It is the year 2018 and you have somehow found yourself the mother of young kids. Traditional Halloween costumes (pumpkins, witches and ghosts) just don’t feel adequate enough of a statement in today’s political climate. Enter woke baby costumes™. I honestly don’t know if this is even a thing or if it’s just something I’m making up this year in order to diffuse all this tension building before the midterm elections, but either way, it was REALLY fun and cute looking up different costumes you can do with your baby that also let people know that your family is on the right side of history. So, with no further ado, here are nine woke baby costumes that pack a political punch!
Ruth Baby Ginsberg
I mean, I kinda feel like this doesn’t need much of an explanation. Sure, we probably confirmed a rapist (at the very least, a confirmed a$$h#le) to the Supreme Court, but hey — at least we still got our girl, the Notorious RBG. Plus, the costume is super easy, just drape your baby in a black bed sheet cut to fit and tie a jaunty white lace kerchief around her neck. Bonus points for the big spectacles she rocks so well!
Your kid will be one in a million dressed up like Black Panther this year, but WHO CARES? Have you ever seen such amazing representation of POC on the big screen. For every AfroLatinx kid who saw this movie and lost their GD mind, there is a fly costume choice. From the main man himself, to the deadly female soldiers (hi Okoye!), to the nerdy scientist in all of us … there is something for everyone in the cast of characters of this mega blockbuster.
If you’re in a more classic mood, go for the woke artist everyone loves to quote and post on the IG. Bonus points for the ease of the costume, raid your local artesania store and make an adorable headpiece out of fresh flowers for your little Frida.
This is probably my fave costume of them all, especially since Colin and Nike broke the internet this year with that incredible ad that ran during the opener of the NFL season. Even though he hasn’t played in the NFL for a couple of years, Kaep’s jersey is still one of the top sellers. And even though the Niners won’t give him a job, they sure will keep making money off his jersey. If you don’t want to line their pockets, go to his website directly and buy an “I’m with Kaep” jersey. He donates funds directly to causes near and dear to his heart.
If it’s good enough for First Lady Michelle Obama, it’s good enough for me and my daughter! Stock up on the fake gold chains (only for the pic folks, it’s not safe for a baby to have necklaces on like this) and buy an all black ensemble for your little one. Add fake braids and a black wide brim hat pulled low and your ready to go!
Wonder Woman will NEVER GET OLD. Especially since the original was a Latina groundbreaker blazing trails for us on TV way before we were even talking about representation and how much it matters. Plus, the outfit is super cute, the movie made very girl feel powerful and it’s super easy to find in every store!
Serena has always been a feminist icon, and with the AMAZING black catsuit she rocked this year at the French Open, she now has a signature look that no one could mistake. Pick up some shiny leggings and a matching fitted shirt from American Apparel, add a belt and a racket and you’re all set.
Rey, Star Wars
So many guys got their panties in a bunch when it was revealed that the new Jedi from the Star Wars series would be a woman. Then they got even more mad when the sequel came out and the entire plot line was essentially pushed forward by a diverse group of women. Well, around these parts we cheered! And now your toddler can dress up just like Rey and discover her own secret powers.
She is the breaker of chains, the mother of dragons, the unburnt one, commander of armies and true heir to the Iron Throne. Daenarys also happens to be a badass who is about to save the entire human race in GoT all while freeing thousands of slaves and bringing equality to about 50% of George RR Martins imaginary world. Hey, if we can’t elect a female president in the real world, at least we can follow this queen in a fake one.