12 Halloween Costumes You Can Only Wear If You’re Smart

I know you’re a smart girl, and you’re always trying to use your knowledge in various ways. Chances are they’re mostly related to school, bettering the world, and maybe trying to figure out whether your crush likes you or not. If you’re looking for a creative way to show off that high IQ, might I suggest you do it with your Halloween costume.

There are lots of smart people and characters that you can be inspired by to show off what a smart cookie you are. FYI: Not all of them involve wearing your report card to your chest. And glasses are optional. Ready to show off that IQ? Scroll through the gallery to see 12 Halloween costumes ideas that are perfect for smart girls.


Dr. Amy Farrah Fowler

You get extra credit it you dress up as Dr. Amy Farrah Fowler from The Big Bang Theory considering she's super smart on the show and Mayim Bialik who plays her is actually a doctor IRL, too. Therefore, put on your best striped cardigan and tights.

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg

You might not be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (yet), but you can at least dress up like one of the best of them with a  Ruth Bader Ginsburg costume. Yes, you really should wear the crown. It helps offset the flowing robes and lace collar nicely.

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Hillary Clinton

Win or lose, we still want to be Hillary Clinton. You might channel her every day, but make sure you do it on Halloween by busting out your colorful pantsuit and pearls. #PantsuitNation

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Lisa Simpson

Bart was bratty, Homer was, well, Homer, but Lisa was the girl role model we needed on The Simpsons. She was smart, could play the saxophone, and she could pull off an orange strapless dress and pearls very, very well. Get your friends in on the fun by having them dress up as other characters like Marge, Patty, and Selma.

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Velma Dinkley

You might have initially been drawn to Daphne Blake on Scooby-Doo thanks to her ginger hair and purple dress, but it was Velma Dinkley who had that quiet, hipster cool about her. Oh, and she was smart AF. If you dress up like her for Halloween, you might be inspired to re-wear the outfit the rest of the year. Just try not to lose your glasses, okay?

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Rory Gilmore

If you have never done a Gilmore Girls Halloween costume, what the heck are you waiting for? If you're going to be Rory, keep things classic with the Chilton Preparatory School uniform. You can lug around a knapsack full of books if you want, but a Luke's coffee cup is an absolute must.

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Hermione Granger

If you're a smart cookie that probably means you're a Harry Potter fan. Therefore, a Hermione Granger costume is right up your street...or should I say broomstick? Grab your wizard robes, mess up your hair, and loop that Hogwarts scarf around your neck. I know you already have one.

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Daria Morgendorffer

Daria Morgendorffer is the surprising style icon and role model that we didn't know we needed. Dressing up as her could also be a snap if you already have a green blazer and combat boots in your closet. To complete the look, all you will have to do is be unimpressed with everything and get your BFF to be Jane Lane.

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Liz Lemon

Let's take a moment to appreciate Liz Lemon from 30 Rock. She was, and still is, one of the most hilarious and smart characters around. Plus, she had some of the best one-liners ever. Put on your glasses and your smart blazer and be her on October 31. If I were you, I would also practice some of her best lines. The people will want them. Trust me.

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Hidden Figures

If you watched Hidden Figures you will know that it was a story about inspiring women who were played up inspiring actresses. These little girls were smart enough to already dress up like Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson. Now, it's your turn.

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Marie Curie

Grab bae so he can dress up as Albert Einstein and you can be Marie Curie. The physicist and chemist was one of the leaders in pioneering research on radioactivity so try to pay tribute to that with your costume. No matter what you do, just make sure you keep it safe, okay? And I encourage you to add a Nobel Prize to your costume, too.

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Jillian Holtzmann

Who you gonna call? Anyone who will want to dress up as the rest of the female Ghostbusters cast with you. In addition to celebrating girl power and being really funny, the girls in the Ghostbusters sequel were hella smart. For example, Jillian Holtzmann, who was played by the brilliant Kate McKinnon, is a Ph.D and a former professor at the Kenneth P. Higgins Institute.

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What costume is  your favorite? Let us know in the comments!

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