Halloween is the time to let your imagination run wild and dress up for trick-or-treating, spooky parties, and social media photos. Our team of experts is here to help you pick a costume that everyone will recognize! Of course, the most popular Halloween costumes change yearly, but we're very good at projecting which will trend. Keep reading to find out the most popular Halloween costumes of 2023—and later on, we'll share some details about how we predict the trends. So start thinking about what you want to be and get ready for a fun-filled Halloween!
2023 Halloween Costumes for Girls
|Turning Red Mei Costume||Encanto Mirabel Costume||Girls' Descendants Mal||Descendants Evie|
|Minions Costume||Miraculous Ladybug for Girls||Hotel Transylvania Mavis||Toy Story Bo Peep|
The most popular Halloween costume for girls in 2023 are Disney characters, like Mei from Turning Red, Mirabel from Encanto, and Sox from Lightyear. At trick-or-treating this year, you should also expect to see Ladybug from Miraculous, Mavis from Hotel Transylvania, and plenty of Minions costumes for girls. Eleven and Robin from Stranger Things are also huge! Witch costumes are popular most years, but Evie and Mal costumes are also major trends this year.
2023 Halloween Costumes for Boys
|Batman Costume||Spider-Man Costume||Inflatable T-Rex Costume||Minecraft Ender Dragon|
|Buzz Lightyear Adaptive Costume||Pokemon Charizard for Boys||Inflatable Minion||Boys' Fortnite Skull Trooper|
The top Halloween costumes for boys are video game characters and superheroes. When it comes to video game costumes, the best-sellers include Fortnite, Minecraft, Pokemon, and Sonic the Hedgehog, while popular superheroes include Spider-Man, Batman, Thor, and Doctor Strange. Disney's Lightyear and Minions costumes are also big this year. Finally, expect to see plenty of dinosaur costumes at Halloween get-togethers in 2023, including inflatable dinosaurs and costumes from the Jurassic World movies!
2023 Halloween Costumes for Women
|Hocus Pocus Winifred Costume||Hocus Pocus Sarah||Harry Potter Hermione Costume||Luna Lovegood Costume|
|Scarlet Witch Costume||The Handmaid's Tale Costume||Women's Disco Outfit||Marilyn Monroe Dress|
Women's Halloween costumes in 2023 draw largely from nostalgia franchises, like the Sanderson sisters from Hocus Pocus, Hermione and Luna Lovegood from Harry Potter, and A League of Their Own. Marilyn Monroe and disco costumes are also hot. So are comic book characters like Scarlet Witch, Catwoman, Jane Foster/Lady Thor—ahem, Mighty Thor!—and The Handmaid's Tale dress.
2023 Halloween Costumes for Men
|Men's Batman Costume||Marvel Thor Costume||Michael Myers Costume||Scream Costume|
|Obi-Wan Kenobi||The Mandalorian||Top Gun Jumpsuit||Jack Sparrow Costume|
The most popular men's Halloween costumes are superheroes, horror villains, and Star Wars characters. Top superhero costumes for men include Batman, Doctor Strange, and Thor. Horror costumes include Ghostface, Michael Myers, and Chucky. As for Star Wars, characters from recent television series, like Obi-Wan Kenobi, Boba Fett, and the Mandalorian are popular in 2023. Pirate costumes, especially Jack Sparrow, and Top Gun flight suits are also best-sellers this year.
2023 Halloween Costumes for Pets
|Pet Michael Myers Costume||Chucky Costume for Pets||Hocus Pocus Winifred for Dogs||Yoda Costume|
|Spider Pup Costume||Shark Fin||Triceratops Costume||Lightyear Dog Costume|
The variety of Halloween costumes for pets is expanding every year. In 2023, the top pet costumes are horror characters like Michael Myers and Chucky, and Disney sidekicks like Abu, Olaf, Stitch, and Flounder. Star Wars characters like Yoda (and Baby Yoda) are hits, too. And then there are animal and dinosaur costumes! Expect to see dogs dressed as spiders, pigs, teddy bears, and dinosaurs of all kinds—because pets dressed as animals are super cute!
2023 Halloween Decor
|5-Foot Posable Skeleton||Skeleton Dog||Victorian Ghost Decor||Skeleton Frog|
|Skeleton Bat||Inflatable Reaper Arch||Light Up Skull Lights||12-Foot Inflatable Skeleton|
What's Halloween without spooky decorations for your home? We carry all kinds of Halloween décor, so we've got a good idea of what décor is trending in 2023. First up, skeletons are popular this year, both poseable human skeletons and animal skeletons like dogs, frogs, and bats. You'll probably see a lot of animatronics, like grim reapers, banshees, and werewolves. Inflatables are also huge! (Literally—because they're inflatable.) Top off your decor with light-up or glowing skulls, which are best-sellers!
How We Determine Halloween Costume Trends
Our Halloween trend projections are based on several factors. We consider which movies, television shows, and video games people talk about on social media. We also look at Google searches and our own internal search and sales data. HalloweenCostumes.com is the world's largest online-only costume retailer with the widest variety of costumes and sizes, which means we have a good idea of which costumes people are interested in!
Have you picked out your Halloween costume yet? Did we help you decide? Let us know in the comments below! Also let us know if you think we missed something or should consider including another trending costume for 2023.