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Create an 80s Computer Geek Costume

80s Computer Geeks
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Dressing up as an 80s geek/nerd is both fun and simple, and wearing a pair of nerdy specs and a computer/ science related T-shirt would be a great start.

Firstly, I want to show you a few read-made costume options for men and women...

Wally is probably one of the best known 80s geeks, and the first book was published in the UK during 1987.

The 1980s saw a home computing revolution, and programmers were often spotty teenagers who created software from their bedrooms. Often they wore computer or gaming t-shirts supporting their favourite companies such as Atari, Commodore and Sinclair, or popular computer games of the time such as Pac-Man and Space Invaders. And every geek could complete a Rubik's Cube before you had a chance to blink! Here are some ideas...


Big Glasses with thick frames are an essential part of your costume...

I particularly like these pixel style glasses which will emphasise the fact that you're an 80s computer programmer.

Another look you could adopt is a checked T-shirt with bow tie. Add plenty of pens and pencils to your top pocket.


Here are some more geeky T-shirt ideas...




Good luck in your quest to become an 80s computer geek, unless you're really were one, of course, in which case you have been there and worn the t-shirt!

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