If you consider yourself to be the antithesis of a “girly girl,” Halloween can be a confusing time. With the pervasiveness of “sexy professional” costumes, it’s often difficult for a more low-key lady to find a Halloween look that fits her tastes.
Thankfully, there are actually some great costumes to choose from for any self-professed tomboys out there. Here are just a few ideas to get you started — because looking good on Halloween shouldn’t mean feeling drafty or wildly uncomfortable.
1. Spinelli from Recess
A totally iconic, nostalgic costume AND you get to wear comfy boots all night? Yes, please.
2. Katniss Everdeen
Nobody will f*ck with you when you’re dressed like the Mockingjay.
3. Kim Possible
The best thing about dressing as Kim Possible? The comfy cargo pants, obviously.
4. Where’s Waldo?
The best part of this Waldo ensemble is that it works as an outfit all year round (minus the stocking cap, of course).
5. Juno MacGuff
Jeans + skirt = low-key Halloween comfort that is totally worth it. Although, fair warning: the fake pregnant tummy may be slightly annoying.
6. Steve Zissou
Do Bill Murray proud in this powder blue ensemble, which everyone will recognize.
7. Brienne of Tarth
Wearing faux armor might be a pain in the butt, but that’s a small price to pay for looking as badass as Brienne.
8. Jillian Holtzmann from Ghostbusters
If you were obsessed with Kate McKinnon’s performance in this summer’s Ghostbusters (as we all were), this zany ensemble is right up your Halloween alley.
9. Lindsay Weir from Freaks and Geeks
Some bell bottoms, a flannel shirt, and a baggy army jacket (along with some amazing feathered hair) is all you need to recreate the leading lady from Freaks and Geeks.
10. Watts from Some Kind Of Wonderful
Any outfit that involves fingerless gloves is A-okay by me. Also make sure you have your drumsticks on hand to truly recreate this iconic ’80s character ensemble.
11. Peppermint Patty
Possibly one of the most iconic tomboys of all, Peppermint Patty has the most chill outfit in the world: black athletic shorts and leather sandals.
12. Kara “Starbuck”
Channel your inner Starbuck when you need to feel like a true boss bitch.
13. Marion Ravenwood from Indiana Jones
This adventurous ensemble is perfect for recreating half of a great couples costume — as well as helping you win any Halloween drinking game (and if you don’t get that joke, watch the damn movie).
14. Marceline the Vampire
Embody this spooky songstress with rockin’ red cowboy books, long flowing lock, and a few bite marks on your neck for good measure.
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