- Schrodinger’s Cat: It is easy to recreate the popular thought experiment by thinking outside the box. All you need is a cardboard box, some face makeup, and an empty bottle. Cut holes at top and bottom of box to slide box over your body. Fashion cat ears from the cut out cardboard of the box. Apply the face makeup to make yourself look like a cat. Last, apply a label to the bottle and write “XXX” on it, or a skull and crossbones to signify poison.
- Dark Matter: No one really knows what dark matter looks like. This costume idea gives you the flexibility to dress up pretty much any way you want. You could wear different colored socks, shorts with a dress shirt, and a straw hat. If you want to take the easy way out, simply write “Dark Matter” on a “Hello My Name Is …” name tag and stick it on your shirt.
- Phytoplankton: Get some blow-up pool toys and slide these around your body. Decorate the toys using permanent markers or paint in the desired colors, and you are pretty much set. Just remember to dress in the same color as the toys.
- Black Hole: Dress in all black and use black face makeup to paint your face. If you want to put a little something more into the costume, use a blow up inner tube and paint in varying shades of oranges, reds, and yellows to create an acceleration disk you can wear around your waist.
- Marie Curie: For female science lovers, dress as one of the most famous women scientists of the early 20th Century. All you need is a basic dress that reflects the style worn during this time period, a white lab coat, a scientific notebook, glow sticks, and glow-in-the-dark nail polish and face markup. Put the glow sticks in your pockets and on other areas of the costume to simulate glowing radiation. The glow-in-the-dark nail polish and makeup add the perfect finishing touches. You can even use the nail polish to paint splotches of radioactive isotopes on the outside of the notebook.
Dressing up as a famous scientist, like Albert Einstein, or Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory, might seem like a great costume idea. Unfortunately, your other science-loving friends may have the same idea. Who really wants to be at a Halloween party where there are numerous clones of the same person? If you want to really stand out and put some “Bazinga!” into your costume this year, then consider the following Halloween costume ideas to get your thought processes flowing.