International Women’s Day 2017 Fancy Dress Ideas

08 Mar 2017

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Happy International Women’s Day! Today we celebrate the women who changed the world, from politicians to pop stars to the fictional ladies from the pages of comic books! In celebration of these empowered females, we’ve rounded up a few who you can also dress as. So now you can dress up while you smash the patriarchy, any day of the year!

 

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It was Queen Elizabeth who said “I have already joined myself in marriage to a husband, namely the kingdom of England”. Her selflessness and formidable personality made her a very memorable and noble leader of England. Achieving one of the greatest military victories of in English history by defeating of the Spanish Armada.

 

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One of the most famous British political activists and leader of the, then greatly feared, British suffragette movement (Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU)) who helped women win the right to vote. Sadly, she died on 14 June 1928, only weeks before the Representation of the People Act (1928) extended voting to all women over 21.

hillary-clinton-maskTraining originally as a Lawyer, Clinton has become a very powerful force in US politics. She may not have won the recent election for president of the United States but she has won numerous awards for her work with women, health and children. Wear the name ‘nasty woman’ with pride at your next party! 

 

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This warrior queen of the British Celtic Iceni tribe led her people against the occupying Roman Empire in 61 AD. Her unprecedented and bloody revolt has made her an important cultural icon!

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She is the queen of pop, a singer, songwriter, actress and businesswoman! Her music awoke the women in many girls, world-over, with her empowering messages. Now she is recognised by the Guinness World Records as the best-selling female recording artist of all time!

 

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Women’s superhero fancy dress comes in many shapes and sizes (and coverage) and we are sure everyone can agree the most famous female superhero has to be Wonderwoman! Born Princess Diana of Themyscira, this comic book warrior princess has had countless movie, comic and outfit adaptations giving us ample examples of how we should all embrace the masculine and the feminine sides to us. She ultimately symbolises the idea that balance is the key to equality!

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