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

Taylor Pittman
HuffPost

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)
(Sarah Schmitz)

2 Gertie from "E.T."

(Allie WLaw)
(Allie WLaw)

3 Wonder Woman

(Susan Williams)
(Susan Williams)

4 Hermione from the "Harry Potter" Series

(Lindsey Pace Garduno)
(Lindsey Pace Garduno)

5 Coraline

(Elysa Archibald)
(Elysa Archibald)

6 Frida Kahlo

(Laura Berkeley)
(Laura Berkeley)

7 Wednesday Addams

(Leisa Tarrant)
(Leisa Tarrant)

8 A Tater Tot

(Amy Schilling Caskie)
(Amy Schilling Caskie)

9 Winifred Sanderson from "Hocus Pocus"

(Destinee Caitlynn)
(Destinee Caitlynn)

10 Mary Poppins

(Andrea Hougland Ring)
(Andrea Hougland Ring)

11 Katniss Everdeen from "The Hunger Games" Series

(Krista Tomiko)
(Krista Tomiko)

12 Batgirl (On A Skateboard)

(Sharyn Ladds)
(Sharyn Ladds)

13 "Freeze Rey" (a take on the character from "Star Wars")

(Jeni Dushane)
(Jeni Dushane)

14 Astrid from "How To Train Your Dragon"

(September Muller)
(September Muller)

15 Spider-Man

(Dora Plancarte-Yslas)
(Dora Plancarte-Yslas)

16 Judy Hopps from "Zootopia"

(Jenny Amanda)
(Jenny Amanda)

17 Darth Vader

(Sere R Altebrando)
(Sere R Altebrando)

18 Chewbacca from "Star Wars"

(Ana Sofia Alonzo)
(Ana Sofia Alonzo)

19 A UPS Delivery Person

(Jodie Davis Caplea)
(Jodie Davis Caplea)

20 Merida from "Brave"

(Julie Earls)
(Julie Earls)

21 A Presidential Candidate

(Kara Willis)
(Kara Willis)

22 Maleficent from "Sleeping Beauty"

(Erin Goodrich)
(Erin Goodrich)

23 Jane Goodall

(Elizabeth Sheagren Edsall)
(Elizabeth Sheagren Edsall)

24 A Soldier

(Caryn Rich Wilson)
(Caryn Rich Wilson)

25 The Queen of Hearts from "Alice in Wonderland"

(Nakida C Maxson)
(Nakida C Maxson)

26 Black Widow

(Jodi Marshall Klein)
(Jodi Marshall Klein)

27 Catwoman

(Dora Plancarte-Yslas)
(Dora Plancarte-Yslas)

28 Mavis Dracula from "Hotel Transylvania"

(Liane Munro Littlejohn)
(Liane Munro Littlejohn)

29 Audrey Hepburn

(Perla Rodriguez de Wiley)
(Perla Rodriguez de Wiley)

30 A Construction Worker

(Suzanne Rose)
(Suzanne Rose)

31 A Hot Dog

(Sarah Smith-Franks)
(Sarah Smith-Franks)

32 Olaf from "Frozen"

(Miranda Fairchild)
(Miranda Fairchild)

33 A Zookeeper

(Christy Gant Crouch)
(Christy Gant Crouch)

34 An Astronaut

(Christine Underwood)
(Christine Underwood)

35 Little Red Riding Hood

(Michelle Holstein)
(Michelle Holstein)

36 Rocket Raccoon from "Guardians of the Galaxy"

(Amber Williams Alberson)
(Amber Williams Alberson)

37 Rosie the Riveter

(Teresa Cohan Minnaugh)
(Teresa Cohan Minnaugh)

38 Batgirl

(Ellayne Famatid Watson)
(Ellayne Famatid Watson)

39 Romeo from "PJ Masks"

(Ashleigh Williams)
(Ashleigh Williams)

40 An Olympic Gymnast

(Kate Hill Shatkus)
(Kate Hill Shatkus)
  • This article originally appeared on HuffPost.

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