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    SOMA addict Connie.Marie's Avatar
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    Should I do it??

    Well,
    My company has posted that people can come to work in costume on Wednesday Oct 31st. Nobody knows about me where I work. Do I dare become "Connie the secretary" for a day? Who has done it & what has been the response or outcome? Any repercussions, positive or negative??

    Would Love to hear your stories..

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    You should do it. I am slowly learning who the heck cares, do what you like as long as no me gets hurt. Have fun.

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    Go dressed well and they will be impressed.
    Otherwise a costume will suffice.
    Work on your elegance,
    and beauty will follow.

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    Gold Member Read only Rachael Leigh's Avatar
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    Well many years ago I actually went to a chuch costume party dressed as a French Maid. I had fun with it and even answered the door a couple of times most just thought it was cute. I do know one couple figured out I was a CD later on.

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    go for it - you only live once and if you dont you will always wish you did
    have fun

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    Most of us use Halloween as an excuse to 'come out' for the first time. It doesn't normally let the cat out of the bag, and most people will assume it's a one-off for you.

    I'd definitely go for it if you are free to do so.

    M.

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    I agree..... do it.....
    I reject your reality and substitute my own!:

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    Life is too short to live with regrets about what you should have worn for Halloween. "Just do it!"

    But if I could make a gentle suggestion, try dressing as "Connie the highly successful and upwardly mobile employee" to avoid offending any administrative types.


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    By all means, do it!

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    Lady in Being (7/20/17) AmyGaleRT's Avatar
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    Well, I'm entering my office's costume contest that day as "Witch Amy"...so I'm going to say "Do it!" as well.

    - Amy
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    I would do it and not give it another thought!
    If you don't like the way I'm livin', you just leave this long haired country girl alone:

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    Blondes Have More Fun Jennifer Kelly's Avatar
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    Gothic Jennifer will not be making an appearance at work. I've only been there 3 months and I'm a contractor. So I stay on the straight and narrow. Too bad. I'd love to see the looks on people's faces when a surly goth chick shows up to fix their computer.

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    Of course. You'll have fun. Even more fun if you return to work on Nov 1 in "costume".

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    I say do it !! Like the other gurls stated you would regret it down the road if you did not do it.However if you were to dress for 3 or 4 years in a row, you might suspicions....
    Beth
    Oh, how I wish....

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    Every work environment is unique, but I received a very positive response two years ago when I did what you describe. There wasn't an open invitation to come to work in costume, so I arranged to take a day of vacation on Monday, October 31, then sneaked in on Sunday to set up my freshly-decorated workstation at a vacant desk in the reception area. Sandy (short for Cassandra) left a note on the desk apologizing for being unable to get to the office until lunchtime on her first day of work; my co-workers spent Monday morning speculating about the "new girl" while I was getting my hair and makeup done. I arrived bearing a sealed box of Halloween cupcakes from a bakery (as opposed to homemade, as a hedge against a "call security, this crazy transvestite means to poison us" reaction). I took photos with my co-workers, including my fairly bewildered new boss (someone jokingly mentioned using the photos as blackmail, and I said "yes, you do risk being blackmailed by having your photo taken with me"). It was a fun day.
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    Sandy...

    You looked awesome. Any negative reactions from co-workers?
    beth
    Oh, how I wish....

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    You only live once Connie, they may speculate and wonder but if you just act normal and have a fun time they'll never know for sure unless you tell them. On the other hand if you re nervous and uncomfortable it will show and your co workers may speculate you have something you're hiding, so go and be loose and have fun!
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    I dressed like this and went to work. Now we are not allowed to play in our casino. I walked up to the craps table and asked if they could show me how to play. I almost got the chance until one of the dealers recognized me. I won first place and second at the bar where this picture was taken. Of course that was 12 years and 50 pounds ago.
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    Later on you don’t want the regret of a missed opportunity.
    Go for it !!!

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    It is an open invitation isn't it? The door is opened, so walk on in, You don't want to miss this golden opportunity.

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    Absolutely! Go for it and enjoy!
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    i have never hressed outside of our home on halloween.

    Sjould you dress very well on any day, people will onder and ask why you went to such extremes as to shave legs, buy niv=ce clothesd (the full outfit), etc. for this single occassion. People will remeber this and ask the questions for a long time. i have seen it. Lets face it, the majority of non cd men would not dress to impress and would then question those that do. Face it, we have seen this.
    JC

    the guy that plays dress up and that has the best wife in the world!

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    Two things:

    1) What kind of work do you do? Will you be able to do it dressed as a female or do you have to lift boxes, climb ladders or crawl around under things?

    2) If you do a bad job of presenting as a female with an ill fitting costume wig, a bra too high and stuffed with tissue paper, your bosses and co-workers will see this as a one time costume. If on the other hand, you have a hundred dollar wig, a pair of three hundred dollar boobs, padded panties, a purse that matches your outfit and shoes, a nice pair of heels that you walk in perfectly, and your outfit and jewelry is well coordinated, they may well wonder if Halloween is the only time you dress as a woman.

    If your job and future in that job is important to you, I would be very careful about this decision. There are other times and places to dress without risking your future.
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    I say go for it!! I've always wanted to go to a Halloween party dressed. However, I was afraid that they'd notice how much I was enjoying being dressed...Anyway, do it! This is your chance to be out in public!

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    I went a bit farther and attended a business meeting en femme. My work in the health sector made it a unique circumstance, and virtually assured that there would be acceptance. But the question i have is, do you want to be "out"? Will you pretend this is a lark, or will you be more open? That's up to you.
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