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Dress Like a Dork Day

Description

Dorks are social misfits, similar to nerds or geeks, who are out-of-touch, which leads to them looking or acting odd around others. Maybe you were a dork when you were growing up, or maybe you were one of the meanies who beat them up. Nonetheless, today is a day to dress like a dork.

Dress Like a Dork Day is observed next on Monday, October 19th, 2020. It has always been observed annually on October 19th.

How to Observe

Celebrate the day by dressing like a dork. Here are some ideas of clothes and accouterments that will make you look super dorky:

  • plaid polyester pants
  • pants that are too short
  • shirts that are too long, too short, too big, or too small, or wearing a shirt tucked in
  • suspenders
  • fanny packs
  • white knee socks, mismatched argyle socks, or individual toe socks
  • a dickey
  • huge rimmed glasses, possibly with tape on them
  • slicked back hair
  • clothes with layers of ruffles
  • clothes that specifically say "dork" on them
  • overly shiny clothes or clothes with seasonal decorations all over them
  • wearing sandals with socks

Here are some television or film characters that dress like, or are, nerds. You could try to dress like them today as well:

  • Rick Moranis in Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
  • Steve Urkel from Family Matters
  • Dwight Schrute from The Office
  • Anthony Michael Hall and Molly Ringwald in Pretty in Pink, Sixteen Candles, and The Breakfast Club
  • Woody Allen and Diane Keaton in Annie Hall
  • George Michael Bluth in Arrested Development
  • Steve Carell in The 40-Year-Old Virgin
  • Crispin Glover in Back to the Future
  • Robert Carradine and Anthony Edwards in the Revenge of the Nerds

Occurrence Patterns

ObservedFirst YearLast Year
annually on October 19th--

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