Intermezzo: Taking Back Halloween!

This is exactly what we need: Halloween costumes for women with imagination!

The people of TakeBackHalloween.org offer costume ideas featuring historic women, goddesses and queens without any need for sewing or showing your belly button or boobs.
Just the fun of dressing up with a good serving of female pride on the side! A great alternative to being another sexy nurse/kitty/witch/hamburger because that’s nót what dressing up is about.

pic by Andy Marlette

 

 

They offer the costume idea plus information on the person it depicts. With pictures. Some of these women I’ve never heard of. And I woulda shoulda! Because there are many more strong, intelligent, stubborn, smart, powerful and weird women than old skool wikipedia has led mankind to believe for centuries.

 


Ching Shih, or Madame Ching, was one of the most successful pirates in history.

herdy_lamarr Hedy Lamarr, moviestar/inventor. Patented frequency hopping, making your cellphone work today.

 


Queen Liliuokalani was the last reigning monarch of the Kingdom of Hawaii.

grace hopperGrace Hopper, receiver of first Computer Sciences Man of the Year Award ever because she was the driving force behind computer programming and use. Also Admiral.

Check out their website and consider sponsoring them in their Kickstarter as they run this operation and site without adverts or endorsements.

HA! Brilliant!

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