Witches, Pirates and Politicians Top Adult Costumes Choices for Halloween 2016

Posted on October 26, 2016

Witches, pirates and vampires are popular Halloween costume choices every year. The traditional Halloween costumes have been joined by political masks and costumes for Halloween 2016 with the election just two weeks away. Political costumes ranked third on the list of most popular costume choices released by the National Retail Federation (NRF).

Witches were the most popular costume choice followed by pirates and political costumes. Spirit Halloween is even conducting a poll based on which presidential candidate - Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton - sells the most masks. Trump is currently ahead 55% to 45%.

Politicians were followed by vampires, Batman characters and animals. Witches were also the most popular costume choice last year.

Here is the 2016 list of the most popular costume choices for adults:

  1. Witch
  2. Pirate
  3. Political (Trump, Clinton, etc.)
  4. Vampire
  5. Batman Character (Batman, Catwoman, etc.)
  6. Animal (Cat, Dog, Bunny, etc.)
  7. Tie: DC Superhero (Superman, Wonder Woman, excl. Batman) and Star Wars Character
  8. Tie: Ghost and Zombie
  9. Scary Costume/Mask
  10. Marvel Superhero (Iron Man, Hulk, Spiderman, etc.)

The findings come from the NRF's 2016 Halloween Consumer Top Costumes Survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics. Spending on Halloween costumes. The NRF found 67% of Halloween celebrants plan to purchase costumes in 2016.

The Batman mask above is made by Rubie's. It is sold on Amazon.com.

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