50 Mighty Girl costumes for do-it-yourself inspiration at every age!
Halloween is fast approaching, and for some Mighty Girls, that means making a costume straight out of their imagination or bringing to life their own interpretation of a favorite character! Every year, we're amazed by the creative and clever home-made costumes our community shares with us. In this blog post, we're sharing a small selection of the incredible DIY Mighty Girl Halloween costumes that have been submitted to our Halloween Gallery over the past few years. These diverse costumes highlight the inventiveness of Mighty Girls, and are sure to provide inspiration to the DIY-er that you know!
If you're looking for accessories for a DIY costume, or if you've decided to purchase a costume this year, you can find hundreds of empowering options for all ages, infants through adults, in A Mighty Girl's 2021 Halloween Costume Guide.
Agitate for Women's Suffrage!
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 women's suffrage!
Amelia & Eleanor take flight!
A Mighty Girl!
Defender of the Free Press
Grace, who is 6.5, read Victoria Jamieson's graphic novel Roller Girl about eight times within the first two weeks she owned it this summer. There was never a question about what her costume was going to be, and with Nana's knitting help (those socks!), she nailed it.
Ada Twist Scientist
Strong like Switzer
Natalie is Nancy Drew, as pictured on the cover of The Secret of the Old Clock
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.
Alanna the Lioness
The Notorious RBG
Sophia, age 9, choose to be a Dalek, as she loves Dr. Who. We are excited to see the new female Doctor!
Paper Bag Princess Lily
2 yr old Lily slays dragons with her brain.
Wicket the Ewok
Save the Ocean
Save the ocean from plastic and straws. #stopsucking
Susan B Anthony
Trick or Cheese
Peyton, 7 years. A passionate advocate for animals, our girl has the same big heart and tenacity that Fern did in Charlotte’s Web. She loved the story about as much as she loves animals!
Stack of books!
Kamala Khan, Ms. Marvel
Ms. Marvel! Inspired by Kamala’s desire to be true to herself and embrace her own path, my daughter was excited to make this costume even though this character isn’t widely recognized. She even took some teasing at school due to her choice but she stayed true to her own heart.
Pilot with cardboard plane
My daughter Helena, 4 years old, always said she wants to be a pilot whenever we travel. She was inspired to be a pilot for Halloween when we had a woman pilot in our last trip. She was so happy when she saw a woman pilot, in uniform saying goodbye from the cockpit!
4 year old Kalia as Astrid Dragon Tamer
Costume made by Daddy.
Rosie, 2.5 years old, was Marie Curie for Halloween this year. Here she is proudly showing off her two Nobel prizes. Note the vials of Polonium and Radium in her pocket! Poor Marie still had a few crucial things to learn about the health hazards of being exposed to radioactivity!
We love to have our little Rosie dress up as strong women for Halloween. When we found out that she was going to be born with Down syndrome, we didn't know what the future would look like for her. Once she came into the world, she showed us how hardworking, loving, and mischievous she was! We know that our Rosie's future is bright and full of potential! Her Halloween costumes are one way that we like to challenge society's expectations for individuals with Down syndrome!
Little Miss Julia Child
The Solar System
Maria von Trapp
Marianna, age 10. My daughter is a fan of science fiction and fantasy. Over the summer, we watched the entire Doctor Who series as our family entertainment. She loved the weeping angels. For Halloween, she helped me sew the dress and craft the wings (foam board base with craft foam feathers hot glued on top and elastic straps for wearing).
Up, Up and Away
Katie Smith, age 13. Wanted to think outside the box, but wound up in the box flying high.
Amelia Earhart's First Flight
My husband and I love making costumes for Halloween and Mardi Gras. We're so happy to now have our adventurous daughter join in on the fun.
Mabel had a blast riding around town in her airplane. She had her best friend who was dressed as a cow riding in the backseat most of the evening (we told everyone that she picked up the cow while barnstorming).
Xena Princess Warrior
I'm NOT sushi, I'm a KIMBOP!
Stellar Black Hole
My all things science obsessed wanted to be a stellar black hole for Halloween. Together she and I built this costume from scratch and made her out of this world dream come true!
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.
Baby Viking Warrior
We live in Scandinavia so we thought how apt it will be for her to be a Viking warrior for her first Halloween.
Jenny's Moonlight Adventure
In the middle of a January night, when she was sick with croup, my then 3-year-old asked if she could be a book for Halloween! She stuck with the idea for 9 months and ultimately chose to be a Jenny Linsky Halloween book, Jenny's Moonlight Adventure, as she loves the whole series. Her grandma made the costume and my now 4 year old LOVED it.
My daughter loves the show “Star Wars Rebels,” she adores the character Sabine Wren. I made her Halloween costume out of various fabrics, craft foam, paint and lots of glue!
"I want to be a boat."
Sack of Potatoes
My daughter wants to visit Idaho some day and decided to be a sack of Idaho potatoes for Halloween. The entire costume was made from scratch, including the “potatoes”.
Spider Butterfly Queen Doc McStuffins
Nella the Princess Knight
She loves Nella- planned and worked on this costume for months
Lucia Zenteno - The Woman Who Outshone the Sun
Moiraine, Aes Sedai of the Blue Ajah
Ruby created this costume all by herself. She worked in it for over a month.
My Tiny Dr. Michaela Quinns
The Princess in Black
Lily decided to dress up as The Princess in Black, the main character of her favorite book series of the same name! She fell in love with how Princess Magnolia is more than just a typical princess and that she fights monsters as the Princess of Black on the side!
Zita the Space Girl
A fierce champion
Maleficent of the Moors
Earlier this year we listened to the Maleficent audio book (engagingly read by Lucy Rayner) with our 6 year-old daughter Maile. Maile has a strong sense of fairness and justice, and by the time the book concluded, Maleficent was a hero to her. Maile knew right then that she wanted to be Maleficent for Halloween -- but the "good, real Maleficent", protector of the Moors and mother figure to Princess Aurora. Over the next couple of months we carefully pieced together Maile's costume to her exact vision; it came together beautifully and she was proud to wear it (and explain it)!
My Morton's Salt girl
A velociraptor (made and worn by 11 yo Addie) and her handlers (mighty girls Fiona and Emmy), were inspired by Jurassic Park. The girls had so much fun!
Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice!
Arihanna Capri as Misty Copeland’s “Firebird”
Homemade Captain Janeway
Mulan the Warrior
Mulan is one of my daughter's favorite characters because she fought for her country and helped her family by doing what was right even if it was against the norm.
Dina was looking for a Mulan warrior costume and figured that Disney would have a costume available. Unfortunately, Disney only carried the "Princess" version of Mulan - but she was bummed that the costume Warrior Mulan was dressed in for most of the movie wasn't available in any store. :(
So with a few items from our closets, a couple of cotton tees, and some sewing items, here we have Mulan the Warrior!
Thanks A Mighty Girl for inspiring girls everywhere to find the Warrior in them! :)