Register for an account

X

Enter your name and email address below.

Your email address is used to log in and will not be shared or sold. Read our privacy policy.

X

Website access code

Enter your access code into the form field below.

If you are a Zinio, Nook, Kindle, Apple, or Google Play subscriber, you can enter your website access code to gain subscriber access. Your website access code is located in the upper right corner of the Table of Contents page of your digital edition.

Technology

DISCOVER’s Top Ten Science Halloween Costumes, Part I

DiscoblogBy Nina BaiOctober 28, 2008 11:34 PM

Newsletter

Sign up for our email newsletter for the latest science news

What are you going to be this Halloween? If you're looking for costume ideas in the realm of scienceor anything beyond the usual political candidates or scantily-clad cats/devils/piratesyou've come to the right place. Here we present DISCOVER’s official Top Ten Science-Related Halloween Costumes.

squid.jpg

10) Quickie Squid: With little more than paper and a pair of CDs you can approximate these sensitive, intelligent, and sometimes colossal creatures of the deep. If you’re feeling really hardcore, you could even add a squid tattoo.

Image: Instructables/ Tool Using Animal

operation.jpg

9) Operation man: Thinking about donating an organ

? Bone up on your anatomy and surgical skills

with a life-sized version of this childhood board game.No need to ask your fellow party-goers to punch you in the face

.

Image: Instructables/ NavySWO91

rubiks.jpg

8 ) Rubik’s Cube Head: Did you know that a Rubik’s Cube has 43 quintillion possible states?There’s your perfect pickup line at this year’s Halloween party.Pair up with a stressed-out cephalopod (see number 10 above) and test whether he’s right-handed if you're looking for a clever party ice breaker.

Image: Instructables/ peterthehun

caveman.jpg

7) Caveman:So what if we’ve stopped evolving?Remind yourself how far we’ve come by reincarnating our Neolithic ancestors and having a bash with the Neanderthals. For extra credit, fashion some huge ear canals out of Dixie cups.

Image: CostumeSupplies.com

led.jpg

6) LED Invisibility: Hide your costume in plain sight under this ingenious (though possibly risky, unless you’re vision-impaired) cap with embedded UV LEDs.We definitely suggest slathering on some sunscreen first.

Image: Instructables/ Kiteman

Dishonorable Mention: Can you believe someone paid $50,000 for this costume?

Check back tomorrow for the Top Five!

2 Free Articles Left

Want it all? Get unlimited access when you subscribe.

Subscribe

Already a subscriber? Register or Log In

Want unlimited access?

Subscribe today and save 70%

Subscribe

Already a subscriber? Register or Log In