Here Are the Hottest Halloween Costumes for 2018

Americans are planning to scare up an average of $86.79 each for Halloween festivities this year with more than 175 million people planning to partake in the haunted holiday, according to the National Retail Federation, which keeps track of such spooky stats.

It's a BOOn for the industry, and includes about $3.2 billion spent on costumes alone, purchased by 68% of Halloween shoppers.

What are the hottest Halloween costumes this year? About 48% of adults will put on some kind of costume, and kids are going for princesses and superheroes. Nearly 20% of celebrants plan to dress their pets in costumes this year.

These are the most popular costumes for kids, adults and pets.

Most Popular Costumes for Children
Most Popular Costumes for Children

Most Popular Costumes for Children

Princess: 7.6%

More than 3.8 million children plan to dress as their favorite princess character.

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Superhero
Superhero

Superhero: 4.9%

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Batman
Batman

Batman: 4.3%

You can find every possible version of Batman costumes online. This one, by Rubie's costumes, references the "Batman: The Brave and the Bold" animated series, and sells on Walmart (WMT) for less than $30.

Photo: Walmart

'Star Wars' Character
'Star Wars' Character

'Star Wars' Character: 3.7%

A boy dressed as Kylo Ren and a girl dressed as Rey from "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" attend a Comic Con in Tampa, Fla.

Photo: fitzcrittle / Shutterstock

Witch
Witch

Witch: 3.6%

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Spider-Man
Spider-Man

Spider-Man: 3.5%

Photo: Dave Smith 1965 / Shutterstock

Avengers Character (Excluding Spider-Man)
Avengers Character (Excluding Spider-Man)

'Avengers' Character (Excluding Spider-Man): 3.2%

That's Falcon of "The Avengers" spotted at a Comic and Entertainment Expo parade.

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Ghost
Ghost

Ghost: 2.9%

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Pirate
Pirate

Pirate: 2%

Photo: Shutterstock

Elsa or Anna from "Frozen"
Elsa or Anna from "Frozen"

Elsa or Anna from "Frozen": 1.7%

Photo: Shutterstock

Most Popular Halloween Costumes for Adults
Most Popular Halloween Costumes for Adults

Most Popular Halloween Costumes for Adults

Witch: 10.7%

There will be at least 7.2 million adult witches roaming the night on Halloween this year.

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Vampire
Vampire

Vampire: 3.7%

That's 2.5 million vampires that will be out for fake blood this Oct. 31.

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Zombie
Zombie

Zombie: 3.1%

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Pirate
Pirate

Pirate: 2.9%

Photo: Shutterstock

'Avengers' Character (Excluding Spider-Man)
'Avengers' Character (Excluding Spider-Man)

'Avengers' Character (Excluding Spider-Man): 2.0%

About 1.3 million adults plan to dress as their favorite "Avengers" character such as Iron Man or Black Panther.

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Batman
Batman

Batman: 2.0%

Get the Bruce Wayne look with an armored "Dawn of Justice" Batman Costume, based on Zack Snyder's Batman vs. Superman movie, $55 at Halloweencostumes.com.

Photo: Halloweencostumes.com

'Star Wars' Character
'Star Wars' Character

'Star Wars' Character: 1.9%

Photo: Joaquin Ossorio Castillo / Shutterstock

Ghost
Ghost

Ghost: 1.8%

Photo: Shutterstock

Super Hero
Super Hero

Super Hero: 1.8%

Photo: Avivi Aharon / Shutterstock

Clown
Clown

Clown: 1.6%

Photo: Shutterstock

Wonder Woman
Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman: 1.5%

Photo: Mauro Rodrigues / Shutterstock

Most Popular Pet Costumes
Most Popular Pet Costumes

Most Popular Pet Costumes

Pumpkin: 11.2%

Out of the 31.3 million Americans planning to dress their pets in costumes, millennials (aged 25-34) are the most likely to dress up their pets. The most popular pet costume is a pumpkin.

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Hot Dog
Hot Dog

Hot Dog: 7.4%

You read that right: 7.4% of Americans will dress their cat or dog in a hot dog costume. These are from Hyde and Eek! Boutique, and sold on Target (TGT) for $10.39, possibly a fair price for a hot dog with all the trimmings.

Photo: Hyde and Eek!Boutique/Target

Bumblebee
Bumblebee

Bumblebee: 4.9%

Photo: Shutterstock

Devil
Devil

Devil: 3.2%

Photo: Shutterstock

Cat
Cat

Cat: 3.1%

Photo: Shutterstock

Dog
Dog

Dog: 3.1%

Planning to dress your cat as a dog? Good luck with that.

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Lion
Lion

Lion: 2.9%

This lion's mane by Tomsenn comes with a bonus tail attachment, and is sold on Amazon (AMZN) for just under $14.

Photo: Tomsenn

'Star Wars' Character
'Star Wars' Character

'Star Wars' Character: 2.8%

At left, the right breed can be an impressive Imperial Walker, also known as the All Terrain Armored Transport, or AT-AT walker, for about $20. At right, a Yoda costume for about $19, both by Rubie's.

Photo: Rubie's (2)

Super Hero
Super Hero

Super Hero: 2.7%

There are plenty of ways to make your pooch the super hero of Halloween, such as this one from Petco, right. Or, deck your dog out in a Marvel Incredible Hulk costume for around $39 from BaxterBoo.

Photos:BaxterBoo (left) Petco (right)

Ghost
Ghost

Ghost: 2.5%

Happy Halloween!

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