Halloween Costumes: Workplace Do’s and Don’ts
DON’T: Wear Lingerie
Lingerie is Lingerie – please save it for the bedroom. Unless you’re at the hottest club in Vegas or Miami, lingerie does not equate to a Halloween costume at work.
DO: Leave something to the imagination
Contrary to popular belief, Halloween is not an excuse to bare it all. Being sexy isn’t a crime, but as much as you’d like to show off your toned legs, bootylicious booty or voluptuous boobs – try to keep it classy.
DON’T: Be someone who died
As much as you’d like to pay tribute to Steve Jobs or Elizabeth Taylor, please don’t. Equal parts: awkward and lazy. Kindly observe the 365 day window of respect.
DO: Use Makeup
Makeup makes a difference! For the most part, no costume is complete without the finishing touch of makeup. Even the most restrained, low-key personalities can get away with over the top makeup on Halloween.
DON’T: Supersize it
Let’s just say sweating for 8+ hours at a desk in an oversized outfit is not worth the 5 minute period of laughter when you arrive. Besides, who in their right mind wants to sit in an oversized Twinkie for 8 hours?
DO: Find a Costume Buddy
The cardinal rule applies: friends don’t let friends make a fool of themselves – alone. Dressing up with a buddy will add so much more fun and excitement to the event.
DON’T: Cop out
If you’re not particularly inclined to dress up, then don’t dress up at all. Remember: dressing up for Halloween is optional. But, if you’ve decided to dress up, don’t be the person that draws whiskers on your face and hopes for the best. Put some effort into your costume.
DO: Keep it simple
Make sure that your costume is understandable. Nobody wants to listen to the 10 minute explanation – preceded by “nope, guess again!” – it’s awkward and time consuming.