Megan Rapinoe’s skills — whether she’s
playing soccer or advocating for causes she cares about — have a superhuman quality about them. She’s convincing, clever, and crushes it on the field. And, not unlike the superhero Wonder Woman, she’s provided plenty of inspiration and fodder for creative Halloween costumes this year. This summer, the U.S. Women's National Team co-captain helped lead her teammates to victory in the Women's World Cup. Rapinoe has also been a long-time advocate for equal pay, women's rights, and the LGBTQ community. That's a lot for a Halloween costume to live up to, but you can give it a try. To get this costume just right, you’re going to need a jersey and plenty of temporary hair dye. Here are al the essentials that'll help you honor the activist and sports legend for the holiday.
What's a soccer player without a jersey? This top is perhaps the most essential piece of the Rapinoe costume — and you can reuse it on game days to come.
For the record, reviewers on Amazon say this jersey runs small, so you might want to consider going up a size.
Women's Rapinoe #15 Women's National Team Jersey, $, available at
If you're into crafting, you can buy a simple white jersey top, and get creative with glitter glue, iron-numbers, and letters. Don't forget, Rapinoe's number is the evidently-also-lucky 15.
Squadra 17 Jersey, $, available at
You can tailor these glitter, glow-in-the-dark letters to Megan's jersey specifications. Plus, they'll look pretty cool if you go to a Halloween party with a black light.
Custom Glitter, Glow in Dark, Metallic, Reflective, Hologram Vinyl Iron-on Transfer Shirt Name and Number Kits for Custom Soccer, Basketball and Baseball Jerseys,Shirts,Clothing (Pink Glitter), $, available at
You can use at-home temporary dye to imitate
Rapinoe's famed pink-purple hue
. Just be sure to read the directions on the back of the dye box.
L'Oreal Paris Colorista Semi-Permanent Hair Color, Blonde/Bleached Hair, $, available at
Be as decorated as Rapinoe with this fun and affordable medal.
Gold Medal with Ribbon, $, available at
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You can hop on the biker shorts trend, while also adding the perfect simple addition to your costume with this pick from Alo Yoga.
Alo Yoga High-Waist Biker Short, $, available at
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Socks. The least fun — but most necessary part of any outfit. Athletes can't skimp on this crucial workout staple, and neither should you. They'll not only complete the outfit, but they'll come in handy IRL.
Training Crew Socks, $, available at
After winning the World Cup this year, a video of
Rapinoe holding a bottle of Veuve Clicquot
La Grande Dame in one hand with her trophy in the other blew up. During the clip, she turns to the camera and shouts: "I deserve this." It was truly iconic.
To capture this moment, you can carry a bottle of the famed champagne around with you to Halloween parties (you'll certainly be a hit with your friends if you share).
Alternatively, you can just get a cheaper bottle of champagne. Or just carry around a plastic champagne glass if you're worried about breaking a bottle or don't drink.
Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame 2008, $, available at
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