ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

10 Most Popular Halloween Costumes For Girls

Updated on March 7, 2014

Every girl wants her Halloween costume to be perfect. If you’ve got a little girl in your life and have run out of Halloween costume ideas, here are some of the most tried and true costumes to get you started. Best of all, I've included some ideas for costumes that you could easily make at home such as a ballerina or little red riding hood. After all, a fun Halloween costume doesn't need to break the bank.

If you prefer to buy a pre-made costume, you can buy any of the ones shown in this lens by shopping top Costumes for Girls at BuyCostumes.com

.

#1) Princess

What little girl doesn't dream of being a fairy tale princess?  On that one special night, your little girl gets to live out her dream of being a princess. Adorn her in a flowing skirt in her favorite color with crinoline underneath for some extra volume. Give her a tiara, gloves, and some sparkling shoes.

You can make your own magical shoes by taking a pair of discount ballet flats and covering them in glue and glitter from the craft store.

Voila! You've got an instant princess.

Want To Make Your Own Halloween Costume?

#2) Dorothy (Wizard of Oz)

A whole new generation has come to love the classic movie. Turn her into Dorothy with a blue gingham dress with bib and ruffles. She’ll need a short sleeved white blouse to go underneath. Make her ruby slippers from inexpensive ballet flats and red glitter. Braid her hair if she has long hair, or grab a wig at a Halloween shop. The fun part is giving her a picnic basket with a stuffed Toto dog in it. She’ll be off to see the Wizard in no time!

#3) Wonder Woman

Many of today’s girls don’t remember the original Wonder Woman, but they do want to dress up as a version of the modern day Superwoman. Make her into a force to be reckoned with simply by giving her tights and a leotard in one color. Attach a pillowcase as her cape. Tall boots finish off the outfit. If you want, add a crown and a letter or logo on her chest.

#4) Minnie Mouse

This classic costume has never gone out of style. Dress your little girl in red and white polka dots. Then, add mouse ears which you can make out of felt and attach to a headband. A tail made out of felt and a pair of chunky shoes will finish the outfit. 

#5) Little Red Riding Hood

Create a riding hood out of red material and attach it to a long piece of red material. Or use a coat she already has and attach a red hood to it. If you can find a small cape, go for it. Have her wear a dress underneath all in red. She can carry a basket of goodies for granny. 

#6) Fairy

Create a magical fairy costume by making or buying wings in a pretty pink or purple color. Add glitter to them. Adorn your little girl in a pink body suit and tights. A crown made of flowers is a nice touch. Add in a magic wand that’s been rolled in sparkles for the final detail. 

#7) Cheerleader

Every girl dreams of being a cheerleader. Dress her in a pleated skirt and sweater. Add on a felt letter and get her some dollar store pom poms. Sneakers and bobby socks complete the look. 

#8) Ballerina

You’ll need a tutu and a leotard with tights. Add in some ballet slippers, magic wand, and a tiara and you’re all set. Maybe you'll get lucky and your daughter will already be a ballerina student or perhaps Grandma and Grandpa gave her some ballet slippers as a Christmas gift last year. In either case, you can use what you have on hand.

Below you'll find a video on how to make a tutu without a sewing machine. The video shows construction of a rainbow (4 colored) tutu to fit a girl that is aged 2 to 4.

How To Make A No Sew Tutu

#9) Good Witch

Little girls love playing the good witch. Go with a purely pink ensemble like the one shown in the photo to the right or dress her in more of a classic witch costume consisting of striped tights, a pointy black hat and a cape. She can carry a stuffed cat a long too or a small broom.

If your daughter would rather go as the bad witch - then go with a black and green color scheme. She could even use green face paint to get a bit scarier look (depending on her age). Nothing says Halloween like a festive witch costume!

Costume Poll

What is your favorite little girl's costume?

See results

#10) Barbie

Who didn’t want to be like Barbie when she was little? You can go as funky or as retro as you like with this. Have her wear a blonde wig and dress. She can go as any of Barbie’s many personas. She can even carry a Barbie for fun.

I love the new Genie version of Barbie...soooo cute and one of my favorite Halloween costumes for girls!

Make Your Own Fairy Costume!

Leave Your Costume Tips & Comments Here!

Submit a Comment

  • Nicole S profile image

    Nicole S Hanson 

    6 years ago from Minnesota

    Such cute little ideas here! I was a fairy for about 5 years when I was young because I loved it so much :)

  • KristenGrace profile image

    KristenGrace 

    7 years ago from Philadelphia, PA

    I love the fairy costume! As a kid I was a princess and the cheerleader... One of my best friends was Barbie and the other was Dorothy one year, and my mom was Minnie Mouse haha... Great hub!

working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)