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13 Geekiest Halloween Costumes For 2015

We want to help you get into the Halloween spirit while letting your geek flag fly. Check out our list, and let us know which costume you'll be wearing next Saturday.
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October 31 is only a week away, which means it's time for our annual review of the geekiest, techiest, spookiest Halloween costumes for 2015. 

While superhero costumes are our go-tos, this year we're eschewing them and opting for the ones that will warm your Sci-Fi obsessed hearts. 

Classic sci-fi TV and movies never get old, so we're bringing your some options inspired by Dr. Who, Star Trek, Star Wars, and even Ghostbusters. Of course, there are always a few totally out-of-the-box ideas that people rock every Halloween. Those are the best.

If you didn't catch last year's list, we encourage you to check it out as well, because as you can imagine, trends come and go. It is always fun to see what was on our minds a year ago.

We picked our 13 favorites from this year's crop of Halloween costumes. Why 13? Well, because it is a scary number, of course. Check out these ideas, tell us if you'll be choosing one for your Halloween costume, and share your plans with us in the comments section below.

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Michelle
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Michelle,
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10/30/2015 | 9:56:34 PM
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Flying superman and foosball player are my favorite costumes. Clever always wins!

I've seen that charity's costumes -- they should develop how-to instructions for parents so more kids can enjoy the fun.

 
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mak63,
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10/28/2015 | 11:42:18 PM
Marshmallow Dog
Hoping that the Ice Bucket Challenge will turn into a wet T-shirt competition, I'm considering dressing up my best friend in a nice costume this year. The town's Goodwill is selling dog's costumes at $2. Not bad, ah?
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yalanand,
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10/26/2015 | 10:37:10 PM
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Kid Tardis. Nice. I have seen enough kids in Darth Vader costumes. This one is superb. Except when They have to go to the bathroom.
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yalanand,
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10/26/2015 | 1:28:39 PM
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If it were me I would go dressed as Google Chrome. I would take a cake with me on which "RAM" would be written. If someone told me to do something I would take a large bite out of my RAM cake.
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Ariella,
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10/24/2015 | 7:47:32 PM
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I like the Lego Captain America, well any Lego mini-fig could look geeky cool. As for the flying Superman, what's great about this is not only the fact that it works well for a kid in a wheelchair but that it looks fairly simple to put together. I learned this year about an organization called MagicWheelchair that makes very elaborate costumes for kids in wheelchairs. Each one takes upwards of 100 hours of work, though, so they can only produce 3. That means the most applicants won't get one. When I saw it, I thought it would be nice to also have instructions for simpler costumes that parents can make themselves. 
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