Halloween is Geek Nirvana

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Right about now, all the sci fi geeks and horror geeks and tech geeks out there are scouring thrift shops for the perfect articles to make costumes for Halloween.

If you're still looking for the perfect idea for a costume for yourself for this year, I'm here to help. Take a look at some of the suggestions from the tech blogosphere.

I love the suggestions at Take Back Halloween because their ideas include Ada Lovelace, Pele, Persephone, Lise Meitner, and Madam C.J. Walker, among others. Here's their image for Athena.

costume details for Athena
Image Source: Take Back Halloween

Not only does Take Back Halloween show you details of the costume, they also have a list of what you need and instructions for how to make it.

For those who want to go high tech, check out the 15 high tech Halloween costumes ideas that light up the night from DVICE. Most of these costumes involve high tech parts that light up. They might appeal to the guys, but there is one suggestion for a woman (it's number 15, Portal's GLaDOS) dressed up in a computer that I would love to wear to haunt the night.

Geek Sugar has some ideas from Geeky TV shows. How about an outfit from Star Wars or a tough gal outfit from Battlestar Galactica?

Battlestar Galactica poster

Geek Sugar doesn't stop there. They also have suggestions for costumes that come from Internet memes and ideas for the littlest geeks.

Kiwi Commons posted 5 Tech Costumes for Halloween that include dressing as a Wii remote or as a Facebook profile.

Not that the geeks don't own cosplay (costume play) all year long. Look at the photos from any Comic Con and you'll see elaborate cosplay on display.

Assassionista went to the New York Comic Con, where she showed off her own Lara costume and photographed lots of other great costume ideas such as Chun Li from Street Fighter, Jesse from Team Rocket in Pokemon, and Vanille from Final Fantasy XIII.

Geeks are Sexy went to the NY Comic Con, too. They have a photo gallery that could give you some good ideas for costumes.

Geek out this Halloween with a costume that shows you at your geekiest. Happy Halloween!

Virginia DeBolt, BlogHer Section Editor for Tech
Virginia blogs at Web Teacher and First 50 Words.


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