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Office Halloween Costumes

Halloween may be a holiday geared towards giving children cavities and helping college kids get laid, but that doesn’t mean you should feel left out of the fun now that you have a job.

Despite its inherent lameness, a company sponsored Halloween party is a good place to score some free booze, network with people from other departments, scope out which of your attractive co-workers don’t appear to have “significant others”, steal borrow some halloween props and decorations, and perhaps take advantage of your boss being drunk by convincing him you really really really deserve a raise.

Wearing a costume to work can be a great idea as well. Not only because of the countless shenanigans you will inevitably take part in with your co-workers (go team-work!), but also because your costume can positively affect how people perceive you. Aside from being a great conversation starter, a well thought out halloween costume can showcase your creativity, demonstrate your business-appropriate sense of humor, and if you made the costume yourself, show that you are resourceful.

Don’t feel like thinking of something clever yourself? Here’s a few simple costume ideas that are fit for the office.

Dunder Mifflin Employee

If you want a costume that is easily put together, try being a character from the TV series The Office. Dressing up as either Michael Scott or Dwight Shrute requires nothing more than a suit and tie. To add authenticity to the outfit try getting your hands on some Dunder Mifflin accessories like:

the Worlds Best Boss Mug

the Office Dundie Award Winner T-Shirt

or the Dwight Shrute Bobblehead

A Post-It-Note

Sure wearing all yellow would probably be easier, but walking around while attached to a thousand post-it notes is way more fun.

A Day Off

This one is pretty self explanatory right?

Running Late

If you are too lazy to go buy a costume, then the “Running Late” costume is probably perfect for you. It’s quite simple, just put absolutely zero effort into making yourself look presentable whatsoever. Just show up to work unshaven, your hair a mess, and wearing the same clothes you did the day before.

Wear A Mask

Another easy option for those of you who don’t want to spend a lot of time developing a costume is to wear a mask. They are easily removed, and allow you to walk around blurting incoherent nonsense without anyone knowing who you are.

The Donald Trump Mask allows you to be on the decision making end of the firing process for once.

It’s election season, so If you’re new at your office wearing a mask depicting a presidential candidate is pretty much guaranteed to make you some friends…or enemies.

Barack Obama Mask

John McCain Mask

A Vending Machine

vending machine costume

This one can be executed in several ways, ranging from simply wearing all black and gluing snacks to yourself, or going as far as carving out a cardboard box. For extra fun pull the plug on the real vending machine and put a “out of order” sign on it. Then sit next to it and taunt people who come looking for snacks.

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[...] TheOfficemaster lists a few creative do-it-yourself costumes that can be worn to the office on Halloween or to a company sponsored Halloween party. Halloween may be a holiday geared towards giving children cavities and helping college kids get laid, but that doesn’t mean you should feel left out of the fun now that you have a job. [...]

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