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Clever Halloween Costume Ideas for Modern Millennial Women

Go for a mythically clever Halloween costume idea like Daenerys Targaryen.Go beyond cute or sexy this Halloween with a clever Halloween getup.

Calling all smart, savvy, Kindle-reading, oft-Tweeting, Netflix-bingeing, millennial ladies! We’re going beyond the clichéd cute and sexy Halloween costumes to provide you with thoughtful, punny, inspiring and clever Halloween costume ideas.

1. Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Are there any feminists in the house? An early leader of the women’s rights movement, this famous suffragette was also a prolific editor and writer. Pay your respects and harness a little girl power in a Stanton-esque ensemble. Add a painted sign with a slogan to complete the look—just refer to these antique buttons for ideas.

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2. The Dust Bunny
More punny than inspiring, the second on our list of clever Halloween costume ideas for women is the Dust Bunny. It’s easy to wear, simple to put together, and it’ll give your friends and family a fit of the sensible chuckles. Thanks, Pop Sugar!

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3. Gloria Steinem
Apart from being a New York magazine columnist and founder of Ms. Magazine, Gloria Steinem was an incredibly groovy style icon of the 1970s. Try on a refined sense of flower power by dressing up a traditional hippie costume with a ‘73 copy of Ms.

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4. VMA’s Miley Cyrus
If you were anywhere near a television, mobile phone, or computer during the VMAs, you probably saw at least one of Miss Cyrus’ endless outfit changes. Channel this tween queen in a mishmashed costume that looks a little like the set of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (or Willy Wonka’s drug trip, but we’re not judging).

5. Daenerys Targaryen
Talk about a spitfire. This Mother of Dragons was borne from the flames and into pop culture stardom on the HBO hit series Game of Thrones. Dany Targaryen is easy to pull off with a few accessories, a long gown, and a queenly demeanor.

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Halloween will be here before you can say “Elizabeth Cady Stanton,” so you’d better choose one of our clever Halloween costume ideas for women and get started. As always, find us at