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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

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Topman oversized t-shirt, $35 SHOP IT

Aerie leggings, $8 SHOP IT

Kenneth Cole sneakers, $125 SHOP IT


Chance the Rapper

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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

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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.

Target blonde wig, $25 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.

Walmart Anchorman microphone, $20 SHOP IT

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


Blue Ivy on Vacation

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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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Back off, mouthbreather. #StrangerThings #Netflix

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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

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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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NOTORIOUS

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Judge costume, $31 SHOP IT


Elaine Benes from Seinfeld

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GET OUT!!

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Hinge maxi dress, $79 SHOP IT

Everlane loafers, $168 SHOP IT

Gap socks, $8 SHOP IT


Chill Pill

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Pink shift dress, $20 SHOP IT

Aphratti white pullover, $14 SHOP IT

Black felt letters, $8 SHOP IT


Wonder Woman

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Wonder Woman jacket, $35 SHOP IT

Couya stainless steel cuffs, $13 SHOP IT


A Chanel Fangirl

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Iro blazer, $274 SHOP IT

Urban Outfitters beret, $19 SHOP IT


A Snapchat Filter

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Deer antlers, $14 SHOP IT

Face paint, $19 SHOP IT


Rosie the Riveter

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J.Crew denim shirt, $78 SHOP IT

Urban Outfitters headband, $10 SHOP IT

Chanel lipstick, $37 SHOP IT


Wednesday Addams from The Addams Family

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Amazon dress, $29 SHOP IT

Striped tights, $8 SHOP IT


Mary Poppins

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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

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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

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Amazon silk pajama set, $109 SHOP IT


Elle Woods from Legally Blonde

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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

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NASA Jumpsuit, $33 SHOP IT


Mia Wallace from Pulp Fiction

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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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