When it comes to Halloween, you’ve either prepped and planned for weeks ahead, or you’ve left things for the last minute. For those of us who belong to the latter category, here are a few no-effort getups, all crafted of goodies we found in the office.
Salt and Pepper
Cut out cardboard letters and tack onto your shirt for a quintessentially low-effort take on a common household essential.
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Raid the office kitchen for a handful of sponges—don’t worry, you can always return them after— and stick ’em on a plain t-shirt.
Cards Against Humanity
Channel the hilarity that’s sure to ensue from a clever combo courtesy of a hand from Cards Against Humanity. An ideal option for groups of two or more, you can easily jot down the phrases on a piece of paper and fasten to your workday outfit. Yep, it’s easy as that.
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Chip On Your Shoulder
Effortlessly delicious. Just make sure to stealthily raid the office snack stash when coworkers aren’t looking.
An effortlessly witty guise that doubles as storage for the night’s haul.
Put those stickies to better use and recreate this party staple. But be prepared to replace the supply…
If this isn’t the simplest “costume” we’ve ever seen, we don’t know what is. Maybe grab a few coworkers to create a gallery wall
Fasten sweets from the vending machine to a striped ribbon that doubles as a sash. What better excuse to carry candy around all night? You can also create stripes with colorful tape.
Cover yourself in name tags and you’re well on your way to an zero-effort-required look.
Recreate Jim Halpert’s classic paper-inspired getup from The Office, with this witty DIY.
For the person who always sees the brighter side of things. A strip of duct tape is all you need!
Mexican Sugar Skull
Dig into the makeup stash in your desk drawer and get to work! Channel the spirit of the Day of the Dead with this inspired guise. Get the tutorial here.
Originally published October 2015. Updated October 2017.