Our favorite costumes based on popular Mighty Girl characters and photos of Mighty Girls in costume shared by our community!
Halloween 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 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
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.
She'll be ready to defend Hyrule — right after her nap! This infant Link costume is sure to be a hit with any fan of the Legend of Zelda games. This set comes with a green hat, a white one-piece jumpsuit, a light green shirt, a green vest, a brown shoulder strap, a belt, and shoe covers. As an added bonus, a soft sword serves as a prop for the costume or a safe option for playtime.
It's hard to imagine someone being afraid of this cuddly little ghost! This plush Slimer costume from Princess Paradise is officially licensed and made with high quality and attention to detail. The set comes with a bubble romper and a separate character hood, perfect for any little Ghostbusters fan.
Some people root for the Ghostbusters...and some people love the Stay Puft Marshmellow Man! This cozy plush Stay-Puft costume is the perfect choice for a little fan or as part of a group or family costume theme. The soft pants, shirt, and hood are comfortable and warm to wear for a long night of trick or treating! This costume comes in both infant and toddler / preschooler sizes.
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.
This little fishy is ready for some trick or treating! This plush tunic is easy to put on and take off and comfortable to wear, perfect for little Mighty Girls. Two Velcro straps hold it in place so it doesn't ride up. This costume is available in your choice of orange or blue.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Chewbacca is strong, brave, and loyal — and now your toddler can dress up as her favorite Wookie! This officially licensed costume set from Princess Paradise comes with a fuzzy plush jumpsuit with character hood and boot covers, and a bandolier with a pouch. It's perfect to wear alone or as part of a family or group costume theme.
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!
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.
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!
Doc McStuffins has a crew of helpful friends — including the adorable Lambie! This ultra soft Lambie jumpsuit costume has a tutu with the Doc McStuffins logo and ribbon details on the cuffs. The separate character headpiece features a satin bow, just like Lambie on the show. Cozy and comfortable, it's perfect for little trick or treaters.
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.
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.
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.
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.
When danger threatens her home, Moana goes on an epic journey to save her people — and discovers new truths about herself and her heritage. Fans of the movie will love this costume from Jakks, which includes a two piece costume printed with a texture effect and lots of authentic details. For another option, check out this Moana-Inspired Costume for ages 3 to 10 which includes a stretch top with detachable shoulder straps, a skirt with a tasseled overlay, a belt, and a necklace.
Fast, acrobatic, and precise, Chun Li has been a video game fan favorite for years! Now your Mighty Girl can pay tribute to this digital martial artist with this Chun Li costume from Miccostumes. The set includes a blue dress with gold trim, a white sash, two "spiked" bracelets, and two hair pieces. Teens and adults can join the fun in this Chun Li Adult 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Fans of Astrid from How to Train Your Dragon, or young history buffs, will love getting to wear this costume that makes them feel like a Viking ready for a raid! This set from California Costumes includes a dress with chainmail textured detailing and faux fur trim, a cape, a leather-look belt, a half helmet, fingerless gloves, and boot covers. Please note: sword and shield not included.
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 officially licensed deluxe costume set comes with a padded jumpsuit with attached coat and dimensional boot tops. As an added bonus, it comes with a makeup kit so that you can transform your Mighty Girl into her favorite superhero!
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.)
Enter the world of Hyrule with this officially licensed Link costume from Disguise! This set will be a hit with any young video game fan. It comes with a tunic with attached chest strap, a belt with pouch, and a hat. Please note: pants, sword, and boot covers are not included. Littler Link fans can check out this baby Link costume for ages 6 months to 2 years.
Kigurumi are a combination of costume and cozy loungewear — and few characters suit them as well as the lovable Totoro! This child-sized kigurumi from Tonwhar is cozy and warm, perfect for chilly nights trick or treating, but it's also great for snuggling at home...maybe for a Studio Ghibli movie night!
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.
The Wizard of Oz would have been a lot less exciting without its iconic villain, the Wicked Witch of the West! This costume set from Rubies was issued for the 75th anniversary of the film. It includes a black dress with a glittering flying monkey design, an attached cape, and a cone-shaped hat. Please note: tights/shoes not included.
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.
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.
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!
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.
She'll feel like the real Mary Poppins in this British nanny costume from Forum Novelties! This costume set comes with a hat, a jacket, a shirt front with and attached bowtie, and a skirt. Please note: gloves, socks, and shoes not included — and sorry, but we haven't found a talking umbrella or a magic carpetbag to go with it!
Her aim is always true as she robs from the rich and defends the poor! This Robin hood costume from California Costumes 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. Please note: leggings, boots and bow are not included.
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 Dottie and Kit Keller toddler costumes for ages 18 months to 4 years, and this Rockford Peaches costume for ages 3 to 8. Teens and adults can get in on the fun with this Rockford Peaches Adult Costume which is officially licensed by the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League.
Off with their heads! Love her or hate her, the Queen of Hearts stands out in Tim Burton's interpretation of Alice in Wonderland and Alice Through The Looking Glass. This dramatic royal red dress with puff sleeves features an attached petticoat and stripes, hearts, gathers, ruffles, and a high high collar. Shoes and other accessories not included.
Young fans of Kamala Khan, AKA Ms. Marvel, will be delighted with this officially licensed costume featuring their favorite superhero! Kamala made history as the first Muslim character to headline her own Marvel comic book, and now your Mighty Girl can imagine herself in her shoes. This costume set from Disney includes a top with a metallic gold lightning emblem, pants, a scarf-style cape, an eye mask, and a wrist cuff.
Book-loving Belle's adventures begin in a little town — and now you can dress up just like her! This costume is modeled after Belle's village dress from the animated Beauty and the Beast, and comes with a blue satin-look dress with attached collar and sleeves, an apron, and a blue bow, and comes in both children's and adult sizes.
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.
Many people who watched How to Train Your Dragon fell in love with Toothless, the Night Fury — and now you can dress up as him and feel cozy and warm while you do it! Kigurumi are a combination of costume and loungewear, and Sazac's kigurumi are high quality and detailed. Fans will even see the red replacement tail sail Hiccup made on this costume!
We all love Lucy, and now you can show your love for this iconic character with this fun costume! This polyester costume includes a polka-dot dress, an apron, and a hair bow. (Please note: wig, earrings, and shoes are not included.) This set is available in women's sizes, including one size that fits most plus-sized women sizes 18W to 22W.
Her family is creepy, kooky — and happy! Enjoy dressing up as the elegant and mysterious Morticia Addams in this costume from Fun World. This 93% polyester, 7% Spandex dress has a black lace overlay over a beige lining. With long, trailing sleeves and a jagged hem, it's just right to capture Addams Family style. Younger Addams Family fans can check out this Child's Morticia Costume for ages 4 to 12.
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.
Fans of The Legend of Korra will love this cosplay-quality costume from Miccostumes! The set includes a light blue sleeveless top (with two zippers to make it easy to put on), dark blue pants, a dark blue triangle cloth apron, a brown plush apron, a pair of dark blue wristguards, an armband, and two white plush boot toppers.
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.
A witch's curse, a wizard named Howl...it doesn't take much for Sophie's life to get turned upside down in Howl's Moving Castle! Fans of the Studio Ghibli adaptation of this story will love this cosplay-quality costume from Miccostumes. This set comes with a green long-sleeved dress with a back zipper and button sleeves to make it easy to put on, and lace trim at the collar. Please note: hat and wig not included.
Defend Hyrule in this beautiful cosplay-quality costume from Ya-cos! This set comes with a hooded shirt, a printed skirt, an obi-style belt, and a bow for the back. It's available in multiple adult sizes, but a made-to-measure option is also available if pre-made sizing doesn't suit. It's the perfect choice for any fan, whether they've been playing for decades or have just discovered Zelda!
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!
May the odds be ever in your favor in this deluxe costume of Katniss Everdeen as the Mockingjay from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1. The set comes with a top with attached armor, pants with attached knee and shin guards, and a mockingjay pin. Younger Katniss fans can check out this tween Mockingjay costume for ages 10 to 14.
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!
She's fierce, strong, and brave: it's no wonder so many Mighty Girls (and women!) love Princess Mononoke! This cosplay-quality costume set from Miccostumes includes a dark blue dress, a white vest with a plush cape, a pair of shoe covers, a pu knife, a pair of earrings, a headband, and two armbands.
Grab a spoonful of sugar and get ready to go in this supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Mary Poppins costume from Smiffy's. This costume set includes a blue coat, a faux shirt, a scarf, a hat, and gloves. Sorry, tights, shoes, umbrella, and magic carpet bag are not included!
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.
When Jack Skellington decides to take over Christmas Town, it's Sally who has the wisdom to realize that may not be the best idea! This Nightmare Before Christmas costume includes a patchwork dress with a fitted bodice and a flared skirt. The dress also has a built-in black tulle petticoat. Fingerless gloves with stitch detailing and a long red yarn character wig finish off the look.
Fans of the live action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast will love this costume modeled off of Belle's villager dress in the film! This officially licensed dress features a crinkle linen undershirt with and attached vest with ribbon trim detail. The skirt has patchwork of fabrics and two detachable tea towels to complete the look of her signature village dress.
Get ready to rebel with this awesome costume jacket, as worn by Jyn Erso in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story! This cotton jacket with removable vest is grey and brown, imitating the look of Erso's jacket in the film, and features two side pockets and a buckle closure at the waist. High quality fabric and excellent attention to detail make this perfect for cosplay or day-to-day wear.
Mighty Girls in Costume from Our Community
Dr. Who Dalek
Astrid & Toothless
Paper Bag Princess
Additional Recommended Resources
- For 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.
- For seasonal stories and films starring Mighty Girls, visit our selection of Top Halloween Mighty Girl Books & Films.