Whether you treat Halloween like an Olympic sport or have a penchant for procrastination and haphazardly-thrown-together last minute costumes, any techie worth his or her salt needs a good idea for a costume that lets them flex their geek muscle.
Here are our top 10 ideas, ranging from the topical to classic with a twist:
We won’t soon forget the joy we felt upon first being introduced to scarf guy via the iPhone 6 reveal event. He pretty much stole the show (watch the runways in Milan next spring for this look). All you need is a blonde wig, blue shirt and purple infinity scarf …well, seems any deconstructed purple sweater or blanket will probably do. A tip of the cap to Hubspot for the great idea. Bonus: Bendgate and Scarf Guy make for a pretty sweet tandem costume.
If you like answering questions with “let me search the web for that,” this one might be the right option for you. Warning: Be prepared to be poked in the stomach repeatedly.
4. Steve Jobs
Got an old iPhone sitting in a drawer (of course you do) and a black turtleneck stuffed in the back of a dresser somewhere? Sure, this one screams “I waited til the last minute,” but it’s a classic.
5. Steve Wozniak
Difficulty: 1 (10 for the Segway version)
One way to level up on your Jobs costume is to throw in the Woz. No offense to Tim Cook here, but Wozniak seems like he’s more fun for Halloween party hopping. Don’t have a Segway? You can always go as “drunk Woz” or “hungry Woz”…a Google image search will give you plenty of Wozniak to work with.
A few other ideas, in case you need more inspiration…
9. Instagram filter
10. Error 404
Sitting on any brilliant tech-inspired costume ideas? Share a photo with us in the comments! Have fun this weekend, and be safe out there!