Vampires. Witches. Kittens. Some costume ideas have held up over the years, and some, thankfully, have gone the way of rotting, kicked-over pumpkins. Here's a look at some of the costumes of Halloween's past (modeled by your trusty Groupon Coupons team), along with what's trending today.
Then: Cowboy, modeled by David
Now: Star Wars character, $28+ at Target
Six shooters are no match for lightsabers in the fight for favorite costume accessory. Anticipation of the upcoming film also makes Star Wars
characters a popular choice for kids.
Then: Angel, modeled by Carolyn
Now: Princess, $12 at Walmart
Do angels carry magic wands? This one sure did. While angels may still make the rounds as Trick-or-Treaters, princesses (traditional, fairy, and of the Frozen
ilk) will be a much more common sighting this year.
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Then: Superman, modeled by David
Now: Batman, $44.99 at Kohl's
There may be a few more Batman
s than Superman
s this year, but superheroes of all stripes remain a popular choice for kids.
Then: Bride, modeled by Anne
Now: Zombie, $19.99 at Walgreens
"My feminist self is disappointed with my young bridal self," says Anne. Bridal costumes not striking your child's fancy? There's an easy way to revamp it for modern times: Zombie Bride.
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