DIY Dr. Horrible Costume

By | September 5, 2008

Halloween is coming up and I’m sure all of you geeks out there are just ITCHING to find the right costume to impress your other geek friends. I have therefore decided to share the secret of the Dr. Horrible costume. For those of you who know me and are wondering, no, this is not my costume. I’ll be geeking it up in a completely different costume. So, without further ado, here’s where to get all of the parts for your Dr. Horrible Costume:

  • The Goggles
    After searching all over the freaking place for goggles that will look decent atop your forehead, I found a pair that should work over at (where else?).
  • The Lab Coat
    This one is probably the trickiest. The closest thing I could find is the A001 LOS ANGELES coat from the above manufacturer. I wasn’t actually able to find it for sale anywhere, but if you call them I’m sure they can hook you up with a distributor. If you’re lazy and/or not picky, there are tons of generic lab coats for sale at Amazon.
  • The Gloves
    Nice looking white welding gloves are key to the costume. The pair linked above are nice and will do the trick, but if you want the actual gloves used in Neil Patrick Harris’s costume, here’s what you’re looking for.
  • The Boots
    This pair looks perfect. I have no other suggestions, so just swing by Amazon and get these.
  • Pants
    This is probably the least important part of the costume. I’m not saying you shouldn’t wear pants (because you should), but just swing by your local department store and pick up a pair of white pants, then tuck them in to the boots.
  • The Freeze Ray
    Last, but certainly not least, any Dr. Horrible needs a Freeze Ray to Stop….. The World. Swing over to Amazon or your favorite toy store, find a suitable water gun, and spray paint it black.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my tutorial and if you’ve read this and use this costume for Halloween, or any other costume-wearing event, please post pictures here!

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  • Jessie

    But what should I be for Halloween!?!?!

  • Evan

    I’ve given you plenty of ideas, you just don’t like them!

  • Cyrusdavirus

    DIY’s will have an interesting addition this year with Sarah Palin in the news. It should be a rather simple womens Halloween costume. They could also make it interesting.

  • Carla

    Dr. Horrible is a BLATANT rip-off of Dr. Steel!

  • Andy

    If anyone is looking for closer version of the doc’s lab coat you can find it here.

  • Evan

    Andy, that is an awesome labcoat. Thanks for the link!

  • minion

    These goggles might be more accurate, aside from the colour. A few coats of paint is no biggie.

  • spenser

    you can find a pair of goggles to paint at your local home depot for around the same price minus shipping and the a001 coat is around 90 bucks american

  • susan

    Yeah costumes can be really pricey! That’s what is so discouraging!
    Last year I got really lucky with both my kids and myself an husband and found a website with really inexpensive costumes. Try and browse around to see if they have anything fitting for you :)

  • David

    Yes, or try, they offer free shipping for any US residents. Excellent posts, now I think I try to be Horrible this Halloween….

  • Shane

    With the coats, how do I figure out what size I need?

  • Evan

    Shane, every manufacturer is going to be a bit different, but as far as coats go, I usually get the same size that I’d get if a t-shirt or sweatshirt.

  • Shane

    Evan, thanks. I usually get medium or large and I guess I am just a little worried b/c time is short and if I pay as much as $100 or more for a coat I want it to deliver.

  • Evan

    I hear that. You’re probably better off going with a large then. It’ll look fine if it’s a bit big, but probably wouldn’t work if it’s a bit small.