Most Popular Halloween Costumes for 2016


Halloween is just around the corner. The ghosts and goblins will be ready to go trick or treating. However, this year you may notice a little more variety in the costume selection. The year of Elsa has passed. Harry Potter may not be as popular.  According to the National Retail Federation, Superhero and action hero costumes are expected to be the top-selling Halloween costume for children this year.

Superhero Ideas:

Spiderman

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This superhero has been around for years. He’s always popular with his spidey sense but may be even more popular this year, thanks to a new movie in the making.

Batman

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Turn your neighborhood into Gotham City this Halloween with the whole cast of characters.  Batman, Batgirl and the Joker could show up at your door.

Superman

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When you think of Superheroes, you can’t forget about Superman.

Star Wars

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Always popular for any age group, Star Wars characters will never miss a Halloween. Get ready to see Storm Troopers, Luke Skywalker, and Princess Leah walking the streets this year. You may even see someone from the dark side like Darth Vader.

Avengers

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Let your little one take on crime or candy this Halloween as one of the avengers.

Ghostbusters

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With a recent updated movie and lego sets, the Ghostbusters are back for a new generation this Halloween.

Wonder Woman

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Be ahead of a new movie by dressing up as Wonder Woman this year. No bad guys or girls will want to mess with your little one when she is pretending to be Wonder Woman.

Best for the Younger Crowd:

Paw Patrol

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Marshall, Skye, Rocky, Zuma, Chase, Ryder and Everest. Yikes, I just named them all from memory. These fury friends are very popular among the young kids. So I’m sure you’ll see a few of them.

Princesses

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While the year of every girl wanting to be Elsa or Anna may be gone. A little girl’s dream of being a princess is always popular. Cinderella is a classic. Princess Sofia is popular among the preschool crowd.

Nemo and Dory

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With the release of Finding Dory this summer, Nemo may be finding his way to your door this Halloween with his friend Dory.

Minnie & Mickey Mouse

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This classic Disney couple has stood the test of time.

Costumes for Teens & Adults

So what other kind of costumes will you see for kids and adults. This year, the popular costumes may be a favorite or least favorite politician, a favorite app or even take a spin on social media.

Pokemon Go

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Pokemon hunters will not have to look far this year. Put down the app and look outside. Pokemon could be anywhere this Halloween. See who you find while trick or treating.

Donald Trump & Hillary Clinton

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Being a political year, you may find some trick or treaters campaigning. They may like their candidate or it could be a spin on a disliked political figure. In fact, the survey done by the National Retail Foundation found that among adults age 35 and older, political costumes are expected to be the third most popular costume choice.

Emoji’s

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These are no longer smiley faces, you can dress up as your favorite Emoji. Capture your mood that day and see how others react. Maybe when you are out and about you will run into another Emoji or two.

Hashtags

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Years ago it would have been a number sign or pound sign. (Am I aging myself here!) Now you can dress up as a hashtag. If you have a hashtag of your own – you could put that on a small sign and see if other people post about your costume.

Snap Chat Doggy

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The snap chat doggy is popular among all ages. So why not bring him to life this Halloween.

Deadpool

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While superheroes may be popular among children, the anti-heroes may be a big hit among teens and adults. Thanks to DC and Marvel, you can expect to see lots of Deadpool characters on the streets.

Harley Quinn

For women, Harley Quinn may be a popular costume. Margot Robbie’s version of the Suicide Squad character is expected to be another popular costume.

Don’t Forget Your Furry Friend Costumes:

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And for pet lovers out there, you don’t want to leave out your furry friend. A survey found the three most popular Halloween costumes for pets this year are pumpkin, hot dog, and bumble bee.

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