A Skeptical Halloween in New Orleans

As many of you know, I’ll be at CSICON, the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry’s big to-do October 27-30. I’ll be judging the costume contest at the party (along with fellow Skepchick Amy!), and though that obviously makes me ineligible for winning, I still want to dress up. But as what? Leave your ideas in the comments. Bonus points for a skeptical theme. Negative points for “sexy ___” where “___” is anything besides “bigfoot.”

EDIT: Nearly forgot to mention that hotel rates for CSICON are going way up on October 5, so book now!

Rebecca Watson

Rebecca is a writer, speaker, YouTube personality, and unrepentant science nerd. In addition to founding and continuing to run Skepchick, she hosts Quiz-o-Tron, a monthly science-themed quiz show and podcast that pits comedians against nerds. There is an asteroid named in her honor. Twitter @rebeccawatson Mastodon Instagram @actuallyrebeccawatson TikTok @actuallyrebeccawatson YouTube @rebeccawatson BlueSky

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      1. I just felt the urge to eject part or all of the contents of my stomach through my mouth, in a series of involuntary spasmic movements.

  1. I know I’ll get negative points for it, but I still have to venture it:

    Sexy Teddy Roosevelt.


  2. After the year you’ve had I think the more interesting question is how many Rebecca Watson costumes we’ll be seeing on other people!

  3. We will be there, too. The wife is dressing up as some sort of vampire. I am going as a dude near a vampire.

  4. What about an Anti-Skeptical theme? You might have more fun playing a wackaloon Fundie charicture- maybe Mistress Cookie from Landover Baptist or SNL’s Church Chat Lady? You could do the Superiority Dance while you Tsk! Tsk! your way through the show!!

  5. You could wear a Cookie Monster outfit with a razor glove and fedora and go as the Dunning-Krueger effect.

  6. “Negative points for “sexy ___” where “___” is anything besides “bigfoot.””

    What about a sexy Vogon?

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