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The Schmooze’s Top 12 Jewess Halloween Costume Ideas

While Halloween isn’t really a Jewish holiday, why not take the opportunity to make it so by channeling your favorite Jewish females this year? There’s no question that girls of all ages will be sporting Gal Gadot’s fabulous Wonder Woman outfit, which should be one of the most popular costumes this year. Here are our favorite ideas (in no particular order):

1.Amy Farrah Fowler, Big Bang Theory Mayim Bialik’s character ties the knot this season! Embrace your inner nerd and geek out by channeling our favorite on the popular (oh the irony) sitcom.

2.Monica Geller and Rachel Green, Friends Our favorite Jewish girls are a timeless and classic go to. See Vanessa Mayer’s amazing Rachel impersonation from SNL last season for inspo.

3.Black Widow, Avengers We dare you to be as stunning as red head Scarlett Johannsson in the Marvel comic turned blockbuster.

4.Rebecca Bunch, Crazy-Ex Girlfriend Rachel Bloom’s third season made its triumphant return on October 13th. Want an excuse to act ridiculous at the party you know your ex will be attending also with Becky with the good hair? Blame it on getting too into character.

5.Baby, Dirty Dancing ABC brought Dirty Dancing back, so you can too! Find yourself a dance partner with moves like Johnny.

6.Shoshanna, Girls For something funky and different, try channeling Shosh’s style when she moves to Japan. Konnichiwa betches!

7.Fran Fine, the Nanny In honor of Fran Drescher hosting our Gala next month, we couldn’t have this list without her iconic character listed.

8.RBG It’s super hard to think of any Jewess more badass than Notorious RBG these days. We love this flaming feminist Supreme Court Justice and we’re sure you do too.

9.Abbi and Ilana, Broad City You and your BFF already love copying everything they do so do your best YAS KWEEN together.

10.Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump Yes, you read that correctly. Jared Kushner is female, and we think this needs to be milked for all its worth. Would Jared be caught dead strutting his stuff in Ivanka heels?

11.HAIM These rockin’ sisters make your sisters seem basic AF. Grab a sister and dress to impress in retro LA chic wear.

12.Nina, Black Swan Natalie Portman in her fiercest role yet makes for a scary yet sexy costume. Plus, relish the opportunity to relive your childhood ballerina days!

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