Have you ever noticed that as an adult, Halloween just sneaks up on you? When you’re a kid, it seems like you spend the entire month of October counting down to it. So if you get invited to a last-minute Halloween party, we’ve got ideas for an easy DIY costume you can throw together in minutes: a character from your favorite TV show, The Office. It consists of mainly—you guessed it—casual office attire, but the real beauty of these costumes is how you can customize your character based on your favorite episode. Get inspiration from our The Office costume ensembles (or just use this as an excuse to watch The Office again to do further “outfit research”), and shop the look if you have time—lots of these items can ship in days.
Another benefit of these funny costumes? They can easily work as a best friend costume or couples costume too. If you want to make it a couple’s costume, Jim and Pam make an ideal duo, or you can get a lot of laughs by going with a friend as Dwight and Michael. Even though the show ended in 2013, the motley crew of characters still has a gigantic fan base, and dressing up as one of these characters will always get you compliments. You may even win a Dundie! Admit it, you’re humming the theme song already.
Jim Halpert Costume
Perhaps the most over-it employee at Dunder Mifflin, Jim’s clothes reflect that—but luckily, they’re items that are likely already hanging in your closet. The addition of the ID badge is the perfect accessory to help point out who you are. Pair it with his apathetic facial expression for maximum impact.
Pam Beesly Costume
You can’t think of Pam and not imagine her in a pink cardigan and gray skirt. Her costume consists of low-key office attire, but little props like a head set, reception sign, or ID badge (with her new last name, of course!) help pull this look together. Then smirk like you just played the best prank on Dwight, and you’re all set.
Dwight Schrute Costume
While he might be Dunder Mifflin’s best salesman, one might say Dwight lacks basic common sense and has a penchant for the system, being the assistant to the regional manager and all. His clothing choices reflect that—think: lots of loud clashing colors and patterns. We’d recommend stopping short of getting his haircut and go for his signature middle part instead. Put an old cell phone or beeper to good use too and clip it on your waistband to complete the look.
Michael Scott Costume
His mug says otherwise, but Michael is maybe the worst manager ever? He mainly spends his time offending and distracting the group. So while he loves his jeans, it makes sense to wear a suit as this character. Pair it with Michael’s favorite mug and a purple bandana as a nod to Prison Mike, so people don’t think you’re going as an out of work politician.
Kelly Kapoor Costume
Bubbly and gossipy, Kelly is essentially a middle school girl trapped in an adult’s body, so make sure you wear your brightest office attire to channel her style. Accessorize the look with her badge and a fashion-forward magazine, and you’re set!
Andy Bernard Costume
You’d never know Andy has a bit of a rage issue based on his sunny wardrobe—but it’s definitely believable that he’s into a cappella. To get his look, basically go as preppy as you can get, pairing pinks, yellows, and blues together however you want. Maybe stop short before punching any walls though.
Kevin Malone Costume
One of the best parts of The Office is that every character gets their own meme-worthy moments. When it comes to this deadpan accountant, there might not be a moment more memorable than Kevin dropping his chili. (You can always fill the stockpot with Halloween candy!).
This will never get old…