10 Spooky Tech Halloween Costumes

October 30, 2015 Kelly O'Hara

Halloween is tomorrow! Do you have your costume prepared? If not, we have some great, simple ideas that will instill fear into any of your techy friends:

  1. Out-of-date Browser

     

How to make: Get a shirt of your choice and slap on an old logo of your favorite (or least favorite) browser. Go around saying “Why won’t this load? Why is this so slow!”

Take it to the next level: Add some ‘90s accessories to really hammer home the point that you’re not current.

  1. Al Gore

     

     

How to make: Wear a suit and be presidential. The spooky factor comes in by telling people you created the Internet.

Take it to the next level: Talk about a system of tubes.

  1. DDoS Zombie

     

How to make: This is really just a typical zombie costume. Go with that.

Take it to the next level: Carry a computer around with you or get a bunch of your friends to dress the same and start bombarding single party-goers all at once.

  1. Spinning Wheel

     

How to make: Get a colorful shirt and add the spinning beachball to the front. Act impatient all night.

Take it to the next level: Somehow rig up a spinning device to make the beachball move. That’d be cool!

  1. Buffering

     

How to make: Similar to the spinning wheel costume, apply the buffering image to the front of a shirt.

Take it to the next level: Be sure to halt conversations in the middle of a sentence and freeze your posture at random times throughout the night.

  1. Nagios Alerts

     

How to make: Affix your Nagios screen to a sandwich board. Make sure you have a LOT of critical errors.

Take it to the next level: Make annoying noises to alert people of new errors and maybe even wake them up in the middle of the night.

  1. Blue Screen of Death

     

How to make: Get a blue shirt. Add white text. Done.

Take it to the next level: Make it a group costume! Get a friend to go as IT support and have them say “have you tried turning off and on again?”

  1. Prince of Nigeria

     

How to make: Get a prince costume. Doesn’t have to be as elaborate as the one shown, but people will think you’re extra cool if you go all out. Ask people for money and promise you’ll pay them back.

Take it to the next level: Tell people they HAVE to introduce them to at least 3 other people or they will be overcome with bad luck!

  1. Fan Covered in Dust

     

How to make: Get a shirt with a fan on it or create a slatted pattern on a shirt for ultimate accuracy. Roll around in a dusty location (under your bed, a pile of dirt, etc.).

Take it to the next level: Make whirring noises all night. Maybe overheat.

  1. 404 Error


     

How to make: There’s nothing to actually make with this one. Stay in for the night but tell people you went as a 404 error and that’s why they couldn’t find you. (har har)

 

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