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!
- Mother Teresa- find directions for putting together a super easy, no-sew Mother Teresa costume here using blue painter’s tape for the stripes!
- Saint Rita- Classic black robes.
- Saint Clare of Assisi- Carry a monstrance. You can shape a simple monstrance from aluminum foil or find a monstrance craft here.
- Saint Teresa of Avila- Carmelite order, brown robes. Doctor of the church, so carry a book and a feather.
- Saint Scholastica- Carry a crucifix.
- Saint Faustina- Carry a picture of the Divine Mercy image. Also, she had stigmata.
- Saint Katherine Drexel- Wear a big crucifix necklace.
- Saint Margaret Mary- Carry a picture of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
- Saint. Catherine of Bologna- Patroness of artists.
- Saint Marguerite- Her order wore fabric tied around their heads in white and black.
- Saint Therese of Lisieux- Carmelite order, brown robes. Carry roses and a crucifix.
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:
- St. Elizabeth of Hungary- Carry a basket with some bread and roses.
- St. Ursula- Daughter of a Christian British King.
- St. Cloitilde- Daughter of King Chilperic of Burgundy.
- St. Isabella of Portugal- Queen of Portugal.
- St. Margaret- Queen of Scotland.
- St. Brigid of Ireland- Scottish Princess. Craft a St. Brigid’s cross to carry with you.
- St. Helena- Carry a cross.
- St. Agnes of Prague- Daughter of King of Bohemia and Constance of Hungary.
- St. Olga of Kiev- First Christian Queen of Ukraine.
- St. Dymphia- Carry a sword.
- St. Audrey- English Princess. Carry a sunflower, which is her symbol.
- St. Adelaide- Princess of Burgandy.
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- 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. You can find great directions for making your own angel costume here. You can cut wings out of cardboard and then either spray paint them, glue feathers on them, or cover them in foil. 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!
- Saint Josephine Bakhita- She wears a really fun bonnet! Check out this great St. Josephine Bakhita costume complete with directions for making the bonnet.
- Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton- She wore a black, floppy bonnet.
- Blessed Anne Marie Taigi- She wears a white, ruffly bonnet.
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:
- St. Bernadette- The Blessed Mother appeared to her 17 times.
- Fatima children- Blessed Lucia, and Blessed Jacinta.
Native American- Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha. Dress as a Native American girl and carry a cross made from 2 sticks tied together. Check out this easy St. Kateri costume here, and 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.
- Little Nellie of Holy God- White dress, rose colored socks. (For a little girl- Little Nellie died at the age of 3)
- St. Therese- read about her First Communion here.
- Saint Imelda
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:
- Saint Agnes- Carry a stuffed lamb.
- Saint Veronica- Carry a veil with Jesus’ face on it. Find directions to craft your own Veronica’s veil here.
- Saint Genevive- Carry a candle.
- Saint Mary Magdelene- Wear a long wig and carry a bottle of perfume.
- Saint Lydia- Carry purple cloth.
- Saint Dorothy- Carry a basket of roses and apples.
- Saint Martha- Carry a broom.
- Saint Elizabeth- Stuff your robes into a pregnant belly (baby St. John the Baptist).
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.
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!