How To Make The Perfect Tech-Inspired/Digital Halloween Costume

All Hallow’s Eve is quickly approaching and if you haven’t already chosen a costume, it’s possible you’re stuck for ideas. Never fear, there are plenty of ways to come up with creative, original ideas for a costume and still show off your love of all things digital.

Check out these tech-inspired costumes we found across the web for some last-minute digital dress-up ideas.

Dress like your favorite website, app or game

1. YouTube Video Player

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2. A “selfie” post on Instagram

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3. Candy Crush Saga Costume

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4. Google Maps ‘Point-of-Interest’ Markers

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5. “In the cloud” (Cloud Computing) Costume 

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5. Dominate Halloween with Digital “Dudz”

Digital-Dudz

If you want to be the star of this year’s Halloween party, check out Digital Dudz. All you need to do is purchase a t-shirt from their website and download the Digital Dudz smartphone app (iOS and Android devices).  Your costume will come to life and you’ll be the star of the evening as your t-shirt displays interactive animations that fit in a specially engineered Velcro pouch. Easy.

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Working iPhone Costume

That’s right. These two guys created a working, wearable iPhone that responds to user input. They modified the software on a real iPhone to allow a live dual image output to a wearable 42-inch LCD TV. Unfortunately, their touchscreen didn’t work but the content and data were displayed in real time.

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The ‘Last-Minute’ Option

And if you’re running really late on putting your costume together this year, Mashable has a few great ideas up their sleeve.  Dress up like your favorite gadget or device’s shipping package by simply getting a box, affixing it onto yourself so that it is wearable and indicating what type of shipping parcel you are by writing it on the box with a sharpie. Example:

A Samsung Galaxy Box

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A Boombox Box 

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Check out Mashable’s other tech-inspired (last minute) ideas, here.

Doggie Dress-Up

Last but not least, we believe that humans shouldn’t be the only ones to have all the fun. Here are some ridiculously adorable costume ideas for your playful pup:

A yellow submarine

Chompers The Corgi /

Super-Corgi!

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And there you have it. Now go and embrace your inner nerd and go digital this Halloween.

Richard Parr
by Richard Parr
Posted: October 25, 2013