It has become an annual struggle for women every Halloween. If you enjoy dressing up in a costume, but don't have the seamstress skills to craft your own, you may end up at a seasonal store, where your choices are typically between various “sexy” costumes that are often poorly made and ill-fitting. If you'd like inspiration for assembling your own costume that is more than just sexy, Take Back Halloween has got you covered.
Be a historical woman, a queen, or even a goddess for the day with one of TBH's 82 costume guides. When you choose one of these guides, you're not dressing up as a generic version of someone's culture; you're paying homage to an actual woman of history or mythology. The costumes tend to be modest and appropriate for all ages, as well as encompassing many cultures from around the world.
If you're worried that costumes this good must involve a lot of sewing, then have no fear. The guides come with no-sew instructions and plenty of links to help you buy the various pieces that are easily adapted to your own needs.
If you're impressed with this website, think you'll use it and want to support it, then head over to their Kickstarter. Although the project is fully funded, there are a couple of reasons to donate anyway:
- Stretch goals: At writing, they are just under $1200 away from their next goal. Each goal they reach means more guides for next Halloween.
- Rewards: Everyone who backs the project (with at least $5) gets a vote on future projects. Starting at the $16 level, rewards begin including poster prints which would look good in a classroom or bedroom.
Remember, Halloween isn't the only time to use this website. It is a valuable resource all year 'round for theater, renaissance fairs, celebrating holidays or just playing dress-up.