This year, we’re ditching the traditional superhero costumes for these fab girl-power and patriarchy-smashing options. For those of you who want to strut your super stuff this Halloween, here’s how.
With the incredible success of the CBS-turned-CW show Supergirl, costumes portraying the girl of steel should not be difficult to find this year.
2. Wonder Woman
Superhero T-shirts are everywhere these days. Grab a WW tee and some red leggings, and you’re good to go! Add in a starry tutu and a yellow crown and wristbands, and people won’t be able to tell you apart from Gal Gadot.
3. Black Widow
Transforming yourself into Black Widow is as easy as wearing a black shirt, black leggings and combat boots.
Black Widow costume: Spirit Halloween, $49.99
4. Black Canary
Go for the Sara Lance version (so much better than Laurel).
5. Scarlet Witch
This may be as close as we’ll ever get to being an Olsen.
Smashing the Patriarchy
Pulling off a Clark Kent/Superman costume could not be easier or more inexpensive. Grab your favorite white button-down, a Superman T-shirt, some black leggings and oversized spectacles, and you’ll be a Kryptonian disguised as a journalist.
2. The Flash
As Cisco Ramone once said, “It took us two years, but we finally got one: a lady speedster.” That would be you in this case.
Flash costume: Spirit Halloween, $49.99
3. The Green Arrow
Got a green hoodie and leather pants? You’re good to go!
4. Iron Man
Fe (Iron) + Male = Female (aka the best Iron Man ever)
Iron Man costume: Amazon, $25.90
If you want to go hardcore DIY with this one, check out this video.
Thor costume: Pink Queen, $21.79