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    • #3071145

      I have an idea

      by itgirli ·

      In reply to WILL YOU BE A BIG GEEK THIS HALLOWEEN?

      get a cardboard box and spray paint it an eggshell white color, then get a giant piece of blue mesh from a fabric store (so you can see through it, but still write on it with a fine point sharpee) then copy the blue screen of death stuff on there. the bottom flap of the cardboard could be made to look like a keyboard and you can attach a mouse. I call the costume “Windows on a monday morning”

      • #3071123

        good one

        by tink! ·

        In reply to I have an idea

        very cool.

        You can do so much with a cardboard box! You can be a computer as ITgirli noted or you can be a Video arcade game. I remember someone who did that. It was a long cardboard box (wardrobe box probably) and was shaped like an arcade game. had a joystick on it an everything.

        Or set aside the box and play around with the “mouse” idea. Like be a computer mouse, but with whiskers, ears and the tail is still a computer mouse cord.

        Me, i’m too busy to costume myself. I have 3 kids to dress up!

      • #3070998

        heh

        by master3bs ·

        In reply to I have an idea

        That’s the scariest costume idea I’ve heard in a long time!

    • #3070999

      go with a pun

      by master3bs ·

      In reply to WILL YOU BE A BIG GEEK THIS HALLOWEEN?

      My favorite “grown up” costume I’ve ever worn has been as follows.

      I have someone use makeup to paint a large P (that’s right, the letter P) over my eye.

      You guessed it; I go as a “black-eyed pea.”

      I’ve done this several times now. Guess I really am a geek.

      • #3070978

        I’ve seen that!

        by beth blakely ·

        In reply to go with a pun

        One of my friends used that idea as a last minute costume. However, she created a big cardboard “P” and used string to hang it around her neck. She used makeup to paint black rings around her eyes. Voila! It was really cute.

        • #3060817

          Reply To: WILL YOU BE A BIG GEEK THIS HALLOWEEN?

          by master3bs ·

          In reply to I’ve seen that!

          I like the variation. Glad to know others are on the same wavelength.

          I hope to hear other pun costume ideas.

      • #3060875

        go with a pun

        by nees ·

        In reply to go with a pun

        I love it. Very inspirational.

      • #3060860

        great minds think alike

        by Sonja Thompson ·

        In reply to go with a pun

        Ok, so elaborate costumes aren’t my deal. One year, I went to a costume party wearing a pair of blue jeans and a black shirt. When people asked me where my costume was, I told them that I was a bruise. Get it – black-n-blue? I crack myself up!

        • #3060835

          Try black jeans with white shirt!

          by lukcad ·

          In reply to great minds think alike

          There are two colours (black & white) that suitable for any situation, even you are on the acceptance with lords or kings. But if you add a little of red it will corrida!!!! Don’t forgret to add the big boxing red gloves to your suit you will so stylish that all around will with big respecting stretch their hands to congratulate you with winner beforehand. Mans will kiss you only in neck (i can’t image the kisses to boxing gloves), women will very enviouse about your success and will more then usually polite with you and very friendly outwardly but into their body all will boil from furely and helplessnessly before your supremacy.

          SINCERELY YOURS, LUKCAD

        • #3060815

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          by master3bs ·

          In reply to great minds think alike

          I love it!

      • #3044476

        Try this one

        by v_man ·

        In reply to go with a pun

        Dress as a convict in white and black stripes or orange jump suit. Fasten ball on chain around one ankle. Walk around holding a cone to one ear (hearing trumpet) and say “Eh” alot.

    • #3070917

      I ALWAYS get dressed up

      by jdclyde ·

      In reply to WILL YOU BE A BIG GEEK THIS HALLOWEEN?

      Last year I found a cool foam skull mask that glues right to your face. Because it is soft foam, it moves when you move your face and looks real! Went to salvation army and got a dress shirt and tie.

      I was the “tech support from hell”.

      The year before a devil, painted red with the glue on ears and horns as well as the glue on fangs. Had the little girls screaming!

      This year, I hit a website Salamanar gave me. http://www.buycostumes.com/

      I got a severed head and lots of blood. I am also looking for a hatchet that will be chromed and have lots of blood as well.
      When people ask me what I am, the answer will be “single”. ]:) (think along the lines of “steven” from the Alice Cooper song. “I must be dreaming, please stop screaming….”)

    • #3070900

      Hmmm

      by m_a_r_k ·

      In reply to WILL YOU BE A BIG GEEK THIS HALLOWEEN?

      I don’t know. I’m not very good at Halloween costumization techniques. How about putting a broken window around your neck and wearing boots? It would be a helluva stretch but it would be a reference to having to re[i]boot[/i] [i]Windows[/i] because it [i]breaks[/i] alot. Oh well, I tried…

      • #3070897

        tried….

        by itgirli ·

        In reply to Hmmm

        and failed… Hey that sounds like windows also.

        • #3060855

          so..

          by jdclyde ·

          In reply to tried….

          his failure is a sucess?

      • #3060873

        Hmmm

        by nees ·

        In reply to Hmmm

        Good one. You at least are staying on the topic, which is supposed to be WHAT COSTUME WOULD APPEAL AT A GEEK PARTY?

        • #3060861

          At least one person almost likes my idea

          by m_a_r_k ·

          In reply to Hmmm

          I figured any ol’ idea I threw out there would be no worse than the blue cardboard box costume. (I’m talking to YOU, girli!) haha

        • #3060857

          wrong

          by itgirli ·

          In reply to At least one person almost likes my idea

          the cardboard box was eggshell white, the screen was blue. duh! :p
          My idea was at least creative. Took me a whole 5 seconds to think up.

        • #3060845

          I scratched my eye…

          by m_a_r_k ·

          In reply to wrong

          …when I draped the broken window around my neck. So I guess that befuddled my normally bat-like vision and I got the colors of your box bazzackwards. Your idea was creative. I gotta give you credit for that much at least. ?:| (TR needs to have a “rolling eyes” emoticon).

    • #3070856

      groups

      by crabbyabby86 ·

      In reply to WILL YOU BE A BIG GEEK THIS HALLOWEEN?

      I was a witch year after year for quite a while too… and then I started collaborating with friends. One year we went as Disney characters, another year as Harry Potter characters… one year one of my friends was going to be the “pimp” to the rest of us “ho”s, but it was too cold out (that’s Halloween in South Dakota for ya) and we all wound up putting on pyjama pants and hoodies and staying inside… and we keep talking about The Rocky Horror Picture Show but something seems to foil that plan every year.

      I’m not sure about this year. I’m away from a lot of my friends for the first time, and I keep glancing at the last of my witch outfits, which was a rather more provocative style. I wasn’t really an evil witch that year… just… naughty. 😛

      So… I suggest big groups. Or something skimpy — that’s always fun… maybe letting a fantasy come out to play for one night.

    • #3070845

      Took first prize!

      by dalicoder ·

      In reply to WILL YOU BE A BIG GEEK THIS HALLOWEEN?

      One year, I bought a Frankenstein Monster flat head and some green makeup. The head and makeup came with a padded shirt/jacket thing, very reminiscent of the Monster.

      Well, the makeup was terrible and the overall effect sucked. So…

      Being a huge Marx Brothers fan (herein lies the Geek connection, though not Techno-Geek), I added a black moustache and large eyebrows and found some empty glasses frames and went as Grouchostein!

      I stopped to pick up a cigar on the way and came home that night with the prized 1st place bottle of bourbon. It probably didn’t hurt that when we did the costume parade, I walked around in the classic bent-over Groucho stance… but slowly and with my arms out like we think of when we think of the Frankenstein Monster.

      So, the overall tip would be to join two well-recognized pop icons and play around with what such a combination might produce!

      –Dave

      • #3060868

        Very clever!

        by beth blakely ·

        In reply to Took first prize!

        Congratulations on that fabulous prize! I’ll have to mull this over a bit. It would have to be clever enough that you wouldn’t have to explain it too much. Good suggestion.

      • #3045768

        lol

        by master3bs ·

        In reply to Took first prize!

        BWAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!

    • #3060744

      Gotta dress up for Halloween!

      by ‘laine ·

      In reply to WILL YOU BE A BIG GEEK THIS HALLOWEEN?

      After working a haunted house for 15 years, it is de rigeur to have some sort of costume! Halloween is my favorite time of the year, I love to play with costumes! 😉

      One year, as we were in the middle of trying to get a new ERP up and running, I went as a computer fairy, and cast “fairy magic” on all the computers working to get the new system up and running. The costume was blue jeans, tie dyed tshirt, tennis shoes, a black cloak, a computer wand made from a stick with a star and a computer interface cable on the bottom, a fairy headband made of computer cables and christmas star tinsel wire, and earrings made from cut up aol cds (the best use for them, I’ve found). I painted my face with some simple blue lines on my temple and added some glitter. Voila ~ Computer fairy. Geeky, but fairly quick and easy.

      Alternately, go with puns. They are always good for a groan!

    • #3060597

      no,

      by jaqui ·

      In reply to WILL YOU BE A BIG GEEK THIS HALLOWEEN?

      I’ll be celebrating New years on October 31.
      costumes not required.

    • #3060564

      I FOUND THE GEEK COSTUME OF THE YEAR

      by jdclyde ·

      In reply to WILL YOU BE A BIG GEEK THIS HALLOWEEN?

      • #3044738

        cool!

        by itgirli ·

        In reply to I FOUND THE GEEK COSTUME OF THE YEAR

        I want one.

        • #3044701

          I just knew

          by jdclyde ·

          In reply to cool!

          you would be the first to jump for this. 🙂

          I laughed my a$$ off when I saw it. Just a shame I already have my “single” costume for this year.

          I love that the arm comes off! Just too funny.

    • #3046521

      “Rocky Horror Picture Show” meets Orwell’s “1984.”

      by beth blakely ·

      In reply to WILL YOU BE A BIG GEEK THIS HALLOWEEN?

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