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Sexy cat? Oh no, you can do so much better than that. If you're gonna do sexy, make it count with a bombshell look. Or go strong by dressing up as a woman who changed the world, or a goddess who ruled the hearts and minds of men and women. But not a sexy cat, come on already.
takebackhalloween.orgConjure up old Hollywood glamour with a red wig, black gown, cigarette holder and lots (and lots) of diamonds.
takebackhalloween.orgWhat you need: sequins, rhinestones, heels and lots of black eyeline. This look is even better if you can convince two of your friends to go as Mary Wilson and Florence Ballard. Then ditch them halfway through the party.
takebackhalloween.orgIf you went through a bohemian phase recently, being one of the 20th century's most celebrated artists is easy look to pull off. Tunic, maxi skirt, flowers in your updo and a penciled in (we hope) unibrow.
takebackhalloween.orgNo, not Cleopatra. Isis, the Egyptian goddess of magic and motherhood (um, COOL) was everything to ancient Egyptians. Also, you get to wear wings ... bonus!
takebackhalloween.orgWhile it's not easy to find a suit of armor sized for women, it can be done if you'd like to be one of the most amazing generals in history. Don't forget your sword, battle standard and lots of swagger.
takebackhalloween.orgIf you didn't know, Lasiren is the Haitian mermaid goddess of the sea, a great female water spirit. So, you're combining being a mermaid with being a goddess and vision of beauty. No big deal. Oh, and you get to wear lots of pearls and sea shell bra cups.
takebackhalloween.orgNot just a classic Hollywood bombshell, Mae West was a woman ahead of her time. She wrote plays and films and broke barriers with her frank sexual talk and themes -- she ran afoul of the censors many times -- and never apologized. Channel her with blonde ringlets, a red feather boa and loads of cleavage.
takebackhalloween.orgEasiest and scariest costume ever. What with your snake hair turning people to stone and all. Just get a Medusa wig, wrap it in black cloth and wear your best Matrix-inspired coat. Slowly peel off your turban midway through the night. Eek!
takebackhalloween.orgNever heard of Liliuokalani? She was the last queen of the Hawaiian islands before being overthrown by American businessmen who wanted to annex the land (gee, some things never change). The queen was dignified during this embarrassing time, and devoted the rest of her life to writing and charity. Plus, she liked wearing hair jewelry, which we are totally into. And the costume involves a black dress -- who doesn't look great in a black dress?
takebackhalloween.orgOne of the greatest scientists of the ancient world (we're talking 350 here), Hypatia was a leading intellectual figure in Alexandria. For this costume you need a white tunic, a messy updo and a few scrolls.