With Halloween just around the corner, it’s not just time for horror stories but Office Halloween parties again.
But wait a second, do you even have a costume ready yet?
Coming up with a costume isn’t as easy as some may think. Besides coming up with an attire you’d be comfortable wearing, you must also ensure that it complies with the themes and guidelines for virtual meetings.
Still looking for Zoom Halloween Costume Ideas? Worry not; we’ve got you covered. Here are eight creative, flashy, and funny Zoom costume ideas you may want to consider. With these, you’ll have no problem blending into the party.
Ah, nothing beats a classic. One of the most popular Zoom Halloween Costume ideas is dressing up as a witch. If you want, you can even include your pet cat here to complete the look.
Besides being popular, acquiring a witch costume is also not difficult. You can buy a full witch costume either online through Shopee or Lazada.
Or you can make one: all you need is a black dress, a tall hat, and green face paint.
Besides your attire, you can even include your Zoom background as part of your costume. An appropriate Zoom Halloween costume background, such as a mystical woods, a cauldron, or a haunted castle, will add more flair to your attire.
Remote Work-Themed Costume.
A potentially funny costume idea is to take remote working to the extreme and bring it as your costume for the Halloween party.
Of course, appearing in your pajamas won’t cut it. You should exaggerate your attire and go in as the stereotypical remote worker.
Go for a professional look for your top… and then incorporate your sleepwear for your bottom. And don’t forget the eyebags and the cup of coffee beside your laptop/computer.
If you’re feeling particularly daring, why not dress up as your boss? But before you do so, ensure that your boss is cool with it to avoid any issues with them after the party.
A Character From Game of Thrones/House of the Dragon.
Are you a big Game of Thrones/House of the Dragon fan? Then why not come to the party in style as a member of House Targaryen? A pet dragon and political ambitions are optional, of course.
While at it, if you have fellow co-workers who are GoT fans like yourself, why not coordinate costumes with them? You could even have the same background to simulate a scene from the series.
Arr me mateys! Another popular Zoom Halloween costume idea is to dress up as pirates.
Just like dressing up as a witch, acquiring a pirate costume isn’t that hard, and there are various types to choose from. You can dress up as a classical pirate, Captain Jack Sparrow, or Luffy.
As for your Zoom background, no pirate would ever be seen without their ship at sea. Besides a pirate ship, you can also use a beach filled with treasures or a scene from a pirate-themed show as your background.
This list of Zoom Halloween costume ideas wouldn’t be complete without mentioning dressing up as your favorite superhero. And no, before you ask, a stylized t-shirt isn’t a costume.
With so many superheroes to choose from, which one should you choose? Well, that depends on two things: who you feel most comfortable dressing up as and, quite frankly, your budget.
When selecting your Zoom background, ensure it fits the superhero you’re dressing up as. So if your costume is Spider-Man, your background should be of New York City. Or if you’re dressing up as Batman or one of his villains, Gotham City.
Michael Myers or Any Other Horror Movie Villain.
For those who want to scare their co-workers, one couldn’t go wrong with dressing up as cinema’s infamous horror movie villains. And since it’s Halloween, a special mention goes to Michael Myers, whose familiar mask terrorized many during All Hallows’ Eve.
For added effect, try to use equally scary backgrounds. These could be something as simple as a creepy photo to an active effect like static on your camera and suddenly disconnecting from the chat.
Top Gun’s Maverick and Goose.
Are you feeling like you’re in the danger zone? A popular costume these days is Maverick or Goose in their pilot jumpsuits from the recent movie: Top Gun: Maverick.
For best results, you should coordinate with a co-worker so one could be Maverick, while the other could be Goose or Rooster, Maverick’s new co-pilot.
There are available wallpapers online specific to the movie you can use that will make you look like you’re in the cockpit of a fighter jet.
Dress Up as a Meme.
If you and your co-workers love a good laugh, why not dress up as a meme? There are plenty of memes and meme backgrounds to use, ranging from the drakeposting to the pointing cat meme.
One pretty popular meme costume you should consider is the Among Us outfit. If you don’t have the budget to buy a “proper” costume, you can use your creativity to make one yourself. The more you improvise, the better.
Trick or Treat!
Just because you’re working at home doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate Halloween with your co-workers anymore. In fact, virtual Halloween parties offer a unique and enjoyable experience as a face-to-face one.
And part of the fun of Halloween parties is dressing up in a flashy and fun costume. The eight Zoom Halloween costume ideas mentioned above are just a few of these costume ideas you can use.
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