11 Fun Halloween Costume Ideas for Girls

Costume Ideas for Girls

Halloween is definitely one of my favorite holidays, and this post will be full of Halloween costume ideas for girls. This post was fun for me to put together because it features all the costumes my own daughter has dressed-up in over the past years…

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11 Halloween Costume Ideas for Girls

The following list of 11 Halloween costume ideas for girls are in no particular order.

1. Masquerade Ball Costume

Masquerade Ball Costume

Masquerade Ball Costume
Costume Ideas for Girls: Masquerade Ball / Image Source: Pepper V.
Masquerade Ball Costume
Costume Ideas for Girls: Masquerade Ball / Image Source: Pepper V.

2. Mal from Disney’s “The Descendants”

Here’s my daughter as the Mal character from “The Descendants” movie on the Disney Channel. For the eye-shadow, I actually used lipstick instead to ensure it was bright enough. Because sometimes it’s difficult for eye-shadow to show up so vibrantly. My cheat is to use lipstick instead.

Costume Ideas for Girls: Mal from “The Descendants” / Image Source: Pepper V.

Some links that might help you put together this Descendants Mal costume are below:

3. Britney Spears

Here’s my daughter as 3 different versions of Britney Spears… I actually have a separate post detailing these specific 3 costumes better here if you were curious.

Britney Spears Kid Costume Hit Me Baby
Britney Spears Kid Costume “Hit Me Baby One More Time” / Image Source: Pepper V.
Britney Spears Kid Costume "Snake Britney"
Britney Spears Kid Costume “Snake Britney” / Image Source: Pepper V.
Britney Spears Kid Costume "Toxic"
Britney Spears Kid Costume “Toxic” / Image Source: Pepper V.

Most of the items I used for these costumes I was able to find offline. But some online links that might help you piece together these Britney Spears kids costumes for yourself are below:

4. Ariana Grande

Here’s my daughter as Ariana Grande…

Ariana Grande Costume
Costume Ideas for Girls: Ariana Grande / Image Source: Pepper V.

My daughter was a size 3 in youth shoes at the time, and I had no luck finding any kids boots that either looked like this or that they would fit her. So the best I could do was find these women boots from Amazon as a size 6. They were a bit big for her but it worked for the costume and should last a couple more years if needed for other costumes. The boots in this image (as well as various colors and sizes) can be bought on Amazon if interested (link below).

And we also got the hair extensions for the ponytail from Amazon. My daughter has very thick hair, so we actually used TWO of these hair extension packages to be able to cover her natural hair sufficiently. We got the longest length of 30in. The ponytail extensions we used can be bought here:

And I’m not going to leave the link where I got the oversized sweater from since I didn’t have a great experience with the order. Basically, the shipment originated from China and took FOREVER to arrive, so I don’t really want to refer anyone else to it and risk the order not being received in time for Halloween or another costume event. But really, any oversized sweater should work for this look – you might already have one in your closet and can skip buying another one. 🙂

5. Jem and the Holograms, or a Pop-Star / Rock-Star

Here’s my daughter as Jem from “Jem and the Holograms” – only the best 80’s cartoon series ever created. Or, if you’re like 99% of the world and not familiar with that specific character, it can also be a generic pop-star or rock-star look…

Costume Ideas for Girls: Jem and the Holograms / Image Source: Pepper V.

6. Anna from “Frozen”

Here is my daughter as Anna from “Frozen”…

Costume Ideas for Girls: Anna from Frozen / Image Source: Pepper V.

7. Ariel from “The Little Mermaid”

Here is my daughter as Ariel from “The Little Mermaid”

Costume Ideas for Girls: Ariel “The Little Mermaid” / Image Source: Pepper V.

8. Genie

Here is my daughter as a genie…

Costume Ideas for Girls: Genie / Image Source: Pepper V.

9. Police Officer

Here is my daughter as a police officer…

Costume Ideas for Girls: Police Officer / Image Source: Pepper V.

10. Wonder Woman

Here is my daughter as Wonder Woman

Costume Ideas for Girls: Wonder Woman / Image Source: Pepper V.

11. Maleficent

My daughter as Maleficent…

Costume Ideas for Girls Maleficent
Costume Ideas for Girls: Maleficent / Image Source: Pepper V.

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Fun Ariana Grande Costume for Kids

Ariana Grande Costume For Kids

So we experimented with Halloween outfits some more and this time we tried an Ariana Grande costume for kids. I think my daughter nailed it!

What do you guys think?

Ariana Grande Costume For Kids / Image Source: Pepper V.
Ariana Grande Costume For Kids / Image Source: Pepper V.

Compared to other costumes we’ve tried, this one was pretty simple to put together. Just needed the boots, the over-sized sweater, and the hair extensions for the ponytail. Easy-peasy!

So definitely when it comes to preparedness, this one is recommended because you might already have all the items you need in your closet, or, your hair is fabulous enough to do the high ponytail without the extensions. Here is an example of the look we were trying to copy:

Ariana Grande Costume For Kids / Image Source: Link Here

I hope you enjoyed this quick and easy Ariana Grande look. If you’re more interested in a Britney Spears costume instead, I have 3 variations for kids you can check out on this post here.

If you don’t already have all the items handy for this outfit, some info on how to find them follows below…

Ariana Grande Costume for Kids – Shopping Links

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My daughter was a size 3 in youth shoes at the time, and I had no luck finding any kids boots that looked like this they would fit her exactly. So the best I could do was find these women boots from Amazon as a size 6. They were a bit big for her but it worked for the costume and should last a couple more years if needed for other costumers. The boots in this image (as well as various colors and sizes) can be bought on Amazon if interested (link below).

And we also got the hair extensions for the ponytail from Amazon. My daughter has very thick hair, so we actually used TWO of these hair extension packages to be able to cover her natural hair sufficiently. We got the longest length of 30in. The ponytail extensions we used can be bought here:

And I’m not going to leave the link where I got the oversized sweater from since I didn’t have a great experience with the order. Basically, the shipment originated from China and took FOREVER to arrive, so I don’t really want to refer anyone else to it and risk the order not being received in time for Halloween or another costume event. But really, any oversized sweater should work for this look – you might already have one in your closet and can skip buying another one. 🙂

Anyhow, I hope this info helps with your look for an Ariana Grande costume for kids. I wish you all a fun and safe Halloween this year! And good luck putting together your outfit, no matter which costume you decide. There are so many choices and so many ways to make it your own. Have a great time!

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Scary and Haunted Leap Castle – Roscrea, Ireland UK

Haunted Leap Castle

I am definitely a fan of Halloween, as well as ghost stories. So when I found myself in Ireland last year, I just had to stop by haunted Leap Castle – one of the world’s most notorious castles due to reports of ghostly and supernatural occurrences. But only during the daytime bc I’m still a scaredy-cat.

So I stopped by Leap Castle in Roscrea, Ireland. This is considered one of the world’s most haunted castles, and has been featured in several paranormal documentaries such as the Travel Channel’s “Ghost Hunters” and ABC’s “Scariest Places on Earth”. Do you watch those types of shows? I love them.

History of Leap Castle

I also looked-up some facts about Leap Castle for you on Wikipedia. It was built as a fortress during the civil war in Ireland in 13th century AD, most likely on an even older ceremonial structure as old as 500 BC. It has a very violent history due to rival clans fighting for it.

The most famous spirits supposedly haunting this castle is “The Red Lady” ghost that walks all over holding a dagger. And the “It” elemental spirit that does not have a human form, but can be smelled and supposedly foretells impending death if you witness it. Before their deaths, the people that have actually seen “It” describe it as a sheep with a human face, black holes for eyes and a nose, and the odor of a rotting corpse. THAT was what worried me the most about being there, that I would start smelling it. 😟

My Visit at Haunted Leap Castle

When you arrive, the owner of the castle will greet you. He’s there to answer your questions, and tell you a few stories about the history of the land and the castle itself. He’s a musician too, so he’ll play you some of his music too if you feel like attending a recital. There a isn’t a fee for the visit, but he does suggest that you leave a donation that goes towards the restoration and maintenance of the castle so that visitors can continue to tour it.

When you’re done chatting with him, he gives you a flashlight and that’s it. You’re on your own for the tour.

To be honest with you, I didn’t explore the whole entire castle bc I started to freak myself out. So I turned around to leave maybe halfway through. I feel like such a wimp about it, but I was scared! Would you have been scared?

My Photos of Leap Castle

Below are some of the amateur pics I took. They are unfiltered. Most areas of the castle had no lighting at all except from my flashlight, so please be forgiving about the photo quality…

Haunted Leap Castle Roscrea, Ireland / Image Source: Pepper V.
Leap Castle
Haunted Leap Castle Roscrea, Ireland / Image Source: Pepper V.
Haunted Leap Castle Roscrea, Ireland / Image Source: Pepper V.
Haunted Leap Castle Roscrea, Ireland / Image Source: Pepper V.
Haunted Leap Castle Roscrea, Ireland / Image Source: Pepper V.
Haunted Leap Castle Roscrea, Ireland / Image Source: Pepper V.
Haunted Leap Castle Roscrea, Ireland / Image Source: Pepper V.
Haunted Leap Castle Roscrea, Ireland / Image Source: Pepper V.
Haunted Leap Castle Roscrea, Ireland / Image Source: Pepper V.
Haunted Leap Castle Roscrea, Ireland / Image Source: Pepper V.

And this visit to Leap Castle was a single stop of several stops I made during a roadtrip through Ireland. If you’d like a recap and photos of the rest of the roadtrip, you can see them here.

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Just in case you are a fan of haunted travel destinations, below is a link to a National Geographic book about the topic. Would make a great gift! 🙂

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3 Fun Britney Spears Kid Costume Ideas

Britney Spears Kid Costume Hit Me Baby

So have I told you all lately that I go a bit overboard for Halloween?! No? Ok then… Well, I do. And one of my faves was the Britney Spears kid costume that I put together for my daughter one year.

There was this one year, where my kid was a Britney Spears fan bc I was a Britney Spears fan and we used to enjoy all the same things. (Lol, those days are long past us now.) But my daughter had 3 different Halloween parties to attend, so of course, I just HAD to prepare 3 different Britney Spears costumes.

The rest of this post is dedicated to the Britney Spears costume, but if you would like more costume ideas for girls, I have a separate post located here: 11 Costume Ideas for Girls, which includes my daughter’s costumes as Ariana Grande, Cruella DeVil, Jem and the Holograms, Ariel the Little Mermaid, Wonder Woman, Mal from The Descendants, and others…

Hit Me Baby One More Time

Of course we did the obligatory “Hit Me Baby One More Time” outfit. This was the easiest costume to put together because most of these items we were able to find via thrift stores in town. So easy. And, all the pieces can be re-purposed for normal wear too. The only item that I had to really hunt for was the microphone earpiece and I was able to find it online (link below).

Britney Spears Kid Costume Hit Me Baby
Britney Spears Kid Costume “Hit Me Baby One More Time” / Image Source: Pepper V.
Britney Spears Kid Costume Hit Me Baby
Britney Spears Kid Costume “Hit Me Baby One More Time” / Image Source: Pepper V.

I’m A Slave For U

And believe it not, we put together a kid costume for “I’m a Slave 4 U” too! My daughter was obsessed with doing this particular outfit bc she wanted the snake prop. We called it “Snake Britney” at home bc that was the best thing about it.

For the main outfit, we used a peacock costume we found online (link below) because it was the correct color scheme, and we simply removed all the peacock-ish features of it. I was worried that it wouldn’t work, but it absolutely did! And once we found the peacock costume, the rest was easy!

Britney Spears Kid Costume "Snake Britney"
Britney Spears Kid Costume “Snake Britney” / Image Source: Pepper V.
Britney Spears Kid Costume "Snake Britney"
Britney Spears Kid Costume “Snake Britney” / Image Source: Pepper V.

Toxic

And finally, we did the “Toxic” outfit too. This is only my favorite Britney music video of all so I was most excited to do this one. My daughter is actually wearing an Adult Small flight attendant costume because I simply could not find a child version that would work.

Because it was an adult costume, I had to do some amateur alteration work – mostly with safety pins in the back to tighten it, and then safety pins in the front to close the cleavage area. It’s for times like these where I wish I knew how to sew! It’s a very important skill that not very many people have anymore!

So despite the outfit being a bit big on her, and despite the alternations to make it appropriate, I think it worked out and she didn’t mind at all so no problem! What do you all think?

Unfortunately, I’m no longer able to find this specific costume online so I can share the link with you. If you’re looking for similar, I wish you tons of luck. I’ll continue looking online too so if I find it again I will add it here.

Britney Spears Kid Costume "Toxic"
Britney Spears Kid Costume “Toxic” / Image Source: Pepper V.
Britney Spears Kid Costume "Toxic"
Britney Spears Kid Costume “Toxic” / Image Source: Pepper V.
Britney Spears Kid Costume "Toxic"
Britney Spears Kid Costume “Toxic” / Image Source: Pepper V.

Anyhow, that’s the scoop on my daughter’s Britney Spears kid costume for Halloween… Hope you all cracked a smile. I sure did. 🤣😁

If your kid prefers Ariana Grande instead, you can check out that look too on this post here.

Britney Spears Kid Costumes – Shopping Links

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Most of the items I used for these costumes I was able to find offline as well as online. Some online links that might help you piece together these Britney Spears kids costumes for yourself are below:

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Truly Outrageous Jem and The Holograms Costume

Jem and the Holograms Costume

Since Halloween is the theme of the month, I found pics from one of my favorite costumes ever. My daughter and I dressed in Jem and The Holograms Costumes one year.

What is “Jem and the Holograms”?

Not alot of folks are familiar with “Jem and The Holograms”. It was only the greatest 80’s cartoon series of all time, so you truly missed out if didn’t watch. Don’t fight me. 🙂

But just in case you don’t believe me that it’s a real show that actually happened, you can check out all the scoop on Wikipedia. 🙂

Image Source: Google

Not alot of people remember this cartoon TV series, which makes me sad. It was on during the 80s and definitely targeted the young girl crowd, and I was hooked ever since. I was mostly addicted to the music, as Jem was a rockstar/popstar and had the catchiest songs and the most outrageous fashion.

She was also a real-life person with a real-life job and real-life responsibilities raising foster kids. Her real-life persona was Jerrica, and she had to keep her rockstar persona a secret from everyone.

Holy smokes. Kinda like me with this blog. I’m using the alias Pepper Valentine here (lol, my rockstar name), and I am keeping this blog a secret from everyone in my real-life so I can be uncensored and unedited here, and have no real-life consequences for being myself.

Anyhow, the reason she had to keep her identity such a secret was because she had a secret supercomputer (in the 80s!) that created all the music and all the fashion via holograms that looked real to everyone else. And she thought that if that supercomputer was discovered, that it could be used for evil purposes. She was using it simply to be a rockstar.

So that’s a quick summary as to why I am a “Jem and the Holograms” fan. I’m a bit obsessed with the series still, and I have fun creating projects that are inspired by Jem, like these Halloween costumes for myself and my daughter. My daughter even had a Jem and the Holograms birthday party theme one year and I saved those pics on another post here. I’m happy to be able to share these pics even though it’s all over and in the past. I hope you like it too…

My Photos – Jem and the Holograms Costume

So one year myself and my daughter dressed as the main characters, Jem and Pizzazz, and we had a great time. Lol, how’d we do though? We look just like them, right?

Jem and the Holograms Costume / Image Source: Pepper V.
Jem and the Holograms Costume / Image Source: Pepper V.
Jem and the Holograms Costume / Image Source: Pepper V.
Jem and the Holograms Costume / Image Source: Pepper V.
Jem and the Holograms Costume / Image Source: Pepper V.
Jem and the Holograms Costume / Image Source: Pepper V.

Jem and the Holograms Costume – Shopping Links

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Fun with The Descendants Mal Costume

Halloween is definitely my favorite holiday of all time! My daughter loves it too and dressed up in The Descendants Mal costume one year.

I enjoy the costumes, and getting to dress-up, and being able to PRETEND to be someone else for a few hours.

And I’m a weirdo and I usually start planning and gathering everything I need for costumes in the summer. Mostly because I hate the annual Halloween pop-up stores – they’re too crowded, over-priced, nothing will fit correctly right off the shelf, and everything is handled and picked-through. Not my fave.

So I usually start prepping WAY in advance, but the prices are better and it gives me alot more time to make sure I’m happy with it and overall it’s a much less stressful experience for me.

Anyhow… I personally don’t dress up as much anymore since I’m usually focused on my daughter and her costume instead. She has an epic one planned for this year, and we’re all prepped and ready to go. I’ll keep it a secret until the big day but I can’t wait to share it with you all!

But in the meantime… I can post some pics of past costumes for you. The rest of this post is dedicated to the Descendants Mal costume, but if you would like more costume ideas for girls, I have a separate post located here: 11 Costume Ideas for Girls, which includes my daughter’s costumes as Britney Spears, Ariana Grande, Cruella DeVil, Jem and the Holograms, Ariel the Little Mermaid, Wonder Woman, and others…

The Descendants Mal Costume – The Look

Here’s a pic of my daughter dressed as Mal from Disney’s “The Descendants” movie.

This costume is quite easy to put together because you can buy mostly everything you need online. The only extra effort besides shopping is the makeup. And I only needed 2 specific makeup items for this look. Just the lipstick and the eyeshadow. I used the lipstick for both the lips and the heavy eyeliner. Then the eyeshadow just to shade the rest of her eyelids. But overall, very easy!

Descendants Mal Costume
The Descendants Mal Costume / Image Source: Pepper V.

If you haven’t seen this movie yet, I recommend it as it was very cute with a GREAT soundtrack. I found myself listening to the music even outside of the movie itself since the tracks were so catchy. And the premise was interesting too – it centered around the teenage children of the famous Disney villians, and those teenage children had to share a high school with the children of the famous Disney heros. And it was entertaining seeing them interact with each other.

So if you haven’t seen it yet, I definitely recommend it.

The Descendants Mal Costume – Shopping Links

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Some links that might help you put together this Descendants Mal costume can be found below. Just make sure that you order well-enough in advance that any shipping delays won’t cause you the extra stress of a last-minute costume change.

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