Easy, Geeky Halloween Costumes

Ashley Walton —  October 22, 2013 — 4 Comments

With my favorite holiday fast approaching, some of you may be scrambling to throw together an easy costume. Not everyone can obsessively plan out Halloween months in advance (like I do), and maybe you just want a clever costume for a Halloween party. Here are some easy costume options that can all be donned by women and gents alike.

1. Dr. Who


What You Need:

  • Collared shirt
  • Tweed jacket
  • Red bow tie
  • Fez

With a few easy-to-find and inexpensive items, you’re in business as Dr. Who. Think Geek even offers a Dr. Who quick costume set with a fez and bow tie. It doesn’t get any easier.

2. Shaun


What You Need:

  • Name tag
  • Red tie
  • White collared shirt
  • Fake blood

Muss up your shirt and tie so you look nice and disheveled from running for your life. Don’t forget to put a red ink stain on the shirt pocket. Bonus points for adding a cricket bat to the ensemble.

3. Captain Hammer


What You Need:

  • Black industrial gloves
  • Hammer t-shirt
  • Grey pants
  • Belt
  • Black boots

Snag a Captain Hammer shirt from a myriad places online from Old Glory to Think Geek to Etsy. It’s been a dream of mine to dress up The Husband as Captain Hammer, while I take on the role of Dr. Horrible. It’s on the to-do list.

4. Indy


What You Need:

  • Brown pants
  • Button-up shirt
  • Signature hat
  • Whip

We ran into this dame at San Diego Comic-Con last year and thought she really rocked the Indiana Jones cosplay. If you have some pants and a shirt that will suffice, you really only need a whip and a hat to channel one of the most iconic film characters of all time.

5. Death


What You Need:

  • Black tank and pants
  • Black wig or hair dye
  • Liquid eyeliner
  • Ankh necklace

If you’re like me and you already have a ton of black in your wardrobe, this costume is a cinch. Just use liquid eyeliner to draw Death’s signature swirls around the eyes and grab an Ankh necklace. You can also add Death’s black umbrella to complete the look.

If you have easy costume ideas, or if you want to gush about your costume, let us know. We’d love to see pics of your geeky costumes, and we may even feature your awesome creation on Geek Appetite! Happy Haunting!

Ashley Walton


Ashley has 15 years of experience in content, she has led teams of 80+ content creators, and she has taught numerous university courses on media. She's the founder of Content Maven, and at the end of the day, she hopes to make the world a better place, one piece of content at a time.

4 responses to Easy, Geeky Halloween Costumes


    I love the Doctor Who costume! I may have to hit up some local thrift shops today to see if I can manage it.

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