Blog Posts

30
Oct

Halloween Costume Tips For Secret Scientists

Click here for Rachel’s profile.

Today’s guest blogger is our spook-tacular PBS colleague, Jasmine Bulin.

Halloween is the best day to pretend to be a scientist when for the rest of the year science is your secret life. In my real life I am a New Media Content Editor for PBS.org, but today I got to dress as Microbiologist and Professional Wrestler, Rachel Collins.

How I Got the Look

All fashionable Microbiologists start with a lab coat found at any nursing supply store. I already had in my closet a green top, black tights, black boots, and green eye shadow. A wrestling belt I found at a toy store and green clip-in hair extensions from my local beauty supply store completed the costume.

Here are some formulas to create other great “Secret Life” costumes:

Joe DeGeorge—Harry Potter-esque attire + toy keyboard (must be able to sing “Felix Felicis”)

Erika Ebbel—lab coat + pageant gown/prom dress/bridesmaid dress + tiara (sash optional)

Error on caption (you forgot to include content="your text here" inside the shortcode)

Mark Siddall—green button-up collared shirt + khaki pants + pickle jar filled with gummy leeches (gummy bugs or worms are an OK substitute, but you must be willing to eat the gummies as a “culinary adventurer”)

Neil deGrasse Tyson—sport coat + button-up collared shirt + astronomy tie + mustache (must be able to answer complex science questions on demand)

Dava Newman—white full body suit or white long sleeve top and white pants + white gloves + black fabric marker + large deep plastic bowl for her helmet (will require a steady hand to create the intricate lines on her suit with the marker)

Eran Egozy—“Rock Band” controller + glasses + jeans + comfortable shirt (brush up on your “Rock Band” skills in advance)

Can you think of more? Tell us about your ideas in the comments.

And oh yeah, Happy Halloween!

Tell us what you think on Twitter, Facebook, or email.

GB_orange

Guest Author

    Guest Blogger Guest Blogger We are periodically lucky enough to have some great guest bloggers. And their posts live here!