A Mighty Girl's 2021 Halloween Gallery is now live! A small sample of the many hundreds of photos submitted can be viewed in our Halloween Highlights blog post.
In this blog posat, we've showcased a small sample of these incredible costumes — to browse all of the amazing costume photos submitted, visit our 2021 Halloween Gallery. And, to help you and your Mighty Girl learn more about the wonderful historic figures and characters depicted, we've also linked to our character collection and biography section where relevant.
Look Out, Fairies, it's Tiffany Aching!
One of my eight year old's favorite books is The Wee Free Men
, by Terry Pratchett. She loves the main character, Tiffany Aching, who wants to be a witch and must save her little brother (and the world!) from the Fairy Queen using a frying pan and a book of sheep disease remedies, with help from a toad and some little blue men!
The Three Fates
Sisters Laurel, Gilly, and Natalia are the Three Fates — Atropos, Lachesis, and Clotho. According to Greek mythology, they spun, measured, and ended the lives of humankind. Ready or not, here they come!
Inspired by Amanda Gorman
Amanda Gorman was such an inspiration at the inauguration — a true Mighty Girl! We read her new children's book
and talked to our daughter about poetry. She was so excited to tell everyone at school all about Amanda and show off her homemade "caged bird" ring that completed her iconic outfit!
Kiki's Delivery Service
Save the Monarch
Saving the monarch butterfly
3 year old decided on a Viking shield maiden!
This 10 year old is a lover of history and an ardent supporter of women’s rights
Rachel chose to be a Wolf Patronus from Harry Potter
because she is fierce and positive , ready to protect people from negative attitudes.
Zoë was Jane Goodall
for Halloween, and brought along Flo the chimpanzee!
I’m no girl! I’m a Wolfwalker!
The Paper Bag Princess
My daughters dressed up as characters from one of our favorite Mighty Girl books: The Paper Bag Princess
by Roald Dahl.
Ada Twist, Scientist!
The only costume she would consider besides princess was Ada Twist
The next RBG
My daughter's fourth grade teacher called me on the first day of school. She told me that she had everyone introduce themselves, and to include something they liked that started with the same letter as their name did, like, "my name is Charlotte and I like... Candy," or "my name is Ben and I like basketball." My daughter Evie stood up in front of her class, in her new school and confidently said, "my name is Evie and I care about Equal Rights for everyone."
She had watched an RBG
documentary and had really taken to her new hero, even spending her birthday money from her Grandparents to buy herself some RBG books. To say I am proud, is an understatement.
The Sanderson Sisters
Bridget (1), Claire (3), and Leona (7) as the Sandersons from Hocus Pocus
The female counterpart to dragons!
Lois, 5, as one of her favorite characters Mary Poppins
(and her little brother Emmet as Bert the chimney sweep).
Isabella as Zoey
This is my 6 year old daughter dressed as Zoey from Zoey and Sassafras
. She loves science and cats just as Zoey.
Sofia loves reading about the space, so she decided to be the solar system for Halloween.
My daughter has been listening to the cast album of Six The Musical and we’ve been talking about how women and their contributions to history often get lost or forgotten. The wives of Henry VIII all made significant contributions and revisiting their stories lets us see HERstory and not just HIStory. Anne Boleyn is the most recognizable of the six wives, but my daughter is representing them all through her costume.
My daughter has adored The Nutcracker
since she was a toddler. She has been in ballet since she was 3 and dances her heart out weekly. This year, she’ll dance the part of Baker in The Nutcracker
. Dressing up as Clara was the perfect choice for Halloween!
Eliza wanted to be Mary Anning
for Halloween this year. She was confused why nobody seemed to know who she was, and was thoroughly pleased to explain.
My daughter has really been into Wicked so this year she wanted to be Elphaba! We had green paint everywhere but luckily it all came off at the end of the night!
Statue of Liberty
Liliana has been asking to be the Statue of Liberty since last Halloween. My talented mother made her costume for her.
A Mighty Hot Air Balloon Pilot
Josephine’s ambitions are reaching new heights!
Enora (age 11) loves the character Eleven from Stranger Things. She is strong, capable and has cool superpowers!
My girl was channeling her inner Audrey
Knocking It Out of the Park!??
Maria from The Sound of Music
I was inspired by seeing another Mighty Girl dressed as Maria from The Sound of Music
in last year’s A Mighty Girl Halloween Gallery. Julie Andrews is my favorite leading lady who has done many wonderful things for children throughout her career, and The Sound of Music
is my favorite movie! I loved this particular outfit from the movie because it’s from the song “I Have Confidence” and my little Edie is one confident mighty girl!
JB Fletcher of Murder, She Wrote
I watched this show with my grandmother when she lived with my family for over a decade. It was one of our favorite things to do together. My daughter Maisy he now also discovered the show and asked to be Jessica Fletcher from Murder, She Wrote
for Halloween. Watching it now as an adult, JB Fletcher is so many things that I didn’t notice as a child. She was a problem solver in all things, the show never centered around her and any romantic interests, and ultimately she solved crimes, published books, and did great works of philanthropy. She was an awesome role model to grow up with and I am so glad my daughter sees that too.
Joan of Arc
There’s no such thing as a Gruffalo!
! Terrible tusks, and terrible claws, and terrible teeth in terrible jaws!
Raya, Disney’s First Southeast Asian Princess
“For generations, our family has sworn to protect the Gem. Today you will join that legacy.” From the movie Raya and Last Dragon.
Amelia’s favourite character from any film is Jareth, the goblin king from Labyrinth
. This year she is the Goblin Queen.
The Future is Fierce
Sienna (9) fell in love with the costumes in the new Cruella
movie. She worked with her Nana to design and sew her jacket for her costume. Sienna started sewing with her Nana at age 7 when the pandemic shut school and sports down. She started a small business, called Ladybug Girl Creations (on Facebook) making and selling cute kid face masks and working with a local organization to donate face masks to kids and hosting food drives for their organization. I am very proud of my mighty girl!
Micaela from Coco
What happens when you identify with a character's cultural identity, personality, charisma but not his gender? You remember that you learned about multiverses and create your own story. Here's Micaela from Coco
, a tenacious and determined girl who fights to become who she truly wants to be while navigating through her familia's culture and traditions on el Día de los Muertos journey, along her sidekick alebrije Dante. Francesca learned that if the story doesn't fit you, you can make it your own!
An exploding volcano because breaking the mold and being what you love is awesome!
Queen Chess Piece
My daughter loves to play chess
and wanted to “be” the queen for the game she enjoys so much! She wishes that more girls played chess and maybe by sharing her costume it may draw interest of other girls :)
Rosie the Riveter
This little Rosie already loves being around airplanes, and hearing about so many amazing, mighty Rosies
Inspired by real life firefighters visiting their class my twin girls were determined to be Firefighters for Halloween. Our family came down with Covid a couple of days before Halloween so they weren’t able to Trick or Treat but they loved wearing their costume.
Our 3 year old has created her own superhero and wanted to share it on Halloween. Look out Stan Lee!
Camille (9) loves that Black Widow
is strong and tough but cares about her family and friends too! Costume all made by mom :-)
Nora, 15, is inspired by Greta Thunberg
's activism and hopes to help create a better world and cleaner climate for future generations.
Trick or treat, Critters!
Lola, age 6, loves to play Minecraft!
Skyler was very excited to dress up as a Navy Sailor like her uncle Jeff .
Biana from Keeper of the Lost Cities
Blue Sparkly Bulldozer
Our 2.5 year old Mighty Girl has been enamored by construction trucks near her school, so it was no surprise she wanted to be a "bulldozer with crawler tracks" in her favorite color, blue. Of course, when she spotted sparkles at the craft store, we knew we had the finishing touches to make her costume!
The happiest Ewok I've ever seen.
Hermione Granger, the brightest witch of her age!
I have recently introduced my 9 year old to the world of Harry Potter
. We've been reading the books together and my daughter knew right off that she wanted to be Hermione for Halloween. I couldn't ask for a better mighty girl role model!
Graceanne is a Plague Doctor!
Queen Elizabeth II
herself and her two best friends Jack and Rascal
9 year old Adelaide plays year round competitive soccer and had the idea to turn her old uniform into a zombie costume. She found pictures online and helped her mom with both the costume and makeup.
Rose Wilder Lane
Margaret, an avid Little House
fan, decided to dress as Rose Wilder Lane for Halloween. A complicated woman but indisputably an independent trailblazer.
Revolutionary War Soldier
My daughter has been learning about the Revolutionary War and has visited several of the battle sites which are local to us. She knew right away she wanted to dress up as a soldier from that time for Halloween.
Mighty Train Engineer
Mercy loves all things train and got to be a train engineer this Halloween.
Wednesday Addams (Penny, 7 yrs old)
“Wednesday’s child is full of woe…” She really took a liking to this character and incidentally she was also born on a Wednesday!
A mighty girl who loves birds
and wants to be an ornithologist when she grows up.
Nothing better than dressing up as your favourite (soft toy) friend!
Amari, age 6, as Ladybug from Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir
Natalya handmade her entire costume, from yards of fabric, beads, fringe, and lace. Everything on her except the shoes, she made by hand!
Arya the Elf
Miranda age 11 dressed up as Arya from Eragon
Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz
Driven to Help
Dr. Aya runs a tight ship in her operating room.
Athena, Greek goddess of wisdom
, Greek goddess of wisdom, chosen by Lil (age 8)
My six year old Nora as Eliza Hamilton
the musical. Costume handmade by her grandmother!
Kalea, 3 years old, as Serena Williams
The legend, the G.O.A.T. that is Serena Williams. We knew Kalea’s outfit when she watched her first match and said, "Momma, Serena looks like me!"
For Halloween Kalea knew she was a Queen and loved informing everyone she was the greatest athlete ever. Get that confidence early baby girl!
Margot and Richie Tenenbaum
My 13-year-old daughter wants to be a filmmaker, and Wes Anderson is one of her favorite writers/directors. So she chose to be Margot from The Royal Tenenbaums
(and of course the dog was Margot’s brother, Richie). I think they nailed it!
The Great Kate Weatherall
Jorie as Kate Weatherall — The Mysterious Benedict Society
; her bucket and “falcon” Madge. We’ve loved these books and particularly Kate’s energy, adventurous spirit and know-how cleverness.
Ten year-old Eugenie wanted to be Valka, the dragon-riding, Viking warrior chieftess from the How to Train Your Dragon
Empress Jingu from Japan.
Hedwig the Snowy Owl
Loyal friend and fearless messenger owl in the Harry Potter
Our Favorite Variant
Our daughter is a Marvel mega-fan, and she loves Sylvie from the series Loki, a variant who doesn't let anyone stand in the way of carrying out her plans.
My daughter has admired Frida Kahlo
for a long time. Last November we saw her art at The Denver Art Museum and this year is dressed as Frida for Halloween.
Miriam dressed as an avocado with her plush buddies Avocado and Toast.
Hilda & Twig
and Twig are off to look for trolls!
Our girls have a love for science and great stories... No better combo than Marty McFly and Doc Brown, complete with plutonium to generate the 1.21 gigawatts needed to power the time machine! These girls can do anything in ANY time!
Why be a princess when you can be a zombie!
Some 5 year olds choose to be princesses, this mighty girl chooses a zombie.
“It is with passion, courage of conviction, and strong sense of self that we take our next steps into the world, remembering that first impressions are not always correct. You must always have faith in people. And most importantly, you must always have faith in yourself.“ — Elle Woods, Legally Blonde
Baby Z was Dr. Mae Jemison
, the first black female in space! We love to talk about space, physics, and all things STEM. Can’t wait for her to defend her PhD and work at NASA someday!
Alice in Wonderland
This 8 year old asked to be Cleopatra. A home sewn costume (with gold fabric being fiddly to work with) came out perfectly and was accessorised with a sequin snake. She was so happy with it!
“Old broken doll”
She envisioned her costume and picked out all the pieces and styles herself
The Mighty Phoenix
8 year Evelyn wanted to be the Mighty Phoenix this year…. I think we succeeded with the homemade costume!
My little dragon queen. She has been working on this costume for weeks! She sewed both dragons after making a pattern all by herself, as well as making their eyes with UV resin and paint. Plus she made her necklace with oven baked clay.
Evie and I made her costume for the Halloween disco at school.
Rosa Parks Inspired
Londyn Moore, 9, of Sicklerville, NJ, researched civil rights icon Rosa Parks
for her Halloween costume.
Isabella “The Solar System”
Since age 4 Isabella has been asking to be the solar system for Halloween (not just the solar system but also every dwarf planets and every planets moons) and after a year of asking I finally gave in. You can’t of course buy that costume so I decided to make it for her. So after two weeks of working on it when I had a spare minute between her and her one year old brother, it was complete.
Isabella is the sun and the planets that surround her orbit her, she has every planet and dwarf planet in our solar system and their respective moons, confirmed and presumed (coloured pink to differentiate). We also created a light up Milky Way that surrounds her and the planets.
Thank you for taking the time to look at her costume! She loves everything science, and would tell you al of her science and space facts and the names of all of the planets. She is hoping to dress up as Chris Hadfield for next year, thank goodness that requires a lot less hot glue!
My daughter Sam, 8, has always a say on her costume even when she was little, this year she wanted to become Sailor Moon as she is fascinated with anything Manga and Anime. She is a good artist and draw her favorite characters really well. We support whatever it is she wants when she grow up, one day it maybe an astronaut who loves anime or on another day a doctor who bakes, whatever she wants to pursue we are behind her all the way!
The Queen of Space!
My ten year old daughter, Audrey, made up her own costume idea and designed it herself. She decided to be The Queen of Space where she visit all the planets and galaxies in the universe!
Willow as Amelia Earhart
Since Willow's first Halloween, we have used the holiday as an opportunity to learn about some mighty women. Each year, we have gotten books based on her Halloween costume and watch movies or clips about our inspiration for that year. This year, she is (as she calls her) "Amelia Earhart
— Important Lady!"
Give Peace a Chance
Our history-loving daughter explored the 70s by going as a hippie this year.
Zombie Scarlet Witch
Ellie, age 10, dressed as a zombie Scarlet Witch, from Disney’s Marvel What If?