I don't know where it stemmed from, but I've always been anti-super short skirts, or anything that shows too much skin. I don't like the constant tugging down or having to think about every movement you make (especially when sitting down, ugh!), which is why as much as I love skirts I make sure that they are a nice length and wear black cycling shorts too. Anyway ladies, here are my suggestions if you're looking for Halloween costumes that are still work appropriate and draw cool points from geeky/nostalgic people like moi.
(Raise your hands if you get slightly annoyed at all the "sexy" costumes the media pushes on us. We don't need those to look nice! Are they even comfortable since most of them are made of spandex?)
Carmen Sandiego - perfect for the cold weather!