Predictions for the Top 10 Kids Costumes of 2018! - Chicago Costume
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Predictions for the Top 10 Kids Costumes of 2018!

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Halloween is less than 10 Days away! So we have been thinking a lot about kids costumes with our growing family, and dress up in an almost daily activity in our house! We have 2 girls, but lots of nephews and friends with boys and girls of all ages, so we get to talking about dressing up ALL-THE-TIME!!

Here are our predictions for what will be hot in 2018 for kids Halloween costumes:

#1 The Black Panther Movie

Boys and girls will be shouting Wakanda Forever, as the superhero trends continue to grow year after year! This movie had a huge release, and we have been selling these costumes and accessories since the movie came out over the summer.

#2 Unicorns (or Fauns, Fairies & Mermaids

Adults have been embracing this glitter trend at festivals for the past years with Cochella and Lallopollloza, so its no surprise that girls and boys will like this trend of Unicorns, Mermaids/Mermen and Fairies this year too! This is a fun DIY trend too with a collection of bright and fun costume accessories, or full costumes and of course glitter!

3# Harry Potter!

We are seeing a new generation of kids around age 5 and up, even younger being introduced to the movies and the book series by their wizarding loving parents, so it doesn't surprise us that Harry, Ron and Hermonie will be strong character favorites this Halloween.

#4 Avengers: Infinity Wars

This crosses over all your favorite superheros of years past in the latest movie Captain America, Iron Man, Spider-Man, Hulk, Thor, Black Panther, Black Widow, even Thanos' Infinity Gauntlet has been a big seller over the summer in both adult and kids sizes.

#5 The Incredibles

Every year there is the "it" family costume and this year this one has been a top request so far! With Mr and Mrs Incredible, Violet, Dash and Baby Jack Jack its an great classic family costume, and again we see superheros always a strong pick.

#6 Star Wars

With two Star Wars movies released so close together: Solo and Star Wars: The Last Jedi, fans can't get enough of the classic characters and new cast either. Poe Dameron and Rey top the list, with Han Solo, Chewbacca, Darth Vader, Princess Leia and Luke Skywalker, there are even adorable Porg costumes too!

#7 Classic Marvel & DC Superheros

Wonder Woman, Batman and Superman and all Marvel and DC characters will always have a place on a Top 10 list as they are still strong with year round dress up on the playground, so we are sure to see these at Halloween too! I know our kids weekly pull out the Wonder Woman costume, and even big box stores and cosplay continue to make this theme part of our everyday wear.

#8 Classic Scary Kids Characters

While kids costumes tend to be less scary than adults, it doesn't mean that they won't shy away from the classics of Witches, Vampires, Werewolves and Ghosts, and Scary Clowns.

#9 Jurassic World
While mom and dad got to wear the inflatable versions of the T-Rex last year, this year there are some great Jurassic World Dinosaur costumes, masks and you guessed it- inflatables!

#10 Classic Disney Characters

Belle from Beauty and the Beast, Elsa from Frozen and the 25th anniversary of The Nightmare Before Christmas will help these costumes stand the test of time. Whether they are everyday favorites or new for your Halloween rotation, kids love the Disney characters for Halloween and everyday dress up, so you see more bang for your buck here too!

-Erin Anderson-Hickey