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
“The most awesome stage”
Last year, Facebook's VP of Design thought the TNW Conference main stage was the best she'd ever been on.
Considering this one only took about a week to make, and 50 EUR, the detail is pretty impressive.
Most Original – 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
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
Is being a math teacher enough of an excuse for this one?
Best Improvement – iPhone
The working iPhone costume has been around for a while now, but how’s this for a new twist?
Best Web-Based – Firefox
Most Geeky – Steve Jobs
Hardest to Explain – /costume
Honorable Mention – Mii
If you’re cash rich, then this is probably the mother of all costumes from Heidi Klum and Seal.