Remember how much fun it was to get a new costume for Halloween? It was such a big decision. Apparently a lot of us make the same decision, though – you’ll probably see a variety of these 10 characters on your doorstep this Halloween.
10. Athlete. Football players, soccer players, cheerleaders.
9. Disney princess. Luckily we have a few years before our daughter falls prey to the Disney machine (this coming from a Disney fanatic), but maybe when she does, we can steer her toward the old-school princesses - Snow White was my favorite.
8. Batman. This was on the top adult costumes as well (look for that list tomorrow). I guess you never grow out of some things.
7. Pumpkin. This is one of the most popular infant costumes, because really, what’s cuter than a chubby baby that looks like a giant squash?
6. Star Wars character.
I just happen to know the cutest little Jango Fett...
Thanks to Johnny Depp, no doubt, although I think pirates have always been a popular costume.
It’s surprising to me that Spiderman is more popular than Batman, because Bruce Wayne beats Peter Parker at the box office.
The Dark Knight
is the seventh-highest grossing movie of all time while the first
comes in at number 24.
3. Hannah Montana.
I’m assuming this means the Hermione Granger-type of witch as well as your garden variety warty-nosed, pointy-hatted kind.
(of the non-Disney persuasion). I think if Lydia ever asks to be a princess, I will encourage her toward Elizabeth I. Wouldn’t you be amused if a little girl showed up to your front door in full period regalia instead of the usual cotton candy confection princess dress?
What was your favorite costume as a kid? Were you one of the top 10 costumes? I can put checkmarks beside the Disney Princess and pumpkin costumes. I loved the Snow White costume my mom made, but I also had a pretty sweet unicorn getup she toiled over one year. The worst? A white sweatsuit with black shoe polish dots and a headband with ears on it. I was a Dalmatian (sorry, mom, I know you must have lacked for time that year).