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Trick or Treat for Startups: 10 Nerdy Halloween Costumes

   Halloween is just a week away. Do you know what you're going to "be" yet? Rather than dressing up as something from pop culture…


Halloween is just a week away. Do you know what you're going to "be" yet? Rather than dressing up as something from pop culture like Walter White from Breaking Bad or a Twerking Miley Cyrus, why not dress up as something that speaks to your nerdy side? Lucky for you, the Fueled team has compiled a list of the best tech costume ideas to ensure you're the most popular geek at the party.


Wear the Siri icon as a necklace and be as sassy as possible all night.


What you’ll need:

  • Black pants and shirt
  • A high-res image of Siri icon
  • A purple microphone
  • Enough sass to last the night

The Classic Linksys Router

Everyone's favorite router.


What you’ll need:

  • Blue Shirt
  • Black Pants
  • The ability to crawl around on all fours all night
  • Two black mailing tubes attached to shoulders
  • Green blinking headlights

The SnapChat Ghost


What you’ll need:

  • 1 White Sheet
  • 1 Silly Painted Smile
  • 1 Pink Tongue
  • Dance moves
  • For the cheeky trick or treaters -- go commando and flash people all night long!

An iOS7 Inspired Gradient Costume


What you’ll need:

  • Varying shades of the same color from head to toe
  • For the over-achievers- hair dye
  • A bunch of really nerdy design-geek friends
  • A pretty good costume elevator pitch



What you’ll need:

  • Grab the cardboard box your newest monitor came in
  • Buy cellophane that matches your favorite filter
  • Channel your mom's DIY skills A
  • Ask VSCO Cam out on a date

Gold iPhone

We've seen iPhone costumes... but not GOLD iPhone costumes... yet.


What you’ll need:

  • Grab some cardboard, some felt and go to town OR splurge
  • Buy all of American Apparel's gold lamé products

Poncho NY

We love Poncho, a new weather service from our friends at Betaworks. Never open another weather app again; Poncho sends you a simple text message each morning instead.

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What you’ll need:

Evernote Elephant

Evernote, everyone's favorite note-taking app would make a great Halloween costume PLUS you can reuse your Dumbo costume from last year!


What you’ll need:

  • Elephant Costume
  • A large green piece of cardboard to attach to a backpack
  • A great memory- recall events that happen throughout the night

Android 4.4

For the Android lover in some of us.


What you’ll need:

ZenDesk Buddha

Dressing up like everyone's favorite customer service platform is sure to be comfy. The only downside? You'll have to be nice to everyone- no matter what.


What you'll need:

Bonus Group Idea: Twitter

  • Get a group of friends together and print t-shirts with profile pictures on them
  • Tie yourselves together with brightly colored pieces of string to show who's following who
  • Be sure to say "@" before people's names all night
  • Whenever someone in the group says something interesting or funny, feel free to say "RT" and then tell the exact same joke.
  • Bonus: Bring extra string to the Halloween party and tie random strangers into the group while yelling things like "#FollowFriday!"

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