Halloween Costumes Top 10

  • October 04, 2007
  • Jenna Maxwell

Ok, today I have a lot of “FYI” and survey information about the Halloween season I think you’re going to find pretty interesting. 

With the year’s spookiest holiday approaching, consumers are looking to celebrate. According to the National Retail Federation’s 2007 Halloween Consumer Intentions and Actions Survey, consumers are expected to spend more on Halloween this year than last year.  Total Halloween spending for 2007 is estimated to reach $5.07 billion!  Wow, can you believe it!  That’s a lot of Halloween spending!

Children aren’t the only ones who will be celebrating this Halloween; their furry friends will actually be joining them on Halloween night in the search for treats.  An estimated one in ten people (or 7.4 million households) plan on donning their beloved pet in some sort of costume this year.  Many consumers who own pets think of them as family members and they will go all out to include dogs, cats and other critters in Halloween festivities, including trick-or-treating, handing out candy or even celebrating at a friend or family member’s house.  I love this survey because I’ve always dressed my two dogs in Halloween costumes every year.  It’s nice to know that I’m not alone in this!

The survey also ranked top adult and children’s costumes. Once again, little girls everywhere have ranked princess as their top choice for dressing up this year.  Spider-Man comes in second, followed by a pirate, witch and fairy. New additions to the list this year include Disney’s Hannah Montana, which comes in at 23rd on the list, immediately followed by the wizard himself, Harry Potter.  

Top 10 Children’s Costumes:

  1. Princess
  2. Spider-Man
  3. Pirate
  4. Witch
  5. Fairy
  6. Disney Princess
  7. Star Wars Character
  8. Pumpkin
  9. Ghost
  10. Power Rangers


Top 10 Adult’s Costumes:

  1. Witch
  2. Pirate
  3. Vampire
  4. Cat
  5. Princess
  6. Fairy
  7. Wench/Tart
  8. Clown
  9. Angel
  10. Nurse


Top 10 Pet Costumes:

  1. Devil
  2. Pumpkin
  3. Witch
  4. Princess
  5. Angel
  6. Pirate
  7. Hot Dog
  8. Bat
  9. Black Cat


So there you have it - - a list of some of the more popular costumes that adults, children and pets will be wearing this year.  Halloween Express has all these costumes and more.  If you’re looking to add a little spice to any of these classic adult costumes be sure to check out our Exclusive Leg Avenue costumes at Sexy Halloween Costumes by Leg Avenue.