Come as you aren't: 10 geek costumes for Halloween

Get into the spirit of the season and burnish your geek credentials at the same time!

By , ITworld |  Offbeat, geek, Halloween

If he's so smart why can't he comb his hair properly?

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Science heroes

Shameful as it is to admit, most Americans who can name all eight of Jon and Kate's kids would have a hard time identifying any scientist but one: Albert Einstein. The lesson for science mavens everywhere is that genius isn't enough: one must cultivate wacky hair in order to become an iconic part of the American psyche.

If you want to get a little more obscure, you could throw on a turtleneck and call yourself Carl Sagan. And let's not forget the ladies! Victorian clothes + glow-in-the-dark makeup = instant Marie Curie.

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