Miscellaneous, Nerdery

TR Contest: Halloween Costumes for Nerdy Characters

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?Kissing Suzy Kolber, my favorite sports site of all time (which is co-written by Drew Magary, who you might remember as the author of the fabulous The Postmortal), does an article ever year about costumes various NFL players and coaches should wear for Halloween. It’s a good idea, so I’m ripping it off. This week’s contest: Pick out Halloween costumes for nerdy characters. Examples:

? Spock: The Sub-Mariner
? The Thing from Fantastic Four: A Weeping Angel from Doctor Who (all he needs is some fake wings and to paint himself gray!)
? Yoda: CG Yoda
? BattleCat: Hello Kitty on steroids
? Superman: Clark Kent in a Superman Costume
? Shinji from Evangelion: Buck from Kill Bill (get it?)

Bonus points will be given for both cleverness and mean-spiritedness. Five entries per person. The contest ends at 12:01am EST on Monday, October 31st, which is Halloween, so you’d think I’d keep the contest going one more day just because, but no, I’m not. Ooh, I thought of another one:

? Treebeard: A giant pine-tree air-freshener

Okay, I’ll stop before I cow everyone with my hilarity. Have a good weekend and a good Halloween. If anyone gives you candy corn, you’re legally allowed to kick them in the junk. Or so I’ve heard. Don’t quote me.

About Author

Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.