Your Halloween Costume Guide

With Halloween just around the corner, I wanted to help those out there still in need of a costume. Here are three options to help you turn yourself into a bonafide architect for the night.

The "Google Search" Architect

What you will need:

  1. Yellow hard hat
  2. Rolls of drawings
  3. A friend to follow you around dressed as a "Sketch Up" model

The "Starring" Architect

What you will need:

  1. A drafting board and a T-square
  2. An adjustable task light
  3. Suit, tie or bow tie if you're going for an old school look, and a stern look on your face
  4. A large model...make sure it is hollow so you can use it as your candy storage


The great thing about this option is that there are so many movies and TV shows you can watch for inspiration. This article has many of these movies listed...go ahead and add them to your Netflix queue.

25 Fictional Architects In Movies

Also, check out this read for more on Hollywood's archetypical architect character.

Why Hollywood Needs to Change its Conception of "The Architect"

And last but not least, if you're really struggling to get together some of the accessories that really say "Architect" here is a great option for you.

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The "Pretend" Architect

What you'll need:

  • A button down shirt
  • Glasses
  • Jeans
  • Loafers
  • Call yourself Art Vandelay

Amy Jarvis, Associate AIA, Designer

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