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Seattle-area geeks love to dress up for Halloween. Or Geekoween, as we call it around here today.

And because our audience is full of creative folks, we’re not surprised by some of the inventive ideas that we’re already seeing. There’s even a woman named Alexa dressed as a full-size talking Amazon Alexa device. She should be ready to answer way too many questions today. “Alexa, what’s your favorite candy?”

If you or a bunch of people at your company are in the spirit, make sure to tweet and tag your images with #Geekoween, or email us at to show off your costumes. We’ll be updating this post throughout the day.

Have fun!

In a nod to his head coach, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson tossed on a grey wig and chomped some chewing gum to get in the spirit.

Bart Claeys provided a detailed step-by-step blog post with images of how his Bitcoin shield costume came together. He even sprayed the thing with Premium Metallic Copper Brilliance spray paint. And he made a zig-zag sword to illustrate the ups and downs of the currency’s value.

Bitcoin costume
(Bart Claeys Photo)

Chrissy Vaughn, vice president at WE Communications, below, titled her costume “Running for Office.” She said the get-up was inspired by her love of puns, the increase in women running for political office after last year’s presidential election, and the fact that she does PR for Microsoft’s Office team.

“I decided to make a punny political statement with my costume this year,” Vaughn said. “I’d appreciate your vote for WE Comms Halloween Representative!”

Chrissy Vaughn costume
(Courtesy of Chrissy Vaughn)

Over at Outreach, there were epic costumes, a photo booth, crafts and candy for the company’s littlest trick-or-treaters. Check out a few of the pics:

Outreach Halloween
(Outreach Photo)
Outreach Halloween
(Outreach Photo)
Outreach Halloween
(Outreach Photo)

The folks at Payscale, the compensation software and data provider, are clearly going to keep us busy today as it appears the entire office is game for geeking out. They even did a multi-character, multi-set “Stranger Things” re-enactment.

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