Though you may moonlight as a dedicated Halloween artist, painstakingly paper mâchéing every single accessory, the truth is our most ambitious costumes are not always suited to the office. Halloween falls on a Tuesday this year, and if you want to keep it casual without forgoing the holiday altogether, a great way to start is with a neutral base in a color you love. This way, your costume can always be repurposed as a regular, flattering outfit! 

At JudyP, you can always shop by color. A happy side effect of this is that it’s easy to shop for costume basics among our collection of USA-made, form-flattering apparel! Here are a few ideas to get you started.

With a black base
Some simple accessories can quickly turn your favorite everyday black dress into a witch, pirate, vampire, or cat costume! Just don’t forget the eyeliner whiskers.

With a white base
A white top or tunic is a great starting point for a sailor costume – all you need is a sweet bandana and “aye aye captain” posture! If you want to go a little spookier (and have some hair to spare) try Bride of Frankenstein on for size.

With a pink or purple base
You work hard every day, so why not remind the office of the queen (or princess) that you are! Or, grab your workplace besties and some black belts and you’re halfway to the Powerpuff Girls!

With a green or blue base
Hop on the mermaidcore trend by adding some hair ribbons and a bit of your own sparkle. Or, grab some wire wings at your local costume shop and voila, you’re a fairy!

With an orange base
Don a super-cute green knit cap and some craft store ivy. Hey there, pumpkin!

Rockin’ JudyP this Halloween? We’d love to see what you come up with! Tag us in your costume pictures on Instagram or Facebook @Judypapparel. Happy haunting!