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.
Trick-or-treat! Get ready for Halloween with a Skylanders costume! Which one do you want? pic.twitter.com/FqYLmUDbLZ
— Skylanders Game (@SkylandersGame) October 28, 2013
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.
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8. Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy has inspired a slew of costumes for boys and girls.
— DisneyLifestylers (@DLifestylers) July 6, 2014
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.
— Costume Kingdom (@Costumekingdom) May 30, 2014
6. Transformers Costumes
Optimus Prime and Bumblebee are two of the most popular characters in the franchise.
— Party Domain Ltd (@PartyDomainLtd) August 1, 2014
— Entertainment Earth (@EntEarth) April 25, 2014
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.
— LynAllan (@LynAllanUnltd) September 28, 2014
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.
— Carbon Costume (@carboncostume) September 26, 2014
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.
— Wonder Costumes (@wondercostume) March 14, 2013
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.
Some examples of the latest in Star Wars Cosplay/Halloween costumes from Party City. Adults and Children. pic.twitter.com/l49010iR0F
— WDW News Today (@WDWNT) August 10, 2013
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.
— Party Delights (@partydelightsUK) June 16, 2014
There you have it. Have a very happy Halloween!