" /> Unique Costumes And Thrift Store Shopping Are Hot For Halloween This Year – EastTexasRadio.com
Hess Lawn Mower Header
Titus Regional Orthopedic Sports Medicine Header
Leighann Welk Header
Momentum Polaris Get Outside Now
Sandlin – Find New Roads – It’s All About You Aug 2017
cypress basin hospice

Unique Costumes And Thrift Store Shopping Are Hot For Halloween This Year

Americans of all ages are most excited to wear unique, one-of-a-kind costumes this Halloween season, and thrift stores are the No. 1 place where shoppers plan to find materials for their do-it-yourself ensembles, according to the 2018 Goodwill Halloween Poll. Participants in this year’s survey responded to a series of online questions about Halloween costumes and decorating habits. More than half (56%) of respondents said at least one person or pet in their family/household will be wearing a costume this Halloween, while 53% said they will decorate their home this Halloween. Among other survey results:

  • The most popular costume style among respondents who plan to dress up this Halloween is a unique, one-of-a-kind costume (25%), followed by costumes that are funny (19%), scary or gory (17%), cute (15%) and sexy (14%).
  • Costumes based on pop culture trends and characters from movies, TV shows and books (40%) are more popular among those who will dress up than classic costumes such as witches and werewolves (29%), animals (14%) and professions (8%). Political or historical costumes are the least popular type, at just 5%.
  • Couples and group costumes are in this year. More than half of respondents who plan to dress up (57%) say they’ll coordinate their costume with one or more people.
  • Ten% of respondents say they will dress their pet up for Halloween, a trend that’s particularly popular among millennials, with 15% in that demographic group saying their pet will wear a costume.
  • Online networks are driving how people dress up, with a majority of people (69%) who prefer DIY costumes naming social media or other websites as the place they look for ideas and inspiration. Pinterest (40%) is the most popular platform for DIY costume inspiration, followed by YouTube (27%) and Facebook (23%).
  • Among those who prefer DIY costumes, the most popular places to shop for materials are thrift stores, at 52%.