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published : 2023-10-17

Halloween Costume Trends for 2023: From Barbie to Horror Movies

Discover the popular themes and exciting choices for this year's Halloween costumes

A stunning photo of a Barbie doll dressed in a glamorous costume, taken with a Nikon D850.

As Halloween draws near, people around the world are eagerly searching for the perfect costume.

While some already have their ideas in mind, others need assistance in making their decision.

The Halloween & Costumes Association (HCA) has released a trend report predicting the popular themes and costumes for 2023.

According to HCA, celebrities, fictional characters, and pop culture icons continue to inspire many costume choices.

Movies like 'Barbie,' 'Killer Klowns,' and 'The Little Mermaid' are expected to influence Halloween costume trends.

The recent release of Warner Bros. Picture's live-action 'Barbie' movie has sparked a surge in popularity for Barbie costumes.

Couples and families can look forward to Western Barbie and Pink Power Jumpsuit Barbie costumes.

Capture the excitement of a group of friends dressed as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, striking action poses for their Halloween costumes. This photo was taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark IV.

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise is also making a comeback, with Michelangelo, Leonardo, Raphael, and Donatello costumes predicted to be popular due to the release of a new animated film.

For those seeking a touch of nostalgia or a chance to become legendary figures, fantasy, medieval, and mythical costumes are expected to be in demand.

But don't worry, scary costumes are not forgotten.

The HCA reports a resurgence in 'creepy' and 'grim' themes, with skeleton and other macabre ensembles in high demand.

Horror movie and video game characters are also set to make a spooky appearance this Halloween.

Chucky, Michael Myers, Freddy Kruger, Ghostface, Frankenstein, and The Invisible Man are just a few of the antagonists that could be popular choices.

Shorty and Jumbo from the cult-classic film 'Killer Klowns' are expected to gain traction as well.

Get spooked with a chilling photo of a person donning a terrifying skeleton costume, shot with a Sony Alpha a7 III.

Video game characters like Huggy Wuggy from 'Poppy Playtime' and Freddy Fazbear from 'Five Nights at Freddy’s' are sure to send shivers down your spine.

While Halloween accessories like wigs are experiencing high demand, costumes sales have initially been slower this year.

Factors such as the holiday falling on a weekday, economic strain, and uncertainty about costume availability may have contributed to this.

However, the HCA anticipates an increase in sales as Halloween approaches, with overall costume sales potentially surpassing last year's numbers.

The Halloween season is predicted to bring $12.2 billion in revenue, with individuals spending an average of $108.24 on costumes, candy, decorations, and greeting cards.

Get ready for an exhilarating Halloween filled with creativity, frights, and surprises!