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Science-Inspired Halloween Costumes: Bill Nye and Neil deGrasse Tyson

The science of smart costumes...beaker included

By Brittany Hammonds | Last Updated: Oct 8 2019

Want to lean into your more academic side this Halloween? How about two science-inspired Halloween costumes? Namely, Bill Nye and Neil deGrasse Tyson…two accessory-filled looks. You can’t go wrong with either universally loved scientist, especially when both have a knack for attention grabbing style.

How to create your own science-inspired Halloween costumes:

Bill Nye: Get the look

Suit: Suit Supply, $499 | Bow Tie: Grand Frank, $30 | Shirt: J.Crew, $70  

Lab Coat: JC Penney, $30 | Beaker: Think Geek, $7

Glasses: Warby Parker, $145 | Shoes: Aris Allen, $80

Pomade: Baxter of California, $20

Wear it well: Lab coat, khaki suit, and bow tie? Say, “hello” to this science-inspired Halloween costume of Bill Nye. Keep your hair effortless, but TV-ready – and don’t forget your beaker for the full effect.

Drawing from his Dancing with the Stars season, you can check off all of your Nye boxes with a pair of dancing shoes to complete the costume.

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Get the look:

Vest: Brooks Brothers, $118 | Tie: Save On Ties, $16 

Mustache Wax: Beard Supply, $16 | Tie Clip: Etsy, $20 

Shoes: ASOS, $99 | Socks: The Joy of Socks, $10

 Comb: Grooming Lounge, $6 | Telescope: Newegg, $24 

Wear it well: Astrophysicist, Twitter-extraordinaire, and viral meme star, Neil deGrasse Tyson is the jazzy genius we aspire to be…even after Halloween.

Get out your celestial flair via a cosmic tie or vest and make sure your mustache is as sharp as your universal expertise.


Want more costume ideas? Get the most dapper last minute styles, create your favorite movie-inspired looks, become a fictional sports hero


If you’re ready to really start dressing (after Halloween), why not let Team SG help? We can put together a personalized shopping plan that fits in with your personal style, your budget, and your body type.