Feminist Halloween Costumes Pt. 1: Fictional Characters

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Morticia Addams


Morticia was an incredible mother, devoted wife, and unabashedly in touch with her sexuality. She teaches Wednesday (another great costume idea) that she can be whatever she wants to be, and she does it all while looking absolutely fabulous.

Costumes can be found here and here.

Leslie Knope


You’d be hard-pressed to find someone who is as passionate about what they do as Leslie Knope. Even when people mock her for caring so much, she still does. And she does it with a smile on her face.  She’s human and flawed, but she loves with her whole heart, and waffles are her favorite. And mine.

Costumes here and here.

Hermione Granger


“It’s levi-OH-sa, not levio-SAH!” Oh Hermione. She gets made fun of for being a know-it-all, but if I got accepted to Hogwarts, I’d be just as excited to learn. Hermione is the brains behind every hair-brained scheme Harry and Ron come up with, and she keeps them from getting killed in the meantime. She’s not perfect and let’s herself get carried away with her ideas (S.P.E.W. anyone?) but her heart is good and she’s a badass.

Costumes here and here.

Minerva McGonagall


If you haven’t read her Wikia page (here) or the section about her on Pottermore, you should. Professor McGonagall was a quidditch player and talented academically, and when it came to choosing between settling down and giving up magic for the muggle man she loved or the career wit the Ministry of Magic, she chose the latter. She fought in both Wizarding World Wars and even became *spoilers* headmistress of Hogwarts once Dumbledore died and the second war was over.

Costumes can be found here, and here.


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