Halloween is the perfect time to let out your inner badass — or at least, to dress up like the badass woman you totally wish you could be. These are the women kicking butt in your favorite movies and TV shows or those you idolize IRL. Whether it’s a too-cool superhero like Wonder Woman, a girl gang like Taylor Swift and crew, or someone as low-key cool as Daria — these 27 alternative Halloween costumes are made for cool girls only.

1. Rosie the Riveter: Proving that sometimes all you need to do is roll up your sleeves and get ‘er done. (via Brit + Co)

2. Eleven from Stranger Things: Leggo her Eggo, or she will legitimately throat-punch you. (via Brit + Co)


3. Sally, The Nightmare Before Christmas: This classic Christmas/Halloween heroine should be on everyone’s costume bucket list. (via Brit + Co)


4. April O’Neil, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Here’s an excuse to rock a yellow jumpsuit all night long. Also, to carry and consume pizza past midnight. (via Brit + Co)

5. Agatha: Cool, calm, collected, and down for a heist — the quintessential Wes Anderson character, and your inspo for dealing with the chaos in your life. (via Brit + Co)

6. Wonder Woman: Diana is fierce, loyal, and true to herself. Oh, and she can take down ANYONE. It doesn’t get any more #idolworthy than that. (via Brit + Co)

7. Ghostbusters: These badass ladies of STEM are #goals. Period. (via Brit + Co)


8. Catwoman: Get your superhero on in this beyond-easy, last-minute Halloween costume. (via Brit + Co)


9. Taylor Swift + Crew, Bad Blood: Get ready to rumble (and wear a ton of pleather) this Halloween as Tay + crew. (via Brit + Co)


10. Sasha Fierce: It’s way easy to be Bey’s alter ego this Halloween — just pick any of her iconic lewks (like this “Flawless” one) and get ready to shake it. (via Brit + Co)

11. Daria & Jane: They made their own rules and survived high school. (via Brit + Co)

12. Glow: It’s not easy being a trailblazer in a male-dominated industry, but the GLOW team sure makes it look like fun. Tease your hair and get the party started. (via Brit + Co)


13. Carmen Sandiego: Where in the world are you going to find a Carmen Sandiego costume? Easy: Use a red maxi skirt and the tall boots you already have. Thrift a wide-brimmed hat, then hit it, Rockapella! (via Brit + Co)

14. Ursula the Sea Witch: Yes, she tricked Ariel and tried to steal her voice AND her man. But she pursued her goals with dogged determination, and for that, you should respect her hustle. (via Brit + Co)

15. Wisdom Teeth Abbi and Co-Op Ilana: Yas Queen! Bring two fave characters to the party. (via Brit + Co)

16. Gamora: She’s one of the *fiercest* (that hair! that vest!) — beings around. It’s a no-brainer to dress as this Guardian. (via Brit + Co)

17. Grace & Frankie: Celebrate the power of friendship in this homage to our favorite Netflix ladies. (via Brit + Co)


18. A Pink Lady from Grease: The ultimate way to wear all pink and not look too girly. Chew on some bright pink bubble gum and get ready to hand jive the night away, you beauty school dropout, you. (via Brit + Co)

19. The Handmaids: Subvert the patriarchy from within for All Hallows’ Eve. (via Brit + Co)

20. The Ladies of Camp Firewood: Katie, Susie, Beth, Lindsay, Gail, and Abby: Legends. This is a great excuse to wear those dolphin shorts you’ve had since that ’80s party. (via Brit + Co)

21. Bride of Frankenstein: We’ve always loved this classic horror icon’s better half. And we also have some major hair envy. (via Tell Love and Party)

22. Madame D: She had a much-younger lover, sat at the head of a giant family with lots of money, and took long vacations abroad. Life goals? (via Brit + Co)

23. Daenerys Targaryen: The Mother of Dragons bends the knee for no one. (via Brit + Co)

24. Allison, The Breakfast Club: It’s an excuse to wear leggings under a skirt in late October AND a shoutout to one of cinema’s greatest weirdos. (via Brit + Co)

25. Juno: No one snarked like Juno, but it’s not just her quip game we admire — it’s her huge heart. (via Brit + Co)

26. Yoko Ono: This woman is unapologetically living her best life, at all times, and so should you. (via Brit + Co)

27. Kimmy Schmidt: Facing city life with bright-eyed enthusiasm takes guts. You got this, boo. (via Brit + Co)

Which kick-ass character will you be this Halloween? Tag us on Insta!

Additional reporting by Allison Collins