Feeling overwhelmed by Halloween this year? Tired of dressing up as a sexy mouse, a sexy nurse, a sexy nun (yes, this exists), or a sexy whatever, I am right there with you. I’ve made it my mission to find costumes that focus on all of the things about women that make us strong, fierce, and fearless (in addition to our undeniable sexiness). — and these costumes get that message across loud and clear!
So what’s a fun-loving, costume-appreciating baddie to do? I did the vetting for you and rounded up a bunch of great costume ideas. From Notorious RGB to Cookie Lyons from “Empire,” these suggestions will save you the trouble of figuring out which costumes best show off your MAGness and passion for gender equality.
Without further ado, here’s a list of kick-a*s ideas — idols, icons, and a few fantastical characters that really are boss — for you to consider. From the serious to the silly, drop your comments below to let us know if we’re missing any of your favorites.
Popular culture has embraced RBG, and why wouldn’t it. It’s hard to deny the contributions she has made throughout her long career in the fight against both racial and gender-based discrimination. From films to action figures, the world has shown a fascination with this trailblazer who changed the course of women’s rights and at the age of 85 still pumps iron! Simple-Serious-Fun: Black pullover robe, white bow blouse, wide-rim glasses! Done.
Whether you’re a proud Beyhive member or just feeling Bey’s fierceness for Halloween, all it takes are three iconic pieces: a cropped yellow hoodie, jean shorts, and some metallic boots. Shop everything you need to re-create Beyoncé’s infamous Coachella look, then grab your girls and get in “FORMATION!”
SERENA WILLIAMS, BEST TENNIS PLAYER IN THE WORLD
Serena Williams stunned fans at the 2018 French Open when she stepped onto the court in a catsuit, Black with a red waistband, the full-length bodysuit looked striking on Williams, a new mom; she was likened to a superhero in the ensemble. Cat-woman, move tf over. Pull your hair up and grab yourself a black catsuit and a red waistband, a fresh pair of sneakers and a tennis racket. Easy win!
KIMMY from UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT
Brighten up and pretend like you just crawled out of a bunker, carrying a backpack and wearing a smile. Here comes Kimmy Schmidt! All you need is a yellow cardigan sweater over a floral top and a pair of hot pink jeans. And, while you’re at it, recreate her posse. Voila! Welcome to New York…Trick-or-Treat, Grrrls!
ANNALISE KEATING from HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER!
What MAG wouldn’t want to play this role or wear this outfit? Assertive and Brilliant, in a skin-tight red leather jacket (who needs a shirt, anyway?) and a black skirt or trouser. The hairstyle is a MUST! And, don’t forget to bark orders all day and night…especially at the DJ and the bartender!
ELLARIA SANDS from GAME OF THRONES
A fierce black cape with shoulder pads over a black slip with a brown belt crisscrossed over it. Don’t worry, combining two belts will give you this look! I’d bet you already have this ensemble in your closet!? Most MAGs do. Just go overboard with the black smoky eyeliner and act like you BETTER NOT BE CROSSED, Boss!
COOKIE LYONS – EMPIRE
…Because you run the damn show! A leopard-print coat and a leopard-print hat will make this fierce and fashionable woman ready to take reign of any record label. The more outrageously fabulous, the better – Grab your “Lucious” and MAG-Up in fur, leather and sky-high heels! She’s a Power MAG who is not afraid to rock a pantsuit, too! BOO!
Tough, smart, driven, crazily accomplished, deeply protective of her people, and occasionally tripped up by her tendency towards secrecy. For those who like the whimsy of cartoon characters…OH, AND PINK – She is made out of bubblegum. SWEET! Perfect for Halloween.