- Many of us use Slack every day – and often wonder how work happened before its existence. So it was only a matter of time before someone thought to dress up as the work chat app itself.
- Alex Engelberg, a tech worker from Seattle, made a Slack costume for Halloween and totally nailed it, even down to the snappy notification sound.
- Watch the video below, with the sound on, and enjoy.
Employees across the country will go to work in costume on Wednesday, but perhaps no one is winning more than the guy who dressed up as the work chat app Slack.
Many of us use Slack every day – and often wonder how work happened before its existence. So it was only a matter of time before someone thought to dress up as its checkerboard app icon.
But I don’t think anyone could have predicted just how closely that person would nail it, even down to the snappy notification sound that plagues quiet offices everywhere.
Alex Engelberg, a tech worker from Seattle, tweeted a video of his Slack costume, and it’s so creative that we had to share
Engelberg told Business Insider in an email on Wednesday that his mum, who also uses Slack at work, agreed to help him with the costume.
“It was probably about three total hours of effort,” he said.
Take a look for yourself and enjoy (just make sure you have the sound on):
1 new message pic.twitter.com/H09WcuYYoJ
— Alex Engelberg (@alex_engelberg) October 31, 2018
People on Twitter seem to be enjoying the costume. Here are some of our favourite reactions so far:
this is the most high effort low effort costume I've ever seen.
— pinecones (@pinecones_sx) October 31, 2018
This is oddly mesmerizing.
— May Helena Plumb (@mayhplumb) October 31, 2018
Any costume that uses claves is a winner.
— Keenan Slusher (@Keenan_Slusher) October 31, 2018
Is this a millennial joke i don't get it?
— C4TTYW4MPUS (@_CKeller_) October 31, 2018
Shortly after Engelberg posted his video, the people at Slack saw the costume and tweeted at him to show their appreciation:
This is AMAZING!!! Nice touch on the sound notification. ???? You win. ????
— Slack (@SlackHQ) October 31, 2018