    
    
    
    
    NEW COSTUME: French Fries
    
    FOCUS: Special
    
    TYPE: Melee
    
    COMBAT ABILITY: Salt Assault
    
    Salt and hot grease stuns all enemies for one turn.
    
    EXPLORATION ABILITY: Lure
    
    
    
    
    
    NEW COSTUME: Black Cat
    
    FOCUS: Special
    
    TYPE: Magic
    
    COMBAT ABILITY: The Cat's Meow
    
    A booming roar with a chance to cause each enemy to flee.
    
    EXPLORATION ABILITY: None
    
    
    
    
    
    NEW COSTUME: Pumpkin
    
    FOCUS: Attack
    
    TYPE: Ranged
    
    COMBAT ABILITY: All Hallows' Eve
    
    A powerful tornado that cuts all enemies health in half.
    
    EXPLORATION ABILITY: None
    
    
    
    
    
    NEW COSTUME: Vampire
    
    FOCUS: Attack
    
    TYPE: Magic
    
    COMBAT ABILITY: There's a Bat in My Hair!
    
    A flock of bats attacks all enemies and returns health to the party.
    
    EXPLORATION ABILITY: None
    
    
    
    
    
    NEW COSTUME: Grubbin
    
    FOCUS: ???
    
    TYPE: ???
    
    COMBAT ABILITY: ???
    
    If you can't beat 'em, join 'em?
    
    EXPLORATION ABILITY: None
    
    
    
    
    
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                                       FAQ: (CQ 3.0)
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    Q: Help, I'm missing one battle stamp before the last boss!
    
    A: You get a battle stamp after defeating Dorsilla!
    
    
    
    Q: I need more experience, but I killed all the nearby monsters!
    
    A: Monsters respawn when you get to the point of the game when you can
    attack them before you fight! Try going back to a previous area and you
    should find some. 
    
    
    
    Q: I need more candy for a stamp!
    
    A: Well, either find it in the environment or fight monsters. If you need
    more monsters to fight, see the question above!
    
    
    
    Q: How long is this game?
    
    A: Unfortunately, now as long as we all want it to be. It should last you
    somewhere around 5-6 hours though.
    
    
    
    Q: How do you get "Grubbins on Ice"/How do you access "Grubbins on Ice"?
    
    A: You need to download it! No one gets anything for free! Once you download
    it, you'll see "Grubbins on Ice" on the menu. Select New Game and pick
    "Grubbins on Ice". DON'T pick "Continue Game", as that will lead you right
    back to Costume Quest.
    
    
    
    
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                                  Credits: (CQ 4.0)
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       Bkstunt:
    
    Thanks to Zylicyde for the "recommendation" artwork up at the top of the guide
    and for the morale support.
    
    Thanks to my wife and daughter, who were very patient with me while I sat
    down and wrote all of this out! I love you, Sadie!
    
    Thanks to Thnikaman for co-playing with me. Life's better when you play
    video games with someone!
    
    And thanks to YOU for reading this guide! Be sure to recommend it and visit my
    website to tell me what YOU want to see a guide on next!
    
    
       Thnikaman:
    
    I'd like to thank my wife for giving me the time to work on this and my friend
    Bkstunt for cowriting.
    
    
    Have fun and keep playing! ~ Bk
    
    
    ~ Fin