Worst idea ever - 10 tacky tech costumes for Halloween

In the spirit of Halloween, we traumatise you with the 10 most unimaginative and eye-searingly bad tech costumes that people should never, ever wear in public

People, please. If you are invited to a Halloween party, do the decent thing. Put some effort into a costume. Or at the very least, do not don questionably lame costumes that puts not just you, but your hosts to shame. Leave it to the Stuff.tv Halloween fashion police to steer you away from these disastrous tech-related costumes.


If it’s easy, you’re lazy. Seeing that blue screen of death, even as a costume, is likely to incur somebody’s wrath. This goes for all computer errors, so remember to back your data up and don't come out dressed as the tech intepretation of everyone's worst nightmare.

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Steve Jobs

We know that turtleneck and jeans combo is temptingly easy to replicate. But it just seems a tad dishonourable, especially if you're going to turn him into Zombie Steve. Try going as Craig ‘The Hair’ Federighi instead - all it takes is a well-combed wig.

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Facebook profile

A novel idea when it was first attempted, doing this now will only make you look like a copycat five years too late. Also, it makes you look desperate for friends.

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Darth Vader

Chances are, you are more than likely to bump into a fellow Dark Lord of the Sith (bonus, if you do meet a female version). And yes, feel free to cackle about your lack of creativity.

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Candy Crush Saga

Enough already. If you have to resort to dressing as a game, you probably have none. The attention to detail is great (note the candy pieces stuck with film), but no amount of creativity will redeem the countless minutes spent rejecting game requests.

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The only good thing about this costume? There’s a high chance you get to reuse it year after year, seeing as Apple doesn’t make many major changes to their iThings. Sorry kid, it's not your fault.

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Iron Man

Face it. Your costume will never be as awesome as the real thing because Iron Man doesn't come in fabric or paper. So just give up trying. Unless you can top this. Then please, for the love of geeks, never give up.

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Instagram selfie

Selfies... there's just something about them that gets us all riled up. And #don'tgetuststartedonhashtags. Technically, you're still going as yourself. 

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LED baby

More creepy than cute, we’d recommend you stay away from mistreating your (or someone else's) poor kid. Plus, you will potentially electrocute yourself or scare the bejeezus out of people unfortunate enough to chance upon your kid.

Rage face

Popular as they are on the internet, meme characters are generally pathetic in real life. Why would you do this to yourself?

[Image: InfoBarrel]

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