Who Says a Little Girl Has to be a Princess for Halloween? See these Stereotypes Shattered


Every year as Halloween rolls around, we dust off the costumes, but when it comes to your children, do they get to choose their costume?  The move to break gender barriers is on at even this young age, so let them choose what they want to be—boys can be Disney princesses and girls can be Spider-Man. Halloween is time for fun and anything goes. There’s no need to draw gender lines when it comes to having fun with a kid’s costume.

From a little girl who wanted to smash the gender barrier with her version of the Hulk costume to a young boy sporting Frozen‘s Elsa’s costume,  there’s more to see below.

This little girl who's ~smashing~ gender stereotypes as Hulk

This little girl is a big fan of the Avengers, and her favorite is Hulk.

Sully from Monsters Inc.

Sully from Monsters, Inc., courtesy of the boys' costume section

Even though Party City had a lot of princess costumes, this girl wanted to be Sully from Monsters Inc. She chose her costume from the boy’s section.

Batman and Robin

Batman and Robin

A little girl would be lucky to have supportive parents who are okay with her liking superheroes.


The cutest Shrek you've ever seen

For Halloween, this little girl wanted to be Shrek.

Captain America

This adorable Captain America, forgoing the skirt it came with

“My four-year-old daughter as Captain America. When we were shopping for her costume, she asked, ‘Mommy, why do all the girl ones have skirts? Captain America doesn’t wear a skirt.’”

A Nightmare Before Christmas‘s Jack Skellington

Jack Skellington from A Nightmare Before Christmas

This little girl wanted to be Jack Skellington for Halloween.

Princess and a Knight

A princess AND a knight

This shows that girls can save themselves and not just have to wait for a knight to come along.

Darth Vader (with a Hair Bow)

Darth Vader

Darth Vader being carried around by her Storm Trooper dad.

Captain America (Part 2)

This three-year-old Captain America

Because Captain America wants to watch The Little Mermaid.

Batman + Elsa

The girl who dressed as her two favorites: Batman and Elsa

Let your child be their favorite character.

Captain America and Agent Coulson

Captain America, Winter Soldier, and Agent Coulson

Two little girls decide to ignore the gender rules and dressed as Winter Soldier and Agent Phil Coulson.

Ash Ketchum, the Pokémon Master

The greatest Pokémon master, Ash Ketchum

“My daughter went as Ash Ketchum last year!” this girl’s mom proudly says.

 The Crocodile Hunter

The Crocodile Hunter

Girls can like reptiles too, and this grade schooler wanted to be the Crocodile Hunter.

Stormtrooper (with a Pony Tail)

This Stormtrooper

Girls want to be Stormtroopers too.

Frozen‘s Elsa

Elsa from Frozen

This four-year-old little boy wanted to be his favorite character, Elsa.

Spider-Man (or -Woman)

And Spider-Man, equipped with spider web earrings

Say hello to Spider-Man and her long, dangling earrings.

Blossom from The Powerpuff Girls

Blossom from The Powerpuff Girls

“When I was five, I dressed up as Blossom, my favorite Powerpuff Girl.”

Doctor Who

The 10th Doctor from Doctor Who

“My daughter as the 10th Doctor.”

Rocket Raccoon from the Guardians of the Galaxy

Rocket Raccoon from Guardians of the Galaxy

This girl wanted to wear her Rocket Raccoon costume early.

Buzz Lightyear

Buzz Lightyear, complete with a flowery headband

Buzz Lightyear to the rescue, with her headband and glittery, purple boots.

Darth Vader

This little girl who wanted to be film's most evil villain

Darth Vader with Cinderella at her feet.


The most adorable Superman in the world

Superman taking a break with her drink.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle‘s Leonardo

The ultimate Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle’s Leonardo gets a makeover.

Argh, Matey!

A pirate, beard and all

“My youngest daughter has been Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, and even Santa Claus. This is her costume from 2003.”

Thomas the Tank Engine

Thomas the Tank Engine

This little girl obviously does not like girly costumes.

Iron Man

Iron Man

This beautiful girl is dressed as Iron Man.

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