Offers.com recently released the results of its Halloween survey conducted via Google Consumer Surveys. One of the most interesting things to glean from the survey was its reporting of the top Halloween costumes of 2015. This is great for if you’re looking for inspiration or you want to avoid being the third Chewbacca in the room. The following is a list given to us by the recent survey by Offers.com:
It appears many Halloween goers this year have been reading our website! DIY is a very popular option for Halloween costumes. Or some people are going even further with their cost savings by either not wearing a costume or wearing one they already own. It seems like the Halloween costumes this year will all have a common theme: thirfy! Many media outlets think millennials are bad with money but that’s not what we’re seeing:
Respondents age 18-24 had the following to say about Halloween costumes:
- I’m not wearing a Halloween costume (41%)
- I will make my costume (20%)
- I will buy my costume at a physical store (17%)
- I will buy my costume online (13%)
- I will wear a costume I already own (9%)
The most popular costumes for adults older than age 24 are as follows:
- Star Wars characters (not surprising with Episode VII being released December 18th)
- Superhero characters
- Funny character
These are the most popular Halloween costumes for kids:
- Avengers characters
- Star Wars characters
- Frozen characters
According to eBay, the best selling children’s costumes in September of 2015 were as follows (they trend fairly close to the Offers.com survey):
- Star Wars
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
- Minnie and Mickey Mouse
- Power Rangers
These were the best-selling adult themed costumes:
- Alice in Wonderland
- Star Wars
- French Maid
- Little Red Riding Hood
- Wonder Woman
- Minnie Mouse
- Men Superhero Costumes
Halloween costumes tend to look like a recap of what’s trending across pop culture to the year. It’s almost like a finale where you can pick which movie, TV show, event which caught your interest.
Tips for Saving Money on Halloween Costumes:
- Don’t commit to a costume too early. You may find building your own light saber to be a herculean task. Maybe you’d like to play Captain Hook from Pan instead of Luke Skywalker. Although a robe would be easy to acquire…
- Network. See if you can’t mix and match costumes from past years with your friends. Chances are they aren’t doing anything with their leftover fake hand.
- Look around at what you already have on hand. You may have enough to build a Halloween costume without acquiring anything new. It’s 2015 so that means you could be Marty from back to the future. His costume wouldn’t take too much putting together!
- If you’re going to buy new items, buy stuff you can wear even after Halloween. Sweatshirts, robes, scarves, makeup can all be used after the day.
- Consider making costumes in bulk. If saving money isn’t your thing, think about creating your own t-shirts or creating crazy costumes to sell to other people. You’ll go from worrying about saving money to having the opportunity to make money. Then you can spend your earnings on Halloween candy! Or save it up. Better save it up.