Influential Women Halloween Costumes

Halloween is just around the corner and I couldn’t be more excited! Dressing up is one of my favorite things and, no hyperbole, I think about what I’m going to dress up as every single day of the calendar year. It’s sad but true. This year is particularly exciting since it will be Jasper’s first Halloween so you can imagine how my Mother Boy have been working overtime. Stay tuned for that big reveal next week 😉

2018 has been a year chock full of empowering women who have inspired us in so many ways. In that spirit, we picked a few of our favorite women to honor this Halloween and to channel some of their girl boss energy! Kate Spade, Serena Williams, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg were our respective picks. We partnered with Cricut to make their costumes come to life using the Cricut Maker. And we’ve made it super simple for you by providing all the templates you need to cut out the basic elements ALL OUT OF PAPER! NO SEWING INVOLVED!

Get all the templates and instructions to create each girl-power costume!

For each of these costumes, the Cricut Maker was key! It made it so simple to create and cut out intricate and detailed components for each costume. This machine not only cuts paper, but fabric, vinly, iron-on, chipboard, and so many more materials, making it the perfect machine for the all-purpose crafter. See the insturctions below to get an idea of how versitile the Maker is!

Kate Spade

We were shocked and saddened by the passing of Kate Spade. The company she started and grew has been a major source of inspiration for the Lars Team with her love of color, pattern, and cheekiness. We brought her iconic look to life with loads of accessories, a 60s hair flip, and a nod to the brand she built with reds, pinks, kelly green, black, and a touch of leopard.

Cricut Templates available HERE for Kate Spade:

  • Bracelets: Cut out with pink, red, green, and gold paper and arrange as desired, securing pieces with hot glue. Glue string or ribbon to edges so you can tie them onto wrists
  • Earrings: Cut out with paper and put together with glue. Hot glue earring backs onto the back side of the earring.
  • Shoe Clips: Cut out with paper, assemble, and hot glue onto shoe-clip hardware.
  • Ring: Cut out with paper, assemble, and hot glue onto an adjustable metal ring.
  • Purses: Cut out of paper and assemble by taping or glue on the inner side of the purse so it doesn’t show on the outside.
  • Kate Spade Logo: Cut out with gold iron-on and iron onto the paper purse using a low setting on your iron to avoid burning.

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Serena Williams

I grew up playing competitive tennis and actively following the sport so I witnessed first hand the rise of Queen Serena Williams. Seeing her become a mother was of particular interest because I had Jasper at about the same time and, as you might imagine, I have a huge respect for working mothers. I was right along there with you when she wore her tutu at the US Open. I knew immediately we needed to translate in into a Halloween costume!

Serena Williams

Cricut templates available HERE for Serena Williams

  • Sweatband logos: Cut out on white iron-on and iron onto the sweatband on appropriate heat setting
  • Leo Logo: Cut out Serena’s name with white iron-on and glue onto front corner of leotard

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg (RBG)

I was a college intern at The National Museum of Women in the Arts when I attended a lecture with the indomitable RBG and fell in love with many things about her, maybe superficially, most with her commitment to the collar! Did you know that people all around the world have gifted her collars and she varies them according to who she is siding with? Go see her new documentary! It’s so enlightening! We had to honor her this year and memorialize her collars in paper.Influential women Halloween costumes

Cricut templates available HERE for RBG:

Please note: Because this was a sponsored post with Cricut, all files can only be found within their Design Space.

  • Earrings : #M8B283D4 (in Cricut Design Space) Cut out on blue paper and glue to regular earring backs or clip-on earrings.
  • Collar: #M8B283FA (in Cricut Design Space) Cut out on white paper. To secure, overlap edges slightly and tape with double-sided tape
  • Gavel: #M8B283DB (in Cricut Design Space) Cut out on brown paper. Add detail with paint if desired. Hot glue a skewer or craft stick onto the back of the paper to stabilize.
  • Glasses: #M3E112 (in Cricut Design Space) Cut out on black paper

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This post is sponsored by Cricut, with whom we love working. We love aligning with brands that we believe in and use consistently!

Photography by Jane Merritt


This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.


  1. The most influential woman I know was my mother who went to be with the Lord in 2008. She inspired me to be the wife and mother I am today.
    There are some lesser “out there” (for lack of a better word) influential women who by their lifestyle and humility have encouraged and inspired me in more ways than I can count.

  2. I am definitely copying this exact Serena costume this year. I am dark skinned and buff all over like her. Also, I’ll be 4 months along in my pregnancy in October; so, I think it’ll make a great costume, not to mention so affordable! Thank you so much for the directions and links!

  3. Hi! tried accessing the collar link for the RGB costume and once within the cricut program it tells me the project is private? Help please! thank you!

  4. Hi, thanks for sharing these wonderful ideas! The collar design is saved as a private design so that we cannot access it. Can you please make it public. Thanks!

    • Because this was a sponsored post with Cricut, all these files can only be found within their Cricut Design Space. I linked to each one individually so you can find it there. If there’s enough interest, we can design more and make them available on our own site!


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