Tips for Dressing Up at Work This Halloween

Looking for a great Halloween costume for the office party? While bigger may be better, there are a few things to consider so you can actually get through the day and still get some work done.

To help you, here are a few tips for dressing up at work this Halloween:

Go for Comfort.

Sure, if you’re at a party at someone else’s house and get uncomfortable, you can always go home and change. But you probably can’t do that at work. So when considering costumes to wear for your office party, be sure to factor in comfort. You’re going to be in this outfit all day and the last thing you want is to regret your decision at 10 a.m., with a full day ahead of you.

Think About How Long It Will Take to Get Ready. 

For instance, if your costume calls for you to spend an hour in the makeup chair, then it may not be practical for work. Consider a mask instead, or simplify your makeup for the office party. Also keep in mind that while you can always take a mask off, your skin might get irritated from heavy makeup on all day.

Make Sure Your Costume is Work Appropriate.

That means avoiding anything too sexy or gory. If you’ve got a costume that has a sexier side to it, then try to tone it down for the office party. Keep in mind, you have to work with these people every day, so if you wear something inappropriate, it could change their perception of you in a negative way.

Consider a Theme.

For instance, if you work in a smaller office, you may want to each dress up like characters from your favorite movie or TV show. At the end of the day, you can have a contest and pick a winner for the person who most accurately depicted their character.

When it comes to dressing up for your office Halloween party, the best rule of thumb is to wear something G-rated, yet still creative. This is your time to show a different side of yourself. Let it be a good one.

Have fun at your office party – and Happy Halloween from the team at Future Force!