Halloween is coming up soon and with it all the fun of the costumes we’ve been working so hard on! However most of us will still be working in the office on the day of as well as the few days before. Some of our workplaces allow us to wear our costumes for Halloween however you may not be sure if you should. This is completely normal as the costumes are made for Halloween and not for the office. Depending on your workplace it may be better not to or to change your outfit to make it suited for work.
Dress code policies differ between companies obviously so the best and easiest way to practice Halloween costume etiquette in the office is to ask human resources or the responsible persons if your costume is okay. This will save you trouble later on if it is indeed not fit for the office. Some workplaces are stricter about dress codes than others however so you’ll have a pretty good idea beforehand if you can or cannot wear a certain costume you have in mind. If you ask and it ends up being okay however this doesn’t mean anything goes. (Unless they specifically said so, which congratulations on your awesome job!) A Halloween costume you will wear in work should reflect the company’s image and maintain somewhat of a professional standard. You should obviously be able to work in it, so huge metal Ironman suits are probably not okay. (Sorry guy from Comic Con). If your costume doesn’t impede your or the company’s workflow and doesn’t violate any policies or reflect badly on the company then you are good to go. Happy Halloween, can’t wait to see all the cool costumes this year.