Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. I loved dressing up when I was younger and now I love seeing my kids all dressed up going trick-or-treating. Even though Halloween is a little over a month away, it’s time to start thinking about what you want to be. In my experience it’s not wise to wait until the last minute because costumes start to sell out. Last thing you want is your child to be bummed out on Halloween!! My five year-old daughter is a huge fan of Monster High, so this year she is going to be Abbey Bominable. Thanks to HalloweenCostumes.com, she already has her costume and wig!!
If you’re not familiar with HalloweenCostumes.com, they are the largest costume retailers on the web. They offer a comprehensive collection of costumes tailored to fit all needs, budgets, and occasions. If you are wondering what the hot trends are for 2014 costume wise look no further. The wonderful folks at HalloweenCostumes.com highlighted the 2014 Halloween costume trends for baby and kids. If your child is not sure what he or she wants to be this year definitely take a look at the list below. There are some great costume ideas!!
Trend 1: Frozen For kids, costumes from the year’s big box office hits are always popular. This is the year of Frozen! We expect girls Elsa and Anna costumes to be some of the most popular choices for girls this Halloween, and we do carry an exclusive Olaf costume hoodie for boys as well. These princesses are spunky and independent, and the fearless girls of 2014 are identifying with, and loving these positive role models.
Trend 2: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Ninja turtles are a popular choice year after year for all ages, but with the movie reboot having been released this year, we expect the new, officially licensed, movie–based turtle costumes to be a huge hit for boys THIS Halloween in particular. These new styles feature realistic looking green skin detailing and coloring, and masks with defined noses, just like the turtles in the movie.
Trend 3: Guardians of the Galaxy
This movie was a blockbuster hit, and we expect the matching kids costumes to mirror that popularity this Halloween, particularly our kids Rocket Raccoon costume. He’s a fun/spunky character, and animal costumes are top sellers year after for kids to begin with. It’s a winning combination! We also have a girls Gamora costume, the perfect strong heroine in a jumpsuit – for those girls who aren’t looking for the traditional princess-type Halloween character.
Trend 4: Superheroes
Superheroes will always be a top kids costume selection. For boys, the “muscle chest” type styles always do the best, and we expect Captain America, Winter soldier, and Rocket Raccoon to be the year’s biggest sellers. For girls, female versions of traditionally male superhero characters are a big trend this year. These fun costume “remixes” feature tutus, and are the perfect mix of bold/spunky and feminine/flouncy! We expect our Girls Hulk, Girls Captain America, and Girls Buzz Lightyear to be among the most popular.
Trend 5: Grungy girls styles as opposed to cutesy girls styles
Of course many young ladies will still opt for the traditionally pastel/girly styles, and among these we look to our Care Bear and My Little Pony tutu style dresses to be the biggest sellers. But this year more than in Halloweens past, girls are leaning towards “grungy,” edgier styles and colors. Examples include costumes like our gothic ragdoll, voodoo doll, and zombie cheerleader. Along with this gothic twist, more kids are getting into the “Day of the Dead” costume trend that was just for adults in years past. Girls are enjoying everything from the gems and flower embellishments, to the funky skeleton makeup effects that tend to accompany this kind of dress-up.
Trend 6: The trend: Knit “Homemade” Looks for Babies/Infants
This knit/crochet “do it yourself” aesthetic is a popular baby/infant choice both on Halloween, and (perhaps surprisingly) year-round, because scheduling themed “newborn photoshoots” has been a huge trend among parents this year. We carry full costumes/baby buntings like our little snowman, caterpillar, carrot, etc., but we also carry knit “accessory” kits that usually include a diaper cover and a hat. Popular examples of this accessory pack include our infant police officer and infant cowboy looks. We also sell just hats, in cute styles like feathery owls. TOO cute!
Trend 7: Unique Animals
Traditional animal costumes like puppies and bears will remain Halloween staples, but we’ve seen an increase in “unique animal” kids costume sales. We are the exclusive retailer of several of these animals, including dolphin costumes, frog costumes, a bull costume, snake costume, and squirrel costume, among others!