This article is not to shame sexy Hallowe’en costumes or to say that they are less fun or “moral” than non-sexualized Hallowe’en outfits. If you need to understand why, just go ahead and watch this video. If you already understand this concept, then carry on.
Balls to the walls.
This being said, it is significantly more difficult to find Hallowe’en costumes for women that aren’t sexed up to the max. So if you lean more towards the non-slutty get-ups, I’ve come to share with you a site called takebackhalloween.org that helps you put together Hallowe’en costumes of some pretty awesome ladies that are more on the “costume” side than on the “costume-themed miniskirt” side. They don’t sell any costumes, but they give you some ideas and help point you in the direction of where to buy pieces to put it together.
Examples of such costumes include Hatshepsut, Diana Ross, Jane Austen, and Ada Lovelace.
If historical figures aren’t really your cup of tea, keep your eyes peeled for an upcoming article that will help you put together a nerdy costume! You can also check out our cosplay section for some more great ideas.