Continuing on this Halloween theme, let’s talk about how to pull off a fun AND appropriate Halloween costume at work. Office Halloween parties can be tricky. If you love dressing up but work at a company with a conservative dress code, coming up with a fun costume can seem impossible. My best piece of advice is to keep it simple, keep it appropriate, and stay away from anything that is remotely controversial or political!
If you’re struggling on what to be for your office Halloween party, look no further! I’ve come up with some safe and fun ideas for you that you can definitely create from your existing wardrobe or Goodwill finds!
1.) Mime. If you’re a makeup lover like me, this is a fantastically easy costume to pull off. All you need is something black and white striped; you could do a striped dress or a striped blouse and skirt/slacks. A black hat would really pull the outfit together. Google “mime makeup” and you’ll be ready in no time without having to shop for anything!
2.) Holly Golightly. If you want to stay in line with your office dress code, this is truly the safest and chicest costume you can try. A simple A-line black dress, thick string of pearls, sock bun, oversized shades, and elegant gloves will have you looking like a modern-day Hepburn without any stress about the dress code.
3.) Elle Woods. Okay, so true life – this is a personal fave of mine! I love any excuse to wear a full suit of hot pink. This one is super simple, grab all the boldest pink in your closet, a little tote bag and pick up a stuffed dog to stick in it (HR probably wouldn’t appreciate you bringing in a live one!). Bam! You are Elle Woods from Legally Blonde in a flash.
4.) Gru. At this point, those loveable animated minions are a favorite in any household with kids. Why not dress up as their leader and father-figure, Gru, for Halloween? This Despicable Me-inspired costume is very easy! It only requires a black suit jacket (plus extra shoulder padding), a striped scarf, and a bald cap (or scalp au naturale)! Don’t forget to scoop up a minion toy for bonus points!
There you have it! Four super safe but still fun Halloween costumes that won’t land you in trouble with Human Resources! Have a fun Halloween!