All Saints’ Day Costume Ideas for Girls

All Saints Day costumes don’t have to be complicated, and they can be fun and easy to put together! After your child decides what saint she’d like to dress up as, you should spend some time researching the saint together and looking up pictures online to get a feel for the costume you need. Here’s a list of All Saints’ Day costume ideas for girls to get you started:

Nuns and Sisters- This is a big category for girl saints! I have directions posted here for putting together a simple no-sew nun costume. There are so many great saints to choose from!

Royalty: Dress up like a queen or a princess saint! Put on a fancy dress, make yourself a crown, and be a royal saint for All Saints Day! You can find lots of ideas for crafting your own crown here. If you want a more “saintly” look rather than a Disney princess kind of a look, you can try putting a veil under your crown and/or adding a cape/robe (depending on the saint). Here are some choices for queen and princess saint costumes:

 

Flower Crown- You don’t have to dress up as a queen or a princess to have fun with a crown on All Saints Day. Find some ideas for making your own floral crown here.

  • St. Cecilia- She was crowned with roses and lilies by angels. If you dress up as St. Cecilia, be sure and carry an instrument!
  • St. Rose of Lima- She is often depicted with a crown made of roses.
  • St. Lucy- Also known as St. Lucia. She wore a green wreath on her head with candles all around it. This crown gets paired with a white dress and a red ribbon tied around the waist. Read more about putting together a St. Lucy costume here.
  • St. Philomena- She wears flowers as a crown, and you can carry an anchor. See a St. Philomena costume with directions here.
  • Mary- Our Lady is often crowned with flowers, and she’s the queen of all the saints!

Doctor- St. Gianna Beretta Molla. She was a modern doctor. Where a white lab coat, and carry a baby doll (or a little baby sibling).

Soldier- St. Joan of Arc. Girl dressed in armor. Simple armor can be made from cardboard, duct tape, and aluminum foil. Armor can also be found at the Dollar Tree around Halloween time.

Maid- St. Zita. Wear a simple dress, an apron, and a handkerchief in your hair. Carry a broom or a duster. Can also carry bread or roses in your apron.

Dress up as Mary- Our Lady has so many titles, and just as many ways to dress up like her! The classic look would be to wear a dress with a blue veil. You can also try some of these:

  • Our Lady of Guadalupe- Wear a pink dress with a black ribbon tied around the waist. This is a symbol of pregnancy. Then you need a long blue veil with golden stars on it. You could paint them on with gold glitter glue, or use gold foil star stickers. This is a great costume to pair with San Juan Diego!
  • Our Lady of Fatima- Also known as Our Lady of the Rosary. Dress in a white gown with a white veil trimmed in gold with a crown placed on top. Carry a rosary.
  • Immaculate Heart of Mary- Dress in a red dress with a white veil and a blue sash or cape. Tape a picture of the Immaculate Heart on your chest. Or, find directions on tie dying an Immaculate Heart shirt.
  • Our Lady of Lourdes- Also known as Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception. Wear a white dress or robe, and a white veil.
    Tie a blue ribbon or sash around your waist, and carry a rosary. This
    would be a great costume to pair with St. Bernadette!

angel wingsAngel- Dressing up like an angel for All Saints Day can be great fun! You’ll need a white dress, a halo, some wings, and possibly a harp. I  have directions for making angel wings here, and a diy for an angel tutu here.  A harp can be easily cut from cardboard, then use pipe cleaners for the strings. I also thought these angel wings made from paper plates were pretty clever. I absolutely love this feathery angel costume!

Bonnets- You can either sew a bonnet with this free pattern, or you can make bonnets out of paper. Here are some saints that wore bonnets:

Peasant- Dress in simple dresses, plaid or different patterns. Tie a rag or veil on your head and add a shawl. Here are some ideas for peasant saints to dress up as:

saint kateri costume diyNative American- Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha. Dress as a Native American girl and carry a cross made from 2 sticks tied together. Find my directions for making a St. Kateri costume here. You can also make this easy paper bag version at the last minute. Also, I think this Indian costume is the cutest!!!

First Communicants- Maybe you have an old First Communion or Flower Girl dress lying around the house? There were many Saints who had a devotion to making their First Communion. Dress up like a First Communicant in a white dress and veil.

Carry Props- For many girl saint costumes, all you need is a dress, a veil, and the right props. Here are some ideas to get you going:

I also have a post here about dressing up girl costumes with tutus to make them more fun!

Thanks to everyone who submitted pictures for this post, especially Gretchen, Elizabeth, and The Cotter Family. If you have more ideas for girl saint costumes and would like to share, please comment below. If you log in and comment, you can actually add an image to share a picture of your little saints with all of us, or leave a link to a post on your blog.

Now Check out my Saint Costume Ideas for Boys!

I finished up these costume posts last year, but I added some new links, pictures, and ideas, so I’m running them again! Very excited about All Saints’ day this year! :-)

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  1. Hi! Nothing shows when I got to this page? Do you have the information elsewhere?

  2. I am not Catholic, Pentecostal actually, but this is such a cute website! Props to whoever set it up!!

  3. Hi! I love this information and plan on distributing ideas to parents for our Church’s All Saints Day Celebration. Would you be willing to repost the boys costumes? The link seems to be deactivated.

  4. Thank you so much for this list, and the boys’ list. I started to freak out a little yesterday when my son came home from CCD with info on his All Saints party and I realized I was going to have to come up with three saint costumes for the kids. So glad I looked here first!!! Thanks!

  5. I noticed that the link to the new-sew Mother Theresa costume doesn’t seem to be working. I’d love to see the pattern for that if you have another link. Thanks for putting this all together!

  6. Thank you for the great list and ideas! My daughter has been asking me if any saints were princesses so this is also a great resource for us!

  7. I have been doing all saints day now for a loooooong time, lol. I don’t sew really, so I have gotten used to always keeping an eye out for potential costume materials at thrift stores and such. I raid halloween costumes after halloween is over and they all go on clearance…i have gotten a few monk/priest/angel/nun costumes this way. Also, any costume pieces that are robe-like have potential…I made a black robe out of a grim reaper costume once, ha! One of my favorite costumes was a St. Kateri costume I made for my now 16 year old. I had very little funds that year. I took an old white tshirt of mine and dyed it with tea bags,,came out light brown. Then I fringed the bottom and the sleeves and tied pony beads to the fringes. Took me *forever* to tie all those beads, lol, but it was free! The length made it look like a short dress, so she wore a brown jumper under it to add some length. Carried a cross and an artificial lily I raided from our Easter decorations. It was very cute. :)

    • adding to my comment above, also keep an eye out for any “ethnic” looking costumes…these can often be turned into a costume of a saint from that country. I bought a Mulan costume one year that became a costume for a young Japanese girl that was martyred…don’t remember her name off the top of my head. Period costumes work too…something colonial-ish looking works for St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, something Renaissance-ish works for Saints that lived during that period, etc….

    • That sounds so cute! What a great idea! I had an Indian costume as a little girl that my mom sewed for me, and she said the same things about the beads- lol! ;-)

  8. This is an AWESOME list, Lacy! I’m sure it took some time to create! BTW: Thanks for linking to me! God Bless!

  9. I love your web site! Great ideas! Thank you so much. I teach kindergarten at a catholic school and you are so inspiring. The Holy Spirit is working through you.

  10. These are so cute! :) I’d also recommend St Gemma http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=225 and St Catherine of Siena http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=9 for St Catherine you can dress as a Dominican (back then the tertiaries wore habits too) and carry a book and a lily like in the picture… for St Gemma, put your hair in a low ponytail, and wear a black dress with a shorter cape, and if you want to, a black straw hat :) She also had the stigmata. These are two more awesome Saints!

  11. Teresa Schultz says:

    My six year old special needs child was Mother Teresa and the costume was so easy and she looked great. This costume was the easiest ever. Thank you for the idea

  12. naina elizabeth says:

    i love this

  13. I was wondering if anyone has any experience with schools/churches opposing the idea of an All Saints Day party because it somehow takes away from the “holiness” of the Holy Day.

    Would appreciate any thoughts or arguments.

  14. Hello! As usual, you are such a blessing to all us catholic moms with all your great ideas! Thanks! I wanted to ask your permission to link to your website’s All Saint’s costume ideas (boys and girls) from my small parish website. We are having our very first All Saint’s Day party this year (hopefully to become annual) and it would be nice to have some easy and great costume ideas for parents. We plan to use many of your ideas here also! Thanks so much again!!

  15. Wow! These ideas can really help me prepare for our school’s ‘Parade of Saints’! Thank you!!

  16. Do you girls dress up on all saints day???

  17. This post is such a great resource! My daughter is doing her first Parade of Saints and this has been so helpful! Thanks!

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