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Happy Halloween Eve!


Are you wearing a costume at work today? If so, what? (I'll post pictures of mine later.) What are you wearing tomorrow?

Wearing a Halloween costume to work is tricky - you want something fun and comfortable, but not too over the top. In the past I've done:

  • Starfleet - very easy, just the uniform tunic with black dress pants and shoes.
  • The Phantom of the Opera - I had a tux at the time, with just the half mask.
  • Bob Dole - this was when he was running in 1996 and I was stuck in a right-leaning office; I wore a suit with a Dole button, clutched a pen in my right hand, and kept saying, "Bob Dole says..."
  • A cat burglar - I wore black shoes, pants, long-sleeved shirt, gloves, knit hat and mask, with fake jewels spilling out of my pockets (and my cow-orkers thought I was Batman).
  • A devil - again the tux, this time with a red bowtie and horns on a hairband (that tux got a lot of use).
  • A surfer - my first year in San Diego, with jeans (it was chilly that day), sandals, a Hawaiian shirt and white makeup on my nose.
  • My predecessor in my last job - everyone said we talked the same, worked the same and acted the same, so I just said I was him. :)
  • Medieval-ish garb - it's cheating if you're in the SCA, of course, but it sure is comfy; I've worn everything from generic peasant wear, to a kilt, to a kimono.


I'm sure I'm forgetting some from years past. What are some other easy office-appropriate costumes you've thought of, seen or worn?

Comments

( 9 comments — Comment )
robearal
Oct. 30th, 2009 02:13 pm (UTC)
Most years I do the Wednesday Addams approach:
"I'm a homicidal maniac. We look like everyone else."
esprix
Oct. 30th, 2009 02:21 pm (UTC)
This... does not surprise me. :P
unclrashid
Oct. 30th, 2009 03:01 pm (UTC)
That's what I was going to say. But you have to be able to produce that little gleam in your cold, lifeless eyes.
jkusters
Oct. 30th, 2009 09:46 pm (UTC)
I seem to have had the Halloween spirit sucked out of me. So few people dress up, so few kids come to the door. It's just no longer worth the effort.

Gods, I'm so jaded.
(Anonymous)
Oct. 30th, 2009 10:27 pm (UTC)
Lasy year I wore my Hogwarts uniform: dark grey skirt & sweater, white shirt, bronze & blue Ravenclaw tie, black mary janes with black tights. And a birch knitting needle for a wand.
Of course, I spent the evening working in Public Safety dispatch, sending out ambulances for the college kids puking thier guts up at 1 am, so it's not like anyone saw me. No costume tonight, but I'll be working as event stafff--putting wristbands on the kids coming to the big party--so I'll acutally get to see thier costumes, for a change.

Caitlin
neuronautica
Oct. 30th, 2009 10:49 pm (UTC)
I'm definitely into medieval. <3
esprix
Nov. 2nd, 2009 02:01 am (UTC)
Being a SCAdian, it feels like cheating to me. Still, I ended up wearing a Greek chiton and clamys, and Q went in a kilt, and later changed into some Middle Eastern garb. T'was fun. :)
frozenbroken
Nov. 1st, 2009 07:03 am (UTC)
me, i've always wanted to be a jedi! :)
esprix
Nov. 2nd, 2009 02:04 am (UTC)
One of these days I really need to learn how to make that kind of Japanese-inspired garb, since I have another friend who I've been wanting to make a set for him.
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