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17 Clever Halloween Costumes for Work

Get in the spooky spirit at the office by throwing on one of these Halloween costumes for work.

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Dressing up at the office

Most offices around the country are still working remotely, but if your office is up and running—or if you’re on camera all day for meetings—these are some great costumes to wear to work. Halloween is on a Saturday this year so don’t forget to get dressed up for work the Friday before. Here are some other ways Halloween will look different this year.

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Rosie the Riveter

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Show off your tough side at work by dressing up as Rosie the Riveter. If you and your coworkers have already picked out your Halloween costumes for work, take a look at these family Halloween costumes.

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Moana

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The weather might not feel like Moana’s island home, but you can still dress up as this powerful warrior for Halloween. Pair a long beige skirt with a red wraparound top or buy a costume. Make sure you know about these clever money-saving ideas for Halloween.

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Audrey Hepburn

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Pair your favorite black work dress with some elegant pearls and gloves and you’ll be channeling Audrey Hepburn in no time. Check out the most popular Halloween costume from the year you were born.

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Black Panther

$39.99

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Impress all of your coworkers with this fierce Black Panther costume. An added bonus is that you won’t have to worry about hiding your facial expressions with this mask. Here’s why Chadwick Boseman was the hero we all needed.

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Mad Men

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Dress up like you’re going to work in the ’60s! Get together with your work friends and each dress up as a member of the Mad Men cast. If Halloween sneaks up on you this year, try one of these genius costumes you can do last minute.

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Michael Jackson

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It’s close to midnight, and something evil’s lurking in the dark. Grab a leather jacket, sparkly glove, and fedora and sing Michael Jackson tunes at work all day long. Check out these vintage costumes that could still be worn today.

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Olive Oyl

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Now you just have to find a work friend who will dress up as Popeye! Or you can just dress up with your partner. See these adorable and clever costume ideas that every couple has to try.

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Clark Kent

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Wear a Superman t-shirt underneath your work suit and leave your shirt unbuttoned. It’s the perfect excuse to look a little sloppy at work! These punny Halloween costumes will give everyone a laugh.

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Vampire

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Put on an all-black outfit and pair it with a cape, black lipstick, and heavier-than-normal black eyeliner. Or try one of these easy Halloween makeup ideas almost anyone can master.

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Pink Lady

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Impress coworkers with your Grease knowledge as you sport this fun Pink Lady costume. These are the most popular Halloween costumes on Amazon.

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Waldo

$17.95

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It’s sometimes tricky to pick out Halloween costumes for work. This easy and funny costume will get you a lot of laughs in the office. These are the most popular Halloween costumes of 2020.

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Chance the Rapper

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All you have to do is pair a yellow sweater with Chance’s famous hat and you’ll look just like the famous rapper. Don’t miss these cheap Halloween costumes almost anyone can DIY.

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Dorothy

$90.19

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If you’re lucky, maybe your office will let you bring in your dog as Toto! If you and your coworkers love Disney, try one of these Disney Halloween costumes for work.

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Steve Jobs

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Just pair a black turtleneck with your favorite jeans. If you’re Steve Jobs, no one can yell at you for having your phone next to you all day.

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Brawny Man

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All you need for this work Halloween costume is a red plaid shirt and a roll of Brawny paper towels. Check out these other funny Halloween costumes guaranteed to get a laugh.

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Tourist

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Add a fanny pack and some sunglasses to any outfit and you’re instantly a tourist.

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Pop art

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Break out the Halloween makeup and create pop art on your face. Our guide to Halloween makeup looks has an easy tutorial. Next, see how you can decorate the office with these cheap DIY Halloween decorations.

For more fun facts, costume ideas, traditions, candy inspiration, spooky entertainment, and updates on how October 31 will look different this year, check out our Halloween Guide.

Morgan Cutolo
Morgan is the Assistant Digital Managing Editor at Reader’s Digest. She graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 2016 where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. When she’s not writing for rd.com or keeping the 650+ pieces of content our team produces every month organized, she likes watching HGTV, going on Target runs, and searching through Instagram to find new corgi accounts to follow.