How to Dress Like a Girl for Halloween

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If you are wondering how to dress like a girl for Halloween, you have come to the right place! Halloween is a time to act crazy and let loose. A guy dressing up as a girl can create quite a stir and get you lots of laughs and attention. A woman dressing up like a young girl is fun also.

How to Dress Like a Girl for Halloween

Decide what type of girl you want to be. Do you want to be a young girl with pig tails, a baby girl, movie star, an old woman, a cheerleader, or a beauty queen? The biggest challenge you will have when deciding how to dress like a girl for Halloween is finding clothes that will fit, especially if you are a large man. If you are a man, squeezing into a too small dress, skirt or other female garment can make your girl outfit even more fun, so always try to find a way to make the outfit fit over your large frame even if some skin is showing.

Enlist the Help of Female Friends and Family

Your female friends and family can help dress you up as a girl. You can borrow clothes from them, or they can help you go shopping. Ask a female friend to help you apply makeup and style your hair.

Young Schoolgirl with Pig Tails

Both men and women can wear the young schoolgirl costume. A young schoolgirl wears a skirt and white blouse, usually in a plaid or khaki short pleated skirt. Search the thrift stores for old plaid or khaki skirts. Check out your mother's closet for skirts as well. If you have long enough hair, have someone help you put it up in pig tails or wear a wig. Wear a white blouse. Wear knee high socks and Mary Jane shoes. Hold a stack of school books or a backpack.

Baby Girl in a Night Dress

If you are a man or a woman and want to dress as a baby girl, find an appropriate nightgown or sexy teddy. Carry a blanket, a baby bottle and put a pacifier on a string around your neck.


Dressing up as a cheerleader is fairly easy except for the skirt, because it probably will not fit if you are a man. Substitute a tight fitting cheerleader skirt for a "tu tu" with an elastic waistband. If you are daring, wear a sports bra for the top and grab some pom poms and you are set!

Aerobics Queen

A fun girl costume for guys is an aerobics queen. Most guys are not daring enough to wear the old fashioned leotard, so opt for sport shorts and a sport bra. Wear high top tennis shoes, leg warmers and a headband to complete the look.

Old Lady

Dressing like an old lady can be done in two different ways. Dress up either as an old woman in a bathrobe with curlers in her hair, or an old woman in a dress. The old woman in a bathrobe is simple and self-explanatory. You might need help putting the curlers in your hair. If you want to wear an old lady dress, go to a thrift shop and find a secondhand dress. Wear a gray wig or spray paint and powder your hair gray. Other accessories to wear as an old lady:

  • Pearl necklace
  • Jeweled reading glasses on a chain around your neck
  • Hold a hanky in your hand
  • Umbrella
  • Knee high nylons/tights that are falling down to your ankles
  • Walker
  • Cane

Beauty Queen

Men can wear most beauty queen ball gowns, provided they have a long zipper up the back. Keep the zipper open and pin it at the top to keep it from falling off. Shop the thrift stores for ball gowns that will fit. Wear high heels if you can tolerate it, otherwise tennis shoes will be fine. Wear a diamond studded tiara and elbow length white gloves.


Girl costume Halloween ideas are nearly endless. Here are are even more ideas for "girl" costumes:

  • Hawaiian girl with coconut shell bra
  • Baby girl in footie pajamas
  • Pirate wench
  • Hooker
  • Marilyn Monroe
  • Cindy Lauper
  • Fake eyelashes
  • Press on fingernails
  • Red lipstick
  • Hold a baby doll or teddy bear
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How to Dress Like a Girl for Halloween