- September 12, 2022 at 5:41 am #676109Lauren MugnaiaParticipantRegistered On: November 1, 2021Topics: 19Replies: 492Has thanked: 6874 timesBeen thanked: 2715 times
So, as many of you know, I’m a trans woman, I am dressed as such at work every day. On Halloween quite a few of the staff get really into it and very involved, there are some very amazing costumes.
So, I dress as a woman everyday, what am I going to do for a costume, as a trans woman, that will take advantage of my new status as a legal female?
Any help and all suggestions are very appreciated. 🙂
Thanks, and lots of hugs,
Ms. Lauren M
- September 24, 2022 at 9:21 pm #678942Marg ProdueLadyRegistered On: March 16, 2022Topics: 0Replies: 247Has thanked: 999 timesBeen thanked: 925 times
Costumes for work can be a bit touchy. I’m retired now but here’s my take on your situation. You want to be fun and be part of the office but not show anyone up or look bad yourself. Outside of work I will go crazy but inside work I tend to be very circumspect. Besides, I do have to work all day in the costume. So my go-to is a simple witch costume with a smile. It’s very simple. Just go to a thrift store and pick up an oversized long sleeved long black dress. Take a scissors and cut V’s into the bottom hem and sleeves until it looks leafy all around. Make it as short as you want your reputation to be. Wear your dark leggings or hose and your comfortable shoes. Cut a V or scoop into the top if you want and tie a black tie or rope around the waist or use a belt. You’re on your own for the makeup. Buy a witch hat at any store and fill your purse or pocket with fun stuff like candy or lotto tickets etc. When anybody asks what you are you just say “I’m a good witch” and pass out the candy or lotto tickets. Everybody will love you and you will be comfortable all day. Then at the end of the day you just hang it up in your closet for next year. I hope that helps you. Boo! Marg
- September 24, 2022 at 12:17 pm #678791Kim DahlenbergenLadyRegistered On: November 18, 2019Topics: 1Replies: 228Has thanked: 190 timesBeen thanked: 799 times
I don’t have any specific suggestions. What I would think is that as someone now living/working as a woman, and if many in your office environment plan to dress up for Halloween, then why not use the opportunity to go a little bit over the top… something fun that would fall outside your comfort zone the other 364 days of the year?
- September 24, 2022 at 9:06 am #678738Chrissy PerryLadyRegistered On: August 28, 2022Topics: 1Replies: 44Has thanked: 168 timesBeen thanked: 152 times
- September 24, 2022 at 9:11 am #678741Lauren MugnaiaDuchessRegistered On: November 1, 2021Topics: 19Replies: 492Has thanked: 6874 timesBeen thanked: 2715 times
Hmmm, both ideas are very intriguing 🙂 There is a ‘Spirit Halloween’ store that just opened near where I live, think I’ll go take a look at what they have that will fit me, I will let you know… 😉
Ms. Lauren M
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- September 23, 2022 at 10:27 pm #678657Marlene KayeLadyRegistered On: September 11, 2021Topics: 0Replies: 30Has thanked: 30 timesBeen thanked: 150 times
I guess it all depends on how you already present yourself as a woman in the work place, are you the girl in a shiny blouse and pencil skirt by the water cooler at work? or are you the strong independent working gal in dress suit and sheer nylons with proper shoes? so showing up looking like elvira with high cut dress sheer black hose and pumps, might give your co-workers more of a shock than you intend, where as laura croft from tomb raider is revealing and sexy, but with a flair of intelligence, beige pantyhose with high cut shorts? I always go with morticia adams myself, every one thinks its just a long dress, but…..underneath I go fully dressed with nail polish to…..keep in mind…its for fun, one day…..so they think….
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- September 23, 2022 at 8:51 pm #678648Chrissy PerryLadyRegistered On: August 28, 2022Topics: 1Replies: 44Has thanked: 168 timesBeen thanked: 152 times
I’m definitely going to think about this one.
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- September 12, 2022 at 6:20 pm #676263Amy CatrelleLadyRegistered On: January 2, 2022Topics: 10Replies: 239Has thanked: 619 timesBeen thanked: 1083 times
Film, TV, and comic book characters tend to be popular, but as I don’t know your tastes I’ll list the ones that I’d love to dress as:
Catwoman (Julie Newmar or Michelle Pfeiffer)
Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie version)
Drusilla (from Buffy)
Almost anyone played by Marilyn Monroe
But the easiest look for me would be a goth girl, I love the different styles and it works on any budget. x
- September 12, 2022 at 5:38 pm #676254Eileen BachBaronessRegistered On: February 27, 2021Topics: 2Replies: 442Has thanked: 223 timesBeen thanked: 1774 times
Halloween costumes for adult women tend to be quite revealing and sized a bit too small.
For one CD party, hubby was a saloon girl and I as a Sheriff, even used the men’s potty. But this is an office party. What did you do last year, or is your first? The really great costumes take months to prepare, or more. Then what about next year? If your budget won’t allow such expenses, keep costumes simple. Just have fun whatever you decide.
- September 12, 2022 at 8:59 am #676150Lara TuckerLadyRegistered On: September 29, 2021Topics: 2Replies: 1175Has thanked: 25979 timesBeen thanked: 4274 times
Jessica Rabbit could be a lot of fun. “I’m not really bad, they just draw me that way.”
Or you could go in an entirely different direction and go as Madame Curie. You could add something that glows for a comic effect.🙃
I hope you have fun!
- September 12, 2022 at 8:26 am #676142Sarah KanterLadyRegistered On: April 25, 2019Topics: 15Replies: 170Has thanked: 359 timesBeen thanked: 926 times
Here are my top pics for a female halloween costume (in no particular order of importance)
Asoka Tano from Star Wars
Bat girl from the 1960s (purple and yellow, with red hair)
A female officer from Star Trek, in the scant
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- September 12, 2022 at 8:05 am #676136Millicent TeasedaleDuchessRegistered On: August 24, 2015Topics: 13Replies: 204Has thanked: 48 timesBeen thanked: 437 times
Don’t know if you’re familiar with the Terry Pratchett Discworld novels or The Watch, a television series loosely based on one of the story lines, but a few of those characters come to mind. The Watch takes some liberties, including gender-flipping some of the characters, which appeals a bit to me, and might could maybe to you.
Cheery, the nonbinary dwarf, as played in The Watch
Lord Vetinari – gender-swapped to a female character in The Watch
Wonse – Lord Vetinari’s aide, again, gender-swapped in The Watch
Lady Sybil Ramkin – more from the novels than the television show.
The Watch uses lots of dark clothes, steampunk themes.
You might have to explain, or again, your colleagues could all be Pratchett fans and identify you immediately.
- September 12, 2022 at 7:50 am #676135Alice UnderwireLadyRegistered On: September 16, 2019Topics: 97Replies: 5593Has thanked: 7617 timesBeen thanked: 14620 times
You can be anything you want on Halloween. There are costume shop web sites you can browse for ideas. In addition to the usual nurse, witch, scientist, mobster moll, starlet, opera singer/diva, news anchor, let your imagination run wild. Have fun with a multicolor wig or become a super heroine.
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