12 Halloween Costumes You Can Get Away with Wearing at the Office

Thanks, Halloween, for happening on a Monday this year. 😒

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File Halloween under The Top 3 Chillest Days at Work: It's one of your few office-appropriate chances to break from your cardigan and skirt/power suit/oppressively buttoned-up "office drone" style to dress up in vintage getups and face makeup. Plus, the candy always runneth over.

But if you're going to take part in some costume contest shenanigans, the same rules don't apply as, say, your anything-goes college parties. It's preferable to stand out but not have your distracting outfit land you in a thread with HR, right?

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Below, find inspiration for Halloween looks that don't involve the term "sexy," colored contacts, or spoonfuls of fake blood.

1. Chill Pill

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2. Holly Golightly

3. Margot Tenenbaum

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4. Frieda Kahlo

Frida Kahlo for Halloween! @candacereels

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5. Wednesday Addams

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6. A Chanel Fangirl

@karllagerfeld event with my Karliboys 👮🏼#therealkarliismissing #karllagerfeld #lagerfeld #paris #pfw

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7. Annie Hall

8. A Pink Lady

Cotton candy haired 💗✨

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10. A Sentient Snapchat Filter

11. Rosie the Riveter

We Can Do It! #halloween2014

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12. The Joker (no, not that one)

🕸🎃From today's #halloween #shoot #lancomemakeup#makeupbyme #mua#mylancome

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