Grown-ups want to be witches while kids are opting for princesses and superheroes.
At least that’s the expert assessment of what partygoers will choose as costumes this Halloween.
Almost 6 million adults are masquerading as a witch — black hats, warts and all – followed by vampires in the No. 2 spot (with 3.2 million people donning fangs and capes), according to the National Retail Federation.
As for kids, nearly 10% are set on Cinderella, Snow White or other princess frocks, while another 10% are favoring Batman and Spider-Man costumes. The superhero uniform also makes the Top 10 list for adults.
“The biggest theme this year is superheroes,” said Julia Darrenkamp, spokeswoman at Party City. “That is due to all the blockbuster movies this year like the Avengers, Spider-Man and Batman, which are popular with men and women.”