Halloween costumes for kids get the cold, no, make that, ‘Frozen’ treatment in 2014
If it seems like you’re feeling an extra chill in the air this October, you’re probably not mistaken: Halloween in 2014 is all about being Frozen.
With the mega success of the animated Disney movie, expect to see a slew of kids dressed as Elsa, Anna and Olaf as they make the trick-or-treat rounds. And they’ll be in good company. According to survey by the National Retail Federation, 2.6 million children are planning to go the Frozen route this year.
You’re also bound to see a ton of turtles. Hot on the heels of another Disney box office success, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle costumes are expected to be worn by 1.8 million kids.
Of course, traditional costumes will continue to be popular, as well, with princess topping the 2014 kid list, followed by animal, various superheroes, witch and pirate.
And for crafty parents and kids, DIY costumes also are expected to be a hit. Spirit Halloween reports DIY harlequin, punk and leopard looks are going to be big. Meanwhile, Party City adds Minions from Despicable Me 2, Monster High fashionistas and other Disney princesses (from Ariel to Snow White) to the mix.
All those disguises add up. According to the NRF, Americans are expected to spend a whopping $2.8 billion on Halloween costumes this year–with $1.1 billion going to styles for kids. Those children will be happy to know another $2.2 billion will be spent on candy this season, too. Now, that’s what we call a real treat.
The NRF’s top children’s costumes for 2014
- Frozen character
- Action/super hero
- Batman character
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle