Most Popular Halloween Costumes
It’s Halloween! What are you dressing up as? Trick -or-Treaters will be knocking on your door tonight, so what do think will be the most popular costume? For the first time in years it’s not likely to be Harry Potter.
The National Retail Federation has released a survey of the most favored Halloween trends of 2011.
The Top 5 Costumes for Children:
The Top 5 Costumes for Adults:
- Dark Knight, Batman
Other costumes that made both lists include a cat, ghost, vixen and various Star Wars creatures.
More than 2.6 million men, women and children plan to dress as zombies this Halloween. Zombie costumes jumped from number 22 last year to number nine on children’s top costume list and from number seven to four on the adult list.
Americans are expected to spend $2.5 billion on Halloween costumes this year shelling out $1 billion on children’s costumes, $1.2 billion on adult costumes, and a whopping $310 million on pet costumes. Apparently we love our pets because that’s totally insane! By the way, the top pet costume is a pumpkin. The average person will spend $72.31 on Halloween candy, costumes and decorations bringing total spending to $6.86 billion. That’s the most in the survey’s 9 year history.