Halloween is fun. There’s lots of candy and it’s the only acceptable day of the year for me to dress as Grimace, seeing as I’ve never worked at McDonald’s, so I try to take advantage of it as much as I can. And so should you if that’s your thing. But if you’re at an office Halloween party, don’t take advantage of it by dressing like a sexy cop.
Before I go any further, know this: I’m not here to slut shame. I don’t care about your sex life (I have my own to worry about), and I know full well that wearing pants is difficult and hyperbolically awful. But I do care about your reputation, and I’m guessing that you want your reputation at work to be creative, professional and standout. I’m not going to go into what being a sexy sheriff, referee, boxer, sanitation worker or sumo wrestler implies about your personal life, because again–I don’t care. It’s not my business (though if you can pull off a sexy sumo wrestler, I want to high five you). But I do care about what it says to your boss: That you’re incapable of thinking outside the box, that you probably pay no mind to weather reports and that you likely don’t give a crap about the dress code of your office. These aren’t messages you want to send to JoAnn in HR.
But if those are messages you want to send to the hot guy at the pub? Girl, you do you. Or him. Just please, not in front of Jim in accounting.