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This article was published on November 1, 2010

    2010’s Best Geeky Halloween Costumes

    2010’s Best Geeky Halloween Costumes
    Corina Mackay
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    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 Baby
    The working iPhone costume has been around for a while now, but how’s this for a new twist?

    Best Web-Based – Firefox

    Firefox
    Talk about being a fan!

    Most Geeky – Steve Jobs

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

    Hardest to Explain – /costume

    /costume
    You 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

    Mii
    Not 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.