Guess what – it is time for the spookiest period of the year, and we cannot be more excited about it. Halloween is, next to Xmas and Easter, the most popular holiday, and there are good reasons for that. Bobbing for apples, decorating our homes in the spookiest manner and carving pumpkins, the smell of pumpkin spice latte all around us, witches and trolls looking at us from the windows, and one amazing costume in the closet just for us to wear on that amazing day.
This year and last year were years of women, so it is time we taught our little girls to dress up in an empowering costume. Enough with the princesses who cannot live without their prince. Enough with the nurses that are always underneath some strong male doctors. Let’s see all the things your little girl can be this Halloween that will teach her how to be a strong, independent woman.
1. Go with Brave
If your little girl really wants to go to Halloween dressed as a Disney princess, really, no problem. But there are so many other princesses she can choose, such as Merida, for example. Merida is one of the few Disney princesses that never asked for love and has no prince, yet all the little girls around the world love her. She is strong, smart and fearless. It shouldn’t be difficult to find a costume of Merida, but if not, you can always go with Mulan.
2. Banshee time
Unless your little girl wants something cute, then you know what you have to do – go for something wicked. Since witches are quite passé right now, you can find a different female creature of the night – the banshee. Banshees are also very scary, and they are more independent than witches. The only thing you will need is a white wig, a black dress and a pair of very realistic Halloween contact lenses and you have yourself a look for your little girl. She will look amazing and very powerful on this wicked night.
3. It’s LeviOsa – Hermione Granger
This might be a very popular Halloween costume, but you should go with it for two reasons. First of all, Halloween is an amazing time to rewatch Harry Potter and show your respect towards this iconic magical world JKR created, and secondly – come on, it’s Hermione! This costume will always be super cute. Unlike other witches (except McGonagall, who can also serve as an amazing and empowering Halloween costume), Hermione was incredibly strong and witty from the first moment in the book until her very last. She is definitely someone young girls should look up to.
4. Back to basics – Rosie the Riveter
There is no feministic movement that can happen without the symbol of Rosie the Riveter. For this Halloween look, you will only need a couple of vintage pieces and a nice headband. Raise your hand, show your muscles and there you go!
5. What about RBG
A great idea would be to transform your little one in RBG, or as the world knows her – Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She became a supreme court justice in 1993 and is one of only four women ever to serve on the supreme court. She is incredibly strong and smart, and we have to be honest – super cute. Imagine your little one dressed in vintage suits with big glasses and a hairstyle like Ruth’s!
6. Monobrow is once again in – Frida Kahlo’s ghost
Lastly, there is always the idea of combining a historically important female figure and being scary. Namely, you can go with Frida Kahlo, one of the most important female artists and dressing your little girl up in Frida’s ghost. Both spooky for the Halloween and incredibly educational not only to your little girl, but to other kids at school as well. Frida was strong and she never let her disability tell her who she was. Definitely empowering.
Here you go – 6 amazing ideas for your little girl’s Halloween costume. As already said, enough with the clichés. Enough with the nurses, teachers, princesses, queens. Little girls need someone to look up to, and finding a strong woman and using her as inspiration will definitely do wonders for your daughter’s wellbeing and attitude towards the world.