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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 and dress up in vintage getups and face makeup—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'

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H&M fitted blazer, $35 shop it

Fleur du Mal top, $195 shop it

H&M suit pants, $30 shop it


Little Women

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Wilson Webb

Women's dress, $60 SHOP IT

DeELF straw hat, $21 SHOP IT


Damien From 'Mean Girls'

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Nike hoodie, $65 shop it

Livho sunglasses, $15 shop it


A SoulCycle Instructor

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Soul by SoulCycle tank, $52 SHOP IT

Sunzel workout leggings, $23 SHOP IT


Kris Jenner

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Uniqlo button-down, $30 SHOP IT

H&M black blazer, $35 SHOP IT


'Breakfast at Tiffany's'

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Halogen classic trench, $149 shop it

ASOS Design black dress, $45 shop it

ASOS Design black pumps, $40 shop it


Queen Elizabeth and Her Corgis

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J.Crew silk scarf, $50 SHOP IT

Amazon corgi plush, $14 SHOP IT


Tessa Thompson in Men in Black: International

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Sony Pictures

Agent M costume, $45 SHOP IT


Princess Mononoke

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Boohoo shaggy coat, $33 SHOP IT

Etsy ear and eye mask, $25 SHOP IT

Etsy necklace and earrings, $10 SHOP IT


Ariana Grande

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Amazon ponytail wig, $12 SHOP IT

Oversize pullover, $16 SHOP IT

Amazon microphone, $11 SHOP IT

Dream Paris black boots, $36 SHOP IT


Your Favorite Tennis Player

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Nike tennis dress, $120 SHOP IT

Nike tennis skirt, $70 SHOP IT

Wilson tennis racket, $29 SHOP IT


Marie Kondo

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Netflix

H&M white cardigan, $13 SHOP IT

Reformation floral skirt, $98 SHOP IT

Does it spark joy mug, $15 SHOP IT


Your Favorite Sex and the City Character

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Topshop blazer, $140 SHOP IT

Gap cami, $14 SHOP IT

Chicwish skirt, $40 SHOP IT


Kamal Harris

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ASOS suit blazer, $56 SHOP IT

ASOS suit pants, $29 SHOP IT

Biden/Harris tee, $30 SHOP IT


Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

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Peserico trench dress, $162 SHOP IT

Sam Edelman gray suede pumps, $48 SHOP IT


A Ballerina

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Capezio top, $18 SHOP IT

Amazon tutu, $14 SHOP IT


Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Ann Taylor blazer, $110 SHOP IT

Ann Taylor skirt, $50 SHOP IT

Stila lipstick in beso, $22 SHOP IT


Kate Middleton and Prince William

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Etsy polka dot dress, $65 SHOP IT

Marc Fisher pumps, $50 SHOP IT

Fake baby doll, $60 SHOP IT


Blair Waldorf from Gossip Girl

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Loeffler Randall headband, $25 SHOP IT

Green trench coat, $130 SHOP IT

Louise et Cie Talila, $96 SHOP IT


Boo from Monsters Inc

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ASOS t-shirt, $35 SHOP IT

Aerie leggings, $30 SHOP IT

Veja sneakers, $120 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, $13 SHOP IT


The Hocus Pocus Witches

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

Amazon blonde wig, $16 SHOP IT

Amazon black velvet cloak, $26 SHOP IT


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

Ann Taylor blouse, $90 SHOP IT


Blue Ivy on Vacation

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J.Crew swimsuit, $110 SHOP IT

Banana Republic sunglasses, $78 SHOP IT


Mary Poppins

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Julie Andrews was the best Mary Poppins, hands down.

Etsy Mary Poppins coat, $98 SHOP IT

Amazon scarf, $21 SHOP IT

Amazon umbrella, $15 SHOP IT


Eleven from Stranger Things

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Etsy dress, $60 SHOP IT

ASOS jacket, $71 SHOP IT


Regina George from Mean Girls

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J.Crew cardigan, $64SHOP IT

Etsy dramatic tank, $27 SHOP IT

Romwe pink skirt, $11 SHOP IT


The Notorious RBG (Ruth Bader Ginsburg)

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Judge costume, $25 SHOP IT


Elaine Benes from Seinfeld

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Matteau maxi dress, $146SHOP IT

Uniqlo socks, $13 SHOP IT

Everlane loafers, $92 SHOP IT


Chill Pill

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Athleta top, $69 SHOP IT

Black felt letters, $11 SHOP IT


Wonder Woman

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Wonder Woman jacket, $44 SHOP IT


A Chanel Fangirl

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J.Crew tweed jacket, $128 SHOP IT

Rebecca Taylor tweed skirt, $140 SHOP IT

Black beret, $7 SHOP IT


A Snapchat Filter

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Deer antlers, $5 SHOP IT

Face paint, $20 SHOP IT


Rosie the Riveter

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J.Crew denim shirt, $78 SHOP IT

Amazon red polka dot headband, $6 SHOP IT

Chanel lipstick, $38 SHOP IT


Wednesday Addams from The Addams Family

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Amazon dress, $29 SHOP IT

Striped tights, $11 SHOP IT


Sandy from Grease

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Amazon black boatneck top, $18 SHOP IT

Amazon faux leather leggings, $18 SHOP IT

DSW red pumps, $70 SHOP IT


Missy Elliott at the 2003 Grammys

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Pink tracksuit, $51 SHOP IT

Topshop pink fuzzy hat, $18 SHOP IT


TLC in the "Creep" Video

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Amazon silk pajama set, $26 SHOP IT


Elle Woods from Legally Blonde

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Pink furry coat, $38SHOP IT

Nasty Gal sequin tank, $24 SHOP IT

Uniqlo pink pants, $20 SHOP IT


Margot Tenenbaum from The Royal Tenenbaums

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PrettyLittleThing brown coat, $52 SHOP IT

Cashmere gloves, $175 shop it

Dasein satchel bag, $38 shop it


Mia Wallace from Pulp Fiction

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Amazon bangs wig, $19 SHOP IT

Uniqlo black t-shirt dress, $15 SHOP IT


A Scoops Ahoy Employee from Stranger Things

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Amazon sailor costume, $26 SHOP IT


Penny Lane from Almost Famous

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Etsy Penny Lane coat, $125 shop it

Free People top, $60 shop it

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