They say Halloween brings out the crazies, but it seems to be the time of year when geeks get their creative juices flowing as well. We’ve all seen Princess Leia and Superman costumes come out year after year, but it’s the original ones that make us take notice. Here’s some of the most impressively geeky Halloween costumes this October:

Most Authentic – Lego Vampire

Lego Vampire

Considering this one only took about a week to make, and 50 EUR, the detail is pretty impressive.

Most Original – Angry Birds

Angry Birds

You know you’ve got a good product on your hands when people take it this far. Of course, Angry Birds isn’t the only mobile game to make it into Halloween costumes this year – Plants Vs Zombies got a look in, too.

Most Effort – Pacman and Ghosts

Pacman and Ghosts

They even made the dots for Pacman to eat! Almost as impressive – a Mario Kart battle in progress.

Best Working Costume – Transforming Bumblebee


If I’ve ever seen an impressive costume, this is it.

Best Dad Joke – Pumpkin Pi

Pumpkin Pi

Is being a math teacher enough of an excuse for this one?

Best Improvement – iPhone

iPhone BabyThe working iPhone costume has been around for a while now, but how’s this for a new twist?

Best Web-Based – Firefox

FirefoxTalk about being a fan!

Most Geeky – Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs CostumeYou’d want to have understanding friends to take you trick-or-treating in this!

Hardest to Explain – /costume

/costumeYou have to admire him for this one – it’s a big step to take on the role of “costume nobody gets” at your Halloween party.

Honorable Mention – Mii

MiiNot the best game-based costume around, but how could you not love those sparkling eyes?

Celebrity Mention

If you’re cash rich, then this is probably the mother of all costumes from Heidi Klum and Seal.