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It’s almost Halloween—you know, that time of year when your colleagues and friends silently judge you on your creativity and craftiness. Instead of breaking out your trusty Freddy mask, vampire teeth or witch hat, change it up with these cheeky-sarcastic IT-themed costumes that take little to no effort.
Wear a net and attach random things to it.
Put a white or black hat atop your head and bring a kid’s toy machete (make sure it is very visibly a toy— you don’t want to get HR involved).
Are you the tallest person in your office? Good for you! Get a name tag and write “Data” on it.
Attach wax lips to magazines and newspapers and adhere them to your shirt.
Dress up like your favorite Starbucks barista (green apron, hipster accessories) as they ‘engineer’ your java every day.
Carry around a fishing net with film negatives inside of it. Of course, this only works if your coworkers are old enough to remember developing film.
Tape old film negatives to only the front side of your clothing. Do the reverse and presto, you're a back end developer.
Cut a box in half diagonally so you have greater than / lesser than symbols. Attach each to one side of your body like this: < you >
Wear a white coat, style your hair all wild, get some lab glasses and carry around a calculator.
Wear a train conductor’s hat and fill a white trash bag with newspaper.
Dress up like a cat burglar (all black, with a face mask) and carry a clear bag with your driver’s license or ID card, credit cards and insurance cards.
Find an old dictionary or encyclopedia (remember those?!) and rip out the pages. Tape the pages all over your outfit and ask to see people’s IDs if they want to enter your office.
Find a large piece of cardboard or paper, paint flames on it and stick it to the front of your door. No one can get past your firewall, so you’re free to work the day in peace!
Black turtleneck, jeans, glasses and a discerning expression.
Position pieces of paper so they’re coming out of your collar, pockets, pant legs, etc.
Have your own IT-themed costume suggestions? Share in the comments or, better yet, post your own pic on Twitter or Instagram and tag us @teksystems!
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As a writer in TEKsystems’ marketing department, Kelly Cooper Niles develops content for brochures, presentations, and more recently, videos and blogs. When she’s not brainstorming puns, Kelly enjoys playing tennis and being by or on the water.