The Best Work-Appropriate Halloween Costume Ideas for 2023 to Wear to Your Office Party

Turn in your blazer for a pair of fairy wings on the spookiest day at the office!

By Camila Quimper Oct 24, 2023 10:00 AMTags
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Being a corporate girlie doesn't mean it's always work and no play. Fortunately for us, the most spooktacular and fun day of the year is creeping up on us next week, and this is our time to add a smile to our caffeine-deprived faces by turning in our work blazers for some fabulous fairy wings or superhero capes. With October 31st landing right on a Tuesday, many of us will be celebrating Halloween in our offices, which means you're probably scrambling to find an office-appropriate costume that still looks cute but sticks to the guidelines. Well, you're in luck because here at E! we scoured the internet for the best costumes that won't get you sent straight to HR besties.

While we all enjoyed the good old days of our college Halloween parties, the same rules definitely don't apply to our corporate jobs, but that doesn't mean you can't still look incredibly boo-tiful with your office-appropriate Halloween attire. So, whether you have a strict work dress code or you're looking for a costume that also passes for professional clothing, we've got you covered. Scroll on down for the best fits that'll win you the best costume award at your Halloween office party.

Grey's Anatomy doctor

Just Love Women's Six Pocket Medical Scrubs

You're not just ANY doctor, you're a doctor from Grey's. The infamous show may have put us through utter turmoil since it first aired in 2005, but we have to admit it's a great easy costume to quickly throw on. You might just have to DIY your Grey + Sloan Hospital badge.

MABIS Spectrum Series Lightweight Nurse Stethoscope

You can't be a new intern at Grey + Sloan Memorial Hospital without your trusty stethoscope.

Kris Jenner

Natural Black Full Synthetic Wig

For the perfect costume that also passes for professional attire, dress up as your favorite Momager this Halloween. It wouldn't be Kris Jenner without her infamous pixie cut.

MEROKEETY Women's 2023 Fall Casual Blazer

In case you don't already have a classic black blazer in your closet, this is a great staple to have that can be worn year-round (whenever you're not negotiating deals like our queen momager on Halloween).

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Kim Possible

MANGOPOP Tank Top Body Suit

If you're a basic average girl, and you're here to save the world, you won't be able to be stopped with this super cute basic long-sleeve bodysuit. It can also be another staple in your closet when you're not out saving the world as Kim Possible.

Women's Cargo Pants

This high schooler turned baddie was ahead of the fashion game with these trendy green cargo pants. Pair them with a pair of combat boots and you're ready to go on your next mission (or meeting).


Lehauya Women's Astronaut Costume

Be the social justice warrior Barbie this Halloween with a group of your coworker besties. Together, you can reclaim your Dreamhouse from Mojo Dojo Casa Ken in a fabulous pink jumpsuit.

SORVINO Trendy Square Sunglasses

Don't forget to add a chic pair of sunglasses. You know…so you can stay undercover from the Kens who discovered patriarchy before they find out your secret plan to take back Barbie Land!


Women's Rainbow Striped Long Sleeve Shirt

Get a style tip from Chucky himself with this cute but slightly eerie striped long-sleeve t-shirt. It's also an easy one-piece costume to throw on last minute.

Levi's Women's Vintage Overalls

Look, we're not exactly saying Chucky was lowkey a trendsetter, but we're also not saying that he wasn't. Because these overalls definitely have a cute vibe and can also be worn inside and outside of the office.

Wednesday Addams from The Addams Family

TORARY Women's Long Sleeve Peter Pan Collar Fit and Flare Dress

They're creepy and they're cooky, mysterious, and spooky, and what better way to ring in the spookiest night of the year than dressing up as our favorite goth girl? Embrace your dark side with this office-appropriate long-sleeve dress that features Wednesday's iconic white collar.

Women Slip On Chunky Mid Heel Penny Loafer

These chunky loafers aren't just a cute goth staple to add to your Wednesday Addams costume, they can also be styled perfectly with your everyday office fits.

Damien from Mean Girls

Hanes Men's Ecosmart Hoodie

Not only is this costume very easy to pull off, it also gives you a reason to scream "SHE DOESN'T EVEN GO HERE" at your coworkers. Of course, only if they ask what your costume is.

SOJOS Aviator Polarized Sunglasses

Can't forget your shady black classic aviator sunglasses to pair with your hoodie and complete your Damien look.

Thelma from Scooby-Doo

Women's Long Sleeve Turtleneck Top

Jinkies! Dress up as your favorite character from the Scooby-Doo gang. If you already have a short bob cut, you'll look just like Thelma with this iconic orange turtleneck.

Flared Plain Pleated Skater Skirt

If the orange turtleneck isn't already a massive giveaway, pairing it with this red skirt will be the finishing touch.

The Office Staff Member

Amazon Essentials Women's Lightweight V-Neck Cardigan

What's more office-appropriate than a costume inspired by The Office? Well, nothing really. Whether you're inspired by the episode where Pam and Phyllis match, or when Kelly wears the hot pink polka dot dress, or when Kevin drops the chili, there are plenty of fashion moments to get inspiration from for your next Halloween costume, like this classic pink cardigan inspired from Pam's office fit.

Kosher Casual Modest Knee Length Pencil Skirt

A knee-length pencil skirt is just what you need to match your pink cardigan and look just like Pam.

Elle Woods from Legally Blonde

Amanda Uprichard Sawyer Blazer

Dress up as your favorite pink lawyer Elle Woods…What, like it's hard? Well, it definitely isn't if you already own a few pink office staples like this incredible tartan blazer. It's to die for!

Dollger Rectangle Sunglasses

A pair of pink shades is everything you need to complete your memorable Elle Woods-inspired office costume. If this doesn't win you the office costume party, we'll object!

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