Dressing up seems to be big in retail. Until this year, our company had contests for best costumes, prizes ($) etc. It was a really big deal. This year there is no money apparently and you may dress up if you choose or if you want to wear "regular clothes" (steel toes and name tag mandatory) you can choose to donate $2 to our company charity and wear jeans, for example, as long as what you wear still allows you to do your job safely. I have, fortunately, never been scheduled to work Hallowe'en. I enjoy handing out candy to children
at home in the evening but do not want to dress up.
As for inappropriate, one fellow last year had an amazing costume. He dyed long underwear (top and bottoms) deep purple, attached multiple purple balloons from shoulders to mid-thighs, and wore this vine-y stuff on his head. He was, of course, Fruit of the Loom man. The inappropriateness came about when his immature fellow colleagues tried to burst strategically placed balloons