Here’s Where to Find This Year’s Most Popular Halloween Costumes

If you’re looking for the best deals on this year’s most popular Halloween costumes, read on. We’re here to haunt help you.

The National Retail Federation estimates that Americans will spend $2.8 billion on Halloween costumes this year. This is a 55% increase since 2006. Clearly, Americans have cast out the ghouls of recessions past, and are dressing up as never before.

A new study from GOBankingRates finds that this year’s top 10 Halloween costumes include:

  1. Captain America. Expect to spend $40 for a full Cap suit, and around $15 for the simple version of the costume (shirt and mask). Some shield-throwers will spend $100-$300 on truly deluxe models. GOBankingRates recommends you use Target coupon code TGLPTPHF (Exp. Oct. 31) to receive $5 off on a $50 or more purchase. Spending more than $50 on your order also gets you free shipping from Target’s website.
  2. Star-Lord. This character featured in “Guardians of the Galaxy.” Expect to pay $10-$45 for a child’s version of the costume, and $30-$50 for the adult model. Spirit Halloween, Walmart and are all competitive on price, though you can print out a 20% off coupon good at Spirit Halloween’s “pop up” store locations by logging onto the retailer’s website and using coupon code LOCATE14. Buy before Oct. 16 with the code LIVING14 to save 25%.
  3. Maleficent. Costumes styled after this classic Disney “Sleeping Beauty” villain are widely available this year, thanks to the new Angelina Jolie movie treatment. Basic models can be had for $40, while deluxe ones can set you back $100 or more. Log onto, and you can buy with code SAVE25 at checkout for a 25% discount on costumes $20 or more. Free shipping is available on orders of at least $70.
  4. Elsa. This character from the “Frozen” animated film is popular with girls this year. Expect to pay $25-$40 for a child’s model, or about $50 for the adult model. Party City is offering a printable coupon (Exp. Oct 24) good for $10 off purchases of $60 or more. For online orders use code PCWC8HG for the same discount.
  5. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Characters from this now-venerable franchise are as popular as ever, and a child’s version of a turtle costume can be had for $20-$35. Adult models go for $30-$50. Use online code GET5 at for a 5% discount.
  6. Orange is the New Black. This adult cable TV female prison drama costume is not for kids, but it can be had in grown-up sizes for as little as $20. Find yours at, and Party City.
  7. John Show from “Game of Thrones” is another pick for adults, and the costume version isn’t easy to find. This sword-wielding, fur-booted ensemble is in all-black, so it’s a good pick for long-haired men who want to look cool and dangerous on Halloween, (plus, the sword comes in handy for serving hors d’oeuvres). Unfortunately, the whole shebang will set you back $130, with separate pieces available for $20-$60. The best deal can be had at
  8. Katness Everdeen. This teen novel heroine has been elevated in popularity thanks to Hollywood. With braids, a leather jacket and a nifty bow-and-arrow, she’s got a great look. You can assemble a good costume version for around $40, with another $20-$30 for a costume archery set.
  9. Daryl Dixon from “The Walking Dead” is popular with Harley-riding zombie hunters everywhere. The essentials of this look include a leather vest with angel’s wings on the back, a scowl, a crossbow and a funky haircut. carries a nice selection of costumes based on this show. Get the vest for around $30.
  10. Nicki Minaj. Coming in at #10 (but certainly not last) are costumes based on this breakout pop star. You’ll need about $40 for the leopard-print costume, and maybe $10-$20 for the right wig. Look for the best deals online at and

Scary. Weird. Cute. Weirder still. This year’s Halloween favorites cover a lot of ground. Hopefully this roundup will help you to find what you’re looking for.


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