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17 Awesome Feminist Costume Ideas For Little Grrrrrls

Make Halloween a teaching moment. Subject: Badassery.

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1. Hillary Clinton

To channel Hillary, we grabbed a black turtle neck, black coat, and some of the Former Secretary of State's signature baubles. All in this look cost about $32.00 at Target, including the borrowed necklace from Mom and hair clips we used for a brooch.

2. Patti Smith

Let your little girl ring in Halloween as the "Godmother of Punk" herself in her own jeans, a white T, black jacket, and a black scarf. Bonus points if you have a tiny guitar. (Cost of outfit: $18.00.)

3. Pussy Riot

The Russian punk band had three of its members famously arrested for "hooliganism" on the steps of a Moscow Cathedral where they filmed an anti-Putin music video called "Punk Prayer - Mother of God, Chase Putin Away". For the cost of a $12 knit cap (or cheaper if you thrift it) you can mimic their signature look.

4. Beyonce's Unforgettable Silhouette

Dress her in a black morph suit ($29.99) and print the word "feminist" on a black cloak ($16.99) she can whip open at a moment's notice, heralding a new generation of feminists to action. We printed the letters on white paper, cut them out, and attached them to the cape with scrapbooking tape.


5. Amelia Earhart

Before disappearing over the Pacific Ocean during her attempt to circumnavigate the globe, Earhart was an air travel pioneer, setting records on a regular basis.

6. Princess Leia

Darth's daughter is gearing up to be a hero to a whole new generation of girls in Star Wars Episode 7. Has your daughter brushed up on the classics?

8. Daenerys Targaryen

The fearless leader and "Mother of Dragons" gets bonus points for pop culture hipness.


9. Maya Angelou

The powerful poet, dancer, actress, singer, author, and all around tour de force taught us why the caged bird sings.

11. Oprah Winfrey

One of America's most beloved women, you could solidify the recognition factor by having your daughter pass out Ugg boots and new cars to everyone who comes to your door.

12. Sonia Sotomayor

Sotomayor took the legal world by storm to become one of the youngest judges on the US Supreme Court.


16. Cleopatra

The most powerful woman in ancient Egypt also had something of a stranglehold on ancient Rome.

17. Rosie The Riveter

The iconic image commonly known as "Rosie the Riveter" is just one piece of WWII propaganda depicting the many "Rosies" that worked on aircraft construction and other wartime duties at home in the 1940s.