Tech or Treat! 20 Halloween Costumes Every Geek Will Love
There are many cool costumes that kids and adults choose for Halloween, but there are some that only geeks would enjoy. Geeky costumes range from the retro to the plain weird.
Turning the old-school game of Tetris into a costume seems impossible, but it's not. Fans of the game can make their own costume with felt shapes glued to their clothes, cardboard, or many other materials.
The Pokemon game, show, and cards have been a favorite of many geeks since Nintendo released the first games in 1996. Many trick or treaters dress up as the fan favorite, Pikachu, but there are many more Pokemon to choose from.
Super Mario Bros.
Dressing as gamer's favorite plumbers won't give you the most unique costume ever, but it will get you the respect of old-school gamers. You also have many Super Mario Bros. characters to choose from for your costume.
It's popular to dress as a character from a movie, but fans of Harry Potter know that you're likely dressing as Harry from the beloved book series. Luckily, not everyone will think of you as a book worm.
Iron Man is an awesome superhero. He is also a tech genius, which makes him perfect for a geeky costume.
Kids love LEGOs, and with the 'The LEGO Movie' out on Blu-ray, kids all over are likely to dress as the little colored bricks. However, many adult fans of the toys might choose this as their costume of choice too.
Batman, the awesome crime-fighting alter ego of millionaire Bruce Wayne, is a techie's idol. He has all the latest technology and gadgets, and looks pretty spectacular in his getup.
Apple lovers everywhere let the world know they love their phones, but some take this love a step further. Dressing up as Steve Jobs is the ultimate way to show your love for Apple and its products.
Redditors spend hours on the forums sharing stories, pictures, videos, and having arguments. Some fans might choose to dress up as the alien used in the forum's logo.
Social media fans flock to Facebook daily to share parts of their lives. A classic costume for hardcore Facebook fans to wear to parties is the Facebook profile.
Mario Kart is a cult classic. Almost more adults than children love the game. Dressing as one of the characters would be a hit for the local fans of the Nintendo game.
Pac Man is another of the retro costumes. Fans will love dressing as the little yellow guy or one of the four ghosts.
'Legends of the Hidden Temple'
'Legends of the Hidden Temple' was a game show that aired on Nickelodeon in the early 1990s. It was a cult classic that many people use as the basis for group costumes.
Transformers was a popular line of toys and cartoon in the 1980s. With the movies that came out in the 2000s, popularity of the transforming robots surged and many people dress as them for Halloween.
Jawa from 'Star Wars'
The Jawa were creatures native of the deserts of Tatooine in 'Star Wars.' They spoke in a high-pitched tongue and had glowing eyes visible from under their hood. Only the most devoted fans dress as these creatures for Halloween, shying away from big name characters such as Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, and Princess Leia.
Another popular book character to choose for Halloween is Daenerys Targaryen. Fans can follow cues from the costumes used in the 'Game of Thrones' show or take their cues from the book.
Tardis and Doctor Who
Whovians love to dress as their favorite characters from the show. Some even choose to dress as the Tardis for Halloween.
Splicers were the main enemies if the first two Bioshock games. They were the last of the population of Rapture and addicts who were hooked on ADAM. Many were disfigured, making them a great costume for Halloween.
Fans of the Legend of Zelda usually have a favorite character in the game. Those who love Link can choose to be him for Halloween.
Leeloo from 'The Fifth Element'
'The Fifth Element' is a cult classic movie. The character Leeloo is iconic, and many cosplay as her each year.