The NBC television show, The Office gave audiences a new wave of iconic characters that has helped shape the last decade of American comedy. Viewers grew to love the awkward, unique, and often maddening characters which if we’re honest with ourselves, we all relate to in some way.
In light of Halloween 2017 coming up, we found costume ideas for three of our favorite Office characters: Michael Scott, Jim Halpert, and Dwight Schrute. Similar to a typical office setting, each character regularly wore a suit and tie through the duration of the show. To pull off each of these characters, the standout qualities will be found in the details and personalities. Check out our costume ideas for these popular comedy characters!
Michael Scott can be characterized as both the best and worst boss in one. His kindness, generosity, and love for birthday celebrations make him a unique find. While his unquenchable desire for best friendship, inappropriate manners, and lack of secret-keeping skills make his a terrible boss. A true Office show lover will remember the episode where Michael has to negotiate an employee, Darryl’s contract. Michael has been avoiding these conversations for some time and was practicing negotiation tactics in order to be prepared to say, no. During these conversations, Darryl exposes that Michael was wearing a “ladies’ suit”. Unknowingly, Michael had picked a women’s suit from the bargain bin, probably from Burlington Coat Factory. This look includes a women’s suit, necktie, and Michael’s iconic “World’s Best Boss” mug.
Jim Halpert is the office prankster who has the hots for the receptionist, Pam Beasley. His laid-back demeanor but witty and sarcastic tone makes him a fan favorite. Through the seasons, Jim’s style moves from a sloppy combination of baggy shirt and trousers to a modern fitting professional attire. His go-to look was a light blue dress shirt, charcoal trousers, and solid dark necktie. In honor of Halloween, we chose one of Jim’s Halloween costumes within the show. In this episode, Jim simply dresses up as “Dave” by using a name tag. In order to make this impression a success, don’t forget a Jim smirk!
Dwight K. Schrute
The Assistant to the Regional Manager, Dwight Schrute is a volunteer fire deputy, beet farmer, Battlestar Galactica buff and overall quirky guy. Motivated by getting Jim Halpert fired and becoming the next Regional Manager, Dwight is always looking for ways to get ahead. His everyday attire wasn’t difficult to construct. By staying within the olive green, khaki, brown, and mustard yellow color schemes, anyone can pull off Dwight Schrute look. We found an khaki green suit, mustard dress shirt, and copper and brown necktie. The details will bring this outfit to life. Make sure to include a pair of eyeglasses, belt phone case, nunchucks (just in case), and parted hair down the middle.
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