Giraffe, Wonder Woman top list of Halloween costumes for 2017

Get ideas for pet, child, adult Halloween costumes

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SAN ANTONIO – The top ten Halloween costumes for 2017 include a few classics and some new additions.

A survey of more than 7,000 consumers reported by National Retail Federation gave insight into what people will be celebrating as this year.

Top 10 costumes for adults:

  • Witch
  • "Batman" character (Batman, Catwoman, Harley Quinn, etc.)
  • Animal (Cat, dog, giraffe, etc.)
  • Pirate
  • Marvel superhero (Spiderman, Captain America, etc.)
  • Vampire
  • Zombie
  • DC Superhero/"Star Wars" (Excludes Batman and Wonder Woman)
  • Slasher movie villain (Jason, Scream, etc.)
  • Wonder Woman
  • Children seem to have similar taste when it comes to Halloween costumes.

    Top 10 costumes for kids:

  • Action/superhero
  • "Batman" character/Princess (Tied for ranking)
  • Animal (Cat, dog, monkey, etc.)
  • Spider-Man
  • "Star Wars" character
  • Witch
  • Pirate/Marvel superhero (Excludes Spider-Man)
  • Disney princess
  • Ghost
  • Wonder Woman
  • Pets also have Halloween ideas of their own.

    Top 10 costumes for pets:

  • Pumpkin
  • Hot dog
  • Dog/lion/pirate
  • Bumble Bee
  • Devil
  • "Batman" character
  • Ghost
  • Cat
  • Witch
  • "Star Wars" character
  • Halloween spending is set to top $9 billion in 2017, according to NRF’s annual Halloween Spending Survey.

    That figure tops last year’s record-breaking $8.4 billion.

    Consumers are expected to spend an average of $86.13 on Halloween, up from $82.93 in 2016.

    Looking for ways to celebrate Halloween in San Antonio? Check out where to go here.

    About the Author:

    Mary Claire Patton has been a journalist with KSAT 12 since 2015. She has reported on several high-profile stories during her career at KSAT and specializes in trending news and things to do around Texas and San Antonio.