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Nerd Costume Ideas: Find out how to Make a Homemade Nerd Costume
Up to date on December sixteen, 2014 emmaklarkins more Your One-Cease Nerd Store
I heard you needed nerd costume ideas to satisfy your hunger for an superior outfit this year, fellow Earthling. That’s glorious, because I’ve obtained some nifty ones right right here ready for you! Jeepers, isn’t that swell?
So far as skills go, properly, I was on the Math Workforce and in the Chess Club for eight years. I hope that’s enough to establish my “nerd cred!”
To all you nerd-lovers on the market ready to rise up in arms: sure, this costume entails stereotypes, however that’s what costumes are all about!
And if you wish to explore the opposite end of the spectrum, check out my Punk Costume site.
Pictures from this site are also on Flickr.
Making Nerd Glasses – Popping Out the Lenses
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Purchase a pair of low-cost glasses at a thrift store or drug retailer. I bought mine for $2 at Goodwill.
If in case you have a mini screwdriver, you can use this to loosen or take away the little screws maintaining the lenses in place.
Heating the glasses with a blowdrier or heat (not boiling!) water also can loosen the lenses.
If that does not work, use a screwdriver or awl on the lens edge to pry out the lenses.
Pro tip: To actually make these glasses scream “Nerd!” just like a gaggle of highschool bullies from the eighty’s, hell-bent on making life miserable for anyone not in the cool child clique, you want to add the nice ol’ tape, a la “a jock broke my glasses and i took it upon myself to repair them.” Masking tape, duct tape, scotch tape – the tape world is your oyster. This is the way you specific your nerd persona!
The Nerd Costume Tie: Clip-On Is Greatest
I discovered this cute little clip-on tie at Goodwill for about $3. It is a little plain for a nerd tie, but I believe it really works with the rest of the costume.
Alternately, you should utilize a bow tie and even a regular tie. If you could find a particularly goofy or obnoxious tie, even better.
It’s value noting, however, that a nerd is not going to always wear a neck ornament: see Revenge of the Nerds for an example. It all will depend on what kind of a nerd look you are going for; let your logical mind assess the best possible tie configuration.
Canine additionally look good in clip-on ties.
The Nerd Costume Shirt
The stereotypical nerd (whom we see in movies, usually sporting a pocket protector sprouting out of a shirt pocket) normally wears a button-down shirt. It helps to set him (or her) apart from the common lots in their tees and polos.
I was fortunate sufficient to have a white button-down in my closet (though, unfortunately, I did not own a shirt with pockets). If you don’t have an appropriate button-down shirt, ideally one with a loud sample, you’ll be able to simply find one at your native thrift retailer. Be sure that to button your shirt all the strategy to the highest (another hallmark of nerd model!).
The Nerd Costume Pants, Socks, and Sneakers
The Nerd Costume Pants, Socks, and Sneakers
It’s essential to get one thing epic for the nerd costume pants. Again, loud patterns that you wouldn’t normally wear are good, and once more, you will in all probability don’t have any problem discovering these sorts of pants at your native thrift store. It’s also possible to simply put on khaki pants, but do not forget to verify they’re Brief! Pants that hit at or above the ankle are a signature nerd calling card. The reasons for this are unclear – perhaps there’s a correlation between intelligence and peak? Or maybe nerds can’t discover pants that match because they’re too busy learning quantum physics? If it’s essential, you possibly can always roll up or pin the pants to make them seem shorter.
A fast observe about belts: if you are sporting your pants excessive, you may must get a brand new belt for this costume, as typically your waist is a distinct size than your hips. Suspenders are additionally an effective way to complete the look, especially brightly colored or patterned ones.
Socks and footwear should contrast. If you are going to wear dark leather shoes, make sure you put on vivid white socks. And if you are carrying white tennis footwear, dark socks are the ticket. In fact, socks with designs on them work too, particularly if you could find some really nerdy ones!
A Full Geek Costume – For getting or For Ideas
Grownup Class Nerd Costume Dimension: Grownup Commonplace SizeThis pre-made nerd costume has got it all: glasses, suspenders, pants, and guy with a goofy expression on his face. After all, it is in all probability best to assemble the individual gadgets your self, but a costume like this can provide you with some ideas!
Buy Now The final Consequence. You, Too, Can Seem like This!
I might nonetheless tweak it a bit. I think that I might no less than discover a nerdier shirt, and perhaps shorten the pants a bit. Some extra equipment you may want so as to add if you’re feeling inspired:
Pocket protector (the final word nerd item!)
A sweater vest or cardigan for costume warmth and maximum nerdiness
A textbook or notebook and pen
If you’re a girl, strive some nerd hairstyles: pigtails, braids, or a ponytail.
If you plan to carry a bag, go for a backpack or simple messenger bag. Remember: operate over style.
A love of studying and a nerdy angle!
And remember the most important factor: have enjoyable!
Who’s the Reigning Nerd? – Vote Right here!
The most effective nerd ever is…
Milton Waddams in Workplace Space (pic)
Lewis Skolnick in Revenge of the Nerds (pic below)
George McFly in Again to the future (pic)
Wayne Szalinski in Honey, I Shrunk the youngsters (pic)
Augie Farks in Position Fashions (pic below)
William Lichter in Cannot Hardly Wait (pic)
Gilbert Lowell in Revenge of the Nerds (pic under)
Ben Jabituya in short Circuit (pic)
Dr. Egon Spengler from Ghostbusters (pic)
Brian Johnson from The Breakfast Club (pic)
Steve Urkel from Family Issues (pic)
Betty Suarez in Ugly Betty (pic)
Michael ‘Squints’ Palledorous from The Sandlot
Bill Haverchuck in Freaks and Geeks (pic)
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sendinglilymom24 6 years ago
I am too late for Halloween however I like the glasses and the canine wearing the tie is just too cute. Additionally needed to thanks for blessing certainly one of my lenses. I tried to go away you a message in your bio page however was not in a position to. Thanks once more. =)
Marika 6 years in the past from Cyprus
Simply saw this one on the front page and had to look! Awesome costume concepts for nerds!
pheonix76 6 years ago from WNY
Great tips! I’m completely a nerd anyway. 🙂
MacPharlain 6 years ago
NERD!!! Fun lens and good costume suggestions.
hahaha..this is basically an fascinating, informative and humorous all at the same time!
kjbranch77 6 years in the past
haha Awesome lens!
Rantsand 6 years in the past
LOL great lens, I used to be a nerd as soon as….wait, I nonetheless am !
Peggy Hazelwood 6 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.
You nailed it, Nerd Lady.
CatJGB 6 years in the past
Ah, this is too cool! I’ll use these concepts next time I must costume up in costume. My hubby is into d’n’d so we might both go as nerds! Hahahahaha!
Jennifer P Tanabe 6 years in the past from Purple Hook, NY
Oh sure, my closet has plenty of nerd costume alternatives!
pawpaw911 6 years in the past
Enjoyed the lens. Very funny. Now I know I will not even have to vary clothes for Halloween 🙂
iwrite4cash 6 years ago
Unbelievable lens, it was a really pleasant learn certainly!
zimbali2011 6 years in the past
LOL! enjoyed it 🙂 great lens
ikari1976 6 years in the past
hahaha awesome pic!!!
KANEsUgAr 6 years ago
by no means occurred to me to costume like a nerd. such cute concepts, i love it!
sojourner-1 6 years ago
Great nerd lens. It is at all times the glasses that appears to complete a nerd outfit.
nice job! option to go dressing up as a nerd for the whole world to see, you’d make an amazing nerd too (this means I favored it), sustain the nice work on all of your lens, love working into them.
cash37 6 years ago
Love the nerd glasses!
Mclure2 6 years ago
Greatest nerd is bill gates
elyria 6 years ago
So fun and so easy to make, love your Lens! The doggie appears to be like pretty cute too 🙂
fefe42 6 years in the past
Wow, you’ve got an ideal costume there! I voted for Steve Urkel however I additionally really like Bill from Freaks and Geeks…he’s the funniest nerd ever. *blessed*
Fun lens! Love the canine with the tie!
Wendy Leanne 6 years ago from Texas
Superior lens. Liked it.
lasertek lm 6 years ago
This is a superb costume thought!
Chris-H LM 6 years in the past
Nerds rule! Pocket protectors are a must although I must say I favor a bow tie or a bolo (Tex-mex nerd) 😛
Lee Hansen 6 years in the past from Vermont
Sheesh, Emma. I had those actual security glasses in junior high. Full with scratched lenses and tape – for actual. I am still a geeky nerd, however I’m a grandma now so it’s cool.
howards522 6 years in the past
The only thing lacking is the pencil holder that goes within the shirt pocket! Great Lens!
Diana Grant 6 years ago from United Kingdom
I believe I used to be a nerd 50 years ago, before the word was even invented, and now my grandchildren are carrying on the tradition, what with World of Warcraft (WoW to the cognoscenti) and studying pure Maths (Math if you are American, however I problem that) at Uni.
I’d certainly dress as myself, were I to take pleasure in Halloween, as opposed to merely distributing sweeties to trick-or-treat pests.
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Renaissance Girl 6 years in the past from Colorado
A fantastic nerd outfit. These are excellent creds, too, for having authority on the right costume. 🙂
FitVision 6 years in the past
Some nice ideas right here. And an entertaining learn! Thanks 🙂
Don Wilson 6 years in the past from Yakima, WA
Cool! I can simply costume up as myself.
Authoremmaklarkins 6 years ago
@ErHawkns7100: I agree! Except it would be laborious because, such as you say, nerds aren’t the underdogs anymore!
ErHawkns7100 6 years ago
It’s time to remake Revenge of the Nerds. Nerds will always be popular, we rule the world!