There are many Halloween costumes out there to choose from. But unfortunately, in today’s costume landscape, it can sometimes be challenging to find a female-centric costume that doesn’t sacrifice your feminist ideology. Which is why we’ve compiled a list of feminist Halloween costumes that look cute while highlighting your best asset — your brain.
Whether you choose to go all out with a metallic Gal Gadot-inspired cosplay or stick to the classic Lynda Carter route, you’re bound to be one of the most badass females at the Halloween party.
2Cookie Lyon from “Empire”
To emulate Cookie Lyon, one must obtain an ensemble badass enough to suit the queen who wants what she wants and won’t take no for an answer. We’re thinking head-to-toe cheetah print would be a great start. Then add in a faux fur coat and douse yourself with diamonds and gold bling.
3Peggy Olson or Joan Holloway from “Mad Men”
If you want to go retro this Halloween, Peggy or Joan might be for you. Peggy is a modern woman in an outdated world who isn’t afraid to compete with her male counterparts. And Joan knows she has more to offer than her looks.
4Xena, Warrior Princess
If you’re all about women supporting and defending women, Xena, Warrior Princess might just be your biggest role model. Plus, you can easily turn your solo Xena costume into a friends’ or couples’ costume by pairing up with Xena’s sidekick/soulmate Gabrielle.
5Maeve Millay from “Westworld”
Maeve woke up from the dream that is “Westworld” and is trying to get out. She’s aware of her objectification, and is seeking empowerment to break free and live for herself.
6Beatrix Kiddo from “Kill Bill”
She’s ruthless and out for revenge after having her life destroyed by her ex-lover. Kiddo is a master at kung fu and can kill a man with just one hand.
7Elle Woods from “Legally Blonde”
She may have gotten into Harvard to follow a boy, but Elle Woods realized her brain and compassion is far more important than any old dude.
Although she wants to be a normal high school student, Buffy realizes that it’s her fate to guard the world. She’s not physically who one would expect to safeguard us against evil, but that’s the point. Buffy proves to be a strong, capable hero, highlights and platforms and all.
9Princess Leia/General Leia
Leia is a princess who’s perfectly capable of rescuing herself, thank you very much. She always spoke her truth and wielded weapons to take part in the action.
Walk into this year’s Halloween party dressed as any of the above ladies and bask in the power they exude. And keep in mind, that power doesn’t have to come off with the costume.