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Trick or Treat! 7 Science themed Halloween costume Ideas

Updated: Oct 24, 2018

Contributor Vivian Cheng

Courtesy of delta bingo.com

All you ghosts and ghoulies gather ‘round because we have some creative costume ideas for you. Science nerds rejoice because the BMSA has given a science twist to some average costumes.


So let’s get to it!


Gold digger

Now I ain’t saying she a gold digger.

Well, in this case you are. Take the chemical symbol Au and take a small shovel with you to show everyone your new occupation for the night. But to be cautious, make sure you ask people their opinions on prenups.



Pumpkin Pi

What are the kids saying these days? That you look like a “snack”? Well now you can look like a snack for real but with a scientific twist. Dress in all orange, put some pumpkin and pi stickers on and put the “treat” in Trick or Treat.





Schrodinger’s Cat

Let’s revive the sexy cat costume, okay? Take your kitty ears, wear a cardboard box and write the word “maybe” on it, or the Heisenberg uncertainty equation if you wish. You’ll simultaneously be the life and death of the party.



Bill Nye the Science Guy

Who doesn’t want to be our childhood icon? With Halloween, anything is possible. So what are you waiting for, grab a lab coat, a bow tie and sing in the name of science. Bill! Bill! Bill!



The Solar System

Grab a black shirt and put all of the planets on it. The world may not revolve around you, but for a night you can pretend that you’re larger than Earth. I can’t think of anything more out of this world.


Killer T Cells

Any immunology students out there? Take your learning outside of the classroom by dressing up as the thing you learn about the most. Put on your assassin-chic outfit and put the letter “T” on it to show the world how badass our human body really is.



Iron Chef

Sorry, I loved first year chemistry so that’s why I’m giving the periodic table not only one, but two shoutouts. Put the atomic symbol Fe on your shirt and dress in chef attire to show that you can stand the heat of the kitchen.