Happy Halloween, Nerds!!
Here’s a collection of my costume choices from the past. Head over to Instagram for a countdown to this year’s costume. And be sure to tag @nerdinthesand with your Halloween pics for a chance to be featured on ny insta. I will reveal this year’s costume at 3pm pst.
#1: First Halloween Costume Ever
#3: Minnie Mouse
#4: Princess Leia
#7: Maria from Roswell
#6: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
#7: Harley Quinn
#8: Padme Amidala
There are plenty more to choose from, but there are my personal favorites.
Do you have a favorite costume from your past?
Ever since I was 2 years old and my mom stuck a pair of white tights stuffed with cotton on my head and called them “bunny ears” I’ve had or made my own Halloween costume. There’s something special about finding all the pieces and putting them together to make your costume. It means more. It has more value, than some store bought concoction. Here’s a look at Costumes of Future’s Past…
Ok this last one was totally store bought… but how cute are we!!!
That being said, not every one out there is a maven of the homemade, do-it-yourself realm. I get it. Who has the time? As I’ve gotten older, it has gotten harder some years. But I make myself try! And this year I decided to do Frida Khalo.
I did her hair for one of my 30 Days of Nerdy Hair series and loved how it turned out. (Make sure to check back starting November 1st for a brand new series of 30 Days of Nerdy Hair!!)
So I thought, why not try the whole thing this time! The key to capturing Frida is a flowing peasant blouse and a well-drawn unibrow!
I added a scarf like she wears in this photo:
But there are so many great Frida looks to choose from. The other key component for her is the hair.
To tell you the truth, I think I did it much better for 30 Days of Nerdy Hair than I did for Halloween this year, but as long as the representation is there, I think the point comes across. Check out this week’s episode of So…This Happened to see more about Halloween.
“Nerdy Claus is comin’ to town.”
Day 7: Homemade wrapping paper
This is a super easy one. You need some butcher paper.or maybe newsprint and whatever you want to decorate it. I used dot markers and my own drawing skills.
“O Come All Ye Nerdy!”
Day 4: Nerdy Christmas Cards
The great thing about all these nerdy Christmas projects is that you can tailor them to the nerd in your life. Everyone is nerdy for something.
For these cards you will need:
Cut up the magazines, choosing pictures, phrases, words or letters that you may want to use.
Then fold your paper into card shapes (squares, rectangles)
And then let the creativity flow…