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A Historical Halloween

History-Inspired Mighty Girl Costumes

Our top picks of history-inspired Mighty Girl costumes from our own Halloween costume collection and photos of Mighty Girls in costume shared by our community!

Halloween provides a chance to imagine yourself as a different person — and for young history buffs, that can mean dressing up as a favorite figure from history! She might be imagining herself as a specific person, like Amelia Earhart or Cleopatra, or she be intrigued by the culture of a time and place, from Ancient Rome to the prairies of the pioneers. Whatever she chooses, history can provide a tremendous amount of inspiration!

In this blog post, we share some of our favorite costumes inspired by history. In the first section, we showcase a number of history-themed costumes from A Mighty Girl's costume guide. 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 historical figures 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 Halloween costume that deserves a place in your family’s history books.

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.

History-Inspired costumes From A Mighty Girl's Collection

Rosie the Riveter Baby Costume

Rosie the Riveter Baby Costume

Manufacturer: Princess Paradise
Recommended Age: 0 - 6 months

Let her know that she's up for anything — even if she can't walk yet! This Rosie the Riveter costume from Princess Paradise is a terrific option for the littlest Mighty Girls. The detailed jumpsuit is soft yet durable, perfect no matter what she's getting into, and still comfortable to wear so she'll be ready to trick or treat all night long.

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Baby Pilot Layette Set

Baby Pilot Layette Set

Brand: Baby Aspen
Recommended Age: 0 - 6 months

Your little one will be ready to fly with the famous WWII WASPs — or the Women Airforce Service Pilots — with this pilot layette set! This set from Baby Aspen includes a sleeper printed with a set of pilot's wings and stripes, real pockets on the legs, and lace-up "boots", and a comfy olive cap printed with pilot's goggles. Everything comes packed in a decorative box, making it perfect for gifting, too. It's the perfect way to inspire her to take to the skies from day one.

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Amelia Earhart Toddler Costume

Amelia Earhart Toddler Costume

Manufacturer: FunFill
Recommended Age: 2 - 4

Your daring young aviatrix will be thrilled with this costume that tips its hat to the famous Amelia Earhart — but is sized just for her! She’ll be ready to go into the wild blue yonder with this costume set from FunFill, which includes a brown aviator jacket, brown pants, an aviator cap with foam goggles, and boot top covers. And there's also a great version for tween aviators too! For another option, check out the Amelia the aviator costume for ages 4 to 14.

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Toddler Pirate Costume

Toddler Pirate Costume

Recommended Age: 2 - 6

She'll be ready to take to the high seas in this fun costume! This pirate costume is fun and comfortable to wear, so it's perfect for little trick or treaters who don't want to wear a mask or hood. The costume includes a dress with plenty of piratey details and a matching bandanna. Older Mighty Girls can check out the Pirate Lass Costume for age 4 to 12.

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Rockford Peaches Costume

Rockford Peaches Costume

Manufacturer: Costume Agent
Recommended Age: 3 - 8

Play ball! When the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League got started, these women proved they could play as well as the men. If your Mighty Girl loves baseball, she'll love this Rockford Peaches costume from Costume Agent. The costume provides lots fun details like AAGPBL and Rockford Peaches badges. This set comes with a dress, belt, and baseball cap. Toddler Mighty Girls can check out the Dottie costume for age 1 to 4 years, while older Mighty Girls can check out the A League of Their Own Youth Costume for age 6 to 12.

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Medieval Girl Costume

Medieval Girl Costume

Manufacturer: California Costumes
Recommended Age: 3 - 12

Rule wisely and guide your people well with this Medieval Girl costume from California Costumes! The set includes a soft, flowing gown with long sleeves, a jewel-encrusted crown, and a soft belt that fastens with Velcro so it's easy to get on and off with the perfect fit. The set is available in two color choices, blue and fuchsia.

Red Renaissance Dress Costume

Red Renaissance Dress Costume

Manufacturer: Princess Paradise
Recommended Age: 4 - 10

Any young lady of the Renaissance would have been proud to wear a dress like this! This dress from Princess Paradise is made of luxurious fabrics and trimmed with rich-looking braid. The costume set includes a red crushed velvet dress with a built-in hoop petticoat and a velvet-covered headband.

Lady of Sherwood Costume

Lady of Sherwood Costume

Manufacturer: Forum Novelties
Recommended Age: 4 - 10

Don't let the elegant dress fool you — this young lady is ready to take on injustice! This Lady of Sherwood costume from Forum Novelties will have your Mighty Girl feeling ready to defend and rule her kingdom in no time. The set comes with a beige and dark green dress with bell sleeves and a matching headpiece.

Rosie the Riveter Child Costume

Rosie the Riveter Child Costume

Manufacturer: Princess Paradise
Recommended Age: 4 - 12

We can do it! Rosie the Riveter inspired a generation of women to take on jobs they'd never thought they were capable of, and now this costume from Princess Paradise can inspire a new generation of Mighty Girls. The comfortable and durable polyester jumpsuit includes plenty of fun details, including a "Rosie" name badge, and the distinctive polka-dotted head wrap will make her look just like a real-life Rosie.

Cleopatra Costume

Cleopatra Costume

Manufacturer: Morph Costumes
Recommended Age: 4 - 12

One of the few Egyptian pharaohs whose name still resounds in popular culture, Cleopatra ruled Egypt for over two decades. Your Mighty Girl can bring her back to life with this detailed Cleopatra costume from Morph Costumes, which includes a dress with an attached belt, a collar, a headpiece, a cape, and two wrist bands. As would befit Egypt’s pharaoh, there’s plenty of gold sheen and shimmer to let the world know that Egypt’s good fortune rests in her hands!

Suffragist Costume

Suffragist Costume

Manufacturer: California Costumes
Recommended Age: 4 - 12

"Mr. President, how long must women wait for liberty?" Celebrate the daring women of the last years of America's suffrage movement with this costume set from California Costumes! The dress features fashion details of the time including the Peter Pan collar, the wide waistband, and the floor-length skirt. It also comes with a sash that says "Votes for Women" and includes the suffrage colors of purple, white, and gold. There is also an adult version of this costume available.

Colonial Girl Costume

Colonial Girl Costume

Manufacturer: Forum Novelties
Recommended Age: 4 - 12

In the first American colonies, every pair of hands was crucial to a family's success — including their Mighty Girl's! This costume from Forum Novelties will make your Mighty Girl look like she's fresh from Plymouth Rock. It includes a dress with an attached apron and a matching cap. It's perfect for dress-up wear or as a costume for school plays, pageants, and history units.

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Betsy Ross Costume

Betsy Ross Costume

Manufacturer: Rubies
Recommended Age: 4 - 12

When a newborn country needed a symbol, legend has it that seamstress Betsy Ross answered the call! Pay tribute to the woman behind the iconic stars and stripes with this Betsy Ross costume from Rubie’s Costume Company, which includes a cap, a red and white Colonial-inspired dress, and a blue apron spangled with white stars. Rubie’s also make a more elaborate deluxe Betsy Ross costume for ages 4 - 12.

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WWI Nurse Costume

WWI Nurse Costume

Manufacturer: Smiffys
Recommended Age: 4 - 12

With their countries at war, many women stepped up to help the cause! This World War I nurse costume from Smiffy's imitates the traditional uniforms worn by women nurses near battlefronts around the world. This set includes a nurse's dress, a white apron with the medical red cross logo, and a matching cap.

Viking Warrior Costume

Viking Warrior Costume

Manufacturer: California Costumes
Recommended Age: 4 - 12

Defend your village against raiders in this Viking warrior costume from California Costumes! With a faux fur collar, a leather-look belt, and chain-mail textured detailing, this costume really stands out. The set includes a dress, a cape, a belt, a half helmet, fingerless gloves, and boot covers. Please note: sword and shield not included.

Greek Goddess Costume

Greek Goddess Costume

Manufacturer: Fun World
Recommended Age: 4 - 12

In Ancient Greek, the goddesses of the pantheon were just as important as the gods! You can channel Athena, the goddess of wisdom, learning, courage, and battle strategy — quite the Mighty package! — with this Greek goddess costume from Fun World. The set comes with a full-length gown with gold accents and a gold leaf headband. This costume is also available in a purple version for the same age group. For another goddess costume, check out the Athena costume from RG Costumes for ages 4 to 12, which includes an all-white, flame-resistant toga.

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Mary Poppins Costume

Mary Poppins Costume

Manufacturer: Forum Novelties
Recommended Age: 4 - 12

Spit spot! When you need a costume that's supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, this set from Forum Novelties is the perfect choice. This costume set comes with a hat, a jacket, a shirt front with an attached bowtie, and a skirt. The shirt front has a Velcro strap and the skirt has an elastic waistband, making it easier to fit a wide range of Mighty Girls. Sorry, carpet bag and flying umbrella not included!

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Cowgirl Costume

Cowgirl Costume

Manufacturer: Smiffy's
Recommended Age: 4 - 12

Become the most respected cowgirl in the wild, wild west! This cowgirl costume from Smiffys is perfect for any Mighty Girl who's ready to ride the range. This costume set includes a denim-style dress with checkered gingham design, an attached belt buckle, a vest, a sheriff's badge, and a hat. If she'd like to bring her trusty pony along, you can also get this Cowgirl and Brown Horse costume.

Prairie Girl Costume

Prairie Girl Costume

Manufacturer: California Costumes
Recommended Age: 4 - 14

They may have worn dresses with dainty calico prints, but settling the western prairies was not for the faint of heart — pioneer girls and women had to show courage, determination, and strength to travel long distances and create new homes for themselves, even when they were miles from their nearest neighbor. This costume from California Costumes includes a blue dress with an attached apron, plus a hood. For an additional option, check out Endless Road’s Prairie Girl costume for age 6 - 14.

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A League of Their Own Costume

A League of Their Own Costume

Manufacturer: Fun Costumes
Recommended Age: 4 - 14

Young baseball fans will love this costume set that lets her feel like Dottie from the Rockwood Peaches! This costume set from Fun Costumes includes plenty of detail on the included dress, hat, belt, and socks. Younger Mighty Girls can check out the Kit Keller toddler costumes for age 1 to 4 years, and this Rockford Peaches costume for ages 3 to 8.

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Noble Knight Costume

Noble Knight Costume

Manufacturer: California Costume
Recommended Age: 4 - 14

She can defend her kingdom and save the day with this costume from California Costumes! The Noble Knight costume features a tunic top made of combined black and faux chainmail fabric, decorated with flared studded shoulder pieces. The set also comes with a faux chainmail hood, a pair of gauntlets, a belt with buckle, and a pair of boot tops. For another option, check out this Warrior Knight costume.

Colonial Lady / Founding Mother Costume

Colonial Lady / Founding Mother Costume

Manufacturer: California Costumes
Recommended Age: 4 - 14

Don't let the history books fool you — colonial women were critical to the founding of America! This elegant costume is perfect for a general historical theme, or to represent specific period figures like Betsy Ross, Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton, and Martha Washington. The set includes a dress with a lace-up bodice; a blue floral top with an attached apron; a matching cap; and of course, the flag of her new nation. This costume is also available in adult sizes.

Child / Tween Robin Hood Costume

Child / Tween Robin Hood Costume

Manufacturer: California Costumes
Recommended Age: 5 - 12

Her aim is always true! This Robin hood costume from California Costumes will have her ready to rob from the rich and defend the poor. The set comes with a dress with attached hood and vest, a belt with attached pouch, a pair of gauntlet gloves, and an adjustable shoulder harness piece.

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Girl On Horseback Costume

Girl On Horseback Costume

Manufacturer: Forum Novelties
Recommended Age: 6 - 12

Among the cowboys riding herd on cattle in the American West, there were also a few cowgirls! And for modern would-be cowgirls, it can be great fun to dress up as their historical inspiration. This girl on horseback costume fits around your child’s waist, with suspenders to keep it up; she can then hold the reins to “ride” her trusty pony from house to house! Add a plaid shirt and a suitable hat and she’ll be ready to ride the range.

Martha Washington Costume

Martha Washington Costume

Manufacturer: Charades
Recommended Age: 6 - 12

At the birth of a nation, Martha Washington was there to inspire the troops and support her husband in the pursuit for freedom from tyranny. This costume from Charades will get your Mighty Girl ready to step out as the first First Lady of the United States! The blue dress includes white detailing that is modeled after the common fashions of Washington's day.

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World War II British Girl Costume

World War II British Girl Costume

Manufacturer: Bristol Novelty
Recommended Age: 7 - 9

When World War II threatened London, British girls kept a stiff upper lip, even as they evacuated to country estates. Now, your Mighty Girl can celebrate the determination of the children who inspired characters like Susan and Lucy Pevensie from The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe with this green button-up dress and matching hat from Bristol Novelty. It's a unique costume that she's sure to love.

World War II Army Costume

World War II Army Costume

Manufacturer: Smiffys
Recommended Age: 7 - 12

When war broke out, she was ready to serve — and she was proud to show that women could serve their country just as well as men. This costume from Smiffys is modeled after real-life World War II Army women's uniforms and comes with a jacket with attached belt, skirt, and hat. It's the perfect costume for a Mighty Girl who appreciates the service women in our history — or who plans to serve herself in the future.

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Warrior Knight Costume

Warrior Knight Costume

Manufacturer: Fun Costumes
Recommended Age: 7 - 14

Who says the brave knight has to be a boy? This warrior knight costume from Fun Costumes is perfect for your courageous Mighty Girl! Textured fabric gives a chain mail look but is soft and comfortable to wear. This set comes with a gown with an attached cape, hooded cowl, and fingerless gloves. Add a suitable sword and she's ready to take on Halloween!

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Annie Oakley Costume

Annie Oakley Costume

Manufacturer: California Costumes
Recommended Age: 7 - 14

She wowed the crowds with her astonishing marksmanship as one of history's great sharpshooters! Annie Oakley is one of the most colorful figures of the Old West, and now your Mighty Girl can dress up just like her with this costume from California Costumes. The fringed, printed dress will have her ready to kick up her heels and set out on her own path, just like Oakley did so many years ago.

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Viking Warrior Costume

Viking Warrior Costume

Manufacturer: Princess Paradise
Recommended Age: 7 - 14

Whether she's a fan of Astrid Hofferson from How to Train Your Dragon or a history buff, she'll love this powerful Viking warrior costume! This costume set comes with a sleeveless pullover dress in faux suede with a faux fur collar and gold accents, a pair of gauntlets with faux fur cuffs, and a pair of leg warmers. Please note: sword and shield not included.

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Flapper Costume

Flapper Costume

Manufacturer: Forum Novelties
Recommended Age: 8 - 12

With bobbed hair and short skirts the flapper was the epitome of the liberated woman in her day! And while she might have seemed more interested in jazz and dancing than politics, the truth was that these women were making their voices heard during an era of change. She can celebrate all the vitality of these daring young women with this set from Forum Novelties, with comes with a dress and a feathered headband. Teens and adults who like this costume can check out the Women’s / Women’s Plus Flapper Costume, a deluxe set that includes a dress, cigarette holder, necklace, and headpiece.

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Noble Roman Girl Costume

Noble Roman Girl Costume

Manufacturer: California Costumes
Recommended Age: 8 - 12

The daughters of noble Roman houses had important duties of their own, representing their families with honor and wisdom! You can pay tribute to their role with this set from California Costumes, which includes a dress with attached contrasting drape and a circlet headpiece. As the representative of one of the largest empires in human history, she’ll feel ready for any diplomatic occasion — or costume party.

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Amelia Earhart Tween Costume

Amelia Earhart Tween Costume

Manufacturer: California Costumes
Recommended Age: 8 - 13

Tweens can pay tribute to the daring aviator who captured the world's imagination with this Amelia Earhart costume from California Costumes. With a bomber jacket, pants, scarf, hat, and goggles, this costume set perfectly captures Earhart's distinctive look; the courage and daring come from your Mighty Girl! It's the perfect option for Halloween, school pageants, or any time she wants to show off her love for the woman who made the skies her own. For another option, check out the Amelia the Aviator Costume for ages 4 to 14.

Knight Costume

Knight Costume

Manufacturer: California Costumes
Recommended Age: 8 - 14

As we pointed out in our blog post Mighty Girls To The Rescue: Books Starring Sword-Wielding Mighty Girls and Women, who says that the brave knight with sword in hand is a boy? If she dreams of slaying monsters across the kingdom, check out this knight costume from California Costumes, which comes with a “chain mail" shirt and tunic, cape, hood, belt, and gauntlets. She’ll be ready to defend the castle and the kingdom at a moment’s notice!

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Susan B. Anthony / Harriet Tubman Costume

Susan B. Anthony / Harriet Tubman Costume

Manufacturer: California Costumes
Recommended Age: 9 - 14

Susan B. Anthony and Harriet Tubman are two 19th century American heroes — so why not dress up as them for Halloween? This costume from California Costumes can be used to portray either inspiring woman. The set includes a black dress that comes with interchangeable lace and ruffled collars and removable lace sleeve cuffs.

Suffragette Costume

Suffragette Costume

Manufacturer: Smiffy's
Recommended Age: 13 and up

"Well done, sister suffragette!" Pay tribute to the bold women of Britain's suffrage movement with this costume from Smiffy's. The pink and grey dress and hat imitate fashions of the time, while the "Votes for Women" sash is in the green, white, and purple that were the movement's trademark colors. It's the perfect choice for a historically-themed costume. For another option, check out this American suffragist costume.

Poodle Skirt Costume Set

Poodle Skirt Costume Set

Manufacturer: Hip Hop 50s Shop
Recommended Age: 13 and up

Get ready for the sock hop with this gorgeous, hand-made '50s poodle skirt set from Hip Hop 50s Shop! This costume set includes a hand-sewn poodle skirt, a matching chiffon scarf, a pair of embroidered socks, and a pair of vintage-inspired cat-eye glasses with rhinestones on the frames. They are available in a wide variety of colors and in women's and women's plus sizes.

Renaissance Lady Costume

Renaissance Lady Costume

Manufacturer: Fun World
Recommended Age: 13 and up

In the salons and estates of Renaissance Europe, the world was born anew — and while we think of the men of the Renaissance and their impact on history, there were educated women of the same time period whose names were never recorded. You can channel those women in this dramatic Renaissance lady costume from Fun World, which features a velvet lace-front dress with an embroidered ribbon. For younger Mighty Girls, check out the Red Renaissance Dress which suits ages 4 to 12.

Pirate Captain's Coat

Pirate Captain's Coat

Manufacturer: ThePirateDressing
Recommended Age: 13 and up

Get ready to sail the seven seas with this pirate coat from The Pirate Dressing! The design of this coat was inspired by authentic pirate coats worn during 1800s. This coat is beautifully made, with authentic, rustic cotton fabric in a rusty brown and weathered wooden buttons, plus functional side pockets and a full linen lining. It's a durable, high-quality costume piece that you'll enjoy for years!

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Susan B. Anthony / Harriet Tubman Costume

Susan B. Anthony / Harriet Tubman Costume

Manufacturer: California Costumes
Recommended Age: 13 and up

With this costume set from California Costumes, you can choose between two inspiring women for your Halloween night! This set includes a long black dress, plus interchangeable lace and ruffled collars, removable lace sleeve cuffs, and a cameo brooch. Whether you're paying tribute to Harriet Tubman and her courageous work to abolish slavery, or Susan B. Anthony and her tireless work for women's suffrage, it's a costume you'll feel proud to wear. Younger admirers of these women can get this costume set for ages 9 to 14.

Joan of Arc Costume

Joan of Arc Costume

Manufacturer: Rubies Costumes
Recommended Age: 13 and up

Imagine yourself as Joan of Arc, or as a brave and bold fantasy knight, in this Medieval-inspired warrior costume from Rubie's! This tunic features an attached cape and silver fabric on the bodice and wrists for the appearance of metal armor. Gold trim, Medieval cross accents, and a printed border on the bottom of the tunic provide additional detail. Leggings and a hood finish off the look.

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WWII Officer Costume

WWII Officer Costume

Manufacturer: Smiffy's
Recommended Age: 13 and up

When World War II threatened, women answered their country's call! This costume from Smiffy's imitates the women's Army uniforms used during the second World War. The set comes with an officer's cap, a dickie with collar and tie, a jacket with sewn-on "medals" and armbands, and a skirt.

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Forest Warrior Costume

Forest Warrior Costume

Manufacturer: Rubies Costumes
Recommended Age: 13 and up

Feel powerful and strong in this Forest Warrior costume from Rubies! Perfect as an elf, a forest rebel, and more, this costume set uses earthy tones to create a realistic forest warrior's outfit. The set comes with a shirt, a cape, pants with boot tops, a belt, a headpiece, and gauntlets.

Pirate Costume

Pirate Costume

Manufacturer: Fun Costumes
Recommended Age: 13 and up

Anne Bonny, Mary Read...we may not hear much about the women who plundered the seven seas, but there were definitely female pirates seeking a life of freedom on shipboard! You'll feel ready for anything in this women's pirate costume from Fun Costumes which comes with a hat, a jacket, a vest with attached shirt, a belt, pants, and boot covers.

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Statue of Liberty Costume

Statue of Liberty Costume

Manufacturer: Rubies Costumes
Recommended Age: 13 and up

“Give me your tired, your poor, / Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free…” There are few physical landmarks as evocative as the Statue of Liberty, so what better choice for a Mighty Halloween costume? This set from Rubie’s Costume Company includes a dress with attached cape and sash and a liberty headpiece. Younger Mighty Girls can get a similar costume with sizes for kids aged 4 - 10; complete the look with this painted 14” torch.

Queen Elizabeth I Costume

Queen Elizabeth I Costume

Manufacturer: Forum Novelties
Recommended Age: 13 and up

She ruled England with determination and drive and proved she had the stomach to sit on the throne! Pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth I's remarkable role in history with this costume from Forum Novelties. This costume includes a long purple dress with a build-in hoop skirt, yellow and gold detailing, and a stand-up collar; a regal headpiece is also included.

Viking Costume

Viking Costume

Manufacturer: FunWorld
Recommended Age: 13 and up

After the raids are done, this Viking woman is ready to manage her land and see her family through difficult winters. This costume set from FunWorld includes a peasant-style gown that layers underneath a leather-look waist cinch with a skirt drape. It'll be up to you if she's just on a tour of her fields...or if she's got a sword on her back ready to defend her territory from invaders!

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Women's Flapper Costume

Women's Flapper Costume

Manufacturer: Smiffy's
Recommended Age: 13 and up

The 1920s brought new independence, and the flappers showed it off, bobbing their hair, showing their knees, and dancing all night! This fun costume set from Smiffy's pays tribute to the spirit of the flappers. The set comes with a dress with brooch, a cigarette holder, a pearl necklace, and a headpiece with a feather. For another flapper costume in adult sizes, check out this black flapper dress.

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Medieval Gown Costume

Medieval Gown Costume

Manufacturer: Nuoqi
Recommended Age: 13 and up

Don't let the gown fool you — a Medieval noblewoman knew her stuff, whether it was managing her estate or preparing to defend the manor from invaders! These highly-detailed gowns from Nuoqi are perfect for cosplay, Renaissance Faires, or trick or treating. A wide variety of colors and details ensure that you'll get a unique look. Dresses are available in sizes up to 3XL; they are closely fitted, so consider ordering a size up if you prefer a looser fit.

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Pioneer Woman Costume

Pioneer Woman Costume

Manufacturer: California Costumes
Recommended Age: 13 and up

Don't let the pretty dress fool you — pioneer women were tough as nails! Fans of Little House on the Prairie will love getting to imagine themselves as Caroline or Laura with this costume set from California Costumes. This set includes a blue dress with white detailing and attached apron, and a bonnet with tie.

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Egyptian Goddess Costume

Egyptian Goddess Costume

Manufacturer: Dream Weavers
Recommended Age: 13 and up

Rule the Nile as a pharaoh or goddess of Egypt in this costume from Dream Weavers. This light blue dress includes gold trim and an attached cape and armbands for a truly regal impression. The shiny gold rope belt and gold headpiece are included. Please note: this dress is designed to be floor length, so you may want to hem it for easier walking during trick or treating!

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Civil War Nurse Costume

Civil War Nurse Costume

Manufacturer: Forum Novelties
Recommended Age: 13 and up

Civil War nurses were tough as nails, risking danger near the battlefield and fighting to keep their patients alive! With this costume from Forum Novelties, you can pay tribute to their dedication. This costume set includes a long grey dress with puffed sleeves, a white apron with red trim, and a white headpiece.

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Queen of the Nile Costume

Queen of the Nile Costume

Manufacturer: Morph Costumes
Recommended Age: 13 and up

The kingdom of Egypt is yours to rule! This beautiful Queen of the Nile costume from Morph Costumes will stand out at any dress-up party or Halloween event. This 5-piece set comes with a dress with and attached belt, a cape, a collar, a headpiece, and two wrist cuffs. With high quality fabric and fine attention to detail, this is sure to provide a regal entrance.

Rockford Peaches Adult Costume

Rockford Peaches Adult Costume

Manufacturer: Costume Agent
Recommended Age: 13 and up

Batter up! Fans of A League of Their Own will love this costume set, which is officially licensed by the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. This set comes with a dress, hat, and belt, so you can look just like your favorite Rockford Peaches player.

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Mighty Girls in Costume From Our Community

Dr. Jane Goodall

Isabelle, age 4, became interested in Dr. Jane Goodall after finding an article about her in National Geographic. In her imagination our yard has become a forest in Tanzania and she's been busy studying chimpanzees.

Rosie The Riveter

Aaliyah age 3 as Rosie the Riveter is a mighty girl every day of her life. She can do it is a perfect motto for my amazing girl.

Amelia & Eleanor Take Flight!

When Amelia and Eleanor were in first grade the did a project and learned that Amelia Earhart flew Eleanor Roosevelt in a plane and the idea for their second grade Halloween costume was born! (The story of this historic flight is told in the picture book Amelia and Eleanor Go For a Ride.)

Agitate!

Ella has spent the last year making her voice heard. After a boy told her girls shouldn't vote, she became even more vocal. For Halloween, she wanted to celebrate woman's suffrage!

Frida Kahlo

Mariana is 7 weeks old and wanted to celebrate her Mexican heritage by dressing as Frida Kahlo for her first Halloween

Audrey Hepburn

Coralee, age 4, saw this dress and was curious about Audrey Hepburn when I said it reminded me of her. When I said Audrey helped kids through UNICEF she said that’s who she wanted to be for Halloween.

Murasaki Shikibu

7 year old Mireille, who is a bookwarm is fascinated by Ms. Murasaki Shikibu, who wrote world’s first novel, The Tale of Genji over 1,000 years ago.

Warrior Queen Boudica

Mary, age 4, as Queen Boudica. She wanted to be a "real warrior queen" so we did a little research and found Boudica!

Marie Curie

Jaidan, 10 years old, as Misty Copeland. Jaidan aspires to be the first African American female president and she was excited about Ms. Copeland achieving a first as and African American female as well! We took photos at the Historical African American Heritage Park in Alexandria, VA.

Grace O'Malley

Rose is 7 and she wanted to be Grace O'Malley after she read about her in a book. She is channeling her in this picture.

Notorious RBG

Arabella - age 7. Baby Ruth is in the HOUSE! My strong-woman-in-training went as her favorite superhero - Notorious RBG. (On the back of her judges gown in gold sparkle is Notorious RBG and in matching letters, her shirt underneath reads "I Dissent!") She believes Halloween should be scary, so she picked a strong Jewish woman (like she will grow up to be) who was and is scary to the establishment. She believes in making a better world for all women. Remember - there's no truth without Ruth!

Eliza Schuyler Hamilton

Sofia is 11, and has a goal of someday being an actor on Broadway. She chose to be Eliza from Hamilton because it’s her favorite musical and the character of Eliza is a strong woman who perseveres through challenges and heartbreak, and ultimately uses her life to tell the stories of our national founders, as well as help hundreds of children. (Historical and theater)

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