10 Work Appropriate Halloween Costumes

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10 Work Appropriate Halloween Costumes

If you don’t already have a Halloween costume you might want to get on it because the spooky national holiday is right around the corner. This post is for all you last minute people (like myself) who have yet to find a costume. Don’t worry I have provided a few creative costumes ideas perfect for the workplace!

1. Pirate

What you’ll Need:

  • Red bandanna
  • White button up shirt
  • Black vest
  • Black pants

You can also add any accessories such as a sword, dark makeup, or a cute red lip to make your look super chic. Be creative!


2.  Witch

What you’ll Need:

  • Black Witch Hat
  • Black dress
  • Any sort of black shoes

To spice up this costume feel free to take advantage of your accessories. Black and gold jewelry and even striped stockings are easy ways to create your finish look.

3. Wonder Woman

What You’ll Need:

  • Red shirt
  • Blue pencil skirt
  • Red, blue, or black heels

4. Waldo

What you’ll Need:

  • Red and white striped shirt
  • Blue pants
  • Brown flats

Dressing up as Waldo is pretty easy. Combine all these necessary clothing items together and you’re all set.

5. Snow White:

What you’ll Need:

  • White sleeveless button up
  • Blue vest
  • Yellow skirt
  • Red belt

Snow White is a beautiful Disney princess and this costume is very easy to make it your own. To add some spice to your outfit you can curl your hair and show it off with a red headband of some sort and a red lip.

6. Mermaid

What you’ll Need:

  • Green maxi skirt
  • Black top

Dressing up as a mermaid isn’t really about your clothing items, but rather more about how you dress up your costume with accessories. Gold is the best way to go when it comes to accessories. Gold headbands, bracelets, earrings, and heels (or sandals) are a must. To create an even more creative look you can experiment with some different eye makeup and lip colors.

7. Mary Poppins

What You’ll Need:

  • White button up
  • Black skirt
  • Black stockings
  • Black heels or flats of your choice
  • Black top hot

This look is totally chic and easy to achieve for the workplace. Find a small black umbrella, a red bowtie, and top it off with a red lip and you are set!

8. Cat

What You’ll Need:

  • Black dress
  • Black heels
  • Black stockings
  • Cat ears

Dressing up as a cat is probably most people’s go to last minute costume because it’s so easy to achieve. To make this look your own, experiment with some different eye makeup, use eye liner to create freckles a cute cat nose.

9. Olivia Pope

What You’ll Need:

  • A long pea coat
  • A chiffon blouse
  • Pencil skirt or straight leg dress pants
  • Pumps
  • Trendy handbag

Olivia Pope is not the typical Halloween costume, but this look is all about channeling your inner gladiator. Be fierce, classy, and let everyone know you are about your business!


10. Elf

What You’ll Need:

  • Red shirt
  • Green pants
  • An elf hat

They key to this look is the elf hat. Whatever color elf hat you find should correlate somehow with the colors in your outfit.

Have a happy Halloween!

Sincerely Yours,


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