How to make a Milton from Office Space costume

Ask yourself: “Is this good for the company?” Chances are, as long as you’ve still got a job in this turbulent economy… Who cares!! Show your office apathy by dressing up as the ultimate disgruntled worker and pulling together a Milton from “Office Space” costume! Follow these simple DIY tips and you’ll be ready to stick it to The Man in no time!

##Things You’ll Need##

* Short brown wig

* Fake mustache

* Spirit gum

* Thick nerd glasses or drugstore reading glasses

* Short sleeved button-down shirt

* Black necktie

* Black pants

* Initech “badge

* Pocket protector

* Black pants

* Black nylon socks

* Dress shoes

* Padding for shirt (to give a round effect)

* Red Swingline Stapler

* OPTIONAL – Carton of matches and a Margarita drink

##Putting together your Milton from Office Space costume##

Step 1: Put on your short, sandy brown wig and matching mustache, adhering it to your upper lip with spirit gum. Milton isn’t the most well-groomed guy, so a little hangage over your upper lip is perfectly okay.

Step 2: Put on your oversized thick nerd glasses or pick up a pair of cheap reading glasses from a drugstore.

Step 3: Put on a short-sleeved button down shirt and a plain, black tie. You can use your computer to print out and create a Milton/Initech “badge” to pin to your chest for “security” purposes.

Step 4: Fill a pocket protector with pencils and put it in the pocket of your shirt.

Step 5: Put on your black nylon socks, dress pants, and shoes for a simple, understated look that Milton favors.

Step 6: OPTIONAL: If you’re not really as round as Milton, stuff your shirt with some padding for effect.

Step 7: Grab your prized, red Swingline stapler (you can pick them up at any office supply store) as the piece de resistance for this costume! You can also accessorize with a large box of matches and a margarita for a “celebratory” drink! Ummmmm…. Yeaaaahhhhhh….

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