Everybody loves Halloween regardless of their age, but it’s true that the little ones anticipate this holiday more than adults. After all, what can beat a bunch of candy and a cool costume kids get to wear on this day? If you’re thinking about potential Halloween costume ideas for your little girl, you might want to encourage her to portray a character that actually empowers women and makes her feel invincible and strong. Of course, make sure to discuss different options with your little girl, as she’s bound to have some great ideas of her own. If you need some inspiration, consider the following ideas.
An important female figure in history
This is definitely one of the most effective ways to celebrate girl power on Halloween. Talk about this idea with your daughter and ask her whether she has some strong female heroes from the past or the present. If your little girl is still too young, you can dress her up as your favorite female figure. Depending on the era when these women lived, you might have more or less work to do in regards to sewing and making the costume, but it’s definitely going to be fun.
Some of the most popular strong female figures in history (and the present day) that are ideal for disguising as during Halloween are Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a suffragette, Rosie the Riveter, Serena Williams, Sally Ride, Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, Joan of Arc, Amelia Earhart, Frida Kahlo, and so on.
A strong fictional female figure
There’s no shortage of inspiration when it comes to brave, smart and kind ladies in fiction, which is often the favorite thing to look into for kids during the Halloween season. Books, comics, movies, TV shows, anime, cartoons, and video games are definitely an amazing source of powerful female figures. Not to mention that the costumes for these types of characters are going to be amazingly interesting, with plenty of props, colors and maybe even fun and crazy contacts, perfect for Halloween!
If you like this particular idea, you should definitely consider fictional characters such as Wonder Woman, Daenerys Targaryen, Hermione Granger, Lisa Simpson, Sailor Moon, Elsa, Wednesday Adams, or any of the other strong and powerful female characters that have captured yours and your little girl’s heart.
Cool and scary creatures
In case both you and your little girl are tired of the stereotype that all girls have to be princesses, all “sugar and spice and everything nice”, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t let your little one pretend to be a scary monster or even a villain for the day. After all, it is Halloween. You might fail to notice a true empowering message for women with this type of a costume, but the fact of the matter is that all children need to be taught about equality. And, in that respect, there’s no rule that should ban girls from dressing up however they want on Halloween, especially if it’s a costume that tends to be considered more “boy-appropriate”.
That said, there are plenty of really cool and even scary creatures that your kid might love to portray, such as werewolves and vampires, the Yeti, a scary witch, a zombie, skeleton, mummy, creepy clown, reaper, plague doctor, scarecrow, etc.
Make this Halloween the best one yet for your little girl and teach her the right values at the same time. Empowerment and strength can come from various sources when children are still young, and the choice of Halloween costume is definitely important enough for your little one to leave a significant impression on her way of thinking.