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DISCOVER’s Top Ten Science Halloween Costumes, Part I

DiscoblogBy Nina BaiOct 28, 2008 6:34 PM

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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.

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

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

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

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

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!

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