Got Girl Power? Try One of these Halloween Costumes on for Size

When you think classic Halloween costumes for women, chances are you think of princesses, sexy French maids, and naughty devils. While we would never hate on a perfect Disney princess cosplay or a sexy devil in red leather, there are times when you need a little more feminism in your Halloween costume choice.

We’re not saying to dress up as Hillary Clinton (unless you want every dude at the party to avoid you), but you can choose a cool (and sexy!) costume that has a little more girl power than your classic damsel in distress. Here are some of our favorite choices for 2017.

1. Wonder Woman

With the latest film-adaptation starring Gal Gadot continuing to receive amazing reviews, this is an obvious choice and may be as big of a hit as Harley Quinn was last Halloween. The only difference is that Wonder Woman (see costume) doesn’t let a certain joking dude get in her way.

2. Rey

Before Wonder Woman was hailed as the feminist icon that girls needed to see in the movies, there was Rey (see costume). Whether you’re a Star Wars fanatic or you just started to dabble in the franchise, Rey is a cool and current costume choice that’ll let everyone know you’re a force to be reckoned with.

3. Rosie The Riveter

She’s not new, but Rosie The Riveter (see costume) is a classic. And let’s be real, denim and bandanas are super in this season

4. Buffy The Vampire Slayer

Speaking of being in this season – have you noticed that everyone and their mother has been nostalgic for the 90s and 2000s? Pay homage to the girl who slayed (literally) this Halloween with a killer Buffy (see costume) cosplay.

5. The Bride from Kill Bill 

Sometimes all a girl needs is a killer yellow two-piece outfit and a thirst for revenge. The Bride from Kill Bill (see costume) has both.

6. Katniss Everdeen

The Hunger Games series may be finished, but that doesn’t mean that Katniss Everdeen (see costume) doesn’t still kick some major Panem butt! Also, you can probably make a Katniss costume with lots of things you already have in your closet – major bonus!

7. Dana Scully from X-Files

Gillian Anderson played Dana Scully (see costume) on the original X-Files and was essentially the logic, reason, and brains behind the investigations on the show. She’s never a damsel in distress – and you don’t have to be either. All you need to do is grab some red hair-spray (or a wig) and a power suit.

8. Daenerys Targaryen from Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones costumes have been popular ever since the TV series launched in 2011, but considering you’re going to have to wait a full calendar year before the next season, why not dress up as ruthless platinum blonde Daenerys (see costume) to make the pain go away?

9. Baby from Dirty Dancing

Jennifer Grey’s character in Dirty Dancing is probably not the first person you think of when you think “feminist icon,” but I beg to differ. Baby (see costume) is pro-abortion and does whatever it takes to ensure that Penny Rivera has a right to do what she wants with her money. There’s a reason this movie is timeless.

About the Author

Ashley Uzer

Ashley likes to treat every day like Halloween and make her boyfriend wear ridiculous couple costumes with her at least once a year. You can follow her on Instagram and Twitter at @ashleyuzer.

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