Trendiest Halloween costumes for kids

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(Photo: chasing-fireflies.com)

Gone are the days when you could throw a sheet over your head and call it a Halloween costume. Halloween is serious business. Retailers expect Americans to spend about $8 billion on the day, according to a National Retail Federation survey conducted by BIGinsight.

Of course, part of the fun of the holiday is coming up with a creative Halloween costume. About $1.1 billion will be spent on children’s costumes this year.

For kids, there will be plenty of the traditional costumes: princesses, superheroes, witches and pirates. But even these popular themes are subject to interpretation.

We’ve taken a look at what the trendiest costumes are for kids this year. Read on to find out what they are; some may surprise you.



Fuzzy Owl Costume
Suggested Price: $34

Give a hoot, this baby is cute.

Forget the ill-fitting vinyl costumes. These days, the selection of adorable baby and toddler costumes seems endless, so it will likely be a tough call when it comes time to select a costume for Halloween.



(Photo: chasing-fireflies.com)

(Photo: chasing-fireflies.com)

Baby Prisoner

Suggested Price: $29

After trick or treating, it will be back to the pen for this guy. That is, unless, the warden gives the kid a break for good behavior, so maybe it'll be the play pen.



(See also: Best Halloween costumes: Editor's picks)






(Photo: Spirit Halloween)

(Photo: Spirit Halloween)

Jake and the Neverland Pirates

Suggested Price: $19.99 to $34.99

Pirates are a popular theme and typically rank within the top 10 each year.

Fans of Disney’s “Jake and the Neverland Pirates” may want to check out the costumes for Jake and Izzy that are new this year. Accessories, sold separately, include a soft sword and a treasure-chest-shaped treat pail.




(Photo: Disguise Inc.)

(Photo: Disguise Inc.)

Super Heroes

Suggested Price: $29.99

This is expected to be a big year for superhero costumes. Halloween retailers expect both boys and girls to hop on board the trend.

According to the National Retail Federation’s survey, Batman will be the second-most popular costume (behind princesses), followed by Spider-Man in third. But Halloween costume retailers said the release of Marvel’s Avengers has given new life to sales of superheroes that had tended to be less popular in years past.

They expect sales of Hulk costumes to rise significantly. Iron Man and Captain America also have new fans.


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(Photo: chasing-fireflies.com)

Ninja
Suggested Price: $68

Although ninja costumes don’t rank among the NRF’s 10 most popular costumes of the year, retailers say they are gaining in popularity. This ninja warrior is ready for battle. The six-piece set includes a mask, tunic, hooded chest piece, belt, pants and sword.














(Photo: Spirit Halloween)

(Photo: Spirit Halloween)

Monster High – Rochelle Goyle

Suggested Price: $24.99

Monster High costumes were a big seller last Halloween, and they’re back. Their popularity should only grow with the addition of new characters to the line. Pictured here is the Rochelle Goyle costume, which is available at Spirit Halloween.














(Photo: BuyCostumes.com)

(Photo: BuyCostumes.com)

Skylanders - Spyro
Suggested Price: $34.99

Costume retailers expect to see the continued popularity of characters based on video games and apps. Plenty of characters from “Angry Birds,” “Mario Brothers” and “Sonic the Hedgehog” will be knocking on the door, looking for candy.

This year, they will likely be joined by characters from the popular Activision game “Skylanders.” Pictured here is Spyro, the magical dragon.










(Photo: Spirit Halloween)

(Photo: Spirit Halloween)

Panda & Tigress

Suggested Price: $39.99

Costumes like the panda and tigress, pictured here, are expected to be popular with teens. They are easy to wear to parties and demonstrate how manufacturers are beginning to design costumes that wear more like apparel than the flimsy costumes of the past.






(Photo: Spirit Halloween)

(Photo: Spirit Halloween)

Hunger Games
Suggested Price: $49.99

With the huge popularity of “The Hunger Games” trilogy, expect to see lots of teens dressed as Katniss Everdeen and other characters from the series.
















(Photo: chasing-fireflies.com)

(Photo: chasing-fireflies.com)

Gnome on a Mushroom
Suggested Price: $79

Grown-ups aren’t the only ones looking for some humor in their costumes this year. According to Karen van Ert, chief marketing officer of Buy Seasons, shoppers are looking for costumes that will make you laugh. “Gnomes are very popular this year,” she said.











(Photo: BuyCostumes.com)

(Photo: BuyCostumes.com)

Katy Perry Candy Girl
Suggested Price: $44.99

Katy Perry costumes were popular last year, but some were not that appropriate for Perry’s younger fans. This “Candy Girl” costume, new this year at BuyCostumes.com, should hit the spot.















(Photo: chasing-fireflies.com)

(Photo: chasing-fireflies.com)

Galaxy Princess

Suggested Price: $69 for the costume
Accessories: $9 and up

There is no end to the many variations on the “princess” costume. No wonder it remains the most popular children’s costume for Halloween. Girls looking to put a different twist on the idea may want to consider this “Galaxy Princess” costume.

The costume may be a bit out of this world, but it’s not off trend. Neon colors in costumes are hot this year.

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