Every year I do a quick post on Take Back Halloween, a feminist site dedicated to providing costume ideas and designs for girls and women. The costumes, typically of historical figures (“notable women”), goddesses, movie stars, and queens, span different cultures, time periods, sexualities, and shapes. What you won’t find: Sexy Nurse, Sexy Witch, Sexy Pirate. What you will find: LaSiren, Mercy Otis Warren, and Madhubala.
There’s currently a costume contest going on, so enter your best costumes by 11:59 pm EST on Sunday, November 8, 2015.
What we’re looking for: costumes that fit into our own costume categories here on the website. That means a goddess or mythological figure, a great queen, a notable historical person, or a glamorous star. No generic costumes and no copyrighted characters, please. To get a sense of what we like, the best thing you can do is look at our contest winners from prior years: