Most Popular Kids Costumes

While it is never a good idea to base your kids costume on what other kids are wearing, it is interesting to see what has been popular with other children. The National Retail Federation did a survey in 2005 in order to try to determine what costumes were popular with children. The following information is what costumes were most popular in that year. Obviously new movies and television shows which have been introduced since would sway these numbers but it's a good gauge, especially with the classic costumes like princesses and cowboys.

1

Princess

11.8%

3,778,217

2

Witch

5.2%

1,664,215

3

Spiderman

4.5%

1,439,321

4

Monster

4.1%

1,304,385

5

Darth Vader

3.9%

1,259,406

6

Superhero

3.9%

1,259,406

7

Star Wars Character

2.5%

809,618

8

Batman

2.4%

764,639

9

Ninja

2.3%

719,660

10

Clown

2.3%

719,660

11

Pirate

2.1%

674,682

12

Angel

2.0%

629,703

13

Pumpkin

2.0%

629,703

14

Power Rangers

1.8%

584,724

15

Cinderella

1.7%

539,745

16

Vampire

1.5%

494,767

17

Cheerleader

1.5%

494,767

18

Cat

1.5%

494,767

19

Ghost/Ghoul

1.4%

449,788

20

Soldier/Sailor

1.4%

449,788

 

 

 

 

You may note that the percentages don't add up to 100% as there is a huge variety of potential costumes. The list above shows the 10 most popular and not the long tail of all costumes.