Chances are people will feel safe this Halloween with the number of superheroes walking the streets. Superheroes and action heroes are among the most popular costume choices this year, with 8.9 million kids planning to dress up as one.
Out of all heroes, Batman is the most popular with almost 2.5 million of those kids planning to dress as the Caped Crusader, the Boy Wonder or another character from Gotham City.
Superhero costumes are no surprise each year, and the National Retail Federation, who conducted the survey, said traditional costumes in general, like the heroes, princesses and witches, are the top costumes for 2013.
The top costumes for kids are:
“While traditional favorites top the list this year, there’s always the chance of seeing over-the-top, unique costumes on Halloween,” Prosper Insights Consumer Insights Director Pam Goodfellow said.
The survey also found that Americans are expected to spend $2.6 billion on Halloween costumes this year, with $1 billion being spent on costumes for kids.
Costumes can be found locally at all Party City locations (Burlington, Delran, Deptford, Moorestown, Turnersville and Voorhees) as well as at pop-up Halloween stores like Spirit Halloween (Berlin, Burlington, Cherry Hill, Cinnaminson, Delran, Marlton, Moorestown Mall, Mt. Laurel, Turnersville and Woodbury) or Halloween City (Blackwood, Maple Shade and Woodbury).
Craft stores like A.C. Moore, JoAnn and Michaels, have supplies for parents who prefer to make costumes.
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