More children this year will be celebrating Halloween dressed as their favorite superhero. Princess costumes dropped to the No. 2 spot after being the top costume for 11 years, according to a survey conducted by the National Retail Federation.
Spending on Halloween costumes is expected to reach $3.1 billion, with 67 percent of those celebrating Halloween planning to purchase costumes this year.
More than 3 million children will dress up as their favorite action or superhero, 2.9 million will dress up as their favorite princess, and 2.5 million plan to dress up as a cat, dog, bunny, or other animal.