Popular Movie Character Costumes

  • August 15, 2007
  • Jenna Maxwell

When it comes to “popular” Halloween costumes you just can’t beat going the traditional route.  According to the NRF (National Retail Federation) for the last two years running princess has remained the most popular costume for kids.  Other popular costumes include pirates, witches and Spider-Man.  Traditional costumes never go out of style.  You will always see a princess, witch, vampire, devil or ghost trick-or-treating on Halloween night.

In a survey conducted by the NRF, here are the top 10 most popular costumes last year:

  1. Princess
  2. Pirate
  3. Witch
  4. Spider-Man
  5. Superman
  6. Disney Princess
  7. Power Ranger
  8. Pumpkin
  9. Cat
  10. Vampire


Today with the Halloween holiday gaining in popularity, along with the traditional costumes we’re seeing more costumes geared toward themes of movies, television, celebrities and politics. It seems like whatever movie was the big summer blockbuster hit, costumes from those characters will definitely be big sellers for Halloween.  Such movies this year were:

  1. Pirates of the Caribbean at World’s End
  2. The Simpson’s Movie
  3. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  4. Shrek the Third
  5. Fantastic Four – Rise of the Silver Surfer
  6. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  7. Spiderman 3


So as you can see, there are plenty of good movie characters to pick from this year! 

Also Disney characters are always popular.  You can never go wrong with a Disney costume.  From The Little Mermaid, Cinderella and Snow White to Hannah Montana and The Cheetah Girls – Disney has it all.  Click on the link to see all our great Disney costumes for children: http://www.halloweenexpress.com/disney©-costumes-c-2_118.html

No matter what costume your child decides to go as this year, whether it be a traditional costume or what’s hot in the movies, I’m sure they’ll look great!