Monday, October 19, 2009

Female Characters Good for Halloween

I'm a big fan of Halloween and trick or treating, but I do think it belongs to kids, probably under the age of 10 or 12. There are the obvious costumes like ghosts, witches, pumpkins and clowns (yes, I was all of these at one point), but there are also quite a few from movies that I've been thinking of that are also appropriate for girls rather than trashy options that seem to dominate the stores, but I'm sure there might be others. Here are 5 I'd recommend:

1. Hermione Granger - Excellent role model, magical and has great friends.

2. Mary Poppins - She can fly, sing, has a movie, a book, and a musical. Also, easy to wear a heavy coat and scarf if you're up north.

3. Dorothy Gale/Wicked Witch - I have no problem with good or bad characters, just as long as they're fun and recognizable.

4. Belle (or many of the Disney princesses, including the new one, Princess Tiana from The Princess and the Frog)

5. Jessie the Yodeling Cowgirl - Okay, the guys costumes from Toy Story are a lot more fun, but I think being a cowgirl is still really cool.


Marc said...

To everyone else's utter horror, my friend recently announced (rather happily, I might add) that his somewhat overweight girlfriend will be dressing up as Slave Princess Leia this year. I'm going to refer her to this list and hope that it works.

Jess said...

Marc - I had a list of characters that WEREN'T appropriate for Halloween, and that was one of them! Mostly because little kids shouldn't dress up as bad models or skanky characters, but I guess adults can be as delusional as they wish.

24hourstomidnight said...

I support the development of a Sexy Mary Poppins costume.

Cat said...

What a great post idea! Though I officially lodge my protest of all things Disney princess, just because. :-P (there's a wedding dress line of Disney scary!)