Halloween is just a few weeks away, which means it’s time to start thinking about a Halloween costume for the October office party.
Office costumes are unique because they have to adhere to a professional dress code, which is something most mass-market Halloween costumes aggressively avoid. With the possible exception of zombies and vampires in business suits, most over-the-counter costumes are NSFW (not safe for work).
In the interests of promoting the fun and festive aspects of one of the best holidays of the year (IMO), this is the first in a series of posts featuring SFW (safe for work) costume options.
If it’s jeans day, then put on a nice pair of comfy denim and match it with your favorite superhero t-shirt or hoodie. If you decide to wear a superhero t-shirt that you’ve worn on previous casual days, just add a mask or hat for a little extra flair and you’re good to go.
If you’d rather not wear your costume all day, a mask can be an excellent alternative. It can sit on a desk or a cubicle corner, providing a little holiday decoration until the festivities begin. Also, I’ve witnessed more than one Halloween party participant spend an entire evening carrying around a mask. When someone asks, the mask is worn long enough to demonstrate the costume or take a photo.
Superhero Alter-Ego ID Badge
If subtlety is more your style, consider adding an ID badge to your lanyard and then wait to see how many people notice the new credentials.
Technically, the minions are not superheros. I fully admit to the error. But I am leaving them here because the card is both funny and cute. Also, it would be interesting to see how many people notice that the official company ID card has changed in overall design AND replaced the regular photo with that of a cute, but genetically mutated, cartoon henchman.
I love Halloween. 🙂