Hottest Halloween Costumes for 2016 Are Comic Book Characters

September 29, 2016

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We're little more than a month away from Halloween and your kids are already thinking about what they want to dress up as to go trick-or-treating.  Well after an 11 year trend, princesses are predicted to not be the most popular children’s Halloween costume.  A new survey from the National Retail Federation reveals this year's hottest costume for kids are comic book characters. And it’s not just kids, Superheroes and Super Villains for adults and even pets are trending to the top of the list.  In particular Supergirl, Harley Quinn are the best sellers.  The classics of X-Men characters, Batman, Superman and Spider-Man are expected to do well but a lot of antiheroes like Harley Quinn, the Joker and Deadpool are big too, partly due to recent movie releases.  Another trend this year are pet costumes. Roughly 16% of Americans say they'll dress up their dogs, cats and bunnies for Halloween, according to the survey. The most popular costumes for pets were pumpkins (10%), hot dogs (8%) and bumblebees (5%).

SOURCE: Chicago Tribune

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