Kids' Halloween Costumes: This Year's Top Ten

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For some kids, choosing a Halloween costume is the biggest decision of the year and no kid takes the all-important decision lightly. It's not easy to choose just because of the sheer number of kids' Halloween costumes out there.

Some parents love to handcraft their child's costumes, while others prefer to run to the local Walmart to pick up a ready-made costume. Either way, there are some great ideas and choices out there. To make it a little easier, here are the 10 most popular costumes for your little trick or treaters, based on the most popular Yahoo search engine enquiries.

10. Skylanders Halloween Costumes

Skylanders is a popular video game created by Activision that has no ties to TV or movie appearances. Some of the characters include Tree Rex, Night Shift and Chop Chop.

9. Lalaloopsy Halloween Costumes

Costumes inspired by these big-eyed dolls, who have sticks for limbs and bright hair colors, are available in a variety of Lalaloopsy characters.

8. Guardians of the Galaxy

Guardians of the Galaxy has inspired a slew of costumes for boys and girls.

7. Disney's Maleficent

Angelina Jolie’s film about this classic Disney meanie is a great choice for both mom and child. Mom can dress up as the Mistress of All Evil Maleficent and daughter can be the lovely Disney Princess Aurora, or vice versa.

6. Transformers Costumes

Optimus Prime and Bumblebee are two of the most popular characters in the franchise.

5. Captain America Costume

The Captain America costume stands out as one of the most popular superhero costumes for individual searches on Yahoo this year.

4. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles costumes have been favorites for years — and even more so with the release of this year's film — and feature the characters Raphael, Donatello, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Shredder and Splinter.

3. Monster High Costumes

For kids who believe Halloween is about being scary, there’s Monster High, soon to be made into a film to be released next year. Girl characters Frankie Stein and Spectra Vondergeist are the most popular.

2. Star Wars

Star Wars is always a popular choice, but with JJ Abrams’ upcoming film, Star Wars: Episode VII, nearing completion and the anticipation mounting, Star Wars is extremely popular.

1. Frozen

It's not surprising that Frozen costumes are the most searched costumes on Yahoo. It has been an incredible year for the wildly popular film and soundtrack.

There you have it. Have a very happy Halloween!

Pam Wright