Working at an ad agency certainly has its benefits. Drinking at work is commonplace (often with the alcohol supplied by the agency), the dress code is casual, and Halloween is a really big deal.
This year at Mullen NC, we’re celebrating Halloween a day early, and I must say that it’s a little hard to focus on work-related things when you’re surrounded by, well, this:
(Yep — that’s me as the Tin Man. Our whole floor went with a Wizard of Oz theme, complete with characters like the Yellow Brick Road, the Twister, an Apple-Throwing Tree, and Toto. Amazing.)
But if your Halloween festivities don’t begin until tomorrow (you know — actual Halloween) and you still don’t have a costume, don’t stress! You have plenty of time to pull together something spectacular.
A few thoughts/inspirations:
A Planeteer from Captain Planet. Any child of the ’90s will love this option, and it’s easy to pull together. Just draw a Captain Planet globe on a piece of paper, tape or staple it to a tee shirt, make a ring out of aluminum foil, grab a vest of some sort, and you’re set! Kevin and I rocked this last-minute look a couple of years ago (thrown together the day of a Halloween party) and it turned out great:
A paper doll. Get some poster board, a few markers or some paint, a pair of scissors, and get to it!:
A cactus. Get some white straws, add some green clothing, and you’re set!:
Shades of Gray. Though I adamantly refuse to read this book or see the movie, I have to admit this is a pretty clever Halloween costume. Just raid your local hardware store for gray paint swatches, pin or glue them to an article of clothing, and get ready for the compliments: