2013 Halloween Costume Trends Reflect Popular Characters from the Big Screen

Man of Steel and Despicable Me Top the Charts in Popularity this Halloween

Oct 01, 2013, 04:00 ET from Offers.com

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Offers.com, a leading coupon and deals site, is revealing that the most popular Halloween costume trends of 2013 mirror this year's top movies.

"In a year when the summer box office broke all-time records, there's naturally been a lot of interest in dressing up as movie characters this year," said Howard Schaffer, Offers.com Vice President. "Shopping trends from our partners at Halloween Express show that consumers are looking for their favorite fictional characters for trick-or-treating, and those costumes are flying off the shelves."

Top Five Kids' Halloween Costumes:
Kids are mainly inspired by their favorite animated movies and shows this year, but they still haven't forgotten about their beloved costumed crime fighters.

  1. Despicable Me 2
  2. Monster's University
  3. Superheroes (Superman, Iron Man, Wolverine)
  4. Sofia the First
  5. Doc McStuffin

Top 5 Movie Inspired Costumes
It was a huge year on the big screen with the most successful summer ever at $4.6 billion in receipts, so it's no surprise that the top 5 Halloween movie costumes for 2013 can all be seen among this year's top 10 box office hits.

  1. Man of Steel
  2. Monsters University
  3. Oz: The Great and Powerful
  4. Iron Man 3
  5. Despicable Me 2

Halloween Spending Up This Year
Halloween shopping trends are showing that spending has increased this year. The average amount spent per order is up nearly 11% from 2012. To cut that cost, consumers can save money and find decorations and popular costumes at the Offers.com Halloween Savings Center.

"Just because spending is up on Halloween doesn't mean you should waste money," said Schaffer. "It's important to have a good time but don't burn through your family budget for one night of fun. Rely on costume deals and DIY projects to make Halloween both inexpensive and exciting."

About Offers.com Halloween Savings Center
The Offers.com Halloween Savings Center is a leading online shopping resource that is updated daily with the best Halloween deals and sales, savings advice and DIY makeup video tutorials. Offers.com's savings experts hand pick and verify each offer, ensuring their quality. Trick-or-treaters can search for Halloween costumes for the whole family with categories for adults, kids, babies and even dogs.

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