10 Historical Halloween Costumes For Women {modest Halloween costumes for women}

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I'm not a fan of buying Halloween costumes; I'd much rather DIY but I completely understand that not everyone has the time or the know-how to do that. So, for those women, you'll most likely go to store only to find... :sigh:. You know what I'm about to sa!
Sexy cat costume. Sexy fireman costume. Sexy Red Riding Hood. Sexy policeman costume, etc...I've even seen a sexy Elmo costume! C'mon!
If you're not into those kind of "costumes" then come check out these awesome historical costumes. Ooooh, fancy!  Buy them or use them as inspiration to make you own if you find that you actually do have the time!
And yes, my nerdy butt put the costumes in historical order. LOL!

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69 BC -August 12, 30 BC
A little overplayed, but c'mon, who wouldn't want to be Cleopatra for just one day? And of course this is the perfect half to a couples costume. Dress your guy up as Julius Caesar and win like, all the costume contests.



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1412 - May 30, 1431
In order to truly embody Joan of Arc, one must don a full suit of armor... but I wouldn't really recommend investing in that just to wear for a couple hours at a Halloween party.
No, wait. Maybe I should recommend it
Do it. Buy the armor instead. 



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1501 - May 19, 1536
(Insert a "don't lose your head" pun here, because I'm too lazy to think of one.)
As the former director of a renaissance faire, I declare this costume to be "not bad for the price" and it would be a great costume for the casual faire goer who's not too persnickety about garb accuracy.
But, hear me out for about $40 more you can get a steller, faire quality costume from one of my favorite garb sites ever, Majestic Velvets. That's not an affiliate link. I really do like that store!
Hang on, I'm not done here. Anne Boleyn just isn't Anne Boleyn without her signature necklace!
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1620
Ok, I know you're probably wondering... "Um, a pilgrim. Why?"
Well, when it comes to costumes I'm all about originality and standing out, so with that being said, how many pilgrims have you ever seen on Halloween? 
Go ahead. I'll wait.
Heck, go for the gold and dress your whole family as pilgrims this year! Yeah!



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1822(?) – March 10, 1913
Tubman is without a doubt one of  the most bad a** women in American history and I'm pleased as punch to see she has a respectable costume that can be used for both Halloween and historical presentations for teachers and storytellers. This costume can also be used for a number any 19th century women including Susan B. Anthony!
(The lanterns not included but you can find one HERE. I'd also recommend wearing a wool shawl around your shoulders for better details.).


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August 13, 1860 -  November 3, 1926
"I ain't afraid to love a man. I ain't afraid to shoot him either."
Annie Oakley was more than just "Little Miss Sharpshooter". She was an out and proud feminist who refused to let gender stereotypes get in her way.    



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1903 - Today
Votes for women! This costume is perfect for the modern feminist!
Pay tribute to the women who fought so hard to earn us the right to vote with this super cute and original outfit. You can find a different style suffragette costume HERE.

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1920s
She can drink, she can smoke and baby, she can vote!
I know the flapper is a pretty common costume, but it can done in so many ways - from Halloween cliche to the more historically accurate versions liked in movies like The Great Gatsby and Chicago


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July 24, 1897- declared dead in 1939
She wasn't the first female pilot in history but she was the first to fly across the Atlanta. Earhart was incredibly ambitious and brave and her disappearance after her attempt to circle the globe rocked the nation. I'm sure Earhart today would be flattered that you chose to dress as her but I'm 100% sure she would advise against the stiletto boots as they can damage plane equipment.
(This costume could also work as a Bessie Coleman costumes. It's not her most iconic look, but if you're a black woman wearing an old fashioned aviator costume, people will know who you're supposed to be!) 



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August 6, 1911 -  April 26, 1989
Arguably one of the funniest women in history, Lucille Ball's show, I Love Lucy provided America with a number of American television firsts including: The first interracial couple on TV and the first visibly pregnant woman whose pregnancy was acknowledged; and to top is all off, in real life was the first woman to run a major production company. Now, it's one thing to dress as Lucy but it would be super cute if your dressed your son or husband as Ricky Ricardo!



BONUS IDEAS:
(In no particular order)

Marie Antoinette

Frida Kahlo

Calamity Jane

Anna May Wong

Josephine Baker

Catherine the Great

Grace O'Malley

Mother Teresa


It was extremely hard to narrow this list down to just 10 women, so I chose the most recognizable women with costumes that are available to buy with little extra accessorizing needed.


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Comments

  1. a friend on mine's go to costume is Josephine Baker....the banana skirt outfit! Yes, she made a skirt out of plastic bananas and a "nude" leotard with beads attached.

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  2. Love these idea's. Get tired of always seeing sexy nurse, sexy cop, sexy pirate, you get the point. my favorite is Amelia Earhart.

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