41 Office-Appropriate Halloween Costumes

They're also appropriate for work Zoom calls.

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Ah, Halloween, the only chance to truly break away from your office-appropriate attire (opens in new tab) and dress up in vintage getups and face makeup (opens in new tab)—if you're into that. Just 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.) But that doesn't mean you shouldn't go all out this year, even if your work costume contest has gone virtual for 2020.

Below, inspiration for Halloween looks that don't involve the term "sexy," colored contacts, or spoonfuls of fake blood. Instead, when it comes to the office, think pop-culture icons, along with easy people or things to imitate.

Leslie From 'Parks and Recreation'

H&M fitted blazer, $35 shop it (opens in new tab)

Fleur du Mal top, $195 shop it (opens in new tab)

H&M suit pants, $30 shop it (opens in new tab)

Little Women

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Women's dress, $60 SHOP IT (opens in new tab)

DeELF straw hat, $21 SHOP IT (opens in new tab)

Damien From 'Mean Girls'

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Nike hoodie, $65 shop it (opens in new tab)

Livho sunglasses, $15 shop it (opens in new tab)

A SoulCycle Instructor

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Soul by SoulCycle tank, $52 SHOP IT (opens in new tab)

Sunzel workout leggings, $23 SHOP IT (opens in new tab)

Kris Jenner

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Uniqlo button-down, $30 SHOP IT (opens in new tab)

H&M black blazer, $35 SHOP IT (opens in new tab)

'Breakfast at Tiffany's'

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Halogen classic trench, $149 shop it (opens in new tab)

ASOS Design black dress, $45 shop it (opens in new tab)

ASOS Design black pumps, $40 shop it (opens in new tab)

Queen Elizabeth and Her Corgis

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J.Crew silk scarf, $50 SHOP IT (opens in new tab)

Amazon corgi plush, $14 SHOP IT (opens in new tab)

Tessa Thompson in Men in Black: International

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Agent M costume, $45 SHOP IT (opens in new tab)

Princess Mononoke

Boohoo shaggy coat, $33 SHOP IT (opens in new tab)

Etsy ear and eye mask, $25 SHOP IT (opens in new tab)

Etsy necklace and earrings, $10 SHOP IT (opens in new tab)

Ariana Grande

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Amazon ponytail wig, $12 SHOP IT (opens in new tab)

Oversize pullover, $16 SHOP IT (opens in new tab)

Amazon microphone, $11 SHOP IT (opens in new tab)

Dream Paris black boots, $36 SHOP IT (opens in new tab)

Your Favorite Tennis Player

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Nike tennis dress, $120 SHOP IT (opens in new tab)

Nike tennis skirt, $70 SHOP IT (opens in new tab)

Wilson tennis racket, $29 SHOP IT (opens in new tab)

Marie Kondo

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H&M white cardigan, $13 SHOP IT (opens in new tab)

Reformation floral skirt, $98 SHOP IT (opens in new tab)

Does it spark joy mug, $15 SHOP IT (opens in new tab)

Your Favorite Sex and the City Character

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Topshop blazer, $140 SHOP IT (opens in new tab)

Gap cami, $14 SHOP IT (opens in new tab)

Chicwish skirt, $40 SHOP IT (opens in new tab)

Kamala Harris

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ASOS suit blazer, $56 SHOP IT (opens in new tab)

ASOS suit pants, $29 SHOP IT (opens in new tab)

Biden/Harris tee, $30 SHOP IT (opens in new tab)

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

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Peserico trench dress, $162 SHOP IT (opens in new tab)

Sam Edelman gray suede pumps, $48 SHOP IT (opens in new tab)

A Ballerina

Capezio top, $18 SHOP IT (opens in new tab)

Amazon tutu, $14 SHOP IT (opens in new tab)

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Ann Taylor blazer, $110 SHOP IT (opens in new tab)

Ann Taylor skirt, $50 SHOP IT (opens in new tab)

Stila lipstick in beso, $22 SHOP IT (opens in new tab)

Kate Middleton and Prince William

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Etsy polka dot dress, $65 SHOP IT (opens in new tab)

Marc Fisher pumps, $50 SHOP IT (opens in new tab)

Fake baby doll, $60 SHOP IT (opens in new tab)

Blair Waldorf from Gossip Girl

On Location For "Gossip Girl" - March 16, 2009

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Loeffler Randall headband, $25 SHOP IT (opens in new tab)

Green trench coat, $130 SHOP IT (opens in new tab)

Louise et Cie Talila, $96 SHOP IT (opens in new tab)

Boo from Monsters Inc

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ASOS t-shirt, $35 SHOP IT (opens in new tab)

Aerie leggings, $30 SHOP IT (opens in new tab)

Veja sneakers, $120 SHOP IT (opens in new tab)

Princess Margaret/Margaret from The Crown

Portrait of Princess Margaret

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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 (opens in new tab)

Amazon white gloves, $8 SHOP IT (opens in new tab)

Amazon white pillbox hat, $13 SHOP IT (opens in new tab)

The Hocus Pocus Witches

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

Amazon blonde wig, $16 SHOP IT (opens in new tab)

Amazon black velvet cloak, $26 SHOP IT (opens in new tab)

Veronica from Anchorman

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

Microphone prop, $6 SHOP IT (opens in new tab)

Ann Taylor blouse, $90 SHOP IT (opens in new tab)

Blue Ivy on Vacation

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J.Crew swimsuit, $110 SHOP IT (opens in new tab)

Banana Republic sunglasses, $78 SHOP IT (opens in new tab)

Mary Poppins

Julie Andrews was the best Mary Poppins, hands down.

Etsy Mary Poppins coat, $98 SHOP IT (opens in new tab)

Amazon scarf, $21 SHOP IT (opens in new tab)

Amazon umbrella, $15 SHOP IT (opens in new tab)

Eleven from Stranger Things

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Etsy dress, $60 SHOP IT (opens in new tab)

ASOS jacket, $71 SHOP IT (opens in new tab)

Regina George from Mean Girls

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J.Crew cardigan, $64SHOP IT (opens in new tab)

Etsy dramatic tank, $27 SHOP IT (opens in new tab)

Romwe pink skirt, $11 SHOP IT (opens in new tab)

The Notorious RBG (Ruth Bader Ginsburg)

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Judge costume, $25 SHOP IT (opens in new tab)

Elaine Benes from Seinfeld

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Matteau maxi dress, $146SHOP IT (opens in new tab)

Uniqlo socks, $13 SHOP IT (opens in new tab)

Everlane loafers, $92 SHOP IT (opens in new tab)

Chill Pill

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Athleta top, $69 SHOP IT (opens in new tab)

Black felt letters, $11 SHOP IT (opens in new tab)

Wonder Woman

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Wonder Woman jacket, $44 SHOP IT (opens in new tab)

A Chanel Fangirl

J.Crew tweed jacket, $128 SHOP IT (opens in new tab)

Rebecca Taylor tweed skirt, $140 SHOP IT (opens in new tab)

Black beret, $7 SHOP IT (opens in new tab)

A Snapchat Filter

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Deer antlers, $5 SHOP IT (opens in new tab)

Face paint, $20 SHOP IT (opens in new tab)

Rosie the Riveter

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J.Crew denim shirt, $78 SHOP IT (opens in new tab)

Amazon red polka dot headband, $6 SHOP IT (opens in new tab)

Chanel lipstick, $38 SHOP IT (opens in new tab)

Wednesday Addams from The Addams Family

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Amazon dress, $29 SHOP IT (opens in new tab)

Striped tights, $11 SHOP IT (opens in new tab)

Sandy from Grease

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Amazon black boatneck top, $18 SHOP IT (opens in new tab)

Amazon faux leather leggings, $18 SHOP IT (opens in new tab)

DSW red pumps, $70 SHOP IT (opens in new tab)

Missy Elliott at the 2003 Grammys

The 45th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Arrivals

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Pink tracksuit, $51 SHOP IT (opens in new tab)

Topshop pink fuzzy hat, $18 SHOP IT (opens in new tab)

TLC in the "Creep" Video

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Amazon silk pajama set, $26 SHOP IT (opens in new tab)

Elle Woods from Legally Blonde

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Pink furry coat, $38SHOP IT (opens in new tab)

Nasty Gal sequin tank, $24 SHOP IT (opens in new tab)

Uniqlo pink pants, $20 SHOP IT (opens in new tab)

Margot Tenenbaum from The Royal Tenenbaums

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PrettyLittleThing brown coat, $52 SHOP IT (opens in new tab)

Cashmere gloves, $175 shop it (opens in new tab)

Dasein satchel bag, $38 shop it (opens in new tab)

Mia Wallace from Pulp Fiction

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Amazon bangs wig, $19 SHOP IT (opens in new tab)

Uniqlo black t-shirt dress, $15 SHOP IT (opens in new tab)

A Scoops Ahoy Employee from Stranger Things

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Amazon sailor costume, $26 SHOP IT (opens in new tab)

Penny Lane from Almost Famous

Etsy Penny Lane coat, $125 shop it (opens in new tab)

Free People top, $60 shop it (opens in new tab)

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