10 Halloween Costumes You're Guaranteed to See This Year - TheStreet

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Halloween is here again, the gateway to the holiday season, a time when children and adults dress in costume, go trick-or-treating, party and eat massive amounts of candy and chocolate.

Halloween isn't just for little kids looking for a sugar rush. Adults also enjoy dressing up as one of their favorite characters from a TV show, movie, or book, heading to a party and swapping out a sugar rush for a hangover.

Adults tend to put just as much thought into their costumes as kids do, sometimes planning months in advance, making sure every little detail for their Halloween costume is perfect.

On Halloween you never know what you're going to see in terms of costumes: There are the usual ghosts, horror movie psychos, fairy tales and legends, and costumes based on regular jobs with the word "sexy" thrown in front of it.

Then every once in a while you'll see a costume so unique you'll be left wondering why you didn't come up with that yourself. 

For this Halloween, TheStreet has come up with a list of what are likely to be the most popular Halloween costumes for 2014. The data was collected from the Google Adwords Keyword Planner based on specific search terms, and is specific to the U.S. between August and September of this year.

Here are the 10 costumes we predict to be the most commonly seen costumes this year according to that data...



10. Queen of Hearts Costume 

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Avg. Monthly Searches (exact match only): 14,800

Whether you're going as the classic Alice in Wonderland version, or the more modern "Once Upon a Time" version of the Queen of Hearts, you know the one that likes to pull a person's heart from their chest and crush it in front of them, this strong willed ruler will make an unforgettable Halloween costume.

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9. Tinkerbell Costume 

Avg. Monthly Searches (exact match only): 14,800

A classic fairy tale character and Disney favorite, Tinkerbell is a close companion of Peter Pan.

There have been many versions of this character in books, movies, and TV shows.

For Halloween, you can go with any version of this popular fairy, or come up with a new and unique take on the winged heroine.

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8. Pirate Costume 

Avg. Monthly Searches (exact match only): 18,100

Pirates are a classic Halloween costume that come in a variety of selections. From kids' costumes to adult costumes with some extra sass, you can't go wrong as a swash-buckling, sword fighting, rum drinking, sea loving pirate this Halloween.

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7. Alice in Wonderland Costume

Avg. Monthly Searches (exact match only): 18,100

There are a few directions one can go in when considering an Alice in Wonderland costume.

You could go with the classic blue and white tea dress Alice wears in the original book by Lewis Carroll, and the Disney animated feature.

Then there's the Tim Burton film version of the dress, or you can give this classic tale a twist and make it a "Sexy Alice," or a "Zombie Alice."

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6. Mermaid Costume 

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Avg. Monthly Searches (exact match only): 18,100

Ariel is likely the most famous mermaid around, based on the original fairy tale by Hans Christian Anderson, this red headed beauty was immortalized in the popular Disney film, "The Little Mermaid."

Despite Ariel's popularity, you're likely to find a variety of mermaid costumes this Halloween, including "Sexy Mermaid," "Fairy tale Mermaid," and "Sassy Mermaid."

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5. Minnie Mouse Costume 

Avg. Monthly Searches (exact match only): 27,100

This popular character is Mickey Mouse's longtime girlfriend and one of the classic cartoon characters created by Walt Disney.

Although the best place to get a glimpse of this fashion forward mouse would be at Disney World, or Disneyland, keep your eyes open this Halloween as you're likely to see more than a few people dressed as Minnie.

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4. Poison Ivy Costume 

Avg. Monthly Searches (exact match only): 33,100

A DC Comic book villain and enemy of Batman, this dangerous woman begins her life of crime as a biochemist turned eco-terrorist looking to "save the world's plant life by any means necessary," comicvine.com says.

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3. Catwoman Costume 

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Avg. Monthly Searches (exact match only): 33,100

This strong willed, independent, diamond loving thief is the sometimes lover of the Dark Knight himself.

Her comic book debut was in 1940 in "Batman #1," according to comicvine.com.

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2. Harley Quinn Costume 

Avg. Monthly Searches (exact match only): 40,500

Known as the Arkham Asylum psychiatrist who fell in love with Batman's insane archenemy The Joker, Harley Quinn made her debut in the popular 1990's cartoon "Batman: The Animated Series," comicvine.com says.

Later on, Harley would be adapted into the DC Comic's story line, developing into a popular character in her own right.

Harley costumes are much in demand and can be seen in excess at various comic conventions.

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1. Wonder Woman Costume 

Avg. Monthly Searches (exact match only): 49,500

With the amazon princess making her big screen debut in the highly anticipated "Batman vs. Superman" movie, set to be released in 2016, women across the U.S are searching for a costume to portray the DC Comics heroine.

Wonder Woman has been a staple of the DC character universe since she made her first appearance in 1941, showing young girls that princesses are more than capable of rescuing themselves.

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