Nerds get a bad rap most of the time, but on Halloween, everyone wants to be one. However, not everyone knows how to geek it out without going too far. There is a limit, even for nerds, and these eight Halloween costumes are nerdy times pi.
Dressing up like an internet browser only means one thing—Google search "single."
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I love word games, and I love Scrabble, but for some reason spelling just isn't that cool anymore. Maybe its because of kids like this.
I gotta give him props though—he got up and spelled it correctly like a champ—which is a lot more than I can see for these Scrabble board costumes. FAIL on the Triple Word Score.
No offense to anyone that plays this game. I like my fair share of computer games, but hardcore Half-Lifers are really in a league of their own. I'm just going off of my own experience. The people that begged me to buy Half-Life and play with them probably still have their collection of Digimon cards, which is why I find these costumes so incredibly nerdy, though, I guess they could be even more nerdier.
If you dress up like a calculator, you bring it on yourself. Seriously, I don't care how big a math nerd you are, a TI-83 Plus and especially a TI-89 Platinum costume is just asking for it. Now, if the buttons actually worked and I could find the value of X with two variables present, you would be a god amongst nerds and geeks alike, and I might just have to give you props for that.
I know that there are a few methods for solving a Rubik's Cube, but I have yet to master any of them. Once you start talking about algorithms and permutations, my head explodes, so a solved Rubik's Cube in someone's pad makes me think that person thinks he's better than me—and ultimately nerdier. And don't even get me started on "speedsolving."
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I love my iPhone just as much as the next guy or gal, but these people are just obsessed. Seriously, if I see someone walking around with iOS 7 costume this year, they're getting punched in the face. Especially if they put so much time and effort into building their costume like this guy.
A test costume is the most evil costume of all. I mean seriously, school was hard enough. This kid is an asshole. He couldn't even give himself an "A," so I don't know why he's smiling.
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In the days of smartphone and tablets, only a true geek would still have a Game Boy lying around. And only the biggest geek alive would actually dress up like one for Halloween.
C'mon, I know you've dressed up in some nerdy costume before for Halloween, so what was it? A social studies book? Pocket protector? Poindexter? Reveal your secrets with us.