Halloween is a very special night for boys and girls around the world, so it only stands to reason that you would prepare well in advance, brainstorm some great Halloween costume ideas, and make or buy the pieces before the big night. Because you better believe that nothing good can come out of postponing it till the very last minute.
Now, there is no denying that it’s way easier to make a costume for a boy than it is to make one for a little girl, simply because male role models in pop culture are much more represented nowadays. But that doesn’t mean that there aren’t some amazing choices for girls as well, especially if you research some of the prominent women that shaped our world and have made it a better place. Here are some Halloween costume ideas you should consider this year.
5 Halloween Costume Ideas for Kids that Celebrate Women
Be the superhero everyone needs
Let’s start with the obvious one, shall we? Superheroes are big nowadays, and luckily for your little girl, female superheroes are being increasingly represented in pop culture, so you have a lot to choose from. What are some of the superhero movies you’ve seen with your kids in the past year? Have any female heroes made a lasting impression on your kids? If you’re unsure, just ask.
Consider some of the more prominent ones such as the increasingly popular Captain Marvel, Wonder Woman, Supergirl, or Batgirl. You can also explore other options such as Black Widow, Scarlet Witch, or Jean Grey, the first X-woman.
Celebrate prominent women in science
The scientific world is not short on female talent, and it’s safe to say that the world as we know it wouldn’t be so technologically and scientifically advanced if it weren’t for the genius minds of famous women physicists, geneticists, astronomers, and more. This also means that you have a lot of great choices if your little girl wants to represent a notable figure in science.
Consider Katherine Goble Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson, the three mathematicians whose help and scientific input put the first man into orbit around Earth and inspired the hearts of an entire nation. Or how about a Marie Curie costume, a famous physicist who won not one, but two Nobel Prizes?
Break the norm with a scary costume
Okay, let’s turn the tables on the old paradigm, shall we? Everyone knows that boys are allowed to wear scary costumes on Halloween, but you rarely see many girls wearing something to be feared of. Why is that? Isn’t a little girl allowed to be scary and to put fear in the hearts and minds of little boys, if not for just one night? Sure she is, but you need to get creative. You can even join in the spooky fun with these amazing Halloween contact lenses online!
Be inspired by your favorite singers
When you take a look at the current state of the music industry, there are certainly some bad apples in the bunch – but there are also some inspiring female musicians that deserve to be your little girl’s role model as well. Contemporary artists, you can consider include Pink, Beyoncé, and Shakira for example, but don’t restrict yourself to the present day, instead, consider musicians that shaped the 20th century with their voices and inspirational lyrics. Some of the top choices include Aretha Franklin and Nina Simone, the two queens of soul whose voices inspired whole generations and were the symbols of love and peace.
Act like royalty, and own it
And finally, if you consider your kid to be a princess, then why not dress her up like one? After all, if she acts like royalty around the house, then it’s only befitting that she should continue her reign outside of it as well. Especially on Halloween. Luckily, there is no shortage of notable female royalty both in the real world and the imaginary one, starting with Queen Elizabeth, all the way to princess Jasmine, Ariel, or Rapunzel.
Over to you
It might seem like you’ve got plenty of time to prep your kids’ costumes for Halloween, but keep in mind that a truly unique and memorable costume takes time to come together. Consider these awesome choices for your little girl, and help her stand out on this very special night.