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10 Cool Women You Can Be This Halloween

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By Alina Asad

Mean Girls taught us some very important life lessons. Don’t EVER trust a Plastic. Don’t lose faith in Karma. And don’t treat Halloween as Halloween. The purpose is to look pretty, but not too obviously pretty. Your look should say, “I tried to look crazy, but my inborn prettiness hardly makes that possible. I tried really hard though”.  The second purpose is to go for a look that is inspirational. There is a reason why people dress up as politicians; well, except for Trump. He’s just plain scary with his fake tan and questionable agendas.

With the aforementioned purposes in mind, we’ve come up with nine Halloween costumes, rather personalities, that you can dress up as this year. These last minute costumes are just what you need to get into the Halloween spirit.

Malala Yousafzai

This one is a no-brainer.  Not only is she the youngest person to receive a Nobel Peace Prize, but she’s a brave, compassionate, and inspirational human being.

How to do it? Wear a colourful headscarf, part your hair to the side under the scarf, and design a T-shirt that says: “Education for all girls!” All you’ll need is a white T-shirt and black marker or paint.

The Girl in the White Dress

We all know who I’m talking about and yes we absolutely adore her. She’s the epitome of grace and has recently been embroiled in a pointless social media controversy.

How to do it? Throw on a cute white dress, white sneakers, and pull your hair into a ponytail.

Sania Mirza

Sania Mirza is slaying on and off the courts for the past three. If you’re feeling sporty, this one is super easy.

How to do it? Find yourself an all-white outfit and a tennis racket and that’s it. Tie your hair in a high ponytail and that’s it!

Burka Avenger

Next up, we have our very own female superhero! She’s a regular person by day and a pen-and-book-hurling warrior by night, who hides her identity with a burka and takes down small-minded individuals who try to restrict female education.

How to do it? All you need is an abaya (someone around you is bound to have it), a few pens, and a book. Simple!

Meesha Shafi

She’s a model, a singer, an actor and a mom; Is there anything she can’t do? Channel your inner rock star this Halloween.

How to do it? Throw on a pair of leather pants and a white tank top. Streak your hair with a bold temporary colour, and get one of those temporary tattoos. Wrap foil around one of your round hairbrushes and voila: You have a microphone.

Sana Mir

Sana Mir has put the Pakistan Women’s Cricket team on the world map. She’s proven that there is nothing a woman can’t do.

How to do it? All you need is a cricket jersey. Put on white pants with your jersey, and get yourself a cricket bat. If you want to go the extra mile, get yourself some leg pads to complete the look.


The casting for the new Aladdin has everyone buzzing. Do your inner eight year old self a favour and go as everyone’s favourite Disney princess.

How to do it? Find blue harem pants, a blue tank top, and a gold sparkly belt. Put on a stretchy headband on the crown of your head, secure it with pins and wrap strands of your hair around it. Chunky gold jewellery and demure makeup and you’re set!


Fatima Jinnah

Here’s another female superhero who is the epitome of grace and strong will. She stood tall and proud for women’s rights back when no one even knew they existed.

How to do it?

Grab hold of an all-white gharara, shirt and dupatta and curl your hair and use a white hair chalk liberally. If you have long hair then opt for a faux bob.

Ms. Marvel  

We’re talking about Kamala Khan here not the ‘other’ Ms.Marvel, who might hurt the sensitive Pakistani sensibilities of your host. She – a teenage Pakistani American with shape-shifting abilities – is currently one of Marvel’s biggest sensations and one of its most beloved characters. With a solo series to her credit, she’s featured outside comics in various Avengers animated series.

How to do it?

Red tights and a blue oversized t-shirt with a lightning bolt (spray paint it on) and a red dupatta is all you need to be this spunky superhero.