18 DIY Gender Bending Halloween Costumes For Girls Who Want Something Different

Halloween is the one day of the year when you can wear whatever you want and pretend to be whoever you want, even if it’s the furthest personality from who you actually are. Okay, that’s not exactly true – you can wear whatever and be whoever you want any day of the year, but Halloween is the one day you don’t have to worry about other people judging you for it (not that judgement should matter anyway, but, like, sometimes it does even when we don’t want it to, so I get it, and… I’m moving away from the point). So, if you follow that line of thinking, then who says that just because you identify as female, you have to dress as a female character? On October 31st, you’ll see people dressed as fictional cartoon animals, terrifying scary movie characters, food, board games, Internet memes, puns, and even tampons. If your favorite character happens to be a dude, why not try a gender bending costume?

It sounds obvious – if you want to dress as a male character, go for it! – but it isn’t to everyone. I’ve heard girls say things like, “I wish I could dress as Bane this year!” and then follow it up with, “But I’m not a guy. Ugh!” Ugh is right. Who cares if you don’t have a penis? You can still dress as a dude! Maybe, like, five people will care about your gender swap, and those people sound really ignorant and lame and boring if you ask me. While there are tons of amazing female characters and personalities you can choose from for your Halloween costume, there are also lots of great male ones too – and sometimes you just want to do something a little different. So, whether you’re a girl who wants to try a gender swap for a day, someone with female parts who identifies as male and wants to find the perfect costume, or anyone in between or outside of that, here is some fun Halloween inspiration. Check out these DIY gender bending costumes, and stop letting your body parts dictate what you “have” to do!

Which one of these gender bending costumes is your favorite? Who’s your favorite male character? Share in the comments!

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