Harley Quinn, witches among top 2016 Halloween costumes
By Nate Hinckley
Goblins and ghouls are not the only things you may see lurking around the corner this Halloween.
According to the National Retail Federation one of the top costumes of the year for young adults is that of Harley Quinn, a character from the film Suicide Squad, Other costumes on the list for 18 to 34-year-olds are witches, animals and movie characters such as Wonder Woman,
“I think any age of children, they relate to somebody on a show on TV and someone they see,” said Denise Qaqish, manager at Spirit Halloween Windsor. “They want to be that person because there’s something great about the character they can relate to.”
Some of the most popular costumes for children include characters from Disney’s Frozen and princesses. Quqish also said some other popular children’s outfits this year are from TV shows like Nickelodeon’s PAW Patrol and Disney’s PJ Masks. Qaqish says that is because of how the characters connect to younger children.
Other costumes on the rise are presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
The Retail Council of Canada’s nation-wide poll of 1,000 people compared Halloween to be as busy as Christmas and Back to School.
“Kids like their costumes to be a little more serious. They like going after their passions,” said Lawrence Hanna, a Spirit Halloween employee.
Whether Windsorites are going to be wearing the trending costume of the year or just something fun and different, there are many different options to choose from.