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12 Women way sexier than the sexy Halloween costumes they inspire

Based out of Dallas, Texas, Mary McCoy is a writer and social worker for disenfranchised women and children. She's a single mom, lover of Texas barbecue, and a die-hard fan of yoga

What sexy Halloween costumes should actually look like, based on real women

The only thing these sexy costumes have in common is that they make no sense.

Oh yeah, and that real women pull off each look so much better in real life. Can I get an "amen" for the brave and beautiful women who are wildly talented, too?

1. Come-hither cowgirl

What sexy Halloween costumes should actually look like, based on real women

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Leopard print seems out of place in the Wild West, and the cut-out chaps look responsible for some chafing. Why not look to a real cowgirl, like famed historic cowgirl Mabel Strickland or any other bad-ass cowgirl? (iFashion Warehouse, $87)

2. Desirable nun

What sexy Halloween costumes should actually look like, based on real women

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Nothing says religious devotion quite like pleather. Gotta say, Mother Teresa — who famously cared for the poor and dying — is a little more convincing. (HalloweenCostumes.com, $43)

3. Smoking hot firefighter

What sexy Halloween costumes should actually look like, based on real women

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She's hot, but that cut-out top is sure to provide some ventilation, thank goodness. You know who doesn't need a vent for polyester, though? Any of the nearly 7,000 female firefighters in America. (Amazon, $23)

4. Tantalizing Arabian girl

What sexy Halloween costumes should actually look like, based on real women

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Let's try to forget that this costume is horrifyingly racist, and go with the fact that women in the Middle East and Central Asia have fought in earnest for women and girls to have rights. If you must channel this part of the world, look to Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai for inspiration. (Ali Express, $15)

5. Sexy minion

What sexy Halloween costumes should actually look like, based on real women

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For the love if minions, has anyone even seen the movie? Kevin? Jerry? Not sexual, animated or not. Brenda Chapman, however, was the first woman to direct an animated movie from a major studio when she directed the movie Brave. Groundbreaking and beautiful, obviously. (Yandy, $60)

6. Naughty nurse

What sexy Halloween costumes should actually look like, based on real women

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Those fishnet stockings should come in handy when putting in a catheter or administering vaccines. Seriously, though, brave nurses like Nina Pham have recently made headlines for providing compassionate care in life's darkest hours. (Amazon, $32)

7. Provocative prisoner

What sexy Halloween costumes should actually look like, based on real women

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Girlfriend didn't get the memo that horizontal stripes are a no-no. After watching Orange is the New Black, which is based on the true story of Piper Kerman's life as an inmate, I think I'd want more coverage in prison anyway. (Amazon, $17)

8. Sultry kitten

What sexy Halloween costumes should actually look like, based on real women

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This kitten is probably angry because her tail looks like poop. But you know what real grown-ups are doing when they dress as cats? Performing in a Broadway rendition of Cats. (Trustedeal.com, $18)

9. Sizzling SWAT officer

What sexy Halloween costumes should actually look like, based on real women

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Sad news, but the plastic buckles probably won't hold this mini-dress in place whilst storming a criminal lair. No matter, because the real SWAT officers probably don't want her and her side ponytail there, anyway. (Amazon, $26)

10. Alluring trooper

Alluring trooper

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OK, I kind of love this costume, but will still firmly say 'no.' Instead, I'll send my thoughts to Major Lauren Edwards, who bravely led more than 150 Marines in defensive maneuvers in Iraq, and other women like Tatiana Maldonado who are among the six percent of female Marines. (Amazon, $30)

11. Scintillating teacher

What sexy Halloween costumes should actually look like, based on real women

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At least those glasses make her look smart, though. Sadly, she's not very smart if she's hitting on teenagers in detention. But you know who is smart? Erin Gruwell, who wrote the book Freedom Writers based on her experiences teaching disadvantaged youth. (Amazon, $57)

12. Racy mermaid

What sexy Halloween costumes should actually look like, based on real women

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For one thing, this costume is a terrible Photoshop fail. For another, mermaids have never done anything for society. Alexandra Cousteau, however, is an environmentalist who advocates for the health of our oceans. So, she's practically a mermaid. (Yandy, $200)

And two extras just to drive our point home...

Adorable schoolgirl

What sexy Halloween costumes should actually look like, based on real women

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She's as adorable as a Bratz doll. But definitely not as adorable as your daughter, who is an actual real-life girl who goes to school. (Ali Express, $15)

Cuddly baby

What sexy Halloween costumes should actually look like, based on real women

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In real life, a cuddly baby looks like a cuddly baby. If you don't want to be some dude's disturbing fetish, this costume needs to go. (Yandy, $60)

And on that note, Happy Halloween! Now get out there and embrace some feminism.

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