Girls' Halloween Costumes

Girls' Halloween Costumes

When you are shopping for girls' Halloween costumes, feel free to veer away from the traditional ideas. There are many options available beyond Barbie, princesses, fairies, and mermaids.

Occupational Costumes

Most young kids enjoy pondering, "What will I be when I grow up?" Halloween is an ideal time to try on an occupation. There are many costumes available depicting trades, careers, or vocations. What's more, these costumes are often easy to create at home. Here are a few ideas:

  • Doctor
  • Nurse
  • Teacher
  • Construction worker
  • Astronaut
  • Athlete
  • Scientist
  • Inventor
  • Firefighter
  • President
  • Celebrity

Historical Girls' Halloween Costumes

It can be fun to take a step back in time on Halloween. Clothing for these costumes can often be made from items found at thrift stores or consignment shops. If your daughter would enjoy a historical costume, consider these ideas:

  • Medieval or Renaissance costume
  • Southern belle dress
  • Prairie girl
  • Colonial girl
  • Explorer
  • Betsy Ross
  • Hippy girl
  • Flapper
  • Pilgrim
  • Ancient Greek or Egyptian
  • Victorian costume
  • Native American

Literary-Inspired Girls' Halloween Costumes

Books are a wonderful source of inspiration for girls' Halloween costumes. If your daughter and her friends will be trick-or-treating as a group, they could all dress as characters from the same book or series. Some books featuring imitable female characters include:

  • The American Girls series
  • Nancy Drew
  • Madeline
  • Amelia Bedelia
  • Harry Potter
  • Little Women
  • Little House on the Prairie
  • Junie B. Jones series
  • The Princess Diaries
  • Anne of Green Gables
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • The Secret Garden

Superhero Costumes for Girls

Who says only boys get to be superheroes? Sure, they have Batman, Spiderman, and Superman, but girls have:

  • Violet or Elastigirl from The Incredibles
  • Elasti-girl of Doom Patrol
  • Atomic Betty
  • Barb Wire
  • Blonde Phantom
  • Wonder Woman
  • Supergirl
  • Cat Woman
  • Batgirl
  • Power Rangers

Scary Costumes

Many girls are far from "girlish" and enjoy scary costumes just as much as anyone else. If your daughter wants to wear her scary best on Halloween, consider looking beyond witches, vampires, and the Bride of Frankenstein. For example, you could "horrorize" a typically feminine costume. How about a bloodsucking cheerleader or a zombie Barbie? Other frightening options include:

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Girls' Halloween Costumes