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Top costumes for Halloween 2015
For the 11th year in a row, princess costumes are the top Halloween costumes for children, according to the National Retail Federation's 2015 Halloween Consumer Top Costumes Survey. An estimated 3.2 million kids plan to dress as a princess. And, that doesn't even include the Disney princesses- 2 million kids plan to dress as a character from the "Frozen" movie, while another 865,679 children specified other Disney princesses.
Batman characters, another familiar sight on the annual list, were the second most popular choice, with 2.6 million children planning to dress up as characters like Joker, Batgirl, Robin, or the Dark Knight himself. Superheroes and action heroes in general were close behind with 2.4 million children choosing one of those costumes. Spider-Man fell short of the list at 11, with 1 million kids planning to dress as the character, while Superman had only 828,040 children wanting to be the iconic hero.
Adults were also asked what they planned to dress up as, and witch topped that list.
Some parents may be dressing up with their kids, as Batman character made the adult list, too, with 2 million adults planning to dress as one of the characters.
Who will you be for Halloween?
Top costumes for adults:
- Batman character
- Star Wars character
- Action/Super hero
- Tie: Slasher movie villain, Political, Wench/Tart/Vixen
NRF also determined that 44 percent of people will wear costumes this year. Total spending on costumes for kids is expected to reach $1 billion, while adults are expected to spend a total $1.2 billion on their slightly higher-priced costumes.
Costumes can be found at big box stores, party supply stores and at pop-up Halloween stores like Spirit Halloween and Halloween City. Costumes can also be made at home- for ideas, check out the links below:
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- Families, groups can call themselves the Guardians o...
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- Kids gain turtle power with a homemade costume turtl...
Whether for Halloween or play, kids love dressing up as heroes, and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are among the favorites. This homemade shell can be made with items found around the house for free
- Quick and easy pirate costumes take kids to Neverlan...
Between Peter Pan (and the cartoon spin-off, Jake and the Neverland Pirates) and The Pirates of the Caribbean movie series, children have plenty of inspiration for role-play or for Halloween costumes.
- Easy hat crafts honor Dr. Seuss
Some schools may let kids wear hats that are crazy or show their love of Dr. Seuss books for Read Across America Day. There are probably supplies already at home to easily make a hat from scratch.