MEGATech Showcase: Halloween, Geek Style Beth Snyder October 30, 2015 Features If you haven’t yet figured out your costume or your party supplies, there is still time! Maybe not time for shipping unless you want to pay astronomical expedited charges, but many of these things should be available in stores if you hurry. Because Halloween is an even more fun holiday than Christmas! You don’t have to buy anyone a present, you get to dress up yourself, your family, and your pets, your decorations can cover your house inside and out, and best of all, no dusting! Cobwebs become decorations, and that works beautifully for me! First up is the AT-AT costume… for your dog. My lifestyle doesn’t permit me to have a dog, but it’s almost worth trying to figure out how to make it work just so I can buy this costume. Every year I threaten to get one for my niece’s dog (who loves to wear clothes), but I never quite manage it. But if you have a dog and you intend to dress it up, this is the way to go, hands down. It’s made of polyester and foam, and comes in a range of sizes from small to extra large, so it should fit almost any dog. At just $14.99 US, how can you resist? Source: Gizmodo Anybody can carve a pumpkin, but not just anybody can have Darth Vader and Yoda pumpkins! And if you’re going to dress your dog as an AT-AT, you need these. Each pumpkin measures 12 inches (about 30.5 cm) and are lit from within by an amber lightbulb. They can be used indoor or outdoor, and include the power cord as well as the necessary lightbulb. If you can’t decide which one to get, pick them both up! They’re on sale for $9.99 US each right now. Source: Geek Alerts If you’re sensing a theme, you’re right on the money. Welcome (or warn off) your neighbourhood trick-or-treaters with Star Wars porch light covers! Choose between Darth Vader or a Stormtrooper, or get them both. They can be used with a 60 watt or smaller lightbulb, and can be custom fit to your particular light fixture (they attach with an elastic band). The Stormtrooper measures 12 1/2″ tall x 11 1/2″ wide (about 32 x 29 cm); Vader is 14 3/4″ tall x 13″ wide (about 37.5 x 33 cm). They are made of plastic, so make sure they aren’t directly touching your lightbulb. Regular price is $9.99 US each, on sale now for just $3.99 US. Source: Geekologie But wait, there’s more! You need a bowl for your candy, because trying to deal with those bags when your porch is full of little ghouls is a major pain. Why not use these Stormtrooper and Vader bowls? Bonus is you can use them for other things later, so your dinner parties will have a little flair as well. Each one is $14.99 US. Source: That’s Nerdalicious If you and/or your kids are going out trick-or-treating, you’re going to need something in which to haul your stash. The bowls aren’t terribly practical, but this Star Wars Halloween tote bag rises nicely to the occasion! It’s got silhouettes of some of your favourite Star Wars friends, and a giant Death Star moon. And when Halloween is over, it becomes the perfect bag to carry your stuff to and from work! Nobody ever said you have to grow up. This one will run you $10.00 US. Source: Geek Alerts I’m not done yet! You know how most people end up with a paper skeleton hanging on their front door? You can join in the fun, but with a twist… Stormtrooper skeleton! It’s made of cardboard with hinged joints, and measures 34? tall x 14? wide (about 86 x 35.5 cm). I may end up hanging this one on my bedroom wall, since I can’t stop giggling at it. And it’s only $4.99 US! Source: Geek Alerts I think I’m done with Star Wars, but there’s still more Halloween goodness to come! This one is kind of expensive for a prank, but wouldn’t it be great to hang this motorized “peeping Tom” on someone’s window and scare the daylights out of them? It runs on three AAA batteries, and can be set to tap on the glass three times either by a motion sensor or on a timer, whichever works best for you. I suppose you could hang it on your own house, but it’s way more fun to scare someone who isn’t expecting it. Each one costs $60.00 US. Source: Gizmodo Walking Dead string lights! Who doesn’t need those, and not just for Halloween, either! Each string has 10 total Walker heads in two different molds, and measures nine feet long (about 2.75 meters). They can be used indoor or outdoor, and you can link multiple strings together. They come with four replacement bulbs and one flasher. Each string is currently on sale for just $14.99 US. Source: Coolest Gadgets You know what would be really cool nestled into your now-dead garden? Zombie garden gnomes! Especially if you have regular ones there during the summer, you can put this pair in their place for the holiday. They’re each made of painted polyresin for indoor or outdoor use. The male measures 19 1/2″H X 7″W X 7″D (about 49.5 x 18 x 18 cm), while the female is slightly smaller at 18 1/2″H X 7 1/2″W X 4 1/2″D (about 47 x 19 x 19 cm). The pair is currently on sale for $69.95 US. Source: 7 Gadgets These are my favourite thing ever! I have a fondness for lawn flamingos (I own one that comes with costumes for the holidays, in fact), but these are fabulous! Zombie lawn flamingos, for use at Halloween or all the time if you’re like me. You need these in your yard, and at just $20.00 US for a pair, you should get a whole flock! Source: Geekologie Slimer! With all the attention being paid to Ghostbusters recently, this is the perfect Halloween decoration. He measures about 10 inches tall (about 25.5 cm), and comes on a 15 foot (about 4.5 meter) cord. He runs on three AA batteries (not included) and has an on/off switch so you can control how often you have to hear the Ghostbusters theme song. Because it plays as he travels the cord from side to side, spinning as he goes. He even lights up, so you can put him just about anywhere and you’ll be able to see him day or night. Cost is $59.99 US. Source: Geek Alerts Finally, we have another candy bowl. But not just any candy bowl, although its haunted tree persona is pretty spooky. This one is motion activated, so as your unsuspecting trick-or-treaters go to reach for their prize, its face lights up, it makes spooky sounds, and its tree branch hands try to grab them. You’d better be prepared for tricks in return, however, especially if your neighbourhood kids are vindictive. It measures 11 inches tall (about 28 cm), and runs on three AA batteries (included). Pick one up for $29.99 US. Source: Craziest Gadgets Share This With The World!