As Halloween approaches, the Halloween & Costumes Association (HCA) predicts that popular costume trends for 2023 will include celebrities and pop culture stars, Barbie, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and costumes inspired by nostalgia, fantasy, and medieval themes.
According to the HCA, celebrities, fictional characters, and pop culture icons continue to inspire Halloween costumes. Films such as “Barbie,” “Killer Klowns,” and “The Little Mermaid” are expected to be sources of inspiration for costumes this year. Taylor Swift, Wednesday Addams, Super Mario Brothers, and The Little Mermaid are predicted to be top choices among Halloween celebrators.
Barbie costumes are expected to be popular, especially with the success of Warner Bros. Picture’s live-action “Barbie” movie. Western Barbie and Pink Power Jumpsuit Barbie are two movie-inspired options that are likely to be go-to costumes for Barbie fans. Additionally, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise is predicted to have its own category of costumes, with Michelangelo, Leonardo, Raphael, and Donatello costumes being popular choices due to the release of Paramount Pictures’ new animated film, “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem.”
In addition to pop culture-inspired costumes, Halloween celebrators are also looking to history, legends, and myths for their costume choices. Nostalgia, fantasy, and medieval themes are expected to be prevalent, with costume shoppers aiming to dress like figures from another era or as mystical creatures.
Overall, while the start of the Halloween season in 2023 may be slower compared to the previous year, the spirit of Halloween remains strong. The HCA is confident that this year will bring its own brand of excitement for Halloween celebrators.
By providing a range of costume options that cater to different interests and inspirations, Halloween 2023 is set to offer a diverse and exciting array of choices for those seeking the perfect outfit.