21 Totally Rad Gender-Swapped Halloween Costumes You Need To Try

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Best Halloween Costumes For Women And Men Not Worried About Gender Roles
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If I had the means and time, I’d be a yearly attendee at the San Diego Comic-Con.

I wouldn’t even go for the celebrities, the goodies, or special previews that are so often associated with the event — I’d simply go for the cosplay, which is a shortened term for costume play.

Dressing up for Halloween is the closest I’ll get to actual ;professional cosplaying, so of course, I do it. It has always been my favorite holiday because the best Halloween costumes allow you to transform yourself into a completely different person.

As an ex-aspiring actress, dressing up and turning into a character that’s so far from my own reality is super exciting.

Well, now there's a new trend going around that's kind of (well, more like totally) awesome: Halloween costumes that ditch gender roles altogether.

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Basically, if you've always dressed up as a princess for Halloween but secretly wanted to be Superman, gender-swapping is how you do it. And you have to admit, it not only looks pretty freaking cool — it's really fun.

So here are some of the funniest and best Halloween costumes ideas that upset gender roles completely so you can get the perfect idea for your own costume this year:

1. Mario and Peach costumes

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The Mario and Peach duo is a classic couples costume idea. But why not switch it up a bit and let your man be Peach — that way, you get to be the hero that saves him from the castle!

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2. Mario and Luigi women's costumes

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Don't have a Peach to your Mario? No worries! Instead of a couple's costume, Mario and Luigi is another iconic best friend costume idea.

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3. Men's Pocahontas costume

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Or should we say PocaMANtas?

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4. Women's Spiderman costume

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SpiderGirl? Mary Jane?

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5. Men's Wonder Woman costume

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WonderMAN!

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6. Women's Robin Hood costume

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This huntress doesn't need Robin Hood to help her.

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7. Women's Green Lantern costume

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Are you green with envy, yet?

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8. Women's Spock costume

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Live long and prosper.

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9. Women's Legend of Zelda costume

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The Heroine of Hyrule

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10. Women's Captain Hook costume

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For those hooked on Peter Pan, and not afraid to play the villain.

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11. Men's Frozen costume

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Let those gender norms GO!

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12. Misty from Pokemon costume for men

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Misty looks comfortable in those suspenders.

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13. Men's Disney princess costume

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Whether you identify more with Aladdin's Jasmine or boss babe Mulan, you don't have to be female to rock the Disney princess look.

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14. Paulie Bleeker from Juno

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You and your pregnant bestie need a BFF Halloween costume idea? Be Paulie and Juno!

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15. Men's Barbie costume

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It's a Barbie world and we're just living in it.

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16. Women's Superman costume

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Gender roles to come into play when you're busy saving the world.

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17. Rick Grimes from The Walking Dead women's costume

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There's a new Sheriff in town, and her name is... Ms. Rickie Grimes?

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18. Women's Freddy Krueger costume

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No longer the nightmare on Elm Street, but more like the woman of your dreams.

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19. Women's Skeletor costume

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Skeletor never looked so good!

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20. Men's Tina Belcher costume

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Men and women of all ages love this iconic Bob's Burgers character.

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21. Women's Jon Snow costume

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Winter has come.

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Liza Walter is a freelance writer and frequent contributor to YourTango.

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