6 Feminist Halloween Costumes to Rock This Year

6 Feminist Halloween Costumes to Rock This Year

Halloween is just around the corner. It is a special occasion when werewolves are set on the loose and zombies are roaming the streets for candy. But according to the movie Mean Girl, “Halloween is the one night a year when girls can dress like a total slut and no other girls can say anything about it.” Agree?

As we grow older Halloween is nothing more than just a night of going out having fun with a bunch of friends or house party where everyone turn up in their recycled costumes. That’s why this year’s Halloween should be different and extra special for all of us.

Think about all these talks about ‘feminism’ in the media lately. And what about the sudden rise of self-confessed feminist among celebrities like Lena Dunham, Taylor Swift and Beyonce? It is a good sign which may hopefully leads to the rise of perhaps the new wave of feminism.

With the ongoing fight for women’s right and other issues like rape and human-trafficking, the world needs women to make their voices heard and become more than just what the society perceive them to be. And that’s why ‘Sexy Nurse’ or ‘Perverted Nun’ costume shouldn’t be your Halloween costume of your choice this year. Show your unending support for feminism and unleash your inner Girl Power with these feminist Halloween costumes.


costume pocahontas

In the Disney’s animated movie, Pocahontas is the daughter of the Chief Powhatan who stops an armed conflict between the Powhatans and the British settlers. She is very strong and she rides horses. The key to a good Pocahontas costume is straight black hair and fringed brown suede outfit. Show some legs. There’s nothing wrong with that.



Daria has the kind of outlook on life that is so wise beyond her years. She is smart, acerbic and has strong opinion about popular pop culture, which she constantly bashed about. To become a believeable Daria this Halloween, get a pair of round glasses, a green jacket and a pair of DocMart. Don’t forget your thick side-swept bangs.

“We Can Do It!” poster girl


A quick search on Wikipedia reveals that “We Can Do It!” is an American wartime propaganda poster produced by J. Howard Miller in 1943 for Westinghouse Electric as an inspirational image to boost worker morale. It has since become the poster image to represent feminism and imitated by many including popstars like Pink and again, Beyonce. Since the poster is chest length, you need to focus on getting that particular portion right. Put on a denim shirt, a red bandanna worn as a scarf and red lips. Flex your biceps when people ask you about your costume.

Frida Kahlo

costume frida kahlo

Frida Kahlo is a celebrated Mexican painter for her depiction of tradition and female experience in her art. Frida Kahlo is all about her mono-brow which you can easily achieve with brow pencil and flowers in full bloom on top of her head. Don’t forget some chunky jewellery along with a bright top and skirt to complete your costume.

Orange is The New Black girl

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Choose any one of your favourite OITNB girls. These girls may be a bunch of prisoners but if you watch the series, you know thatthere is always an inspiring story behind their ordeal. They might have made wrong decisions but their past has make these girls strong and ruthless in their survival behind bars. Halloween costume inspired by these inmates should consist of orange overalls, bulky steel-cap shoes and slightly unruly hair.

Joan of Arc

costume joan of arc

We all know who Joan of Arc is. She is the heroine of France and a Roman Catholic saint. Perhaps steel body-armor and chainmail shirt are a little too extreme for Halloweeen costume but you can perhaps find a body-suit with silver armor painted on or customized your own. In case your point of reference is Milla Jovovich’s version from The Messenger, make sure your short wig is spot on. It’s okay if it looks a little choppy.

Are you ready for Halloween? The followings are a few costume rental shops you can check out in case you needed help with any of onw these feminist costume ideas. Happy Halloween from all of us at Emmagem!

~Costumes Empire

Address: Penthouse Suite 7.07, 7th Floor Wisma Central, Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Tel: 03-2164 3698 / 03-2181 6398 / 0111.5713.651

~Costumes N Parties

Address: The Weld, #L2-09, Level 2, 76, Jalan Raja Chulan,50200 Kuala Lumpur

Tel: 03-2164 8184

~Century Fiesta

Sri Hartamas branch Address: No.44-2, Jalan 24/70 A, Desa Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur.

Tel: 03-2300 2048, 012-440 2048

Subang SS15 Branch Address: No28-1, Jalan SS15/4, 47500 Subang Jaya.

Tel: 03- 5613 2048

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