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3 Last-Minute Costumes Inspired By Famous Scientists

With Halloween just a couple hours away, that elaborate Queen Amidala getup probably isn't going to happen. Not to worry — you can still sport your geek pride while tricking and treating by dressing up as a scientist! Consider these three low-maintenance costumes for your last-minute Halloween planning.

Carl Sagan

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What You'll Need:

  • Camel or khaki blazer
  • Orange turtleneck
  • Two pieces of black felt for bushy eyebrows
  • Love of physics and the universe

Bonus points: go as a geek couple. He dressed as Carl, and she dressed as the cosmos!

Marie Curie

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What You'll Need:

  • Victorian-style black dress and flat black ankle boots
  • Erlenmeyer flask
  • Pull back hair into a bun, but leave wisps and baby hairs free in the front
  • Passion for chemistry

Bonus points: fill the vial with glow-in-the-dark liquid! Try glow-in-the-dark paint.

Albert Einstein

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What You'll Need:

  • White temporary hair color to spray your hair with
  • Hair spray to force hair to stick up
  • Bushy white and gray mustache
  • Three-piece suit with tie and scarf
  • Unlimited energy for theoretical physics pursuits

Bonus points: stick your tongue out!

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