When trying to make a political statement on Halloween, the most popular feminist costume is obviously Rosie the Riveter. This is partly because it’s so easy to make (denim shirt, red lipstick, bandana, muscle pose, go!), and partly because this is probably one of the most well-known feminist icons out there. And while it’s a great costume, it’s also getting a little bit boring. There are so many other female-focused costume ideas out there to take advantage of!
I guess I could show you guys costumes for people who help the feminist movement, like Beyonce, Tina Fey’s Liz Lemon, Amy Poehler’s Leslie Knope, Hilary Clinton, Michelle Obama, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, but instead, I’m going to show you some costumes that are slightly more, uh, graphic. Or you could go for costumes that are going to be considered “gross” but people who can’t accept things like periods and female body parts.
What am I talking about? There’s only one way to find out, and that’s to look through them. Here are 15 DIY feminist Halloween costumes only badass girls can wear:
1. Bloody Tampons
Dressing up as a bloody tampon is NOT for the faint of heart. But it will definitely make a big statement!
Instead of being one condom, why not make a condom dress?
3. An IUD
Because why not?
4. Birth Control Pill Pack
Represent safe sex!
5. Romney’s Binders
Hey Mitt Romney – we still haven’t forgotten about you!
When life hands you 2am noisy hospital lemons, make Early Halloween lemonade by putting on your big-laydee costume anyway, telling life to go fuck the mother of the cosmos, and raising your cat ears in the air like you just don't mind. And I really need a nap but still have to see the ear doctor, so Happy Slutty Zombie and Misappropriation and Candy Day today and tomorrow, because I'm also wearing this then. #selfie #selfportrait #halloween #earlyhalloween #catsagainstcatcalls #feminist #feministcostume #catears #intheair #likeijustdontmind
Super easy to put together and perfect for a last-minute statement making costume!
7. Another IUD
The red outfit completes this.
8. A Tampon and Period Stains
Quite possibly the best BFF costume of all time.
9. A Maxi Pad
Don’t forget about pads!
10. A Vagina
Get ready for all the stares.
11. A Nuva Ring
So easy! So cute!
12. Birth Control Pills and An Egg
Another awesome BFF costume idea.
13. A Uterus