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Halloween is approaching, and with that means the inevitable, “what costume can I wear without being consistently slut-shamed?” Aside from the answer of, “wear whatever you want that makes you feel good year-round, not just on Halloween,” those femmes out there may be under pressure to dress provocatively. The solution is here!

Bust magazine has provided us with a list of 10 Feminist Halloween costume ideas that will make you sexy through empowerment. Some highlights include the strong and timely Pussy Riot, the Russian girl punk band being held in prison for criticizing their government, and the classic Rosie the Riveter, the iconic face of the working woman’s movement from the 1940s.

Other outfits include the walking pun of a “piece of meat” and the partner costume of “marriage equality.”

Of course, let’s remember that these costumes are not limited to females–those of any sex or gender can don these, and help from male and masculine allies is always welcome in feminism. Plus, how often does anyone get the license to dress up as Catwoman?

Here’s to a most radical trick-or-treating experience!


  • KarachiYWOCLC

    I’d rather people went as “Rosie the Riveter” instead of a “sexy hamburger”. What in the world is a “sexy hamburger”?