It’s that spooky time of year again. It can be a challenge to find a comfortable, creative, and work-appropriate costume – especially with teams working remotely. But no matter if you’re the newest employee or the leader of a team, everyone can have fun with these costume options below.
Remember to be mindful if you have meetings or presentations on costumes day. Consider choosing costume below that fits your company’s meeting culture and allows you to be confident while you work.
We’ve also included Halloween costume DONT’s at the end of this blog, so be sure to check those before you show up on costume day.
Here are 3 lists of work-appropriate Halloween Costumes – and 1 list of Costume-DONT’S:
For employers: Be sure to also check out 6 Safe Ways to Celebrate Halloween at Work during COVID.
1. Country Scarecrow
2. Where’s Waldo
5. Cowboy or Cowgirl
Pro-tip: Ditch any violent looking props for alternatives like a Sherrif’s pin, a bandana, or a lasso!
6. Frankenstein’s Monster
7. Nifty 50s Costume
8. Halloween Pumpkin
Wigs, facepaint, hats, and above-the-neck accessories are your best friends for costumes when working from home and celebrating via video.
1. Dia De Los Muertos/Sugar Skull Costume
2. Neo or Trinity from the Matrix
Pro-Tip: If you’re virtual, change your background to go with your costume!
4. Treasure-Hunting Pirate
5. Spooky Skeleton
6. Wicked Witch
1. Fruit & Veggies!
2. Wild Animals
3. Super Heroes
4. Hot Sauces
These are Star Costume Content Winners from a previous year. Each Halloween, we hold a costume contest online where anyone can vote for our winners! Follow us to vote in our costume contest this year on Facebook and LinkedIn.
And don’t worry – our hot sauce team is safely firing up new team costumes this year 6 feet apart.
5. Movie Characters
- No full over-the-face masks: Of course, masks are part of our everyday lives, but at work, a full face mask can be intimidating or make co-workers feel uncomfortable.
- Do not wear anything overly-revealing: This goes for everyone in the office – Remember, you’re still at work. Your office likely has a good guideline for this so if you’re unsure, ask HR.
- Costumes shouldn’t prohibit you from working: Choose a costume that you can still work in safely and effectively.
- No weapon-like props: For your safety, and others, do not risk bringing any violent costume accessories to work. Trust us, your team will still know you’re a pirate without the sword!
- Be mindful of others: Steer very clear of any costumes that could be considered cultural appropriation, too gory-looking, or politically charged. If you’re unsure, ask your manager or HR.
- Do not pressure anyone to dress up: Some teammates won’t want to participate for a variety of reasons and that’s perfectly fine. Let these teammates know you appreciate them and be sure to include them in another team activity soon.