“We’re a resource guide: we come up with the costume designs, explain what you’ll need to pull off the look, and provide links to where you can buy the various components. […]
“We love Halloween. We really love Halloween. We think it’s cool that there’s one day a year when people can dress up as anything they want. What we don’t think is cool is that increasingly women are only supposed to dress up as one thing: “Sexy _____” (fill in the blank). Sexy Nurse, Sexy Cowgirl, Sexy whatever. […]
“There’s nothing wrong with sexy (for adults), and if you want to go that route, fine. Have fun! We just want there to be other options as well.”
I couldn’t agree more – options are always good, since we’re not made in one single mold. And they run a costume contest!
“What we’re looking for: costumes that fit into our own costume categories here on the website. That means a goddess or mythological figure, a great queen, a notable historical person, or a glamorous star.”
Make sure to have a look at the previous winners – they are awesome!
What interests me in all this are the historical women (queens, notable women) and goddesses or mythological characters. Even browsing quickly, they seem to have a variety of options.
Take Back Halloween is the first venture from the Real History Project, which was conceived in 2010 by Suzanne Scoggins.
Note: I wasn’t paid or perked to mention this; just passing along a good thing.