10/18/2016 05:21 EDT | Updated 10/04/2017 13:11 EDT

24 Kick-Ass Halloween Costumes For Women

Why is "sexy" sometimes the only option for women?

Every Halloween there's one or two costumes that rise above the rest. This year many are predicting "Suicide Squad's" Harley Quinn will be all over the streets on Halloween night.

The sexy super-villain costume follows the long running trend of revealing costumes for women. From seductive superheroes to flirty fairies and even provocative pumpkins, it often seems like the only costume option for for women is to dress sexy.

Fortunately, we've rounded up 24 kick-ass costumes for women who don't want to dress risqué. From a bat swinging Beyoncé to tough TV characters like "Game Of Thrones'" Daenerys Targaryen, these women (both real and fictional) prove Halloween doesn't have to be one kind of sexy.

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