The Most Popular Halloween Costumes Of 2017—For Kids, Adults, & Pets

Written by Katie Hintz-Zambrano
10:30 am
10/09/17

Halloween is just a few weeks away, and if your household is anything like ours, the thought of what everyone is going to “be” is a constant conversation topic. According to the National Retail Federation, $9.1 billion will be spent on Halloween this year, and $3.4B of that chunk will be spent on costumes (while $2.7B will be spent on candy, $2.7B on decorations, and $.4B on greeting cards).

So, what costumes are the majority of Americans shelling out for this year (i.e. how original will your get-up be once you’re out trick-or-treating with the masses?). Trend-trackers forecast the following Top 10 outfits for children, adults, and pets, respectively.

Note that for the second year in a row, superheroes have beat out the formerly uber-popular “princess” as top costume for kids. (Read about that original turn of the tide right here.) And Wonder Woman will be out in full-force for both adults and children’s costumes.

Check out the Top 10 lists below.


Top 10 Halloween Costumes For Kids in 2017:
1. Action/Superhero
2. Batman Character/Princess
3. Animal (Cat, Dog, Monkey, etc.)
4. Spider-Man
5. Star Wars Character
6. Witch
7. Pirate/Marvel Superhero (not Spider-Man)
8. Disney Princess
9. Ghost
10. Wonder Woman

Top 10 Halloween Costumes For Adults in 2017:
1. Witch
2. Batman Character (Batman, Catwoman, Harley Quinn, etc.)
3. Animal (Cat, Dog, etc.)
4. Pirate
5. Marvel Superhero (Spider-Man, Captain America, etc.)
6. Vampire
7. Zombie
8. DC Superhero (not Batman or Wonder Woman)/Star Wars Character
9. Slasher Movie Villain (Jason, Scream, etc.)
10. Wonder Woman

Top 10 Halloween Costumes For Pets in 2017:
1. Pumpkin
2. Hot Dog
3. Dog/Lion/Pirate
4. Bumble Bee
5. Devil
6. Batman Character
7. Ghost
8. Cat
9. Witch
10. Star Wars Character

What are you and the entire family dressing up for this year? We’d love to hear in the comments below! For more Halloween 2017 trends, check out the NRF’s stat-filled report.

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