Every fall, women are bombarded with an endless array of sexy Halloween costumes and very little else in the way of dress-up options. From sexy cop to sexy nurse to the very creepy sexy Brownie, the sultry (and sometimes totally skanky) Halloween costume offerings are almost endless.
Heck, you can’t even dress up as a crayon without being a sexy crayon.
We think this whole sexy Halloween costume has gotten a bit out of hand. We’re not alone. Even some guys are starting to see the insanity of women’s sexy Halloween costumes.
While there’s nothing wrong with being sexy, or wanting to feel sexy, these awesome ladies give us some pretty refreshing costumes for those of us out there who want our Halloween experience to be about more than just being sexy.
Here are 27 of our favorite costumes that celebrate more than a woman’s body — they celebrate her strength, creativity, cunning and character. Be a rebel this year!
Grab a kick-ass black mullet and some leather, and pay a tribute to one of the awesome women who first showed the world that girls could be rock stars!
The Bride, Beatrice, or the main girl from Kill Bill, there’s no question that Uma Thurman is a hottie, but there’s also no question that her character in this movie is a badass mofo that anyone would be happy to channel this Halloween.
The Powerpuff Girls
Sugar, spice, everything nice, chemical x, and sisterhood. This old cartoon had it right.
Lady Baggins, The Hobbit
If you ask us, Bilbo Baggins would make an awesome woman, too.
The everlasting Wednesday Addams doesn’t put up with nonsense, and neither should you this pumpkin-packed holiday.
Get yourself some Halloween makeup, and channel your inner pop-art artist. Props to anyone who walks around with speaking bubble that reads: “What do you mean you’re not a feminist?” Or “I’d rather sink than call Brad for help!”
Sophie, Howl’s Moving Castle
This Studio Ghibli heroine helped end a war, and learned to love herself along the way. #LifeGoals
Michonne, The Walking Dead
Anything involving zombies, really, but we all know that Michonne knows what’s up.
Show off those guns!
Katniss knows how to play the right games.
A graphic novel heroine from the 80’s living in a punk post-apocolyptic world. Even if you don’t know who she is, she can at least be your creative badass costume inspo!
Or any female boxer, really. But Ronda, though,
She took the Attack on Titan video-game world by storm, and taught us a bit about the muscular anatomy. Pretty scary, really.
Nike, The Greek Goddess of Victory
Fun fact: Nike is the Greek goddess of Victory. You could toss on your toga … orrrr you could walk around on Halloween decked out in all that cool Nike gear you’ve been wanting to show off. Give someone a mythology lesson along the way!
Any Character From “Orange is the New Black”
No ridiculously sexual prisoner costumes here. We’re keeping it real.
Although a certain prisoner also supports a certain strong, free-spirited, independent, and animal loving female. Good ‘ol Pippi Longstocking.
Best Halloween movie ever. Amiright?
Wonder Woman, a well known Amazon, fighting for your rights in her satin tights.
Bonus points if you figure out a way to evoke a specific self portrait of hers.
Now here’s a woman that can kick butt and rule a kingdom like a champ.
Buffy The Vampire Slayer
Queen of the 90s underworld who fell in love with a vampire. That’s ballsy.
Xena, Warrior Princess
Another ’90s warrior woman that ruled. Plus you get to wear leather!
Rosie The Riveter
She was flexing her muscles back when nice girls wore pearls and heels and had dinner on the table when their husbands walked in.
Sarcasm and a biting intellect to parody the BS that surrounds her.
Beautiful and brainy.
Mother of Dragons
Started from the bottom of the Game of Thrones, now she’s here.
Another Ghibli heroine… only this one runs with wolves and will literally tear your throat out if you mess with the forest.
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