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Get Your Halloween On: Dress As Your Favorite Internet Meme

by Adriana Lee | October 26, 2012October 26, 2012 7:00 pm PDT

Halloween is the night for geeks far and wide to dress as their favorite comic book hero, game villain or even tech device. But it’s coming up quick, leaving not a lot of time for a DIY costume.

Why not dress as your favorite Internet meme? Even if the “civilians” don’t quite get your get-up, you’ll still feel like one of the hip, esoteric technorati. NASA’s Mohawk Guy, for example, has been lighting up the webs since the Mars Rover driver went viral. Got a blue polo shirt, headset and mohawk wig? (Who doesn’t?) Or maybe a pair of shears and a lot of guts? Then you could so rock this meme:

NASA Mohawk Guy

Or get ready to get an epic Nyan cat on. This one’s trickier, but not impossible. Just a cat mask, some black clothes and a painted cardboard tent sign, and you’re golden.

Nyan Cat

Of course, you can get extra points for going full tilt if you have a giant cat head lying around…

Nyan cat costume

Looking for something a little easier? The Y U No guy or Troll face would draw laughs cheaply and easily. Working this is as simple as printing out a big version, pasting it on cardboard and using it as a mask.

Meme Faces

Overly Attached Girlfriend is a classic. You could wear a blue Tee, a brown wig and your best wide-eyed freaky look, but the best way to go is to blow this pic up poster size, cut a hole in it and pop your face in where hers is. Extra points if you’re a bug-eyed dude willing to wear this all night.

Overly Attached Girlfriend Meme Whos mom

Of course, if you love a challenge and are hardwired to don hard wires, you could pop on over to Popular Mechanics’ list of 13 High-Tech DIY Halloween Costumes and go totally mecha with your bad self.

Are you dressing up for Halloween? Tell us about your costume: Is it high tech? Low tech? No tech at all (but still totally awesome)? Share in the comments.

Adriana Lee

Adriana is the resident writer-slash-culture vulture who has written about everything from smartphones, tablets, apps, accessories, and small biz...