Most Popular Halloween Costumes Per Decade

Halloween costumes are always changing with the times, and what’s popular now was certainly not popular, or even around, back when you were a kid and dressing up.

So, how much have things really changed? Well, the site Rave Reviews has come out with their list of the most popular Halloween costumes, breaking costumes down by decade, and you can definately see the costume shift. The site judged costumes on things like cultural relevance, detail, expense and more.

According to the site, the most popular costume for the 1980s was any character from "Star Wars," while in the 1990s it was the Teenage Ninja Mutant Turtles, the 2000s it was Harry Potter, and in the current decade it’s Marvel’s Avengers. Check out the Top Five in each decade below.

Most Popular Halloween Costume of the 1980s

  • Star Wars
  • Alf
  • Madonna
  • Elvira
  • Jason (Friday the 13th)

Most Popular Halloween Costume of the 1990s

  1. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  2. Star Trek
  3. Power Rangers
  4. The Simpsons
  5. South Park

Most Popular Halloween Costume of the 2000s

  1. Harry Potter
  2. The Joker
  3. SpongeBob Squarepants
  4. Spider-Man
  5. Britney Spears

Most Popular Halloween Costume of the 2010s

  1. Marvel’s Avengers
  2. Game of Thrones
  3. Frozen
  4. Harley Quinn
  5. Wonder Woman

Source: Rave Reviews

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