How To Be Batwoman This Halloween Without Missing A Beat

In her new superpowered CW series, Ruby Rose is Batwoman — and this Halloween, you can be, too.

Rose plays Kate Kane, aka Batwoman, the younger cousin of Bruce Wayne who picks up his vigilante mantle after his mysterious disappearance. Don’t get her mixed up with Batgirl — there’s a big difference, down to their unique origin stories. Batwoman is a groundbreaking, high-profile LGBTQ+ icon and a badass crime fighter in her own right, stepping outside of Batman’s shadow to become Gotham’s next great hero. Among DC Comics’ roster of superheroes, Batwoman is a standout. She even has her own striking take on the unmissable bat logo, opting for a powerful deep red to accent her suit. 

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Rose’s Batwoman has a rich family history and her own romantic trials and tribulations. Her complexity humanizes the woman behind the mask as she careens through the city, kicks ass, and brings evildoers to justice
(please don’t do this at home!). It’s no wonder Batwoman is an inspiration for comic book fans everywhere, especially young women and queer people who have so long lacked representation in popular culture — and it’s a total no-brainer to emulate her when you get the chance. We rounded up some Batwoman costume essentials to help you gear up before hitting the streets of Gotham.

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Superhero 101: always have your mask at the ready.
Rubie's Women's Batgirl Adult Accessory Kit$14.99 Buy
Rose’s long red wig is already a signature part of her Batwoman look.
ANOTHERME Another Me Wig Women’s Long Big Wavy Hair Dark Wine Red$23.50 Buy
This cannot be overstressed: Batwoman’s suit has pants. Our crime-fighting outfit of choice is both functional and comfortable.
ASOS DESIGN Off Shoulder Long Sleeve Unitard With Long Leg$32.00 Buy
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Stomp through Gotham and stamp out crime in a pair of stylish yet versatile black calf boots.
Baretraps Gyllian Wide Calf Boots$109.00 $94.99 Buy
Here’s a sturdy pair of leather gloves that are Batwoman-approved: they’re good for knocking out bad guys, the tech touch feature helps her use her many gadgets on the fly, and they’re black
A New Day Women's Fashion Mixed Long Leather Tech Touch Gloves$34.99 Buy
An iconic Batwoman look needs a classic cape.
Generic Superhero Cape 36" Adult Halloween Accessory$8.05 Buy
Add the finishing touches to your Batwoman look with a swipe of deep red matte lipstick, tough enough to stay on for an entire night of crime-fighting — or trick-or-treating.

MAC MAC Lipstick Matte Finish - Original Matte$18.50 Buy

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