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Oct102017

Empowering girl Halloween costumes for your Wonder Woman

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- In the nearly 365 days since last Halloween, a female presidential candidate came close to shattering the glass ceiling and women roared at the box office in hits like “Wonder Woman.”

This Halloween, there are plenty of costumes for young girls to choose from if they want to emulate empowering female role models.

"Wonder Woman" starring actress Gal Gadot grossed more than $820 million worldwide since its release in June and was lauded by critics and fans alike.

The Wonder Woman character is translating into a popular Halloween costume.

Spirit Halloween, a Halloween retailer with stores in the U.S. and Canada, reports that Wonder Woman is one of its trending costumes this year.

Costume ideas for Wonder Woman have been saved more than 60,000 times on the social network Pinterest, according to a company spokeswoman.

Mary Grace Pingoy, a photographer, took inspiration from the blockbuster movie when she created a Halloween costume for her 10-month-old daughter, Liliana Chloe.

Pingoy, who also has three sons, commissioned a seamstress to handmake the costume for Lillian out of stretch-pleather fabric. Metallic marker was used to add a distressed look.

"Though I do feel it's important for her to know her brothers cherish her and will always protect her, I also want her to find her inner strength and know she can face anything on her own should she need to," Pingoy said of dressing Lillian as a superhero.

In addition to Wonder Woman, Moana, the main character in the Disney movie of the same name, and Belle from "Beauty and the Beast" rank as this year's "most popular female power icons," according to Spirit Halloween.

Joining the animated characters in Spirit Halloween's trending female icons is a real-life personality, YouTube star JoJo Siwa, who made her mark singing, dancing and acting.

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