Is your office hosting a Halloween party this year? If so, consider yourself lucky in this economy and show your boss you appreciate the effort by wearing an appropriate costume.
Even if there isn't an official party, many office managers do encourage dress-up on Oct. 31, or the workday before it if it falls on a weekend. As tempting as it may be to dress as the new Sarah Palin (Christine O'Donnell in a witch costume) or as Mr. Dramatic Exit himself (Jet Blue flight attendant Steven Slater), it's best to avoid political statements while on the job. (You can don the witch's hat or grab the two cold beers and a slide after hours!)