It's Good to be BAD!
How do you overcome flagrant male oppression? In Gotham City, you can rise up, become an anti-heroine, and put the BAD in badass!
Selina Kyle was a timid secretary being pushed around by everyone - her boss, the Penguin, even Batman himself.
But then she reaches her breaking point, loses one of her nine lives, and re-emerges as Catwoman...
Finally comfortable in her stitched-together skin, she owns her power, her sensuality, and her feline ferocity!
Dr. Pamela Isley's story has strong parallels with Selena's - she was a mild-mannered botanist...
Until Dr. Jason Woodrue, her lab director, deliberately exposes her to virulent plant toxins. But she doesn’t succumb to these poisons, and instead metamorphoses into Poison Ivy!
Alternately an eco-warrior and eco-terrorist, she’s the sworn protector of plants who’s not afraid to use her seductress powers to advance her cause.
Dr. Harleen Quinzel's story is a bit more complex. She starts out as a psychologist, with a keen interest in criminal minds.
But then one of her patients, the twisted and manipulative Joker, seduces her to become Harley Quinn and join him in his deviant escapades.
But all of these media seem to be converging on one storyline detail. She’s extricating herself from the Joker's influence to become an anti-heroine in her own right. We can't wait!
Now, we certainly hope that none of YOU are flagrantly oppressed by the men in your life! And we definitely are not advocating that you REALLY become a villainous anti-heroine. But wouldn't it be fun to dress up as one for Halloween? Well, Dare Fashion can help you!
If you're feeling playful and irreverent, our Bolero Top in Red Queen is a great jumping off point for a Harley Quinn costume. This is the Harley Quinn of the animated series, not the super-sexualized, super-bad girl Harley Quinn from the new Suicide Squad movie (whom we also like!).
If green is more your color and environmentalism more your cause, you can use our aptly named Bolero Top in Ivy to dress up as Poison Ivy! Just be careful which plants you touch or your garden might become overgrown with weeds!
And finally, if you think black is the new black and you’d rather slink than strut, our Temptation Top in Black is a purr-fect beginning for your Catwoman costume! Have a pre-game saucer of milk, sharpen your claws, and get ready to whip them into shape!
Do you have a favorite villain or anti-heroine? Let us know in the comments below.
And don’t forget to enter our Dare Fashion Halloween Costume Photo Contest! You could win a $500 shopping spree! Because bad girls deserve new outfits, too!