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Halloween In Character: 40 Mighty Girl Costumes
Based On TV, Movie, and Book Characters

Posted on October 23, 2016 by Katherine

Our favorite costumes based on popular Mighty Girl characters and photos of Mighty Girls in costume shared by our community!

halloween-character-costume-blog-webHalloween is all about imagining yourself as someone else so if there's a character that speaks to you, why not dress up as them? Most kids have a favorite character, and whether that character is from a book, TV show, or a movie, Halloween provides a great opportunity to become the character they love -- at least for a day!

In this blog post, we share some of our favorite costumes inspired by book, film, and TV characters. In the first section, we showcase a number of character-themed costumes from A Mighty Girl's costume collection. Of course, many Mighty Girls enjoy the challenge of creating their own costume, so in the second section, we highlight a few of our favorite costumes inspired by characters that community members have shared with us in previous years! Between the two, your Mighty Girl is sure to find lots of ideas for a fun Halloween costume!

For even more costume inspiration on themes ranging from superheroes to animals, you'll find hundreds of costumes for all ages from infants through adults in our Girl Empowerment Halloween Costume Guide.

Character-Inspired Selections From A Mighty Girl's Collection

Minion Infant Romper

Your Mighty Girl will be ready to help an evil (or at least misunderstood) genius in this fun Minion costume! This costume set includes a full-body romper and a headpiece with that distinctive Minion look. Older Mighty Girls can check out the Minion toddler costume for ages 1 to 2 and the Minion child’s costume for ages 5 to 10.

Smurfette Romper

If she dreams of living in a mushroom house in the woods, check out this great Smurfette costume! This comfortable costume includes a romper with an attached skirt and foot covers, plus a Smurf hat headpiece. She’ll be thrilled with the look of this costume — even if she is a bit bigger than three apples tall.

Strawberry Shortcake Costume

Remember the classic Strawberry Shortcake? Now your Mighty Girl can dress up just like her! This beautiful costume set comes with a dress with an attached strawberry-printed apron, a pair of bloomers, and a cake-style hat. With lots of detailing and quality construction, this is sure to become a year-round dress-up favorite, too.

Ewok Romper

Little Star Wars fans will be ready to do their part to take down the Empire in this Ewok romper costume. This dark brown romper includes a tan faux fur patch on the stomach and comes with a fuzzy character headpiece with ears and a brown hood. The romper itself includes Velcro in the pants to make it easy for little ones to get changed or get to the bathroom when they need to. Yub nub!

Olaf Costume

Some Frozen fans want to celebrate their love of silly snowman Olaf! This fun costume includes a jumpsuit and a plush overlay with an attached character hood, which makes it warm and cozy even for outdoor trick-or-treating in most climates. Adult fans of Olaf can get the Olaf kigurumi to use as a cuddly costume or comfy loungewear.

Tigger Costume

The wonderful thing about Tiggers is Tiggers are wonderful things! Fans of Winnie the Pooh will love this cozy and adorable Tigger costume. The costume is plush both inside and out, making it super comfortable and warm enough for even chilly Halloween nights. This officially licensed Tigger jumpsuit, which comes with an attached tail and character hood, is sure to keep her bouncing all night long.

Astrid Costume

On her Deadly Nadder, Stormfly, she’s one of the fastest dragonriders in the sky! Fans of How To Train Your Dragon’s Astrid Hofferson will be thrilled by this great costume, which includes a dress with a detachable cape and pants with boot tops. Sorry, kids, dragon not included!

Anna Dress

Of course, some Frozen fans prefer the determined Princess Anna! This costume, which imitates the dress Anna wears on her journey up the mountain to find her sister, is made of durable fabrics for long hours of dress-up play — and it’s even machine washable! Or, if she’d rather, check out this costume featuring Anna’s coronation dress for age 3 to 8.

Cheshire Cat Costume

On your journey through Wonderland, don't be surprised if you see this cat and its unforgettable grin! This soft, plush Cheshire Cat jumpsuit is comfortable to wear and warm enough for even the coldest nights of trick or treating. Adult fans of this crazy cat can get in on the fun with this Cheshire Cat Kigurumi for age 13 and up, which is just as cozy as the kids' version.

Orphan Annie Costume

Young fans of the movie Annie will love this costume that looks just like Annie's dress in the film! This costume set comes with a red dress with a back Velcro closure that makes it easier to get little ones in and out of the costume, plus a white belt. All she needs to provide is the optimism and determination!

Chuck the Angry Bird Costume

Don't mess with this Angry Bird! Young fans of the hit puzzle game will love getting to go out for Halloween as Chuck the yellow bird. This costume is in one piece with an attached hood, which makes it easy for little ones to wear and move around in — perfect for a long night of trick or treating or for pretend play hunting down those troublesome pigs.

Olivia Costume

Fans of this busy little piggy will love this adorable Olivia costume! The set comes with a romper with an attached skirt (red, of course) and a headband featuring Olivia’s impressive ears. Your Mighty Girl supplies the can-do attitude and irrepressible good humor!

Dory Costume

Everyone's favorite forgetful fish is back this year with Finding Dory! Fans of the film will love this Dory costume, which comes with a a 3D plush pullover with a detachable tail and a fin headpiece. It's easy to move in, so she can "just keep swimming" all night long! And if you're looking for a family costume theme, check out the Nemo costume for age 3 - 5 to go with it.

Elsa Dress with Train

Who wouldn’t want to be a reigning queen — with ice powers on top of it all? This elaborate dress inspired by Elsa’s snow queen costume in Frozen includes a sequined train and best of all it’s available in sizing from toddler to adult! Fans of Elsa will also want to check out this Elsa inspired dress with a snowflake cape for age 2 to 10, or this Elsa dress with silver scroll accents for age 1 to 8. Or, for a different look, there's also Elsa’s coronation dress for age 2 to 10.

Stitch Kigurumi

Anyone in the family can dress up as the strangest, most lovable scientific experiment around with this cuddly Stitch kigurumi from Lilo and Stitch. This high quality kigurumi combines dress-up with lounge wear; it's cozy and warm so it's perfect for places where trick or treating happens on a chilly night! This kigurumi comes in three sizes; the adult size fits anyone 5 feet tall or over.

Kiki Costume

Fans of Kiki's Delivery Service will be thrilled with this charming Kiki costume! The set includes a dress and a big red hair bow, just like the one Kiki wears in the movie. For an added touch, get her the Jiji beanie plush to bring with her on her adventures.

Doc McStuffins Scrubs

Doc McStuffins got an update recently with a new pair of scrubs, and now your Mighty Girl can have her own! These fun scrubs imitate the pattern on Doc’s scrubs in the TV show, and the set includes a stethoscope and a name badge with interchangeable inserts. With these dress-up scrubs, she’ll be ready to treat boo-boos with confidence.

Little Red Riding Hood Dress

Once upon a time, a little girl in a red cloak went to visit her grandmother... It’s a familiar story, and modern versions make Red into a daring and courageous character! This dress set includes a red dress with lots of detailing, a petticoat, and of course, a red cape. And if you’re doing a theme costume, someone else can play the Wolf in this Big Bad Wolf hat for ages 3 and up.

Princess Fiona Costume

Fiona is a princess with power and personality… and a bit of a surprise for Shrek and his friends! If your Mighty Girl loves Shrek and its sequels, she’ll love this Fiona costume, which includes a dress modeled after the costume in Shrek: Forever After as well as a headpiece with ogre ears. Teens and adults who love Fiona can also join the fun with this Fiona costume.

Pikachu Kigurumi

Kigurumi are a combination of cute costume and comfy loungewear — and what makes a more perfect subject than everyone's favorite Pokemon, Pikachu! This cozy costume has snaps in the front and a rear zipper so it's easy for younger kids to get into — and out of! — the costume at a moment's notice. Older Pokemon fans can also dress up in comfort with this adult Pikachu kigurumi which fits age 12 and up.

Gamora Costume

Your Mighty Girl will love being one of courageous Guardians of the Galaxy! This fierce and determined warrior is ready at a moment’s notice to fight for what’s right and for her friends. This great costume set comes with a jumpsuit, boot covers, and glovettes. A little green face paint and she’ll look like she stepped right out of the movie screen.

Hedwig Costume

Who can imagine the Harry Potter series without Hedwig the owl? This beautiful snowy owl costume features a plush winged jumpsuit, perfect for chilly Halloween nights, with an attached hood and boot covers that look like owl feet. She's even wearing a collar with Gryffindor colors! The front zipper makes it easy for young kids to get in and out of their costume. It's perfect for a young Potter fan or as part of a family theme.

Neytiri Costume

Jake Sully wouldn't have gotten far on Pandora without Neytiri to help him understand the Na'vi. Young fans of Avatar will feel ready to run through the rainforest in this jumpsuit costume with printed Na'vi markings. The suit also includes an attached tail and apron, as well as bead and feather details. It's sturdy enough for plenty of everyday play, too, so her interplanetary adventures can continue long after trick-or-treating is done.

Rey Costume

The Force is awakening...thanks to Rey! Fans of Star Wars: The Force Awakens will love this costume that matches Rey's outfit from Jakku. The set includes a jumpsuit costume with attached sash, detached sleeves, a cuff, and a belt with pouch. She can complete the look with this hood and mask. Adult fans can also pay tribute to their new favorite character with the adult Rey costume for age 13 and up.

Tauriel Costume

This Captain of the Elven Guard will defend Mirkwood — and Middle Earth — at all costs! This costume set, modeled after the character from The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, includes a hooded dress and pants with boot covers. Add a bow or a pair of daggers, and she’ll be ready to fight off orcs at a moment’s notice! Adults can get in on the fun, too, with the Tauriel adult costume.

Princess Leia Costume

Leia Organa is definitely an independent princess! Your Mighty Girl can pay homage to her iconic look from the original Star Wars movie with this costume, which includes a dress, belt, and of course, wig with twin hair buns. Little Mighty Girls should check out the toddler Princess Leia costume for age 2 to 3.

75th Anniversary Dorothy Costume

Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz is an iconic character, and this costume in honor of the 75th anniversary of the feature film, will have you feeling like you just stepped onto the Yellow Brick Road! This costume set includes a blue gingham dress with white accents and matching hair bows. To do a Wizard of Oz family theme, make sure you check out this teen / adult-sized Elphaba / Wicked Witch costume as well!

Padme Amidala Costume

Some would argue that Leia inherited her determination and courage from her mother, Padme Amidala! This costume duplicates Amidala’s costume from the end of Star Wars: Attack of the Clones and includes a jumpsuit, shawl, belt, and boot covers. Blaster and planet to rule are not included.

Sabine Wren Costume

In the new Star Wars: Rebels TV series, Sabine Wren captivates many watchers: this rebel warrior with an artistic streak and a wry sense of humor is definitely a hero to look up to! Fans of Sabine will love this costume set, which includes a printed jumpsuit with attached belt covers, a belt, and a mask. She’ll be ready for a daring raid against the Empire (or at least a busy night of trick-or-treating) in no time.

Alice in Wonderland Costume

If she’s the sort of girl who’d follow a White Rabbit, check out this beautiful Alice costume! This costume includes a blue dress with a built-in petticoat, puffed sleeves, and a white apron. Add some tights and shoes, and she’ll be ready for tea parties with the Mad Hatter. You can also get this infant / toddler Alice costume for ages 1 to 4, or the adult Alice costume. Or, if you’re doing a Wonderland costume family theme, check out this terrific teen/adult-sized Queen of Hearts costume for ages 13 and up.

Ghostbusters Costume

The Ghostbusters are back! If there's a new Ghostbusters fan in your family, she'll love this officially licensed costume set that comes with a jumpsuit costume and four interchangeable name badges so she can imagine herself as Jillian Holtzmann, Abby Yates, Patty Tolan, or Erin Gilbert. The costume also comes with an inflatable proton pack so she'll be ready to take on any Class V spectral apparition at a moment's notice. Adults can join in on the fun with the adult Ghostbusters costume and this pair of welding goggles that will make her look just like Holtzmann (both for age 13 and up.)

Merida Costume

If she dreams of riding through the Scottish Highlands with bow and arrow in hand, she’ll love this costume inspired by Disney-Pixar’s Merida! This dark green velvet dress is imprinted with a subtle leaf pattern, and includes a lace detail bodice and leather-look sleeves. If she’s rather duplicate Merida’s look at the archery tournament, you can also check out this Merida adventure dress costume for ages 4 to 6.

Judy Hopps Costume

Officer Judy Hopps is on the case with this fun costume set! This cosplay-quality set comes with a shirt, a vest, pants, a badge, a set of waist bags, a belt, gloves, kneepads, and the final touch: Judy's ears and tail. She'll be ready to take on any crime that threatens her home in Zootopia. Adult fans of Officer Hopps can get a similar adult costume, which is suitable for age 13 and up.

Link Costume

Young video game fans will be thrilled to dress up as Link from the Legend of Zelda video game series! This costume set comes with a tunic, belt, boot covers, and hat, all in the distinctive bright colors that are sure to remind parents of the classic 8-bit character. Just add a set of ears and an adventurer's sword and she'll be ready for a night of exploring.

Joy Costume

Inside Out taught us that all of our emotions are important — so why not dress up as one for Halloween? This Joy costume comes with a dress that matches the one in the film and a blue pixie wig that's styled in chunky pieces to match the look of Joy's hair. It's the perfect way to bring a little extra joy to this Halloween.

Hermione Granger’s Robes

Fans of the smartest witch of her age, Hermione Granger from the Harry Potter series, will love this set of school robes! This black fleece robe is partially lined with burgundy and includes the Gryffindor house emblem on the chest. Add Hermione’s wand and you’ve got a perfectly magical costume!

Uhura Costume

Nyota Uhura is back in the 2009 Star Trek reboot, and the brilliant xenolinguist is sure to be a favorite costume choice for young Trekkers! This officially licensed red dress features a black dickie and an embroidered Star Fleet emblem. For another costume option for Star Trek fans, check out the Enterprise costume for age 13 and up, which comes in your choice of red (command), yellow (engineering / security), and blue (medical / science).

Queen Amidala Costume

Before she was a Galactic Senator, she was an elected Queen, fighting for her people during an unexpectedly dangerous conflict. This dramatic costume is full of details authentic to Amidala's regal outfit in the movie, and the set comes with a headpiece imitating her dramatic look. It's the perfect option for girls who want to pay tribute to Amidala as the young but dedicated ruler.

Katniss Everdeen Costume

She’ll look just like Katniss Everdeen in this Hunger Games inspired costume! This set comes with a 100% polyester tunic with an emblem on the chest, and a belt with satchel. She can also dress up in the Quarter Quell uniform from Catching Fire with this Catching Fire Jumpsuit for age 5 to 12, and finish off her costume with this Mockingjay Pin.

Totoro Cloak

Fans of Studio Ghibli’s lovable mascot Totoro will love this plush cloak! Soft and warm, with cute details, this is great as part of a cosplay or costume but could also be a fun option for day to day wear. For a full-body costume instead, check out the child’s Totoro costume for age 1 to 8 or the teen/adult Totoro kigurumi, which can be used as either dress-up wear or comfy loungewear.

Maleficent Costume

The 2014 film Maleficent made us look at this classic Disney villain in a new light! This replica costume is faithful to the film’s depiction and comes with a deluxe dress with detachable broach and dimensional collar accents, plus a horned headband. Younger Mighty Girls can check out this Maleficent costume for age 7 to 12.

TARDIS Kigurumi

Doctor Who’s iconic TARDIS gets a cozy makeover in this kigurumi, which can be used as a costume or for comfy loungewear! This soft plush TARDIS suit comes in one size, which fits most teens and adults. We’ll leave it to you to tell us if it’s bigger on the inside!

Jessie Costume

Yodeling cowgirl Jessie from Toy Story 2 became a quick favorite with many Mighty Girls — and women! This costume makes it easy to dress up in Jessie's iconic costume; the one-piece printed jumpsuit includes all the details, like her cow-print chaps and steer-shaped belt-buckle. And, of course, it comes with Jessie's red cowgirl hat!

Armored Snow White Costume

Snow White and the Huntsman featured a very different Snow White than the traditional story: a Snow White who was ready to do battle with the evil queen! This impressive costume set includes a tunic, chest armor, shoulder pieces, gauntlets, and pants with attached boot tops; complete the costume with this replica dagger. For a similar costume for tweens, check out this warrior costume for age 7 to 14.


Mighty Girls in Costume from Our Community

Pippi Longstocking

Tristyn, age 6, an avid Pippi fan has been listening to the book on CD non-stop and scouring thrift stores in preparation for her Halloween debut. She doggedly insisted she must be "the book Pippi" not the movie.


She chose Nala because after seeing the broadway musical she admired her strength and courage to fight Scar and cross the Shadowland to help save the Prideland. Nala was brave her entire life, and never gave up.

Dr. Who Dalek

y 10yo daughter daughter Eva wanted to be a Dalek from Dr Who, so we created this costume.

Astrid & Toothless

KT (4) chose to be Astrid because she's a tough girl who gets to play with dragons. Naturally, little sister Joss (9mos) was chosen to be Toothless.

The Stormtrooper

My fighter wanted to be a Stormtrooper from Star Wars this year, so her brother went as Darth Vader, her dad went as Chewbecca, and I as Princess Leia. :)

Paper Bag Princess

This is Eloise, age 3. The Paper Bag Princess is her favorite book. It has taught her that girls can fight their own fights.

Katniss Everdeen

Lily age 11 "Katniss Everdeen from the Hunger Games" I like Katniss because she is strong and powerful.

Young Maleficent

Julia wanted to be "young" Maleficent since seeing the movie this summer. She helped design and create the horns and wings.

Mary Poppins

Audrey (8) Poppins arrives in time for more than a spoonful of sugar!


Rosie age 19 months as Olaf her favorite character from Frozen.


Alden age 14 has always loved to read. She chose to be one of her storybook favorites this year because Olivia is a smart, creative free spirit much like Alden.

Peter Pan

Shayla age 4 really wanted to be her favorite character Peter Pan for Halloween! I am so proud of her :-)


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