I’ve never really been all that into technology, personally. While I am aware that it permeates basically every aspect of my life, in some ways that I am aware of (and many that I am not), I have never actually felt the urge to actually keep up with it. Sure, I’ll buy into the hype surrounding new tech that could possibly make my life easier, as well as the uproar over products that will make my life significantly harder, but that’s about where it stops. I use an iPhone, because that is what I know, and, uh, that’s it.
Still, while I am not so into tech from, like, an actual informed, critical perspective, I am into it from a strictly aesthetic one. Specifically for Halloween costumes–the sleek, shiny look that dominates so many product-debuting conferences also looks great in a costume. And you can make them yourselves! So, check out these cool, tech-inspired Halloween costumes that you’ve got to wear this year:
FirefoxDoes anyone still use Mozilla Firefox? I don't know, but I do know that this costume is super cute. Plus, it seems like it's also pretty easy to do--just dress up like a fox and carry around a stuffed or inflatable globe. Image source:Pinterest
Pixelated FaceIf you're handy with makeup, this is a really handy last-minute look. Plus, on a thematic level, it can mean pretty much anything you'd like it to--you're half-real, half-imagined, a little scary. Much like this election season! I don't know. Just spitballing here. Image source:Pinterest
Steve JobsHere you see noted dramatic actress Dakota Johnson, who has dressed up as Steve Jobs for Halloween at one point, apparently. It's a good costume! It is unclear to me what the hairdryer is for, but if you wear a black turtleneck with high-waisted jeans and New Balance sneakers, everyone will know what yo're going for. Image source:Pinterest
Magic 8 BallA Magic 8 ball itself isn't exactly, like, cutting-edge technology (in fact, some might call it a "hoax" or a "superstition"), but the costume itself is pretty tech-y, since it requires that you use a Magic 8 Ball app on a tablet, then strap it to the front of your outfit.
KirbyI don't know where the person went in this picture! Still, this is a good costume if you're into the Kirby Nintendo game.Image source:NAME OF SOURCE
Google MapsIf Google Maps is your map technology system of choice, you and bae basically have to wear this costume. All you have to do is wear t-shirts with maps on them and make masks that say "Point A" and "Point B" on them to show that, you know, you've found each other. Image source:Website Muscle
iPhone And ChargerAnother cute couple costume option (with just a li'l bit of sexual innuendo) is this iPhone and charger one. Plus, it's pretty easy to make, since all you really need is cardboard. Image source:Pinterest
Lit-Up DressTechnically, this is a high fashion runway look from fashion designer Yiqing Yin. It shouldn't be *that* hard to put together yourself, however--just wear a black dress and string some lights around it. Image source:Pinterest
Glowstick JumpsuitYou can also go for a hardier look by wearing an all-black outfit and attaching neon glow strips to key focal points. Bonus points for lace-up boots. Image source:Pinterest
3D GlassesPay homage to your favorite type of movie theater technology with this stylish, color-blocking tribute to 3D glasses. Image source:Website Muscle
AppsApps! Gotta love 'em! Have your squad join you in your app enthusiasm by all dressing up as phone applications--all you need is some cardboard and a good printer. Image source:Pinterest
iPhoneOr, you can just go as your phone. Cut a hole for your head in a long piece of felt (it can be colored felt, like in the picture here) and tape or glue pictures of apps to the front. Image source:Pinterest
CyborgGot some body paint? Go as a cyborg! It's relatively easy, depending on the level of commitment you're willing to get into. Image source:Pinterest
MinecraftInto Minecraft? Transition the game's pixelated aesthetic to your Halloween costume! Image source:Pinterest
Error MessageIf all else fails (literally), just go with this error message T-shirt. It'll strike fear into the hearts of literally everyone you come across, plus, all you need to do is write on a plain tee with a permanent marker. Image source:Pinterest
What do you think of these costumes? Which ones are your favorite? Let us know in the comments!