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Top Halloween costumes for 2021

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About 65 percent of Americans plan to celebrate Halloween this year, up from 58 percent in 2020 and near the 68 percent celebrating in 2019 before the covid-19 pandemic, according to a survey conducted for the National Retail Federation.

Consumer spending for Halloween is expected to reach an all-time high of $10.14 billion, up from $8.05 billion in 2020.

The favorite costumes this year, according to the survey, are:

Kids

  1. Spiderman
  2. Princess
  3. Batman
  4. Superhero
  5. Witch
  6. Ghost
  7. Pumpkin
  8. Superman
  9. Zombie
  10. Avengers character

Adults

  1. Witch
  2. Vampire
  3. Ghost
  4. Cat
  5. Pirate
  6. Batman
  7. Zombie
  8. Superman/The Joker
  9. Spiderman/Dracula
  10. Avenger character

Pets

  1. Pumpkin
  2. Hot dog
  3. Superhero/Cat
  4. Bumblebee
  5. Ghost
  6. Bat
  7. Lion
  8. Dog/Witch
  9. Devil/Pirate
  10. Batman

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Rebecca Forstadt Olkowski

I remember one year I went as a rat fink. LOL

Rita

Rat fink? That's funny. One time I went to a singles Halloween party. The guy I was dating went as a clown and flirted with a woman dressed as a male p**is.

Carol Cassara

Oh my gosh, so long since I have been in a costume!

Meryl

I haven't dressed in a Halloween costume since elementary school. But I love to see the kids in the neighborhood all decked out in their costumes.

Rita

When I was working in an office, I dressed up as "Miss Orondo," a butterfly, and a cat. I haven't worn a Halloween costume lately.

Jennifer

My favorite adult costumes are always puns like someone going as Identify Theft by having all these different name tags on their shirt.

Rita

Yes, puns are good. I like the one about Identity Theft.

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