Costume Ideas for 7 year old Girls
Are you looking for some inspiration for Halloween costumes for your 7 year old daughter? It can be tricky coming up with ideas for this age group. For the first time, you probably won't have much of a say in it. Or this is how it was with my 7 year old. Up until this age, she was very easy to please and would happily pull out something from her more than ample dressing up box to wear for Halloween.
I made several costume suggestions, but most of my ideas were instantly rejected as being uncool or boring. Now at this point I should mention that I'm not very handy with a needle so we needed to find a ready made Halloween costume or come up with a very simple idea for putting one together. After scouring the internet for several hours we finally came up with a list of possibilities. She loved all of these ideas so it was difficult to choose. We finally came to a compromise and bought two costumes, one of which she paid for with her own pocket money. She decided she would use one for trick or treating and one for the big Halloween party at school.
If you're stuck for costume ideas, I hope this article will give you and your 7 year old some inspiration too.
Dress up as Disney Frozen Anna in her coronation gown
After years of dressing up as various Disney princesses, my daughter was adamant that she was now too old to be a princess. Well that was until the movie Frozen hit the big screen. Since then she has been obsessed with everything to do with Frozen. However, being the sort of girl who goes out of her way to be a bit different...some may call it contrary... she wanted the Frozen Anna coronation gown instead of the more popular blue dress.
After checking online, I was pleasantly surprised to find a Frozen Anna coronation gown for $26 on Amazon. This worked out a good deal cheaper than the one on sale at the Disney store. When the dress arrived, the quality was way beyond my expectations. The attention to detail is beautiful. It also comes with a separate petticoat that can be worn to give a fuller skirt. I can't recommend this dress enough for little Disney Frozen fans. Ours won't just be worn at Halloween but will be used for the many dressing up sessions my daughter has with her friends.
Dress up in a cupcake costume
My daughter liked the idea of dressing up as a cupcake. Cupcakes are one of her favourite sweet treats so the idea of dressing up as one really appealed to her. We had a look at what was available online and this cupcake costume (to the left) was her favourite ready made one. She especially liked the cute cherry hat and the sprinkles on the icing.
It's pretty easy to come up with a home made cupcake costume, even if you're like me and dislike sewing. Using a bit of felt or tulle and some corrugated card, you come up with all sorts of ideas and personalise it in any way you liked. Below, I've outlined instructions for making a simple cupcake costume for a child.
Instructions for making a cupcake costume for a child
You will need:
child's dress or pinafore
corrugated card (1m x 30cm)
felt or tulle (for the icing)
felt circles or coloured straws
needle and thread (optional)
- Cut corrugated card to the right size for your child and wrap around in a circle to create the cake case. Sew or pin this into place around the bottom hem of your child's pinafore.
- Cut felt or tulle as required to create the desired effect for icing. You can avoid sewing by using felt and cutting out two large circles from felt. Then simply cut out two smaller circles from the middle of the large circles. Drape one around your child's shoulders and one around the body to create two frills. Fix into place with safety pins or needle and thread.
- Finally, decorate the frills by sticking or sewing on coloured felt circles, straws or sequins.
Dress up as Betsy Ross
If your children are keen on history then they might consider dressing up as a famous historical figure. My daughter has covered numerous history topics in school that gave her some ideas for costumes. She especially liked the idea of dressing up as a Betsy Ross or a Colonial girl.
We both loved this simple Betsy Ross costume that we found on Amazon. I can't say I wasn't swayed by the price. At only $10 and free shipping this would work out way cheaper than making a Halloween costume.
As I mentioned earlier, I am totally adverse to using a needle and thread so I was really impressed with this ready made costume and in no time at all I'd clicked the button and made the purchase. Overall, I'm really impressed with the quality of this costume. I was pleased to find that it looked exactly as it does in the picture and was a really good fit on my daughter. She's also looking forward to wearing her Betsy Ross costume again on History day which they hold every year at her school.
Dress up as an evil character
Most kids love the chance to dress up as an evil character and my 7 year old daughter is no exception. However she has dressed up as a witch umpteen times and was looking for something a bit different this time. We looked on Amazon where there was an impressive choice of evil costumes. Vampires, ghouls, devils; you name it, they had every possibility here!
The best value for money costume we saw on Amazon was this fantastic Vampire Girl costume (to the right). It looked like a very substantial costume for less than $20. I always check the reviews before I consider buying anything. This costume had great reviews and an overall score of 4.4 out of 5. The aspects that customers liked about this costume was the decent quality, the nice stretchy and non-scratchy material. It's also an age appropriate costume that isn't too scary or grown up looking for a seven year old.
Dress up as a Pirate Girl
Both boys and girls (not to mention adults) love to dress up as a pirate. A pirate costume can be one of the quickest and easiest to put together (see the picture to the left). All you need is a stripey top and/or leggings and a couple of scarves to wear around the head and neck and you're all set to go.
Pirate costumes can be elaborate too. Since it's a topic that's often covered in school, your 7 year old girl might already know which particular pirate she wants to dress up as. She could choose from Anne Bonny, Mary Read or Jacquotte Delahaye to name but a few.
Make a pirate hat tricorn hat
If you're the crafty type, this is a chance for you to get creative and come up with a unique costume idea for your child. In our neighbourhood the mums get pretty competitive at Halloween. Many of the mums start creating fantastical costumes weeks in advance. Some of the end results are amazing!
Should children be able to wear skimpy costumes at Halloween?
Kids shouldn't be wearing skimpy costumes at Halloween
I give my daughter a free reign when it comes to choosing her Halloween costumes. Well, that's with the exception of skimpy costumes which are just a complete no-no!
This is something I get really annoyed about. I absolutely hate seeing children in skimpy revealing costumes that are totally inappropriate for their age. Some may call me a prude and say it's Halloween after all, but there needs to be some limits!
Any other suggestions for costumes for a 7 year old?
Did you find this hub useful? Do you have any other suggestions for costumes for a 7 year old. It would be great if you could share your thoughts and ideas in the comments box below.