Every year, certain children's Halloween costumes take center stage because of new movies, TV shows, video games, and other trends. See which costumes will be a hit with kids in 2016. Also, consider these great group costumes for families.
Finding Dory Costume
Your child will love going door-to-door as the lovable Dory this Halloween! Disney Pixar's Finding Dory has been this year's biggest hit at the box office, so Dory and Nemo costumes are sure to go over swimmingly.
Thanks to the new Pokémon Go app, kids around the globe have a renewed interest in Pikachu and his friends and foes, including Charizard, Squirtle, Eevee, and Ash. Which one will your gamer choose for his Halloween costume?
Real dogs can't eat chocolate, but your little trick-or-treater will rake in candy bars galore when he dresses as Max, Gidget, or Duke, the adorable pups from the hit movie The Secret Life of Pets. Furry friends Chloe (the cat) and Snowball (the rabbit) are also cute costume picks!
Hopefully your kid won't bust every ghost she sees on Halloween, if she chooses to dress as one of the iconic Ghostbusters! This year's successful reboot (with a female-lead cast) of the classic movie Ghostbusters makes the ghost-fighting jumpsuit a go-to choice for girls this Halloween.
The recent death of Gene Wilder — the actor best known for his leading role in Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory — makes Willy Wonka a bittersweet costume pick this year. Looking for a group costume idea? Find some pals willing to dress as Oompa Loompas!
All hail Shakespeare! This year marks the 500th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death. Encourage your child to explore her theatrical side with a costume inspired by one of the famous bard's plays, such as Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, or Julius Caesar (toga party, anyone?).
Your civic-minded child can help remind friends and neighbors that 2016 is an election year by rocking an Uncle Sam costume on Halloween. (Psst, it's OK for kids to point their finger when they're dressed as Uncle Sam!)