Halloween Nerd Costumes – Ideas for Girls and Boys


Looking for a Halloween Nerd Costume – well you’ve come to the right place.  The infamous nerd costume is easy to do, can be done on the cheap – and who doesn’t love a geek?

Nerd Costumes Ideas for Halloween

Several years ago, my then 8-year old insisted on going as a nerd for Halloween. To put together her Halloween nerd costume, we hit up the local thrift store and scored this ensemble

Halloween Nerd Costume

Halloween Nerd Costumes

  • Geek glasses (taped, OF COURSE)
  • Oversized khaki pants – thrift store find
  • Tweety bird vest – thrift store find (and she won’t throw it away ARGH!)
  • Girl scout shirt – thrift store find
  • Hair in various pony tails
  • Mismatched sock

This DIY costume worked out fabulous. She loved it and received rave reviews from her friends.

If you are putting together a nerd costume, here are a few ideas to get you started:

Mis-Matched Nerd

Easy, DIY with a few things from the closet:
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image source: kaboose

Nerds Candy Costume

Go and be a literal nerd. Decorate a box like a Wonka Nerds candy:

nerds costume 2
Talk about nerdy!
  • Rolled up pants
  • Poster board featuring Nerds candy
  • Carrying a calculator
  • Reading a book
  • Geek glasses (taped, OF COURSE)
  • Those SOCKS with those shoes!

image source: She Knows

Pocket Protector Nerd

nerd costume 3

This nerd costume kind of looks like a bad Mormon missionary outfit

image source: Trend Hunter

Easy Geek Costumes to Buy

Not into DIY costumes? No problem! Check out these solutions to make your Halloween easy!

Nerd Costume Kit

nerd costume kit

Not in the mood to DIY your nerd costume? No problem! Amazon sells a Nerd Costume Kit for just $7.99 featuring all the basics of a nerd (glasses, pocket protector)

Geek Hipster Costume

hipster costume

Aren’t all hipsters a bit geeky? Another great Amazon costume bundle – Geek Hipster Costume.

Nerds Candy Costume


Or you could be a real nerd, as in Nerds candy! Check out this Nerds Candy Costume

Easy Nerd Shirt Costume

This is the perfect costume to wear to work – an easy nerd shirt

Geek Costumes Galore!

Looking for more ideas? Here are the nerd costumes / geek costumes that Amazon has to offer:

 Instant Nerd Kit (Includes: Taped Eyeglasses, Pocket Protector & Nerd Squad Button) Party Accessory (1 count) (1/Pk Unisex Rainbow Mustache Suspenders/bow Tie Set – Adjustable 4 x Geek Science Nerd Pins Buttons (Size 1inch Diameter) Forum Novelties Men’s Fabulous 50’s Class Nerd Costume, Multi, Standard Bow tie and Suspender, Bowties & Suspenders Set, Classic Accessory for Children, Teens, and Adults (Red) Adult Size Baseball Style Multi-Color Propeller Hat FunWorld Women’s I Love Nerds Costume, White/Blue, Small/Medium Leg Avenue Men’s 4 Piece Nerdy Ned Costume, Brown, Small RETRO NERD Geek Oversized BLACK Framed Spring Temple Clear Lens Eye Glasses Nerd Costume Tee (slim fit) T-Shirt Size M NERD SPEC GLASSES Forum Novelties Class Nerd Child Costume, Large Disguise 88680J Hello Kitty Nerd Tween Costume, X-Large (14-16) Enimay Unisex Halloween Nerd Geek Costume Adjustable Suspender Bowtie Glasses Nerd | Red | Clear One Size Vintage InCharacter Baby Boy’s Nursery Nerd Costume, White/Blue, Medium Forum Novelties Female Nerd Kit FunWorld 50’s Nerd, Red/White, One Size Costume FancyG® Cute Nerd Glass Frame with Bow Tie Knot Cat Eyes for Girls Leopard NO LENS FunWorld Women’s I Love Nerds Costume, White/Blue, Small/Medium Rasta Imposta Nerds Box, Pink/Purple, One Size


Have more ideas for Halloween Nerd Costumes? Hit us up on the comments!