Halloween is right around the corner, and that means dressing up in costume for some people. Check out some ideas to make your Halloween costume for 2022 easy, fun, and friendly for all work environments.
When you think Halloween you think, pumpkins, witches, zombies, and monsters. These costumes will work, but what if you work in a school, nursing home, or other public setting? You need to be mindful of toy weapons, fake blood, and scary costumes. These props don’t always translate well for all crowds.
If you decide to dress up in a traditional costume, make sure your clothing is modest without toy knives or guns. Keep blood and gore to a minimum too. Finally, make sure your costume (including hats and shoes) allows you to move freely. You need to be comfortable and still be able to do your job Halloween day. Have fun, but also think of others.
Another idea for a fun Halloween costume is what’s trending on Instagram or Tik Tok. Usually popular streaming shows, like “Stranger Things” or classic television like the “Flintstones” or the “Grinch” are hits. These costumes are popular with families and large groups to coordinate with a theme.
Be mindful of the time involved to gather props, even if you’re dressing up like a simple TV character. Begin your search now, so come October 31st, you’ve got all the items you need to complete your costume.
The NO Costume, Costume
I’m referring to folks that don’t like dressing up, but still want to participate in work or school costume contests. You either didn’t give yourself enough time or decided last minute to dress up. Here is a list of easy to throw together DIY costume ideas to try last minute:
- Tourist – Hawaiian shirt, camera or lei, shorts, sandals, and a straw hat
- Pirate – White shirt, black pants, red bandana, and a stuffed parrot if you’ve got it
- Ghost – Come on, do I have to tell you about the sheet with holes?
- Librarian – Pants or skirt, cardigan sweater with a broach or bow tie, glasses if you’ve got them, carrying a stack of books. Don’t forget to “shush” people all day if you must.
These are just a few ideas to get your creative juices flowing. Check out Pinterest for more Halloween costume ideas and have a ball this year dressing up!
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