Spirit Halloween Shares This Year's Top Costume Trends

From big screen characters to cult-classic ensembles and video game-inspired outfits, check out some of this year’s most popular costumes.
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By Wyndi Kappes, Assistant Editor
Published October 3, 2022
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Halloween is quickly approaching, and the hunt is on to find the perfect costume for all your spooky celebrations. Lucky for you, popular Halloween retailer Spirit Halloween has pulled together a list of the top trends for this year.

“At Spirit Halloween, we work year-round to develop must-have looks, and 2022 is shaping up to be an incredible year,” said Steven Silverstein, CEO of Spirit Halloween. “It’s clear that Halloween has grown bigger than one single day, and our goal is to help our guests embrace every aspect of the Halloween lifestyle as they celebrate the season and beyond.”

Find inspiration and browse trending favorites below.

A Witchy Welcome

A Halloween classic, the witch costume has seen a revival in part due to the new Hocus Pocus 2 movie released last week. Browse potion-perfect costumes for the whole family and Sanderson Sister-approved accessories that’ll leave you cackling with delight.

Binge-Worthy, Big Screen Style

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TV and movie references continue to gain popularity with shoppers. A few of this year’s favorite shows and films include Stranger Things, Ted Lasso,Beetlejuice and Monster High.

Video Game Garb

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The on-screen action isn’t just reserved for TV and movie characters. Spirit Halloween is transforming characters from consoles to costumes with looks inspired by top video games like Minecraft, Fortnite and more.

Hometown Horror

For families looking to live on the scarier side, this year’s popular costumes include killer clowns, zombies, vampires and movie villains like Freddy, Jason and Chucky.

Kid-Friendly Favorites

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Kids can transform into their favorite characters from TV, movies and more. Top trending characters and shows include Bluey, Encanto, Toy Story and Dino Ranch.

Ghoulish Groups

Calling all duos, trios and happy families of four, group costumes are taking center stage at your next fright fest. From the adorable Miraculous Ladybug squad to cute crayons and spooky Adam’s family additions, everyone has a part to play in these outfits.

Shop Spirit Halloween’s bestselling costumes on Amazon and in stores. Before you take home your favorite fit, consider donating to Spirit of Children, the brand’s nonprofit arm focused on making hospitals less scary for kids and their families. Plus, check out these 19 Frightfully Fun Mommy and Me Halloween Costumes.

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