Brava if you’ve already nailed down when, how, and what you’ll be wearing to celebrate Halloweekend 2017, because All Hallows' Eve is around the corner, and I still don’t know have a clue. Halloween awkwardly lands on a Tuesday this year, which is kind of the beginning, not so much the middle of the week, and you may be wondering, should you wear a Halloween costume to work in order to prolong the spooky celebrations? If it were up to me, I’d say go for it, but unfortunately I have zero control over whether or not your office chooses to partake in such festivities. That being said, wearing a Halloween costume to work is ultimately going to depend on a few things.
Look, it's really not the end of the world if you’re the only one to show up to work on Oct. 31 rocking a witch’s hat and bright red lipstick while everyone else is dressed in their usual office clothes and sporting neutral makeup. If that’s the case, you can easily make a bee-line for the bathroom, whip off your headpiece, and blot away any evidence of a crimson stain. But if you’re the only employee to show up in head-to-toe theatrical garb ready for a 5 p.m. haunted happy hour that's just not happening, things could potentially get awkward.
Here are a few questions to consider before heading out to your office on Oct. 31 dressed in full costume attire.