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15 Feminist Halloween Costumes


Dressing up as a superhero is a tried-and-true Halloween classic. What does it mean to be a female superhero for Halloween? To some people, it literally means wearing a cape, fighting villains and having supernatural powers. But there's so much more to being a female power icon, and there are so many women who are superheroes just for fighting for equality every day. Here are 15 of our favorite feminists that you can dress up as this Halloween.

1. Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games series

You can go so many ways with this one, everything from simple to very flashy (like her flaming dress.) Regardless of which Katniss look you choose, it would be fun to carry a bow and arrow. 

2. Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman is so classy. She's like Superman, except better, because she does it all in those boots. 

3. Beyoncé

Beyoncé is everyone's favorite hero when she performs on stage. If you want to make this duo costume, grab a guy who's willing to go as Jay-Z. 

4. Olivia Pope from Scandal

This is an easy costume to represent one bad-ass female who can manage any crisis. Don't forget your class of wine and "It's handled" catchphrase. 

5. Frida Kahlo 

Kahlo is a feminist icon, and you can incorporate her art into your costume if you want to get extra-creative. 

6. Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Another fairly easy costume—one of the most well-known kick-ass vampire slayers known to fiction. 

7. The Black Widow

The Black Widow really deserves her own movie series, but at least for now, you can act it out by playing her for Halloween. 

8. Laverne Cox and/or Sophia Burset from Orange is the New Black

A lot of the great Orange is the New Black costumes we've seen so far haven't included Sophia, but we think Laverne is absolutely fierce. Go as Laverne herself, or portray her take-charge, outspoken character in a simple prison jumpsuit. Plus ombre is so in. 

9. Lorelai Gilmore from Gilmore Girls 

We strongly recommend adding a cup of coffee as your main accessory. 

10. Hermione Granger from the Harry Potter series

Because we all know Harry and Ron would've been nowhere without Hermione constantly saving the day.

11. Ellen Degeneres 

Pair this costume with a sassy joke or a viral Internet icon who has appeared on her show, and you're golden. 

12. Korra from Avatar: Legend of Korra

Korra showed Avatar: The Last Airbender fans that a woman can rock the whole 'saving the world' thing. 

13. Leslie Knope from Parks and Recreation and/or Liz Lemon from 30 Rock

Choose one of these hilarious ladies, or go with your best friend in this perfect companion costume.

14. Amelia Earhart 

Pay homage to a woman who made history, and, as a bonus those, you get to wear some killer boots. 

15. Princess Diana

Princess Diana was possibly one of the most fashionable female icons, making this a 100% classy costume for any black-tie Halloween affair you're invited to.

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