Nerd Costumes

by Joey deVilla on October 22, 2008

I’m going to a wedding where the dress code is “a little antiquey and a little Hallowe’en-y”. I’ve chosen to interpret that as steampunk and decided that one good place to locate the right accoutrements for my outfit would be Malabar, an Accordion City costume shop that’s been supplying theatres, the opera, renaissance faires and costume party-goers for decades.

While looking around the store, I passed by a wall of quick costume kits, which included not one but two nerd costume kits, both of which are modelled after the “IBM COBOL programmer circa 1960” stereotype, on which John Hodgman’s “I’m a PC” character is based:

Nerd cosutme kit, featuring glasses, bow tie, "Hello my name is" sticker and pocket protector

Nerd costume kit, featuring glasses, "Dilbert" style tie, tech support ID badge and pocket protector

If you really want to see a truly nerdy costume, wait until next week when I post my photos from the wedding.

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1 Super Nerd June 30, 2009 at 2:29 pm

I’ve been to destination weddings, and I’ve been to weddings around town but I’ve NEVER been to a theme based wedding.

Was the wedding as fun as I would think it would be?

I think I’m going to have a moustach themed wedding… all men have to have a dirty 80’s moustache!

2 sally October 23, 2009 at 4:28 pm

my friend is gonna be a nerd!! it’s preety cool and weird! lol

3 keke October 23, 2012 at 4:44 pm

for halloween im going 2 be a nerd LOL :) :)

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