Sure, there’s Rosie, Lady Gaga, and this lovely list of pun-tastic pro-choice outfits for you to choose from, but it still seems like it’s hard for feminists to get a break on Halloween! Here are some suggestions from the Bitch Media office….
Jennifer K. Stuller called this Arlen, TX native “the most empowered and progressive of cartoon women” (and she hasn’t posed for Playboy!). Cattle ranching, roller derby, and mothering are just some of Peggy Hill’s pastimes.
Costume: “mom” jeans, 80s glasses, Spanish textbook
You might also consider: Daria Morgendorffer
Hitting the art world where it hurts since 1985, this undercover group of activists is any easy outfit with a message!
Costume: black clothes, gorilla mask, name of rad female artist (or, if you really want to make a statement, go as Venus de Milo with a gorilla mask!)
You might also consider: actually dressing like a rad female artist, such as Frida Kahlo
Black Power activist, political prisoner, academic. This is an especially frightening outfit…if you’re the FBI circa 1970.
Costume: megaphone, hoop earrings, Afro, broken handcuffs (it’s a metaphor!)
Gloria Steinem… undercover as a Playboy Bunny
That’s right. The Sexy Feminist Costume.
You might consid—OH IS YOUR MIND STILL BLOWN?
Ida B. Wells
This 19th century anti-lynching activist worked tirelessly, and co-founded the NAACP as well as advocating for women’s right to vote.
Costume: Old-timey clothes (frilly collar, long skirt, etc.), newspaper (Check out this awesome Ida job!)
You might also consider: Emma Goldman
Kick-ass or treat! Aliens, parasites, and insubordinate spaceship members will quake at your feet.
Costume: white tee, fatigue pants, ginormous automatic weapon
You might also consider: G.I Jane
Hopey and Maggie
Ghostworld’s Enid and Rebecca are so five years ago! Why not go as this invincible Cali duo from Jaimie Hernandez’s Love and Rockets?
Costume: Hopey: crust punk tee, ripped black pants, trench coat. Maggie: tight pants to show off curves, heart on sleeve (optional)
You might also consider: Tank Girl
Jem and the Holograms
If you’re feeling especially ambitious and creative, grab some friends and go as this ’80s cartoon rock band (…it’s doable!)
Costume: make-up, hair dye/wigs, colorful blazer, keytar, GLITTER. LOTS OF GLITTER.
You might also consider: the Powerpuff girls
What feminist figure are YOU going as this Halloween? Share your costume, photos, and tips below! Have a good weekend and Happy Halloween!