So, I am sure most all of you have your Halloween costumes sorted by now, but I found this great costume resource and project that I couldn't help but share. It is called Take Back Halloween! and offers suggestions and how to guides for making amazing costumes based on various goddesses, queens, and notable women. Their point is that Halloween costumes for grown up women in stores tend to be pretty exclusively limited to Sexy Whatever, and while sexy is fun and good if you feel like it, that shouldn't be the sum total of Halloween costume options for ladies. I would also point out that the version of sexiness offered up by mainstream costume shops is pretty limited and ludicrous. There is a whole lot more to being sexy than showing as much of your breasts as possible and it's kind of a shame that this doesn't have wider cultural acknowledgement. Also, Sexy Takeaway box? Sexy Crayon? How about, if you want to dress in a sexy costume don't go as a crayon, can we make that rule? Anyway, what was I talking about? Oh yeah, so Take Back Halloween has great ideas. Here are some of my favorites:
Persephone, they even tell you where to get black roses with skulls inside, which I think I just need in general.
Pele, because what's more badass than a volcano goddess. I also think I need those pants in general.
Boudicca! Because there is no amount of fake blood that is not appropriate for this costume.
So what are you all dressing as for Halloween? I am currently thinking of some sort of gothy Miss Fizzle, but I actually have left my costume planning to the last minute and may have to fall back on Generic Witch, since everything I need for that is already in my normal wardrobe.