Office Halloween Costumes: Be Prepared
Dressing up at the office for Halloween can be a welcome break from the daily grind, but take a few moments to ponder your outfit. While we’ve already touched on the dangers of anything too revealing, it also pays to consider how “wearable” your costume will be. A Southern belle may sound like a good idea, until you try to sit at a desk in a hoop skirt. Likewise, masks can hamper breathing and talking, and costumes that limit use of your hands may not make typing the easiest thing.
Beyond these considerations, the sky is the limit in many workplaces. Creativity is a good trait to display, so have some fun!
“We have employees either do a team costume or individual costumes,” says Jennifer Hadley of Become Inc. “Last year, most of our employees dressed up in fun and unique costumes. One team dressed up as a row of foosball players, since foosball competitions are a big part of our office culture. This year there has been talk of dressing up as Super Smash Brothers’ characters because our office also loves to have Super Smash Brothers tournaments. Last year, individual competitors dressed up in all kinds of crazy costumes ranging from things like a QR code to even DJ Lance from Yo Gabba Gabba.”
What might be popular at offices this year? Fred Hajjar, founder of TV Store Online – one of America’s leading Halloween costume suppliers – has these predictions:
- ‘80s movie icons like Marty McFly from Back to the Future or a Ghostbuster
- Classic cartoons characters, i.e. Droopy, Mighty Mouse
- An offbeat profession - a ringmaster, for instance, or a royal monarch
- Famous females from history, like Amelia Earhart and Cleopatra
- Characters from books: Waldo from the Where's Waldo series or Dr. Seuss creations
- Topical, totally-now, DIY costumes like Falling Facebook Stock
- Pop stars like PSY (the “Gangnam Style” guy) and Nicki Minaj are ripe for ripping off