The success of the Wonder Woman movie this year has really put a focus on strong women - from warriors to every day heroines. It's female director, Patty Jenkins, and lead actress, Gal Gadot, have taken strong females into the spotlight in a very good way.
Okay, so the Wonder Woman costume is a bit sexy, but then I am of the opinion that a woman does not have to hide her beauty to be strong and capable. Thinking of a woman as only sexy is where things go bad. We women are a heck of a lot more than a pretty face!
Women are stepping into their power more and more often giving our next generation role models to be even more than we can currently imagine. Female directors like Patty Jenkins are following in the footsteps of Penny Marshall and others. Serena Williams smashes her male competition in tennis showing us how beautiful strong can be. Female actors like Gal Gadot, Jennifer Lawrence, Emma Watson and Scarlet Johanson push for equal pay and show how much box office a female lead can generate.
Of course strong women are not new. History is full of strong women from Joan of Arc to Cleopatra, the Celtic Warrior Queen Boudicca, ruthless female pirates like Anne Bonny and Mary Read, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth, Amelia Earhart, Rosa Parks - all strong women of fact, not fiction.
There are a lot of strong female characters you can be for Halloween beyond Wonder Woman. Take a look at some of our top strong female costume picks below and never let anyone tell you that you can't do something - we know how strong you really are.