Girls Halloween Costumes – Ideas for Homemade Costumes for Girls

Finding the right girls Halloween costume takes time, but these ideas for homemade costumes should help you out! These girls Halloween costume ideas range from “What are little girls made of?” to the Alice in Wonderland’s Mad Hatter.

Before the tips, a quip:

“When black cats prowl and pumpkins gleam, may luck be yours on Halloween.” ~Author Unknown.

Halloween doesn’t have to be about black cats, scary witches, and bad luck — it can be about cute costumes for girls! The pink Supergirl Halloween costume is the cutest thing I’ve seen in ages — and if you have time and sewing skills, you could do it yourself at home.

Here are more ideas for homemade costumes for girls…

Girls Halloween Costumes – Ideas for Homemade Costumes

These Halloween costume ideas for girls aren’t your traditional witches, princesses, or ghosts. They’re a little more generic than that, and would probably work for boys’ Halloween costumes, too. In fact, if your girl doesn’t want a traditional “girls Halloween costume”, read Boys Halloween Costumes – Homemade Halloween Ideas.

What are Little Girls Made Of? Take sugar and spice and everything nice, and pin or paste them to your daughter’s princess dress. I have to admit that this homemade Halloween costume is easier as a “What are little boys made of?” (frogs and snails and puppy dog tails).

Not a Happy Camper: Wear a camp t-shirt and cargo shorts. Tear holes and burn the edges of the clothes, then attach leaves and sticks, burnt and melted marshmallows and fake bugs to her clothes. Tease her hair; add melted marshmallows and fake welts and insect bites to exposed skin. For more effect, attach a rubber snake to her ankle as if being bit! This idea for homemade Halloween costume is especially funny if she’s a camper!

Popcorn Box: Take a box and cut it to fit your girl. Paint it with red and white stripes. Glue popped popcorn around the top of box. String some popcorn in your hair. Wear white make-up.

Jack in the Box (a very young girl’s Halloween costume): Use a baby walker, put a large box over the walker, with a flap on top as the lid. Paint the box and put in a pretend crank. Dress your girl as a clown, with a jester’s hat.

Lightning Victim: Take old clothes, cut out some holes, then carefully burn the edges. Tease her hair so it sticks straight up, smudge her face and any exposed skin with black make-up.

Lost Airline Luggage: Take a cheap vinyl garment bag and punch holes out for her arms and legs. Attach some stickers to the bag — preferably real airline stickers with destinations, etc. Add a sticker that says “Unclaimed.” This girls Halloween costume is perfect for families who travel alot.

Snoopy the Flying Ace: Dress her in white clothes. Make a tail out of white felt. Use brown fake leather to create an aviator cap. Add some black felt goggles with blue felt “lenses” (attached to the top of the helmet). Put a long scarf around her neck and use wire to give a “wind-blown” effect. Use make-up to give her a white face with a black nose. Optional: Use a cardboard box to create a dog house that fits over the lower portion of her body, with stuffed dog legs around your waist. Or, if you have another girland need a second idea for a homemade Halloween costume, make her the doghouse!

Online Girls Halloween Costumes

If you don’t have time to make a girls Halloween costume, check out these online costumes…

Wonderlands Queen of Hearts Girls Halloween Costume – a fun and fearsome teen queen! This trendy tyrant’s ensemble includes a high collared dress with attached organza peplum and matching puff sleeves, leggings with sequin hearts, mini-crown and glovelettes.

Alice in Wonderland Movie – Mad Hatter Girls Halloween Costume– this creative costume includes a plum jacket with attached pink skirt and yellow bow, psychedelic print leggings, mini top hat, glovettes and shoe covers.

Yarn Babies Rag Doll Girl Child Costume
Yarn Babies Rag Doll Girls Halloween Costume
– this costume is too cute for words! It includes the dress with attached apron and cap with attached yarn hair (braids). It reminds me of when my mom dressed me and my sister up as Raggedy Ann for Halloween – I loved that costume!

Here’s a list of Halloween costume categories to consider:

More Creative Halloween Costume Ideas, Tips, and Tricks:

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Welcome - I'm glad you're here! I can't give advice, but you're welcome to share your experience below. I'm a writer in Vancouver; my degrees are in Psychology, Education, and Social Work. I live with my husband, two dogs, and cat. We are childless, & have made peace with it. It helps to love Jesus :-)

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