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28 Totally Badass Halloween Costumes for Women

Creative ideas inspired by pop culture icons who kick butt.

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Girl power! While it's totally your prerogative to dress up as your favorite Real Housewife (wine glass included) for
Halloween this year, the holiday is the perfect opportunity for you to embrace your inner badass in other ways too. Be fearless in your flaws and show off your strengths. Get your gals together and play a little Megan Thee Stallion as you prep for a frightfully fun evening. Our Halloween costumes for couples and group Halloween costumes will inspire you to choose a bold look.

If you can't decide on a Halloween costume, pick a theme! Truly, women are naturally amazing, and these perfect Halloween costumes for women only enhance our greatness. Our top notch selections for moms and sisters make great family Halloween costumes. Summon your inner "she-ro" this year from Marvel superheroes to Princess Leia and Rosie the Riveter, and try one of these 28 badass Halloween costumes for women. Whether you're the leader or a solo act, you'll be inspired this Halloween.

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Black Widow
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$40.61

She's finally getting her own movie, but we already know the Black Widow would make a perfect Halloween costume. 

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Shuri
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$49.99

Though Black Panther premiered in 2018, we see no signs of costume inspo slowing down. For a cool costume, go as the brilliant princess of Wakanda.

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Elle Woods
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$64.99

Don't let the pink fool you! Elle Woods never let anyone get in her way.

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Wednesday Addams
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$42.29

She isn't perky, but she's certainly a badass. Gomez and Morticia Addams' daughter is the gothic goddess we all want to be. With her matching braids, black dress and white collar, you can take a walk in her shoes for a day. 

RELATED: How to Dress Up Like Wednesday Addams for Halloween

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Beatrix "The Bride" Kiddo
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$49.99

If the katana didn't already give it away, The Bride is a total icon. Uma Thurman played the heroine in the two-part movie series directed by Quentin Tarantino, but you can totally pull off that yellow jumpsuit, too.

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Katniss Everdeen
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$44.75

Let's do a little throwback to Jennifer Lawrence's early days as the Hunger Games star. Complete with her bow and arrow, all you'll need to do is tie your hair in a French braid. 

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Catwoman
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$20.95

We were pumped to hear Sanaa Lathan's voice as Catwoman in the 2019 Harley Quinn TV series. So why not dress like her on October 31?

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Princess Leia
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$90.19

One of the OG badass Halloween costumes is obviously Princess Leia. Played by the iconic Carrie Fisher, you can rock her signature space buns while saying "May the force be with you" to everyone you see. 

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Daenerys Targaryen
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$105.00

There are always a ton of Daeneryses running around on Halloween — and that's because she's one of the most badass characters of them all. Whether you're a natural icy blonde or not, this costume will help you channel some serious Mother of Dragons vibes.

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Sandy Olsson
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$39.99

At the end of Grease, Sandy finds her confidence (and a pretty amazing all-black outfit).

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Harley Quinn
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$40.98

Harley Quinn might be a bad guy, but dressing up like her feels so good. Those blue and red accents, from hair to toe, are the perfect addition to a squad or it makes an awesome solo costume. 

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Princess Anna
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$54.99

In last year's Frozen 2, Princess Anna trades her coronation gown for an outfit that's more suitable for trekking an enchanted forest. Pair your costume with a red wig and boots and you'll be ready to save Arendelle. 

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Edna Mode
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$59.99

No one exudes confidence quite like Edna Mode. This year, dress in her modern ensemble (yes, the wig and glasses too) before heading to your Halloween party. 

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Eleven
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$23.34

Before you think she isn't a superhero in her own right, consider the fact that the Stranger Things star has psychokinetic and telepathic abilities. 

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Wonder Woman
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$36.16

Gal Gadot starred as the ever-powerful Wonder Woman in 2017, but anyone can rock her uniform. 

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Wonder Woman (1970s)
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$49.99

For a more classic twist on the modernized Wonder Woman costume, revisit the OG uniform inspired by the one Lynda Carter wore in the 1970s. 

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Supergirl
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$34.99

It's a bird! It's a plane! No ... it's you, as Supergirl! This Halloween costume will make you look like an adorable crime-fighter. 

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Adult Classic Ghostbusters Costume
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$49.99

Who ya gonna call? Throw on this jumpsuit and your proton pack, and everyone will know exactly which badass Halloween costume you're wearing. 

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Xena: Warrior Princess
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$39.99

Evil is no match against this bad-girl-gone-good. If you have a bestie who wants to dress up with you, consider having her go as Xena's partner in fighting crime, Gabrielle. 

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Louise and Tina Belcher
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$29.99

Not all heroes wear capes. The Bob's Burgers sisters are inimitable, but these costumes can help you get closer to mimicking them.

SHOP LOUISE COSTUME 

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Captain Marvel
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$31.33

Captain Marvel, the first female-led superhero film from Marvel Studios, proved that women kick butt. Dress up as Carol Danvers to channel her special powers (flight, energy blasts and superhuman strength).  

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Sailor Moon
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$60.99

Every '90s kid remembers Sailor Moon, the Japanese anime series about heroines in sailor suits who team up to save the world. All you need is a nautical-inspired outfit and a larger-than-life blonde wig to complete your look.

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Rosie the Riveter
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$29.99

Go way back to 1943, when Rosie the Riveter became a World War II icon.

SHOP RED HEADBANDS

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Arya Stark
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$179.00

If Daenerys isn't your queen, dress up as the character who grew up before our eyes in Game of Thrones. We'll never forget what she accomplished at the Battle of Winterfell, which made her an ideal candidate for this costume category.  

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Elaine Benes

We are prepared to argue with anyone who tells us Elaine Benes isn't, in fact, a badass. The Seinfeld star, who was played by the one and only Julia Louis-Dreyfus, is someone we will never get over.

SHOP ELAINE'S WIG

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Gamora
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$69.99

The former assassin truly completes the squad of Guardians of the Galaxy. Just don't be surprised if people start asking you where Chris Pratt is. 

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Pink Power Ranger
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$42.99

The Pink Ranger stole the show in 2001's TV series Power Rangers Time Force, and we love a throwback costume.

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Starfire
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$32.18

If your kid is obsessed with the movie Teen Titans Go! To the Movies, you might want to pick up this Starfire costume for her. 

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