Click farms may not be the most honorable way of growing your numbers, but they do lend themselves to a pretty admirable costume.
Like IMPACT's own, Carina Duffy, you can create this costume with a simple plaid or flannel shirt, some overalls, and a few computer mouses.
3. iPhone 11
Arguably no product design has gotten more attention (or backlash) than the iPhone 11, so, bring it to life!
Throw on a white, black, purple, yellow, green, or red shirt and use construction paper to recreate the phone's infamous camera lenses in the upper left hand corner.
You could also don a black shirt (to mimic the new 'dark mode'), print out the icons of your favorite apps, and attach them using safety pins.
(Or if you're feeling really crafty, use felt to recreate the icons like the woman below:)
4. Adobe Creative Suite
Grab a bright tee (and maybe some friends) and show up at the office as your favorite programs from the Adobe Creative Suite.
Google and print out the logos on some card stock or everyday computer paper, pin it to your shirt, and you’ll be good to go.
5. The Purple Cow
Who doesn't love Seth Godin? Throw on something purple and use construction paper to cut out some spots to be the iconic Purple Cow.
6. Your favorite meme
Nothing dominates social media like memes so why not recreate your favorite for an easy, office-friendly costume? Here's some inspiration:
"Is this a bird?":
7. Web server
Got a black shirt and a plate? Grab those and print out a photo of a computer for a simple, but clever web server costume.
8. Identity theft (or thief)
With cyber hacks and data breaches making headlines every other day, this costume couldn't be more timely or easier to put together. Just dress like yourself and throw on some name tags. Use the names of your coworkers for a more personal touch.
There are hundreds of iconic (no pun intended) and recognizable characters for you to recreate sitting right in your smartphone. Here are just a few examples of how well it can be done without much work:
Snapchat’s lenses have been helping us transform all year long, so why not bring them to real life this Halloween? Grab some makeup or face paint at a local craft store to recreate some of your favorites with these helpful tutorials:
11. White space
Dress in all white.
12. “The cloud”
iCloud, Google Drive, Dropbox; “Clouds” are everywhere in the tech world and a critical tool for many teams.
Use construction paper to cut out fluffy clouds to pin to your shirt, or if you’re feeling crafty, cover a white shirt with cotton balls or stuffing cotton for a punny office costume.
13. Mozilla Firefox
It may not be the most popular browser, but it's certainly one of the most recognizable. Wear orange, find an inflatable globe, and grab this pair of ears for a foxy office get-up.
Pick up a pair of cat ears (any local pharmacy will have these, guaranteed), use eyeliner or a marker to draw on whiskers and a nose, and jot down "Control + C" on a piece of paper. Pin it to your shirt and you’re done!
To turn yourself into a ghost writer for the day, take an old white bed sheet, cut a few holes for your eyes, and a carry around a notebook.
Use a piece of poster board or cardboard to cut out a # or hashtag shape then use old shoe strings to hang it around your neck.
This video can show you how to create the look in as little as 20-minutes:
26. Instagram frame/screen
While you’ve got the cardboard out, cut out a large square and use construction paper and markers to recreate the Instagram frame/screen. Add personality with a witty caption or even use cellophane to create your own “filters."
Use your cat ears from #6 and put on your best trout mouth. If you want to try something a little more elaborate, use makeup or face paint to mimic the meme’s actual coloring.
28. Steve Jobs
Like Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs had simple, memorable style that you can replicate for Halloween. Throw on a black turtleneck, jeans, sneakers, and thin-rimmed glasses.
29. Monkey business
I don’t know about you, but it’s going to be pretty chilly on Halloween here in New England. Grab this monkey suit from Amazon and put a suit on over it to bring a little bit of monkey business into the office for the day.
30. Guerilla marketer
Are gorillas more your primate? Put a tech t-shirt on with this mask and print out some fliers to become a “Gorilla Marketer.” Get it?
31. Roger the Moz Robot
Use a cardboard box and some masking tape to craft yourself into Roger the Moz Robot.
Wear bright orange, red, or any other high-converting colored shirts and write your best CTA copy across the front. Cut out and attach a paper “cursor” and try something fun like “Push for a High-Five” or “Click for a Hug.”
33. HubSpot sprocket
Pay homage to our favorite marketing automation company with a bright orange shirt and a cardboard or paper sprocket!
34. Gary Vaynerchuk:
Carry around a bottle of a wine and throw on this tee, for a quick and easy costume as the one and only Gary Vee. (Yes, that rhymed.)
35. Data/analytics chart:
What’s your big metric? Traffic? Clicks? Whatever it may be, use a plain shirt and some paper or cardboard to craft a data chart.
Use a cardboard box, construction paper, and carry an old juice jug to turn yourself into “link juice.”
Take a plain t-shirt and attach as many old mail envelopes to it as you can. (or just buy this costume.)
38. Internet troll
If you've got a plain shirt handy, write "Internet" or even the name of a specific social media platform like "YouTube" or "Facebook" on the front and put on a colorful wig like these to quickly become an internet troll.
If your office is anything like mine, this groan-worthy pun will be a big hit:
40. Seth Godin
Feeling bold? Shave your head and throw on a suit and some round-framed glasses to transform yourself into Seth Godin.
Still stumped? Maybe this peek at Halloween in the IMPACT office will inspire you: