15 DIY Feminist Halloween Costumes Only Badass Girls Can Wear

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!


2. Condoms

CONDOM DRESS for #standwithpp and for my mates at @crafty_contraceptives #craftycontraceptives #condomdress #masterofdisguise

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Instead of being one condom, why not make a condom dress?


3. An IUD 

We're digging this #IUD costume from @nmb533. We won't be getting knocked up this Halloween!

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Because why not?


4. Birth Control Pill Pack

Amazing #BirthControl costume by @turtleyenoughfortheturtleclub! Perfect for your next cocktail party or protest.

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Represent safe sex!


5. Romney’s Binders

Hey Mitt Romney – we still haven’t forgotten about you!


6. Cat-Calling

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

A giant tampon and period stains! #periodcostume #tamponcostume #stoptaxingmyperiod #redparty #medschool #masterofdisguise

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Quite possibly the best BFF costume of all time.


9. A Maxi Pad

Don’t forget about pads!


10. A Vagina

Steppin out

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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


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