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40 Fierce Halloween Ideas If You Hate The 'Girl Costume' Aisle

Chewbacca, Rocket Raccoon and more.
10/04/2017 04:16pm ET | Updated October 10, 2018

Halloween costume shopping is typically fun, but sometimes, the options for girls are anything but.

Often, parents shopping for their daughters for Halloween are faced with sexualized outfits or stereotypical costumes, like princesses and other so-called “girly” ideas.

While there’s nothing wrong with being a princess (especially in the age of Disney’s newest heroines), girls should also be given the option to creatively show off their fierceness beyond stereotypes.

Here are 40 empowering costumes for girls (or boys!) to wear this Halloween:

1
A Ghostbuster
Sarah Schmitz
2
Gertie from "E.T."
Allie WLaw
3
Wonder Woman
Susan Williams
4
Hermione from the "Harry Potter" Series
Lindsey Pace Garduno
5
Coraline
Elysa Archibald
6
Frida Kahlo
Laura Berkeley
7
Wednesday Addams
Leisa Tarrant
8
A Tater Tot
Amy Schilling Caskie
9
Winifred Sanderson from "Hocus Pocus"
Destinee Caitlynn
10
Mary Poppins
Andrea Hougland Ring
11
Katniss Everdeen from "The Hunger Games" Series
Krista Tomiko
12
Batgirl (On A Skateboard)
Sharyn Ladds
13
"Freeze Rey" (a take on the character from "Star Wars")
Jeni Dushane
14
Astrid from "How To Train Your Dragon"
September Muller
15
Spider-Man
Dora Plancarte-Yslas
16
Judy Hopps from "Zootopia"
Jenny Amanda
17
Darth Vader
Sere R Altebrando
18
Chewbacca from "Star Wars"
Ana Sofia Alonzo
19
A UPS Delivery Person
Jodie Davis Caplea
20
Merida from "Brave"
Julie Earls
21
A Presidential Candidate
Kara Willis
22
Maleficent from "Sleeping Beauty"
Erin Goodrich
23
Jane Goodall
Elizabeth Sheagren Edsall
24
A Soldier
Caryn Rich Wilson
25
The Queen of Hearts from "Alice in Wonderland"
Nakida C Maxson
26
Black Widow
Jodi Marshall Klein
27
Catwoman
Dora Plancarte-Yslas
28
Mavis Dracula from "Hotel Transylvania"
Liane Munro Littlejohn
29
Audrey Hepburn
Perla Rodriguez de Wiley
30
A Construction Worker
Suzanne Rose
31
A Hot Dog
Sarah Smith-Franks
32
Olaf from "Frozen"
Miranda Fairchild
33
A Zookeeper
Christy Gant Crouch
34
An Astronaut
Christine Underwood
35
Little Red Riding Hood
Michelle Holstein
36
Rocket Raccoon from "Guardians of the Galaxy"
Amber Williams Alberson
37
Rosie the Riveter
Teresa Cohan Minnaugh
38
Batgirl
Ellayne Famatid Watson
39
Romeo from "PJ Masks"
Ashleigh Williams
40
An Olympic Gymnast
Kate Hill Shatkus