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

Thanks, Halloween, for happening on a Thursday this year.

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Ah, Halloween, the only chance to truly break from your office-appropriate outfits and dress up in vintage getups and face makeup—if you're into that. By all means, take part in some costume-contest shenanigans, but remember: The same rules don't apply as they did during your anything-goes college party days. (Nobody wants to get sent to HR here.)

Below, inspiration for Halloween looks that don't involve the term "sexy," colored contacts, or spoonfuls of fake blood (plus the pieces to buy to get the look). Instead, think pop-culture icons, along with easy people or things to imitate.

Blair Waldorf from Gossip Girl

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Etsy headband, $25 SHOP IT

Halogen blazer, $100 SHOP IT

Boo from Monsters Inc

Topman oversized t-shirt, $35 SHOP IT

Aerie leggings, $8 SHOP IT

Kenneth Cole sneakers, $125 SHOP IT

Chance the Rapper

You be Ellen, I'll be Chance.

Forever 21 sweater, $38 SHOP IT

Chance 3 hat, $45 SHOP IT

Princess Margaret/Margaret from The Crown

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Even better, you can take your pick from the outfits worn by young season 1-2 Margaret (Vanessa Kirby) and the slightly less young season 3 Margaret (Helena Bonham Carter).

Target fake pearls, $15 SHOP IT

Amazon white gloves, $8 SHOP IT

Amazon white pillbox hat, $12.50 SHOP IT

The Hocus Pocus Witches

Technically, SJP's original costume could be deemed "sexy," but it's easy to make it a little less boob-y.

Target blonde wig, $25 SHOP IT

Amazon black velvet cloak, $26 SHOP IT

Veronica from Anchorman

Or, alternatively, any anchorwoman—literally just a colorful suitdress, a microphone, and some stiletto heels, and you're in business.

Walmart Anchorman microphone, $20 SHOP IT

J. Crew tie-neck top, $36 SHOP IT

Blue Ivy on Vacation

Target cover up dress, $25 SHOP IT

J.Crew swimsuit, $45 SHOP IT

Free People sunglasses, $25 SHOP IT

Crate&Barrel daiquiri glass, $4 SHOP IT

Mary Poppins

Totes umbrella, $20 SHOP IT

H&M shirt, $20 SHOP IT

Eleven from Stranger Things

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Etsy dress, $30 SHOP IT

Eddie Bauer jacket, $50 SHOP IT

Urban Outfitters socks, $8 SHOP IT

Regina George from Mean Girls


Halloween is happening on a Wednesday this year, so you know what that means...

Etsy "A Little Bit Dramatic" t-shirt, $21 SHOP IT

Gap skirt, $14 SHOP IT

Gap cardigan, $13 SHOP IT

H&M pumps, $60 SHOP IT

The Notorious RBG (Ruth Bader Ginsburg)

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Judge costume, $31 SHOP IT

Elaine Benes from Seinfeld

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Hinge maxi dress, $79 SHOP IT

Everlane loafers, $168 SHOP IT

Gap socks, $8 SHOP IT

Chill Pill

Pink shift dress, $20 SHOP IT

Aphratti white pullover, $14 SHOP IT

Black felt letters, $8 SHOP IT

Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman jacket, $35 SHOP IT

Couya stainless steel cuffs, $13 SHOP IT

A Chanel Fangirl

Iro blazer, $274 SHOP IT

Urban Outfitters beret, $19 SHOP IT

A Snapchat Filter

Deer antlers, $14 SHOP IT

Face paint, $19 SHOP IT

Rosie the Riveter

J.Crew denim shirt, $78 SHOP IT

Urban Outfitters headband, $10 SHOP IT

Chanel lipstick, $37 SHOP IT

Wednesday Addams from The Addams Family

Amazon dress, $29 SHOP IT

Striped tights, $8 SHOP IT

Mary Poppins

Julie Andrews With A Robin
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Asos white blouse, $35 SHOP IT

Etsy red bow tie, $11 SHOP IT

Pleated skirt, $28 SHOP IT

Parasol, $24 SHOP IT

Sandy from Grease

Lulus black top, $29 SHOP IT

Express faux leather leggings, $50 SHOP IT

ALDO pumps, $80 SHOP IT

Missy Elliott at the 2003 Grammys

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Pink Adidas tracksuit, $75 SHOP IT

Gia fuzzy bucket hat, $19 SHOP IT

TLC in the "Creep" Video

Amazon silk pajama set, $109 SHOP IT

Elle Woods from Legally Blonde

Stella fur coat, $62 SHOP IT

ASOS sequin cami, $17 SHOP IT

QUAY sunnies, $19 SHOP IT

Margot Tenenbaum from The Royal Tenenbaums

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Stand Shearling Coat, $375 SHOP IT

BaubleBar Hair Clips, $28 SHOP IT

A NASA Astronaut


NASA Jumpsuit, $33 SHOP IT

Mia Wallace from Pulp Fiction


Bob Wig, $15 SHOP IT

Everlane White Button Down, $60 SHOP IT

A Scoops Ahoy Employee from Stranger Things

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Scoops Ahoy Costume, $32 SHOP IT

Penny Lane from Almost Famous

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Free People Faux Fur Coat, $98 SHOP IT

The Rail Round Sunglasses, $25 SHOP IT

Holly Golightly from Breakfast at Tiffany's

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Tiara, $20 SHOP IT

A New Day Pearl Necklace, $20 SHOP IT

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