My brother just got back from the World Championship for FIRST Robotics. If you’ve ever seen a robotics competition then you’ve seen some crazy costumes. There are at least 20 kids at any one time with a FEZ on, 5 girls with Dalek dresses, and hundreds of bow ties made out of duct tape, fabric, cardboard. One kid will say to the other “Bow ties are cool.” There, it’s almost a test, it’s more unusual for someone to get the reference than to not. People are dressed as robots. And everyone has an opinion on safety glasses styles. Even the pets get dressed up.