The 17 Most Feminist Halloween Costumes For 2016

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I know what you’re thinking. Everyone is going to be this. As they damn well should though! These updated Ghostbusters are everything a feminist could want in a Halloween costume. Especially if that said feminist has three other badass feminist friends.

Kristen Wiig. Melissa McCarthy. Kate McKinnon. Leslie Jones. Need I say more? But really, let’s talk about them. This fearsome foursome stole the hearts of people across the globe when they absolutely nailed a rendition of the 1984 classic. Shining a new light on roles that used to be male dominated, Ghostbusters is the definition of feminism.

Grab your friends, and start planning this costume. You can either buy them online, or hit up Michaels and spend a night crafting. You’ll need a Dr. Erin Gilbert (Kristen Wiig), the nerd. You want a Dr. Abby Yates (Melissa McCarthy), a complete genious. You can’t forget a Dr. Jillian Holtzmann (Kate McKinnin), the fan favorite (okay, my favorite) and the resident weirdo. Don’t forget Holtzmann’s goggles. Last but not least, you’ll complete the package with a Patty Tolan (Leslie Jones), the glue who holds them all together.

Girls are strong. Girls are funny. Girls can be Ghostbusters, and so can you.