Halloween is on a Friday this year, so you better bring your A-game. This weekend brings the chance to show off your most creative costume at all of the Halloween parties that are building up across your calendar.
For those of you Halloween procrastinators, we’re here to help you out. Here are 10 Halloween costumes for the techie in you, from the ridiculous to the sublime, and from super simple to somewhat complicated to make.
No excuses this year! Everyone’s dressing up, and you should too.
… or Inky, or Pinky, or Clyde. This is dead simple to make with some fabric (drawstring it shut at the top.), some scissors, glue, and some sturdy cardboard or Styrofoam framing underneath
The fox part can be made from a pair of headband ears, face paint, and an orange dress (or shirt/pants combo if you’re a guy or don’t wear dresses). Grab an inexpensive globe or make one from a blue playground ball, and you’re good to go. Or you can go the couples route.
Even though the Fail Whale is RIP, you can revive it with just a white hat, some white cardboard or foam board, florist’s wire, and some cute orange bird cutouts. It’s a costume that won’t get in the way of any Halloween activities, unless they involve standing on your head or avoiding low overhangs.
4. Dr. Who
Dig into the depths of that closet or take a quick visit down to the thrift store. This Dr. Who costume is simple, all you need is a great old blazer, bow tie, suspenders, and don’t you dare forget the sonic screwdriver.
5. iPhone Emjoi
Whether you’re being snarky or adding a little flare to that text message, you probably use an emoji daily. Pick your most used emoji (and, yes, the Pile of Poo emoji is acceptable), grab a piece of cardboard, and get painting. Add a ribbon or string so you can hang it from your next. Bonus points for added accessories.
It’s hard to make dogs any more awesome than they already are, but you can do so by making your best friend a Starship Enterprise costume. With all the attention he’ll get, nobody will notice your own lame costume! Just be sure to reward him with some treats when party time is over. (You know not to give your dog chocolate, right? In fact, don’t give him candy. He’d much rather have jerky treats anyway.)
We’re not saying that Androids are trashy, but you’re going to need a trashcan (with a lid) for this costume. Spray paint the trash can and lid a bright color of green, add some glow sticks/antennas, and you’re out the door to those parties. Don’t forget the glowing eyes, you don’t want to be confused with Oscar the Grouch.
You’re not just saving the world tonight, your going to stop international terrorism in just 24 hours or less. What does the baddest guy at CTU wear to a Halloween party? A bullet-proof vest, of course, with a CTU badge and a couple of open wounds.
Perhaps the perfect costume for the IT service desk professional (how many calls you do get with users saying “Ah! It’s the blue screen of death”?). All you need is a blue long-sleeved t-shirt and a large BSOD poster with white text to hang around your neck. You can customize this costume by “editing” the content of your BSOD with some humorous additions.
This is another one that translates well as a couple’s or group costume. You’ll need gray t-shirts, yellow duct tape for the “roads,” black-on-white labels for road names, maybe some blue bus stop symbols. The markers themselves only need a hole big enough for your face. You won’t be getting lost this Halloween weekend.
Now, get on out there this weekend and don’t be afraid to let your tech flag fly!
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