Feminist Halloween Costumes For The Win
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Feminist Halloween Costumes For The Win

Here's to fighting for gender equality and having a bad ass costume while doing so.

Feminist Halloween Costumes For The Win

Here's to 2016, feminism not being as much of a scary word as it was years ago. Mix that with some Halloween fun and you have some awesome costume choice.
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The eight choices below, in the case of this Halloween.

1) Tina Belcher
She sassy, she's straightforward, she knows it's okay to think of yourself as beautiful and she's absolutely hysterical. This YouTube tutorial gives wonderful step by step instructions.

2) Olivia Pope
If you don't watch Scandal, you most definitely should. Olivia Pope always has it handled, whether it be high profile politicians or international dictators who step out of line. Not to mention, her outfits are always on point with the perfect balance of popcorn and wine to match.

3) Hermione Granger
The brains of the Harry, Ron, Hermione trio, she never fails to use her knowledge to help get the crew out of very sticky situations. Most of us can relate to the frizzy hair stage of our lives, but man... She really made it look fashionable, didn't she?

4) Simone Biles
One of this year's bad asses from the Olympics. Throw together a leotard, some medals and, though I advise trying not to mimic her impeccable vault routine, you could pull off being this jaw dropping, talent-filled lady.

5) Daenerys Targaryen
Don't get me started on the mother of dragons. She is easily my favorite character on Game of Thrones and all these new rumors of her and Jon Snow finally meeting?? AHHHH. Anyway, back to our main point, she is not one to be messed with. Even surrounded by barbaric men who threaten to do unmentionable things to her, she somehow comes out on top. Maybe slightly charred and naked, but hey, some sacrifices have to be made if you want to be a BAMF like her.

6) Eleven
If you haven't joined the Stranger Things bandwagon, please grab your Christmas lights and hop on. Eleven is easily one of the coolest, and youngest, characters to just blow me out of the water. Played by Millie Bobby Brown, this Eggo loving little one has so much more power than she lets on. Here's the baby version of it, which makes me wish I had a kid just so I could do this.

7) Beyoncé
Lemonade was one mass feminist shout out to women. The yellow dress? The bat? Some heels? Yes. I love all of it. If you do this one, please Boomerang you swinging the bat a lá Yoncé and send it to me.

8) Wednesday Addams
This is easily one of my top favorites. She's unapologetic, she's dark, and her sense of humor is perfection. Not to mention, this is a pretty easy costume to replicate in case you're running low on time, money, or desire to put anything together. Black dress, black tights, back shoes.

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