Thinking of going as the rainbow-vomit Snapchat filter for Halloween this year? While we totally support your decision, we’re also pretty sure 10 other people at the party will have the same idea. So instead, consider paying homage to a seriously badass woman. Think sci-fi heroines, cosplay queens, and even some epic animated characters.
Some of the looks require a bit more time (and a super-steady hand), but it's worth it for all the heads you'll turn. We can’t deny that freckled deer and kiss-y puppy dogs are adorable, but they've never kicked ass and taken names like Daenerys Targaryen, Wonder Woman, or Harley Quinn.
Click ahead to see some of the best costume ideas for strong, fearless babes.