She wins Halloween, hands down. Booyah!


When Lindsey Sherman's daughter decided to dress up for Halloween this year as Kate McKinnon's lovably eccentric character Jillian Holtzmann from the recent Ghostbusters reboot, the Arizona mom probably didn't anticipate the entire Twitterverse falling in love with her. But even though the holiday is still a few weeks away, that's exactly what went down.

It all started when Sherman tweeted out a photo of her little girl decked in a full busting suit while rocking a mini proton blaster and a pair of Holtzmann's signature yellow lenses like a boss.

"My tiny Holtzmann is pretty excited to rock her favorite Ghostbuster for Halloween," the proud mama captioned the image. "And every day until then too!"

We can totally relate! The year my son dressed up as Mario he slept in those blue coveralls for six nights straight! But what's so cool about this choice of costume is that it's not a sparkly princess, or a racy nurse, or any of the other inappropriately sexy get-ups being sold for girls as young as four these days. It's an actual authentic-looking, gender-neutral uniform that lets any child emulate a cool ghostbusting hero.

Amen! Or as Holtzmann herself would say: Booyah! (Emphasis on the boo.)

Not surprisingly, the inspiring pic has already been shared over 5,000 times, with Sherman's mini Ghostbuster being heralded as a rock star.

"Tiny Halloween Holtzmann is what your day needs," wrote one Twitter user who retweeted the pic.

"This child wins Halloween, hands down," added another.

And from a third: "Thank you tiny Holtzmann and mom. It's only 7:26 am, but I already know this will be the greatest thing I see today."

Pretty amazing! But still, the best response has to be the one that came from Ghostbusters producer Paul Feig himself:

"That is one badass young woman!" he wrote, sharing the pic on his own Twitter feed.

Internet, you just got officially (tiny) Holtzmanned, baby!

Hollee Actman Becker is a freelance writer, blogger, and a mom. Check out her website for more, and then follow her on Twitter at @holleewoodworld.