Treat Yourself To These 9 Office-Appropriate Halloween Costumes
Dressing up for Halloween at the office can definitely pose a challenge, especially when you still have to attend meetings with your boss. Goodbye, sexy witch costume. Don’t worry, we know the struggle—which is why we rounded up these easy office-appropriate Halloween costume ideas that will be the talk of the break room.
Supergirl In Disguise
Channeling your inner Kara Danvers has never been easier with this Supergirl-In-Disguise getup. The graphic tee + glasses are essentials for this costume, but our personal favorite touch is the red suspenders. Add the chic pencil skirt and black pump duo, and you’ll be ready for emails during the daytime and fighting crime after 5 p.m…. with Superman by your side, of course.
Everyone’s favorite vanishing striped man (or woman, if you want to be Wilma instead!) is a perfect work-appropriate costume, not to mention a pretty easy ensemble to master. Pair a red-and-white striped tee with a denim skirt, and you’re over halfway there! Accessorize with a matching stocking cap, black-rimmed glasses, and a pair of sneakers. The perfect look for the girl who was born to stand out, just like Waldo. Well… sort of.
The queen of fashion herself cannot be duplicated, but she sure can be imitated. Mastering Anna Wintour’s iconic look isn’t hard, especially when you snag the iconic bob wig. A tweed dress paired with a classic cardigan is a great place to start, but obviously it’s all about the accessories. A glamorous statement necklace, designer handbag, and elegant nude pumps finish off the outfit, but not before adding her signature black sunglasses.
Bonus: Dressing up as Anna Wintour gives you an excuse to carry a Starbucks coffee throughout the office all day long, so it’s a win-win.
Start your morning off with a spoonful of sugar in your coffee with this adorable Mary Poppins costume. A truly feminine look, this black midi skirt and collared shirt are the classic backdrop for the iconic statement pieces from the quintessential nanny. Taking a note from Claire Ashley's rendition, we added a red bowtie, black umbrella, and black hat adorned with flowers to finish off this super(califragilisticexpialidocious) costume.
Dolores Abernathy from “Westworld”
The purely innocent lead character from HBO’s hit series Westworld stole our hearts this year, and she has a totally simple look that could easily be worn to your office’s Halloween nuptials. We found a head-turning replica of her iconic blue dress, so throw on your trusty pair of combat boots and you’ll be ready for any adventure that comes your way.
A truly classic costume that will never get old, Minnie Mouse is one of the easiest last-minute looks to nail. A red and white polka dot skirt makes the outfit, but add on a ladylike collared shirt and the iconic ears for a fun twist on the honorable character.
Is there truly any character on television that is more lovable than wide-eyed enthusiast Kimmy Schmidt? To nail her vibrant look, it’s all about bright colors. Pairing a floral print button-down top with fuchsia skinny jeans is a good start, but throwing on a yellow cardigan will really scream Kimmy. For the finishing touches, purple sneakers with a matching purple Jansport backpack will have you running through the day as eager as Kimmy does.
Rosie The Riveter
The original female icon of American history, Rosie The Riveter is a classic Halloween costume that you probably already have in your closet. Ready-to-wear in minutes, combine your go-to denim button down with a pair of black skinny jeans and accessorize with a red and white polka dot headtie. Trying to nail that #GirlBoss thing at the office? Rosie can help.
Ice Cream Cone
For a sugary sweet approach to an office-approved costume, channeling your favorite dessert has never been easier. You only need four items to complete this delicious look: pair a tulle skirt with a simple bodysuit to depict the cone and ice cream scoop. Put the cherry on top to this costume (literally) with a decorative headband that looks good enough to eat. Looking to go the extra mile? Hone in on your DIY skills to create construction paper sprinkles like Treasures and Travels Blog shows us for a completely delicious look.