Halloween spending is expected to hit an all-time record this year, exceeding the $9.1 billion spent in 2017. Last year, men spent an average of $96 on a costume and women around $77. With Halloween right around the corner, here’s a list of the top costumes you’re sure to see this year while you're out trick-or-treating. There are options for adults and children, plus most are under $50!
1. Black Panther
With the release of the Marvel movie earlier this year, it’s no surprise that the Black Panther will be a popular costume. Spirit Halloween has kids’ sizes available for just $34.99 and adult sizes for $49.99. Tap into your inner superhero!
2. Harry Potter
Fans of the books and movies make Harry Potter a popular costume year after year. Children can go from muggle to wizard in the Harry Potter robe available at Target for $20!
3. The Nun
You’ll definitely be a frightful vision dressing up as Valak from the horror flick The Nun. Party City has the costume for men for just $39.99 that includes the veil, mask and robe.
This list wouldn’t be complete without one vampire costume! Grown-ups and children can have fun trick-or-treating as Mavis from Hotel Transylvania. Spirit Halloween has kids’ sizes for just $24.99 and adult sizes for $39.99.
5. Michael Myers
This is a classic costume that never goes out of style. With the release of the slasher film “Halloween” this October, there’s no doubt people will be suiting up as Michael Myers. Find it at Party City for $19.99 for boys and $39.99 for adults.
6. Jack & Sally
Celebrating its 25th anniversary, Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas” is sure to be popular. Jack Skellington and Sally make for fun costume ideas for couples. Party City has options for adults and kids (boys' or girls') starting at $29.99.
7. Winifred Sanderson
The movie Hocus Pocus also celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Make a bewitching appearance at the Halloween party by going as Winifred Sanderson! Find it at Spirit Halloween from $49.99.
8. Star Wars
The urge to dress up as your favorite Star Wars character has not died down. Boys can tap into the dark side as Darth Vader ($15 at Walmart), while girls can fight for good as Rey from Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($29.99 at Party City).
If you want your costume to get a laugh out of people, why not be an Emoji? Choose from smiling, winking tongue, laughing crying, puking rainbow and more at Spirit Halloween with prices starting at just $24.99.
10. The Incredibles
Let your kids be superheroes! Spirit Halloween has a toddler Violet dress costume for $39.99 and boys Dash costume for $34.99.
Tell us which costume your dressing up as for Halloween 2018 below!
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