Costumes of Strong Women Characters

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Dress as an Admirable Woman for Halloween or for a Protest

What woman do you want to be for Halloween? Too often the costumes are caricatures or sexualized versions of women, but you can choose a strong female for your costume.

Forget Little-Bo-Peep or being a sexy cowgirl. Opt instead for a costume that turns you into Ruth Bader Ginsburg who wields considerable power as a Supreme Court Judge. Maybe you could be Greta Thunberg whose efforts to save the environment resulted in her feature as Time Person of the Year in 2019.

Many more admirable women need to be represented in costumes for Halloween or costume events. Forget that sexy French maid outfit and come in costume as Harriet Tubman or Joan of Arc.

Study Your Role as Ruth Bader Ginsburg

You can borrow books from the public library or get them from Amazon. Read about the amazing determination and hard work that Ginsburg had to get through law school and later as a judge become a force in overcoming injustices to women.

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What You Need for a Ruth Bader Ginsburg Supreme Court Justice Costume

If you happen to have a graduation gown on hand, that will serve quite well for a judge’s robe. Check at thrift shops and you might find one, or you can order one from Amazon.

You’ll need some plain eyeglasses, a judge’s gavel, and a lacy collar which is a distintive accessory of Justice Ginsburg’s courtroom attire. For shoes, just go with plain black dress shoes. Pull your hair back and form a bun in the back.

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Make Your Own Ruth Bader Ginsburg Dissent Collar

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What Do You Need for a Greta Thunberg Costume?

She usually wears ordinary teen outfits, but not girly, frilly in any way. Her style is more outdoorsy and casual. Photos show her in a yellow slicker from her sailing across the ocean. Another photo shows her with a light-colored knit cap.

Her hair is long and she pulls it back from her face with a part. Sometimes she wears two long braids or sometimes a single braid. Greta does not wear make-up.

Often, her photos show her with a microphone in hand as she addresses the United Nations or another organization challenging them to take action on saving the world. (If you have a microphone from a karaoke set or from other electronics, just use it for an accessory for this costume).

Another accessory for your Greta Thunberg Costume could be a sign. Here are some of her memorable statements, “There is no planet B” or “You are never too small to make a difference.”

Take a Look at Some Books About This Young Activist

Your Library Will Have Some

Here are some books you can order from Amazon about Greta Thunberg and a book that you can carry as part of your costume, The New 50 Simple Things Kids Can Do to Save the Earth. The t-shirt can be part of your costume too or make your own shirt with a climate slogan.

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Joan of Arc – Harriet Tubman – Marie Curie – Susan B. Anthony – American Suffragette

Women are heroes that change peoples’ lives and even change history through their actions.

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