Popular Halloween costumes

Adorable dog dressed in a princess costume from head to tail

Pamela Skillings

Adorable dog dressed in a princess costume from head to tail

Ethan Nguyen, Online editor-in-chief

There are classic costumes that are timeless and will always cause nostalgia each year to Halloweeners, which are the zombies, vampires, werewolves and Frankensteins that makeup thriller’s best monsters.

Each decade in the United States has its iconic fashion trends. The blue jeans, jean jackets and pencil skirts of the 50’s, bell bottoms and muscle shirts of the hippie 70’s and baggy, bold and bright clothing that many sported in the 80s.

Trending TV shows like Riverdale, Orange is the New Black and Stranger Things cause a demand for Jughead, Crazy Eye and Eleven costumes.

Hollywood has produced films that broke box offices internationally and moviegoers are excited to cosplay as their favorite movie characters, such as Chris Pratt in Jurassic World, Han Solo in Star Wars, or even their favorite superhero.

Hollywood has also produced films that center on Halloween to give their audiences thrills and frights. Many trick or treaters enjoy dressing up as these scary entities and roam their neighborhoods to bring characters like Jason, Michael Myers, Freddy and Chucky to life.

With the rise of video games like “Fortnite” in popular culture, gamers want to take the opportunity to dress up as their favorite video game characters.

Iconic celebrities like Donald Trump, Kanye West, Kim Kardashian and other likes have made an appearance at the doorsteps of candy stops. These look-alike celebrity costumes are simple to do and generate plenty of glances from bystanders.

Every Halloween there are people that dress up as ordinary people in the workforce or they dress like a business casual animal with an excessive amount of skin. These costumes are incredibly essential to Halloween parties.

Candy givers often see bottles of Sriracha, boxes of Nerds and bananas on their doorsteps. However, the people who dress up their pets and bring them along on the great candy journey, are some of the most popular with dogs in hot dog, taco and rock star costumes.