Ah, Halloween. The crisp fall air, freshly carved pumpkins, and leaves that crunch beneath your feet. The bottomless bags of candy corn and charming trick-or-treaters. And, sigh, the fishnets. But not this year, if the Jewish Women’s Archive has anything to do with it. They’ve put together a handy guide to dressing like your favorite Jewish feminist, from Gloria to Bella (not that one) to Madonna, and even Fruma Sarah’s ghost (BYO matchmaking advice).
Love Gloria Steinem? They say to rock “oversized aviator glasses, long, straight hair, and a raised fist.” Boho chic is still pretty trendy, so people on the subway might not even realize you’re in costume. For the perfect Bella Abzug, all you’ll need is “a successful career in Congress, a curly wig, long gloves, and a colorful wide-brimmed hat.” Or at least the last three.
Check out the rest here—and let us know your costume ideas in the comments.
Stephanie Butnick is chief strategy officer of Tablet Magazine, co-founder of Tablet Studios, and a host of the Unorthodox podcast.