6 Halloween Office Party Looks Sure to Make Em’ Scream!
Here at Shoplet we love Halloween. It’s the one day a year where you can dress up as a fairy princess, ghoulish monster or sport an ironic “this is my costume” tee shirt and get away with it. If you are like us, the office is the perfect place to have a little Halloween fun, so long as you keep it clean and in good taste. Choosing a costume can be tough. Are you not sure what to dress up as for your company Halloween gathering? What kinds of costumes are work appropriate, easy to do at your desk and won’t break the budget? We’ve rounded up a few ideas that are simple, great for almost any skill level and perfect for the office Halloween party!
Skill Level: Easy
Look: Conservative to moderate depending on what you choose to wear. This one is super glamorous and great for most office events.
What You’ll Need: Black eyeshadow, red lipstick, foundation and concealer that matches your skin tone, a sparkly headband, hair pins, a furry scarf or feather boa.
Hey Ladies, this one is super and most of you might already have many of these items in your arsenal! Starting with a fresh face, even out your skin tone with your choice of foundation and conceal problem areas. Using a dark brown or black eyeshadow, create a smoky eye and finish with a red lip. When filling in your lips, make sure to only fill in the center of your lips and leave the corners nude. The Clara Bow Lip was a big fashion trend in the 1920’s and is a super fun details to add to your look! Finish with a headband across your forehead. For longer hair, you can tuck your strands around the headband and secure with pins for a cropped look. You can also make DIY feathers out of construction paper and use the headband to hold them in place.
Skill Level: Intermediate- Advanced
Look: Moderate- Intense. This look requires a bit of makeup skill. Depending on how heavily you shadow your frown lines, this look can vary from moderate to Intense.
What You’ll Need: White face powder, brown eye shadow, black eye liner pencil (for sideburns), white chalk, fine tooth comb (for teasing hair) , hair spray, white collared shirt, neck scarf, brown or black blazer, dress pants to match.
The demon barber makes his way to the office with this awesome makeup-only Halloween costume. This one is great for the more liberal and creative work environment, but takes a little bit of makeup talent. Start with a semi sheer white face powder, like this one from Manic Panic. Next, scrunch your face to identify where you have natural frown lines. Fill in with brown eye shadow for a furrowed and aged look. Darken your eyes with the same brown eyeshadow to create a sunken effect. For the white hair streak, dampen hair with water and rub in classic white chalk. Bust out a white collared shirt, a neck scarf and a blazer and you’re ready for the shave of a lifetime!
Skill Level: Easy
Look: Moderate look. Good for most office parties and easy to do at your desk.
What You’ll Need: Foundation that matches your skin tone (optional), black eyeliner, brown shadow, black lipstick, 2 hair ties, a black sweater and a white button down shirt.
This goth look is perfect for brunettes with longer hair. For this look, eye makeup is kept simple with a thinly lined upper lid and a little bit of brown shadow in the crease. The drama comes in the black lipstick (creeeepy!) Part hair in the middle and gather into two braids. Using a little bit of black eyeliner, create a widow’s peak and fill into the hair line. Wednesday Adams always wore her signature black dress and white collared shirt, so anything black and conservative will do!
Spider Queen/ King
Skill Level: Advanced
Look: Intense. This look requires makeup application skills as well as a crafty hand. For those who seek a challenge, this one will definitely make an impression. Great for the more liberal and creative office with a sense of humor.
What You’ll Need: White face powder, black and brown eyeshadow, black eye liner, false lashes, eyelash glue, black mascara, black lipstick, plastic decorating spiders, hair tie, and a black turtle neck. For the headpiece: 2 foam balls, hot glue gun, Q-Tips, black paint, sponge detailing brush (to paint with), thumb tacks, head band.
We love this creepy DIY look, but it requires a bit more creative aptitude. For the makeup portion, start with an intense smoky eye and finish with a black lip. Make sure to pick up a bag of plastic decorating spiders at your local drugstore or costume store. Use eyelash glue to strategically place these little guys all over your face. For the giant spider hat, make sure to make this in advance as this is not something that can be easily done at your desk. Paint all of your parts first and assemble the legs using 3 Q-tips per leg (8 legs in total). Strip the cotton from of one end of each leg and pierce it into the foam body to secure. Once complete, secure the spider onto the headband using Krazy glue and there you have it!
For a step by step tutorial on how to create this spider, tune into our Facebook Live event happening later today! (Thursday, Oct 27th @ 4pm.)
Skill Level: Easy
Look: Conservative. Super simple. This costume is more about the accessories than the makeup, leaving your face clean-up free!
What You’ll Need: Red lipstick, neutral palette eyeshadows (optional), white collared shirt, red bowtie, black hat, loose false flowers (for hat), white gloves, black umbrella, a long full skirt.
This look is great in a more conservative office environment. For this look, keep eye makeup natural and simple by using skin complementing earth tones. Add a classic red lip and gather hair into a loose, low chignon bun. Mary Poppins always wore a little black hat with flowers and classic white gloves. You can ask a friend to borrow theirs or head to Spirit Halloween to pick these up on the cheap. Add a white button up, a red bowtie and you’ll look supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
Skill Level: Easy
Look: Conservative. This look puts more emphasis on your wardrobe choice and how you style your hair. No makeup required except for sideburns which are optional!
What You’ll Need: The tackiest shirt you own, khaki or brown blazer, jeans, fine toothed comb (for teasing your hair), lots and lots of hair spray. smoking pipe and eyeliner (optional for sideburns).
This one’s for all of the guys out there who might be overdue for a haircut. Put all that overgrowth to good use with this Kramer costume. Bust out your loudest button down and blazer, slick back the sides of your hair and tease up the top. This classic character will instantly come to life and is an office favorite!
Here are some fun behind the scenes clips of our super fun Halloween shoot! What are you guys planning to be this Halloween? Send us your costume ideas! We’d love to hear from you!