Worried about what to wear this Halloween? Worry no more. (Some costumes may require a working knowledge of Edwardian-era architecture/light hand replacement.) This year, why not try dressing as:
…bell “Captain” hooks? Slash at the twin crocodiles of racism and sexism with the hooks of righteousness and self-knowledge.
…Radclyffe Hall? For a group costume, get a friend to go as The Well of Loneliness.
…Ursula “The K is for Sea Witch” LeGuin? Just wear your regular Ursula costume, but smile warmly and build rich universes wherever you go.
…Octavia and Judith Butler? Bodies That Matter, tuxes that flatter.
Lord Audre Lorde, ruler of all she surveys? Master’s tools not included; master’s house does not come pre-assembled.
Text, puns, and concept by Mallory Ortberg. Jen Hickman is a comic artist and illustrator with a penchant for drawing luxurious hair, arguments, arguments in the rain, and small spats between minor background characters.
Molly Brooks is a freelance illustrator/bookbinder/comicker from Nashville.
Mallory is an Editor of The Toast.