Halloween at work is a great time to bond with coworkers and express your creativity, especially through costumes. But you're still dressing for work and that requires toeing a tricky line. A costume for a Halloween party may not be appropriate for the workplace. That means, save the sexy costumes and the gore for a different place and time. To make sure your costumes are appropriate for work, devour these treats.
Every company has its own policies and culture. Before you begin planning, make sure to check with your HR department. In case you haven't been notified prior to the day, find out if you can dress up for Halloween.
2-How you get to work
Your commute can be uncomfortable, especially in a flashy or restraining outfit. Whether you drive, take the bus, or commute by another method, figure out if you need to travel with the costume on or off.
3-The temperature of your workplace
Take into account your environment and comfort level. Dress down or up depending on if it is warm or cold inside your workplace.
Are you meeting with your boss, clients, or people outside? Consider how they might react to your costume. Don't send the wrong impression about you or your company.
5-The work you do
Full makeup and hair, or a wig, may not be the best idea for a full work day. Additionally, consider your safety. A physically limiting costume may not be the best idea if you need to move around frequently.
Be noticeable, but not distracting. You and your coworkers still have to get through the day and accomplish your work.
1-Be safe rather than sorry. When in doubt, stick with the basics.
2-Avoid political or offensive costumes, as well as anything that might impact you negatively.
3-Obviously, don't bring in real weapons, but also avoid the replicas.
4-Cleanliness and tidiness is still important. Make sure your costume or pieces aren't falling all over the place.
5-No matter what you choose, be respectful, tasteful in execution, and keep it classy.
6-Bring an appropriate change of clothes in case you don't make it through the day in your costume.
1-Seeking something easy and comfortable? Dress as you would normally, but throw on something extra - a cape, a mustache, a hat, a scarf, glasses, or whatever you have on-hand that can transform your usual look into something more.
2-Multi-talented? Do you have another occupation, skill, or hobby? Show it off.
3-Take it up a notch by dressing up as an employed and working character from a show or film.
4-For something more, dig into your closet and throw on a jersey of your beloved sports star or team. Become your favorite athlete or a player on the team.
5-Go the extra mile to set the scene by rounding up your team or a few coworkers to dress up in a group. Bring a whole cast of a show to your workplace, display a series of relatable everyday items, and more.
6-Otherwise, you can tone it down in all black with the perfect mask or accessory.