HowTo: Top 10 DIY Nerdtastic Halloween Costumes
Defined by Urban Dictionary, Nerdtastic: Something generally not cool, but to a nerd it's freakin' fantastic. Below, a collection of WonderHowTo's top 10 favorite, utterly nerdtastic Halloween costume tutorials. The clock's ticking, so if you don't have your costume yet, peruse below and get started!
Neither quick, easy nor cheap, Studio Creation's stormtrooper costume tutorial is certainly the most thorough on the web. Time's a wasting, so you better set aside this whole upcoming week if you plan to undertake this ambitious project. (Seriously, this HowTo requires building your own vacuumform table!)
If you're a nerdtastic unit this Halloween (and die hard Mortal Kombat fans), try Kitana for Her and Sub Zero for Him. Beginner to intermediate project from Threadbanger; you will need basic sewing skills.
You can pick up a fairly cheap SpiderMan costume at pretty much any party store these days. But rarely does that costume come equipped with the most important part. Below, Indy Mogul demonstrates how to make your own SpiderMan web shooters! (Skip ahead to 2:14 to get to the good stuff.)
Employing the same technique as Lady Gaga's anime eyes, use the instructional video below to recreate your own favorite anime character of choice. The results are spooky.
Another majorly time consuming undertaking, Incrxtc's Transformers Soundwave Costume is one of the proud winners of Instructables' 2009 Halloween Contest. Materials and steps are plentiful, but the end result is awesome. Better start now!
Last but not least, Honus' Iron Man Arc Reactor instructable is far from simple. That is, unless you've got some decent circuitry skills under your belt. For the ambitious, it's well worth it- the end result is stunningly realistic.