Halloween falls on a Thursday this year, which means you'll probably be stuck in the office. This also puts you in a tricky predicament: Finding a costume that’s cute but won't get you in trouble with your boss—or, worse, HR (sorry, sexy cat costume from last year). Before you whip out the face paint and the fairy wings, consider the fact that you’ll also have to wear your full getup on your morning commute. Nothing puts a damper on your festivities quite like getting squished up against another person on the subway and having your makeup look a mess by the time you clock in. Since dressing up with other people is generally more fun than going it alone, grab your coworkers and make Halloween a true group effort. Nothing promotes team bonding like deciding which wigs to wear or who will be which character from your favorite sitcom. Ahead, find 15 of the best group Halloween costumes that will win you and your coworkers a place in the costume contest but also won't make you look crazy while sitting at your desk and actually getting work done.
This one might be obvious, but it's super easy to copy when you're in, well, the office. While you might not have a camera following you and your coworkers around everyday, you should still stock up on your"'World's Best Boss" mugs just in case. Bonus points for going as "hole punch Jim" for some added flair.
Gravity Shades New Non-Prescription Premium Aviator Clear Lens Glasses, $7
Dunder Mifflin Baseball Hat, $24
The Office World's Best Boss Ceramic Mug, $19
Make everyone's favorite childhood costume more modern with fashionable updates. Swap out the ruby slippers for a more subtle patent leather pair by Repetto, and transform into the lion with a brown fuzzy coat that you'll be wearing all winter anyway.
I.AM.GIA Pixie Coat, $118
Repetto Rose Mary Jane Pumps, $365
Heroine Sport Marvel Legging, $99
Sister Jane Mini Smock Dress With Pussybow, $103
Meghan Markle might currently be a member of the royal family, but let's not forget that she was once a briefcase girl on Deal or No Deal before her big break on Suits. All you need to copy the look is a briefcase each, some colored paper, and megawatt smiles. You should all put on the same dress in a single color, and you'll be good to go.
7.3 Inch Aluminum Laptop Attaché Briefcase, $57
If boiler suits are already your go-to fall outfit, then this costume will be super easy to copy. Complete the look with custom patches from that will come even if you're running behind thanks to Amazon Prime. Now the only ghosts you'll be fighting this Halloween are the ones of exes past.
Sunset & Spring Zip Front Boilersuit, $128
Ghostbusters Name Tags & No Ghost Sign Logo Applique Patches, $12
The outfits on Mad Men are some of the best in TV history, so there's no good reason not to get dressed up in your '60s best this Halloween. From shirt dresses to dainty silk neckerchiefs, it only takes a few items to achieve vintage outfit perfection.
Diane Von Furstenberg Addilyn Silk Crêpe de Chine Dress, $398
Tory Burch Keepsake Neckerchief, $78
Boden Thelma Tie-Neck Blouse, $98
Black Halo High Waisted Pencil Skirt, $230
'90s fashion trends are back in a major way, so there's really no better time to channel everyone's favorite shopping addicting, Alaia and Calvin Klein-clad trio. After all, dressing up in all plaid never goes out of style around Halloween. Swap Cher's signature yellow suit for a more modern lavender set you'll make use of all winter long.
ASOS DESIGN Mini Skirt Suit in Purple Checko, $40
Lele Sadoughi Padded Headband, $85
HUE Revitalizing Knee-High Socks, $7
Here's another super easy costume to copy. It comes just in time to mourn over the last season, which was released over the summer. Bid Piper and the rest of Litchfield Penitentiary adieu with your best all-orange get up this year.
Boohoo Utility Denim Boilersuit, $40
Delight your inner Potterhead this year and get dressed up in the Gryffindor garb you've been secretly hiding in the back of your closet since middle school. The costumes might get more relaxed later in the series, but I'm still obsessed with these adorable house uniforms.
Harry Potter Gryffindor Patch Knit Scarf, $20
Hermione Granger's Wand, $23
ASOS DESIGN Round Glasses in Gunmetal With Clear Lens, $16
While everyone else is dressed up in their best The Breakfast Club-inspired looks, consider going as something a little more underrated: the cast of Pretty in Pink. Molly Ringwald stars as Andie Walsh, the tie-dye obsessed OG fashion girl caught between her love for her best friend, Duckie, and her preppy dream boy, Dale. Cue the oversized blazers, mixed prints, and wildly teased hair.
UO Plaid Double-Breasted Blazer, $99
ASOS DESIGN Off Shoulder T-Shirt Dress in Tie Dye, $45
H&M Easy-Iron Slim Fit Shirt, $15
Get groovy this year in over-the-top bell-bottoms and graphic tees. Go for lots of stripes, corduroy and exaggerated florals. Don't forget to curl your hair in massive waves to really get into character.
We The Free Denim Super Flare Jeans, $78
DAYDREAMER Rolling Stones Flocked Tee, $69
I'm not sure about you, but I always wanted to go as a T-Bird instead of a Pink Lady every time Halloween rolled around. Looking back, that's probably where my love of a worn-in leather jacket was born (Kenickie FTW). You probably have all the essentials already lying around in your closet: faded dad jeans, a white tee, and — of course — a leather jacket. Synchronized singing number at your local high school: optional.
JACKETT Josey Moto Leather Jacket, $595,
Hanes x Karla The Classic Tee, $30
LEVI's Dad Jeans, $98
Ray-Ban Original Wayfarer Sunglasses, $153
If you're looking for a funnier costume option, allow the Belcher family from Bob's Burgers to serve as your inspiration. Grab some chunky square-framed glasses and a pink bunny and you'll totally nail the look. Tina Belcher's awesome dance moves not included.
Bob's Burgers Louise Pink Bunny Ears Hat, $14
Classic Oprah Square Eyewear Non-prescription Thick Glasses Frame, $14
ASOS DESIGN Grown on Sleeve T-Shirt Dress, $24
Spicing up your life has never been so easy. Whether you're a Posh Spice or a closeted Sporty Spice lover, grab your girls and go all out. While wearing Ginger's infamous flag dress might not work for the usual 9-5, there's no denying the appeal of dressing up like the world's most popular girl band.
Norma Kamali Tube Mini Dress, $98
ASOS DESGIN Tracksuit, $118
Ginger Power 1990s Union Jack British Flag Dress Costume, $21
Baby Spice Vintage Spice Girls Logo Tee, $13
Le Superbe Beatnik Jumpsuit in 'Leopard', $545
Halloween might fall on a Thursday this year, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't wear pink. But don't stop at The Plastics for your Mean Girls costume inspiration. Grab "the best people you'll ever meet" and add Janis and Ian into the mix, too.
A Little Bit Dramatic Tank, $24
Pink Pleated Mini Skirt, $16
Aeropostale Men's Solid Uniform Logo Rugby Polo Shirt, $25
Superdown Kristina Knit Sweater, $54
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