5 Last-Minute Halloween Costumes for Empowered Women & Girls!

Colleen Napolitano

Posted on October 30 2017

5 Last-Minute Halloween Costumes for Empowered Women & Girls!

Not dressed up but got somewhere to go this Halloween? It's not too late to whip up a fabulous costume that lets your girl power show!

One Halloween or another, we've all found ourselves disappointed by the limited options costume shops offer for courageous girls and confident women. With a little resourcefulness and a lot of personality, you can rock a look that honors a figure who lit the way for equality, creativity, and individuality.


1. Frida Kahlo


The godmother of free spirits, Frida Kahlo was the epitome of uncompromising femininity. Her symbol-laden, confessional self-portraits received universal acclaim for their ingenuity and brilliant palettes. Familiarize yourself with this icon's style and story, then get creative with your costume! Essentials: colorful flowers, layered necklaces, shawl, patterned dress, bright lipstick, and eyebrow pencil. 


2. Rosa Parks


When so many others chose to look away from injustice, one woman would not allow herself to be silenced, putting her own safety on the line for the sake of righteousness. Rosa Parks has inspired generations of women to rise up and live by their values. Borrow a copy of Rosa Parks: My Story and show your appreciation for a legendary everywoman. Essentials: blazer and skirt, button down top, glasses, 7053 card.  


3. Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Jackie Kennedy

One of the most glamorous women in American history, Jackie Kennedy as well-known for her trend-setting ways as she was for her duties as First Lady! From hairstyle to color palettes to accessories, Jackie O. was the defining style icon of her time. Essentials: curlers or bob wig, gloves, pillbox hat, mod dress, pearl necklaces.

4. Amelia Earhart


Before she became a key figure in one of our most enduring mysteries, Amelia Earhart was a pioneer in a world that challenged women at every turn. Check out this rare clip of the pilot discussing her flight strategy, then get ready for your next adventure! Essentials: earflap hats, swim goggles, leather jacket, button-down shirt, khaki pants, boots.


5. Rosie the Riveter

Rosie the Riveter

While Rosie may not have been a historical figure herself, she was an enduring emblem for thousands of women who bravely stepped into the workplace when duty called. Get some inspiration from these amazing colorized photos of real-life Rosies, roll up your sleeves, and get to work! Essentials: blue button-down shirt, jeans, flat shoes, red bandana, and a strong arm!

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