Halloween: is it ok to dress up for work?

With Halloween lurking around the corner, our inner child begins to think of what we could dress up as.  You are never to old to celebrate, but you may be to old for certain costumes.  For women, our twenties was the prime for the sexy nurse costume and for men your six packs were in great shape when you were 25, so that firefighter costume looked great.  However, as we get older gravity takes its toll and we do have to grow up.  Wearing those outfits to work for Halloween may not be the best of ideas whether you are still in your twenties or if you are in your fifties.  However, if you are fortunate enough to work for a boss who enjoys the Halloween spirit as much as you do, then here are a few appropriate costumes to wear to work.


  • Housewife
  • Cowgirl
  • Smurfette
  • Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz
  • Princess


  • Cowboy
  • Superhero
  • Waldo
  • Athlete
  • Scarecrow
  • Mad Hatter
  • Smurf


  • Alien
  • Chef
  • Mime
  • Clown
  • Hippy

Group Ideas:

  • Mad Men theme
  • Soda cans
  • Taco Bell hot sauce packets
  • Trolls (with different colored hair)
  • Candy
  • Crayons


Don't forget to find a costume that is comfortable!  If you are going to be working a normal day at the office, you will need to be able to move around and perform your everyday tasks.  One last thing to remember, have fun!


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