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For some, the goal of the Halloween costume is for everyone around them to put their beers (or Snickers) down and ask, "And who exactly are you supposed to be?" While I don't share this predilection (blame lack of imagination: once I was an exit door for Halloween), it's certainly something to appreciate. Of course, obscure costumes can take so many forms, from popular characters done up in lesser recognized ways to outdated technology to — well, just read on. Listed below 20 of our favorite obscure costumes that highlight creativity, costuming skills and, of course, general neediness. Take a look, enjoy and maybe even steal some ideas.
 
New York Comic-Con's but a distant memory, but luckily for you, we were there with dual cameras strapped around our necks, ready to shoot the very best cosplayers packed into a sweaty convention center. No need to feel sorry for us, squeezing through hundreds of thousands of attendees is all part of the job. With Halloween creeping around the corner (seriously, we've been dishing out ideas all month long), you'd better think fast. Need ideas? If you can't go high tech, the easiest way is to go geeky. Check out these 50 geektastic ideas we saw at the New York Comic-Con to inspire your costume before it's too late.
 
If you haven't already decided what you're going to dress up as for Halloween, you'd better get a move on it. The day when you get to don a costume, ask for lots of candy and dress your dog up as an AT-AT from Star Wars only comes once a year, so you'd better not blow it with some cheesy store-bought costume. Everybody knows the coolest costumes — ones that aren't just styrofoam cutouts — are the ones people build themselves. Here are 15 kickin' costume ideas that light up and are sure to get you noticed while trick-or-treating.If you haven't already decided what you're going to dress up as for Halloween, you'd better get a move on it. The day when you get to don a costume, ask for lots of candy and dress your dog up as an AT-AT from Star Wars only comes once a year, so you'd better not blow it with some cheesy store-bought costume. Everybody knows the coolest costumes — ones that aren't just styrofoam cutouts — are the ones people build themselves. Here are 15 kickin' costume ideas that light up and are sure to get you noticed while trick-or-treating.
 
Who you gonna call? Ghostbusters! While walking through the throngs of gamers, cosplayers, and geeks at the New York Comic Con this past weekend, we came across some of the best looking homemade costumes we've ever seen. We're always super impressed by how much time and work fans put into their costumes. One costume that stood out was this Ghostbuster's Hello Kitty Proton Pack. The guy wearing it was at the convention with his crew of regular Ghostbusters, but it's pretty obvious that he won the hearts of everybody upon suiting up.
 
If you're a geek girl like me, you know the difficulty of coming up with good Halloween costumes. There's a limited number of women in geek culture to begin with, especially ones that wear a decent amount of clothes. It can be hard work dealing with all that spandex all the time. So what's a girl to do if she wants to show off her geeky loves without showing off too much skin? Each costume on this list can be easily created from thrift store finds or by modifying easily found clothing. All you need is some basic sewing skills, a bit of creative flair, and a weekend to get things done in. Here are ten costumes full of geek cred that you can make yourself and will cover all the nerdy necessities.
 
Decide what you're going to be for Halloween yet? I mean, no pressure or anything, but it's definitely time to start locking that down — especially if you want to roll up to a party in an outfit that cements you as the nerdiest of the nerdy. That means iPhone costumes with functional screens, going as Bobba Fett with a "working" jet pack, or dressing up your helpless kids, babies and pets all in a manner that's horrifying but secretly cool. And all that means serious planning, because you won't be able to make any of these in just a night. So step inside and we'll help you brainstorm with 67 costume ideas for tech geeks from Halloweens past, pulling from a wide variety lists that were published here on DVICE.
 
Well, this is adorable. A dad named Jim made his son a RoboCop costume out of empty plastic containers and a bike helmet. He then took him on a stroll around Detroit, taking pics along the way. Did I mention it's adorable?

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