Halloween is an amazing opportunity to let your daughter show her creativity and transform into whatever she wants to be. But planning your girl's Halloween costume can seem kind of overwhelming — there are virtually endless choices, and once you do finally make a decision, you have to pray that your kid will actually still want to wear the costume (and keep it on!) on the big day. And of course, there’s always dropping weather temperatures to consider when making your selection.
Whether you decide to go the DIY route or purchase one from the store, these 32 ideas for Halloween costumes for girls will help you find a costume that she will not only want to wear on Halloween, but will insist on putting on year-round.
If you're looking for a costume that you and your daughter can make together, this octopus look with easy-to-follow instructions is perfect.
If your child has always wanted to get out there and explore the deep sea, now's her chance (to pretend, at least).
This grapes costume is simple, fun, and sure to make your little girl stand out.
You don't need much to put this costume together. All you need are some white pants, a white long-sleeved top, and a white curtain panel.
What you'll need: White curtain panels ($9, Amazon)
Your kid is a shoe-in for best costume at school with this cupcake costume made from a laundry basket, colored straws, and wrapping paper.
What you'll need: Colored straws ($6 for 100, Amazon)
You can make this mermaid get-up by gluing cupcake liners over a blue plastic bag.
What you'll need: Silver cupcake liners ($8 for 100, Amazon)
Why spend tons of money on a unicorn costume when you can DIY it with white foam paper and an all-white attire?
What you'll need: White foam paper ($9 for a pack, Amazon)
With this costume, you can customize the headpiece to suit the type of flower your daughter wants to be for Halloween.
You can make sure your little girl stays warm on Halloween by using a red cardigan as the base for this costume.
What you'll need: Red cardigan ($10, Amazon)
This costume comes together by using a dress, turtleneck top, tights, and a floral headpiece that you can either make at home or buy.
What you'll need: Flower crown ($13, Amazon)
Pop on some fake blood and fake teeth while wearing a vampy looking dress and a lace headpiece to resemble Dracula's bride.
What you'll need: Black Lace cloth ($10, Amazon)
With a couple of yards of cheesecloth and some dye, you'll be able to bring this spooky (and adorable) costume to life from the depths of the forest.
What you'll need: Cheesecloth ($8, Amazon)
Whoever said that only boys could dress up as the ruler of all vampires was very much wrong.
If Halloween snuck up on you, you can make this costume for your little girl in under an hour.
There's nothing wrong with picking the obvious choice for a Halloween costume and being a witch.
Customize your daughter's butterfly wings to match her personality. They can be simple and painted a single color or they can be embellished with circles and rhinestones.
Your daughter will look simply adorable with this kitty cat costume. Just remember to complete the look with some cat-inspired makeup!
Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego? Well, she's enjoying Halloween just like every other kid.
To get your daughter to look just like Audrey from the Descendants, make sure to buy her a pink wig (or dye a few strands of her hair with nontoxic hair dye) and paint her nails black. It's just for one night!
Put her in this iconic costume and your little girl will be jumping down a rabbit hole to find an adventure.
Every girl will feel like she too can save the universe in this light-up Captain Marvel costume.
Let your child's inner pop star come out with this colorful JoJo Siwa costume, complete with the iconic bow.
Let her take flight in this Supergirl costume.
She'll have you walking the plank if you try to steal any of her Halloween candy.
She'll show the world what girl power really looks like in this iconic superhero costume.
Have your budding artist dress up as her favorite drawing tool.
Name anything cuter than a little one dressed up in this beloved English nanny’s garb. We’ll wait.
This Wizard of Oz ensemble will transform the town's streets into the Yellow Brick Road.
Here’s a variation on the princess costume that still drives the regal point home. (Fun fact: peacocks are emblems of royalty!)