This Year’s Top Costumes

Princesses, superheroes and witches are among kids’ top Halloween costume choices this year. Even the dogs are getting into the spirit; their costumes include a pumpkin, devil and a hot dog.

by Kate Wallace

Top Children's Costumes:

1. Princess
2. Batman
3. Spiderman
4. Witch
5. Disney princess
6. Action or superhero
7. Pirate
8. Vampire
9. Zombie
10. Ghost

Top Adult Costumes:

1. Witch
2. Vampire
3. Pirate
4. Batman character
5. Zombie
6. Vixen
7. Princess
8. Ghost (tie)
9. Nurse (tie)
10. Cat
11. Superman

Top Pet Costumes:

1. Pumpkin
2. Devil
3. Hot dog
4. Cat
5. Bee
6. Ghost
7. Superhero
8. Witch
9. Bow ties / fancy collars
10. Superman

Did you know…

  • The average person will spend nearly $80 on candy, costumes and decorations.
  • Seven in 10 Americans will celebrate Halloween this year.
  • About 35 percent of those who put on a costume turn to retail stores for inspiration; 15 percent get ideas from Facebook.
  • Fifty percent of kids prefer to receive chocolate candy for Halloween, compared to 24 percent who prefer non-chocolate candy and 10 percent who preferred gum.

Source: National Retail Federation.