You know you'll be updating your Facebook status on Halloween, right? So why not go out dressed as the ultimate Facebook user: Founder Mark Zuckerberg. His iconic geek status has been sealed with the success of "The Social Network," the film that chronicles the rise of Facebook and the fall of Zuckerberg's friendships with his co-founders. Besides, who doesn't want to be the guy with 500,000,000 friends? Even if it's just a costume.
To turn into Mark Zuckerberg, you need to begin at the top-with this hair. If you already have a full head of light brown curly hair then you are in luck. If not, you may want to pick up a short curly brown wig so that your mane matches his. Don't overstyle, though -- Zuckerberg nearly always looks like he just rolled out of bed and forgot to grab a hair brush. But really, who has time to style when you are busy creating
Being in college is all about comfort. Zuckerberg kept it casual at Harvard, both while he was going to class and when he was writing the program for Facebook, and despite his success, he's still a jeans-and-tee kind of guy. In "The Social Network," we see that Zuckerberg likes to keep his look simple. Start by throwing on white t-shirt. Buy some fabric markers and write your own algorithm equation on it. The algorithm was what helped Mark determine which of two girls were better looking on Facesmash. Or create your own Harvard t-shirt.
Top that with the inventor of Facebook's signature Gap gray zip-up sweatshirt [Editors note: This guy really likes hoodies. And mock-hoodies]. Make sure to leave the zipper open so that you can see the t-shirt underneath. Throw on a pair of your favorite worn-in jeans or khaki cargo shorts, which Mark Zuckerberg wore all year round. Finish off your outfit with a Mark Zuckerberg trademark: Adidas black sandals with white socks.
To truly transform into a Facebook programmer, you need to sport large earphones to keep out all of the distraction from your fellow Harvard students.
Mark Zuckerberg wanted to make sure that everyone knew who he was. His friend and the founder of Napster, Sean Parker, gave him the idea for his business cards. Create your own by printing out the Facebook logo and placing it on one side of the card. On the other side, write "I'm CEO, bitch" and then Mark Zuckerberg on the bottom. Although, we highly doubt this will help you with the ladies. Even if your friend says it will.
Finally, where would Facebook be if Mark Zuckerberg didn't spend hours in front of his laptop everyday. Carry around a pretend laptop to complete your look. At every opportunity, stop to update your Facebook status. Suggested update: "My Mark Zuckerberg costume is amazing!"
Haven't seen "The Social Network" (you know, the Facebook movie) yet? Get out of your cave, I mean, er, head to Moviefone.com for movie information and tickets.