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Should People Dress-Up At Work for Halloween?

Updated on August 26, 2012

Before I went home from work, I visited some of my friends from other departments who are in the night shift. I saw most of them are dressed up for halloween. Some are putting their make-up on, trying to look like one of those horror-film creatures. I even had my picture taken from one of my friends.

So when I saw this request, asking if people should dress up at work for halloween, I immediately answered it.

My friend aiming to win the "best in costume" award at her work.
My friend aiming to win the "best in costume" award at her work.

Should people dress up at work for halloween?

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Should people dress up at work for halloween?

With that question, I think that it's okay for people to dress up at work for halloween. Well, it's just once a year thing, so I think, there's no harm doing it. There are some companies who support this as well as they held parties or costume contests to add some fun from all-day's work.

Employees can also express their artistic side through coming up with unique and interesting costumes. At times, it's not just the employees who dress up for this occasion, but also, the entire office by making the work place look like a cemetery, a haunted building, or other themes.

Some activities that our company had for halloween were photo shoot with costumes on, best in costume contest, halloween party, and work stations dress up.

It's really fun and interesting as you can see how creative people are and how everyone participates to show team work and support for the activities.


Companies need to innovate their style in motivating employees by thinking of ways other than giving bonuses, well of course, that's still the best way to motivate people. One way is to let their employees enjoy while working, and letting them dress up at work during special days will definitely create a fun environment. Motivation is really important if you want to keep your hard-working employees from leaving the company, so why not make them feel that a work place can also be a fun place.


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      Colby 8 years ago

      I think it is stupid to work at a place that doesn't support halloween. I think halloween is the best holiday ever. Better than Christmas and Thanksgiving.

      For Christmas every year our company puts up a tree but this year I am getting nasty looks from people because I am sorta dressed up for Halloween. I think thats messed up. I may end up leaving early from work just because people do not know how to have fun. Halloween is not just for kids. If you can't have some fun at work what is the point of working there.

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      JKSophie 9 years ago from Philippines

      LOL. You're right. Thanks for the comment. :)

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      luxSmee 9 years ago

      I think it's a good thing to be able to celebrate Halloween at work. I worked at a place that let us dress up on the days leading up to Halloween as well. The silly part is if you need to go somewhere after work and know you'll get funny looks.

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      JKSophie 9 years ago from Philippines

      Thanks Ande Moore! Happy Halloween! :-)

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      Ande Moore 9 years ago from Austin, Texas

      nice article. I think the whole thing is a little silly, but most think I'm silly too so it all evens out. Have a great halloween and weekend.