Are you looking for a under-the-radar Halloween costume? C’mon, everyone and their baby is going as Eleven this year.
Maybe you just want to try a new look this Halloween.
Maybe you really want to make minimal effort–add a wig (but no complicated makeup, please)
Maybe you want to wear a slightly-different pair of pants that you wouldn’t normally buy but need an excuse (and Halloween is that excuse).
Never fear, The Closet Feminist has got your back.
GROUP IDEA COSTUME
One of the girl gangs (Electro Phi Betas, anyone?) from this list of Girl Gang music videos.
Better yet, Clone Club it up with our Orphan Black style guide (Part 1 & Part 2)
WHAT WOULD PRINCESS BUBBLEGUM OR MARCELINE WEAR IRL?
Add a pink or long black wig to any of these looks and casually mention you’re either Marcy or PB “off duty“.
Above: Rebecca Taylor Resort 2017
Check out our ultimate style homage to your fave cartoon couple here.
SOPHISTICATED ROCK STAR
Ditch the cliche leather and bed-head, instead why don’t you emulate one of Santi White‘s polished looks in her “Chasing Shadows” video instead.
Above: Comme des Garcons Spring 2016
No Face? The Witch of the Waste? Think about it–a lot of the costumes based on Miyazaki characters are actually easy to pull off or at least do an abstract interpretation of.
SOMEWHAT-OBSCURE LITERARY REFERENCE
A lot of books have descriptions of what the characters are wearing, it’s what our Bibliostyle column is all about. Mashup your bookworm tendencies with your amazing wardrobe and dress up as one of your lesser-known literary heroines like:
Miri from White is for Witching by Helen Oyeyemi
Above: Alexander McQueen Resort 2016
Emma from An Unofficial Rose by Iris Murdoch
Above: Veronique Branquinho Fall 2015
Offred from The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
Above: Dice Kayek Couture Spring 2016