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Nerds Costume


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Photo #1 - Nerds! Photo #2 - We also attached a box of nerds to the side of each box just for fun!

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Costume type:  Costumes for Couples
Category:Halloween Costumes

This homemade costume for couples entered our 2011 Halloween Costume Contest.

A word from Patience, the 'The Nerds' costume creator:

My boyfriend and I came up with this idea when we were eating the small candy box of nerds. We planned to each be a side of the nerds and then we came up with being actual nerds inside of the candy nerds. We started off with cardboard and did a white coat of paint for a base. We then drew the nerds design on each side of both the boxes and painted it all. It's a lot of work and time but in the end it definitely paid off! This costume was a huge hit!

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#1 comment by nerdygirl October 10, 2012

Love this idea! Me and my best friend are doing this!

#2 comment by kylee October 11, 2012

what kind of paint did you use

#3 comment by Patience Robinson October 12, 2012

Acrylic paint from walmart!

#4 comment by cassidy October 12, 2012

me and my friend are copying you lols

#5 comment by whitney October 13, 2012

what did the back look like?

#6 comment by Kailen October 19, 2012

What kind of string did you use? And how long did this take?

#7 comment by Patience October 19, 2012

The back looks exactly like the back of the original nerds box. And this costume took about 19 hours overall and I used the stretchy elastic like string from Walmart that u would use to put in the waist of a pair of pants to make them tighter.

#8 comment by Ashley October 20, 2012

Where did you get the boxes???

#9 comment by Lilly October 20, 2012

How did u make the sides? We are makin this right now and if u could respond tht would be great! Should we use stein to attach the sides or use cardboard to connect them? Thanks!!

#10 comment by Patience October 21, 2012

We got boxes from a new big lots that was opening near us and we used a box and cut it in half and made each half into a three d rectangle and velcroed the sides together and also used staples. I hope this helps! Lemme know if u need anything else!

#11 comment by hannah October 27, 2012

where did you get the tights and shirts??

#12 comment by Georgia October 8, 2013

Was it hard to move in?

#13 comment by Patience October 9, 2013

No it wasnt as hard to move in as we thought it was going to be.

#14 comment by Julie October 19, 2013

Where did you get those socks?

#15 comment by Kellyt October 28, 2013

I want to find those socks! I'm going to use boxes from the cases of beer we get at the bar.

#16 comment by Patience October 28, 2013

They are tights from walmart. They are in the halloween section...at least they were two years ago... they were only like 3.99

#17 comment by Laurel December 6, 2014

Best costume ever! I love the creativity

#18 comment by Erica October 30, 2015

This was inspiration for mine and my husbands costume this year! I drew it with a pencil first and then colored it in. Like you said, it's a lot of work! More than I realized it would be!

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