Yesterday’s Steve Jobs costume didn’t float your boat? How about dressing up as his biggest rival, Bill Gates? You’d have women dry-humping your leg all night long if you did, promise. Ok, maybe just me, but I’m sure there are others out there who can’t resist a good Gates lookalike. Right?
Essentially you want to aim on dressing like your Dad at the office, so raid his wardrobe if you can, otherwise get yourself down to Marks & Spencer for their lightweight chinos (£35), and pop over to Uniqlo while you’re on the high street, for a nice brown cashmere jumper (£59.99).
Under the jumper, ensure you wear a boring light-blue button-up shirt, like this Ralph Lauren one, for £60. Accessories are key to pulling off Gatesy’s look, so pick yourself up some light specs like these ones for $91.90, and a pair of smart black lace-up shoes – Barratts sells some which wouldn’t look out of place in a Microsoft board meeting, for £80. Obviously you need a real dullard red tie to complete the costume, this one for £14.95 is perfect, and will keep you looking like a chiptard (as Fake Steve Jobs would say) all night long.
Definitely carry around a Windows Mobile or something Microsoft-branded, like a Zune or the box your copy of Vista came in, and don’t be afraid to stutter and be socially awkward, as ol’ Billy Gates is renowned for. Be prepared to have a legion of female fans following you around all night – this costume screams CHICK MAGNET. Ok, let’s be honest, maybe just this author’s name-magnet.
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