Tag Archives: costumes

  • Walk The Halloween Runway

    Yay! Happy October! I love October because it means that the weather is starting to cool down, everyone is slowly embracing the upcoming holiday seasons, pumpkin flavored EVERYTHING, and Halloween costumes!

    Every year I love to research and look up how creative and clever people can get with their costumes - even for their pets! Some are straight up hilarious and others are VERY creative - either way, they're all enjoyable and I would love to share some tech-related Halloween costumes I've found on the good old' internet this morning!

    1. Pokemon!

    If you haven't been living under a rock this year, you will know that Pokemon has taken over the galaxy. With Nintendo's Pokemon Go app installed in almost every smartphone in the world, people are reconnecting with their old or current childhood moments - with costumes!


    2. Star Wars

    People really go all out for Star Wars! I mean ALL OUT! As in, you can hardly tell the difference between the person in the costume VS. the actual character in the movie. For example, check out Queen Amidala...

    Pretty good, huh?


    So cute! Girl version of Han Solo!

    3. Marvel


    Rogue & Gambit

    How to make a Thor Costume


    How to make a Fantastic Four "Thing" costume

    Fantastic Four's The Thing!

    4. Anything smartphone related


    Snapchat's Rainbow Barf filter! This definitely made it into one of the best and memorable things that ever happened with social media features so why not become one for Halloween!

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    emojis! So easy to do and you can team up with your buddies to make a combination of your favorite emojis!

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    Google maps LOL

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    All 4 major social medias platforms - Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter

    It's never too early to start brainstorming who or what you want to be this year for Halloween, so maybe some of these will spark an idea?

    Do you like any of the tech-Halloween costumes above? Visit our FacebookTwitter and Google+ pages to share with us, or leave a comment below!

  • Treat Yourself to Halloween Goodies

    Happy Monday!

    Halloween is approaching and why not treat yourself to some Aluratek goodies that will go great with this month of eclectic costumes, spooky decorations and fun with family and friends. We specifically hand picked our tech goodies that feature LED lighting to help keep the ghosts away while you trick or treat, add light to a scary bedtime story or add some mood lighting to your Halloween decor.

    Teat Yourself

    Hurry! This promotion only extends through October 26, 2015!

    Which one of our LED products do you think will go perfectly with your Halloween festivities? Visit our FacebookTwitter and Google+ pages to let us know, or leave a comment below!

  • Clever Tech Halloween Costumes

    Halloween is just around the corner! Do you have a costume yet? Every year I see people get more creative with their homemade costumes and it's pretty smart because it's unique AND they save a ton of money making it on their own. Here are some pretty cool tech costumes that may spark up ideas for yourself!

    Google Maps - Cut out a large poster board in the shape of GPS marker, paint a simple road map on a plain T-shirt and you're pretty good to go. How adorable is this couple!?
    Instagram - if you're good with a sewing machine then create your own little Instagram outfit like this girl did! Very creative!
    Facebook! This is very simple. Cut out a large poster board, print out Facebook icons, your name and a few pictures and bam! You got yourself a Facebook costume. Cheap and easy.


    Candy crush! Super colorful and very creative!
    Mr. and Mrs. Pacman - Oh brings me back to the 90s!


    Lifesize Gameboy?! Yes, please!
    Who remembers Tamagotchi?
    Classic VHS tape.


    Emoji Dancing Girls!

    To view more fun costumes, click here.

    What tech-related costume would you wear for Halloween? Let us know. Visit our FacebookTwitter and Google+ pages to let us know, or leave a comment below!

  • Comic-Con International 2015

    Today is Embrace Your Geekness Day. How perfect because yesterday was the last day of Comic-Con International! Comic-Con International is a multigenre entertainment and comic convention held annually in San Diego, California. They showcase primarily comic books and science fiction/fantasy and pretty much anything that follows these categories. Although I don’t personally follow comics or many series, I still think it’s really fun and exciting to see how fans get deeply immersed into this! Many A-list celebrities as well as HUGE TV stars made their appearances to this event and it just shows how significant Comic-Con is.

    Along with panels, seminars, and workshops with comic book professionals, there are previews of future feature films, and portfolio evaluation sessions with top comic book and video game companies. The show include events such as costume costumes, award ceremonies, and the Comic-Con International Film Festival that play short and feature-length movies that do not have any distribution deals. Tens of thousands of devout fans pay to attend Comic-Con International and why wouldn’t they? It’s awesome!

    Here are some moments of Comic-Con that are worth highlighting:

    STAR WARS!!!

    Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford

    Star Wars concert

    501st Legion member, Kevin Doyle dressed as a Stormtrooper Fans were given the opportunity to see a behind-the-scenes of The Force Awakens. Mr. FORD was even there! Aweeesoommmeee



    The new Batman v Superman movie will be out next March, and I can't wait! I love Batman!

    Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck Mr. Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck made guest appearances to discuss their new, exciting movie.
    Gal Gadot, Jesse Eisenberg and Amy Adams Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg and Gal Gadot also made appearances!



    One of TV's biggest show, Game Of Thrones showed face as well.

    Sophie Turner, Natalie Dormer, Liam Cunningham and Carice van Houten



    Okay. My ultimate FAVORITE Marvel's series...X-Men! Wolverine, Storm, Magneto, Nightcrawler.... gotta love em!!!

    Jennifer Lawrence and Michael Fassbender showed up to answer and discuss questions from their beloved fans!

    Bryan Singer, Jennifer Lawrence and Michael Fassbender

    What is X-men without Mr. Hugh Jackman himself?

    Jennifer Lawrence, Hugh Jackman, and Michael Fassbender


    The WALKING Dead!

    This is currently my favorite TV series! Although it is not airing right now, I cannot wait for next season!

    Norman Reedus

    Norman Reedus throws T-shirts into the crowd

    Andrew Lincoln and Steven Yeun

    Rick and Glenn, Andrew Lincoln and Steven Yeun taking part in the panel discussion

    Also a trailer to Fear the Walking Dead was released!



    When there's something strange in the neighborhood, who you gonna call?

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    This time it's going to be a all girl team doing some damage!

    These are only a small number of MANY appearances made in this year's Comic-Con International.

    Here's also some fun images of fans who went all out and dressed up for the occasion:

    Game of Thrones
    Effie Trinket, The Hunger Games. Can't even tell a difference!
    The Avengers
    Thranduil from The Hobbit
    Black Widow from The Avengers
    chewbaccas angels comic con cosplay Colorful Chewbaccas!
    Comic Con 2015 Power Rangers The Mighty Morpin Power Rangers. Awesome!

    These are all amazing and creative costumes, but I think this one is hands down the winner ;)

    Ollie the French Bulldog Ollie the French Bulldog dresses up as Arrow <3

    With that said, make sure to embrace your geekiness today!!

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    On a scale 1-10, how big of a geek are you (10 being the geekiest)?? I would say our Creative Director, Greg, is a beaming 10 ;) Embrace it! Visit our FacebookTwitter and Google+ pages to let us know, or leave a comment below!

  • Tech- Halloween Part II

    Memes are huge this year.  So are superheroes, iPhone and social media bodysuits. Ditch the boring bloody fangs this year and create a costume that will turn heads and make others go “aha!”

    Earlier this month, I blogged about social media costumes that were quite impressive! But you can push yourself even further and have your entire night of Halloween be tech themed!

    So here’s part 2 of my Halloween entry =)

    Host a Halloween party!

    - Invitations: Unless it’s for a wedding, I haven’t seen many physical invitations being mailed or hand delivered in a while. Facebook has become the main source of invitations for all sorts of events. Birthdays dinners, Bridal showers, and Halloween parties are a few invitations that I’ve received in the past couple of weeks! It’s the easiest way to reach out and get a fast response from people! It will make sure it gets to all your friends, and it is convenient because it helps you keep track of RSVPs. You can create a fun Halloween themed look of your invitation using imagery as well!

    - Music: I love making a playlist for any event! Creating a playlist for your party is a place where Spotify can be used to its fullest potential. As long as the computer / laptop is connected to the internet, you can search unlimited music on Spotify. Whether it’s Halloween music or the latest hit by Taylor Swift, there's something for everyone.

    - Tricks: Halloween is an occasion where simple tech special effects and a little bit of showmanship can go a long way. If you’ve got wireless speakers or even one where with a cord that’s easy to hide, then you’ve got pretty much everything you need to scare the living nightmare out of your party guests.

    Example: Concealing a speaker under a chair or an unexpected location and queuing it to play screams at random intervals is a perfect way to make your guests jump.

    - Decorations: Just watch this video and be amazed.

    Do you have any ideas for a tech-Halloween? Visit our FacebookTwitter and Google+ pages to let us know, or leave a comment below!

  • Social Media Costume Ideas For Halloween

    Halloween is approaching fast and you need time to get your costumes ready to go! I've seen very creative DIY costumes that look amazing, and I was thinking...why not make your own costume that is trending the tech world today?!

    When I think about today's technology I think of smartphones, and then I start to think about social media. The social media world has certainly taken over, and everyone's face is glued to their smartphone screen as they're updating their lives with Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and other social media app news feeds, or posting up their own content for the world to view. I started researching whether people have actually created costumes relating to social media and BOY, was I surprised AND impressed!

    Check these awesome and creative social media costumes people have made by themselves! Maybe this will give you an idea for this year's Halloween costume because it will definitely be a head-turner!


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    SNAPCHAT (last one is too funny!)

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  • Comic-Con Pilgrimage On Hold

    Woud your wife let you out the house dressed like that?
    It's mid July and there's not a whole lot of activity going on around here. Pretty typical for the summer months in the tech business. I guess the biggest thing going on around here other than the humid rain and thunderstorms is the Comic-Con convention happening right now in San Diego. Unless you've been living under a rock you are aware how big this comic-con thing has gotten. Especially due to the increase in the comic book movie genre and the big name celebrities who star in them.

    To quote Vanity Fair: Make no mistake: the fanboys and girls who make their pilgrimage to Comic-Con each year show a level of devotion and fearlessness to which most of us will never commit. (Would you travel to San Diego and willingly brave crushing crowds and an onslaught of promotional material . . . for four days . . . while wearing a full-body costume (optional) . . . at the height of summer . . . and pay for the complete sensory overload . . . just to convene with those similarly passionate about comics, horror, sci-fi, and, in more recent years, blockbuster-film previews?)

    To be honest I am a huge fan of the comic book movie genre and comic books and the whole thing. I consider myself a pretty regular guy but not too obsessed as some comic book fans can get. You should google comic-con and see all the wierd to strange to awesome things that go on. I have always been curious about the convention and so that is why almost a whole year ago at a wedding a few friends and I decided we were going to go for the first time. You have to pre-register first - that's how crazy it is. I remember going to bed early the night before and setting my alarm clock so as to not miss the registration time. I was sitting there at my computer waiting for the registration to open to click on a provided link that would take me the ticket buying page. My link didn't work. By the time I got it working I was in 1500th place and in real time you can see all the tickets disappearing - Day 1 - gone, Day  2- gone, Day 3 - gone. I had to have my friend get me a ticket because he had a better place in line. All I could get was a day 4 pass (which I can't go now anyway). Oh well, there's always next year.

    Have you gone to Comic-Con? Are you there now? What am I missing...or not missing? Share your comments with us by visiting our Facebook page or leaving a comment below!

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