HR-Approved Halloween Costumes to Wear to Work

Dressing up for work on Halloween is fun, but the fact that Halloween costumes for adults can often be a little too scandalous or casual for most office environments can make it more tricky than fun (e.g., Harley Quinn probably won't fly for this particular occasion). Which is why a little extra creativity is needed when planning a costume that won't make HR or your co-workers uncomfortable. To help you out, we sought out seven costume ideas that are fun, topical, and easy to put together. (But if you're still seeking a Halloween costume idea for after-hours, we've already covered under-$30 costumes, cat costumes, high-fashion costumes, and even costumes you can wear with leggings or a choker—or just re-wear the costume you've planned for the office. We won't tell.) And just a reminder: An HR-approved Halloween costume is especially relevant this year, given that the holiday falls on a Monday. 

Keep scrolling to shop the pieces you'll need for a perfect office-appropriate Halloween costume!

BLAIR WALDORF

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The CW 

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TUMBLR PINK

What You'll Need: 

  • Pink dress: Drifter Lupine Mini Dress ($215)
  • Pink shoes: ASOS Star Pointed Heels ($62)
  • A sign around your neck that says Tumblr 
  • Any other pink accessories of your choosing

STEVE JOBS

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Getty Images 

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ANNA WINTOUR

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CAT LADY

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OLIVIA POPE

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ABC

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What are you wearing to work on Monday, October 31? Tell us in the comments!