10 Funny Halloween Costume Ideas for Work

halloweenIf you think your job is scary on just an ordinary day, you ain't seen nothing yet. Although you might say you work with a bunch of clowns or your boss is a beast, this Halloween it might literally be true.

Those in need of last-minute costume ideas for trick-or-treating through the cubicles can throw together the following office-themed get-ups in a matter of minutes:

1. A Day Off

Using black lettering, write Oct. 10, 2011 or Nov. 11, 2011 on an orange shirt. When people ask what you are, say, "A day off!"

2. Running Late

Show up to the office with messy hair and disheveled clothes with your pajamas showing underneath.

3. Vending Machine

Dress in black and fasten snacks to yourself with the cost of each item displayed. To be really evil, place an "out of order" sign on the real vending machine and charge your co-workers for your snacks. When they pay, make sure you throw their snacks on the ground as the vending machine does.

4. Office Gossip

Make up fun stories about your co-workers. Fasten the stories to yourself and put the name of your favorite grocery store tabloid on a hat. Hang around the watercooler and invite people to read the latest news.

5. Pink Slip

No one ever wants to be served the dreaded pink slip at work. Wear a pink slip over your work clothes and chase your co-workers.

6. Post-it Note

Wear all yellow. When people say "trick or treat" at your cube, pass out real Post-it notes.

7. Red Tape

Buy red tape and tape it all over your clothes and cubicle. When people ask what you are, make them cut through some red tape to get the answer.

8. Leftovers

Wrap yourself in aluminum foil and give yourself an aluminum swan hat. Place a sign on your chest that says, "Anything left after 4PM Friday will be thrown away!"

9. Happy Hour

Wrap a tie around your head and carry around an empty (yes, empty) martini glass with you throughout the day. At 5PM, scream, "Happy hour!"

10. Headhunter

Carry a mannequin or doll head around with you, holding it by the hair.

For those workers who like a project and have more time to prepare, consider the following:

Missing Person

Wear all white and use poster board to make a hat that resembles a milk carton. On another piece of poster board, place a picture of an employee who recently left the company and label them missing.

Floating Holiday

Dress as your favorite holiday icon (Santa, Easter Bunny, Leprechaun, etc.) Place cotton around your shoes to look like clouds.

Boss or Co-Worker

There's no greater compliment than imitation, but remember to proceed with caution when dressing up like a colleague!

Suggestion Box

Take a large cardboard box and fasten rope so you can wear it like a barrel. Write "suggestions" on the box and take the slips of paper with your co-workers' suggestions. Make sure to respond to them by the end of the day.

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