Popular Halloween Costumes

Modern Halloween Costumes

It’s halloween again and time to start thinking about what you’re going to dress up as this year. When you think of Halloween costumes — it’s hard not to think of witches, ghosts and goblins. These are and probably always will be the traditional costumes for Halloween. But, what if you want to be something different, Let’s come up with new ideas for Halloween costumes that can be difficult At GreetingStuffs — we’re ready to help and build up more ideas than you can imagine.

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Adult Halloween Costumes

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Adult Halloween Costume

Kids Halloween Costume
Baby Halloween Costume
Sexy Halloween Costume
Spider Halloween Costume
Ghost Halloween Costume
Candy Corn Halloween Costume
Pet Halloween Costume
Pirate Halloween Costume
Witch Halloween Costume
Superman Halloween Costume
Power Ranger Halloween Costume
Pumpkin Halloween Costume
Cat Halloween Costume
Vampire Halloween Costume
Clown Halloween Costume
Fairy Halloween Costume
Gypsy Halloween Costume
Superhero Halloween Costume
Harry Potter Costume
Halloween costumes are outfits worn on or around October 31, the day of Halloween. Halloween is a modern-day holiday originating in the Pagan Celtic holiday of Samhain (in Christian times, the eve of All Saints Day). Although popular histories of Halloween claim that the practice goes back to ancient celebrations of Samhain, in fact there is little primary documentation of masking or costuming on Halloween before the twentieth century. Costuming became popular for Halloween parties in America in the early 1900s, as often for adults as for children. The first mass-produced Halloween costumes appeared in stores in the 1930s when trick-or-treating was becoming popular in the United States.What sets Halloween costumes apart from costumes for other celebrations or days of dressing up is that they are often designed to imitate supernatural and scary beings. Costumes are traditionally those of monsters such as vampires, ghosts, witches and devils. There are also costumes of pop culture figures like presidents, or film, television, and cartoon characters. Another popular trend is for women (and in some cases, men) to use Halloween as an excuse to wear particularly revealing costumes, showing off more skin than would be socially acceptable otherwise.

Halloween costume parties generally fall on, or around, October 31, often falling on the Friday or Saturday prior to Halloween.

Children and Pet Halloween Costumes
Kid's Hallowee Costumes

According to The National Retail Federation’s (NRF) 2006 Halloween Consumer Intentions and Actions Survey in the United States…

The top Halloween costumes for children are:

  1. Princess
  2. Pirate
  3. Witch
  4. Spider-Man
  5. Superman / Disney Princess
  6. Power Ranger
  7. Pumpkin
  8. Cat
  9. Vampire
The top Halloween costumes for adults are:

  1. Witch
  2. Pirate
  3. Vampire
  4. Cat
  5. Clown
  6. Fairy
  7. Gypsy
  8. Superhero
  9. Ghost / Ghoul