If you’re a Halloween fan like me, you might have also started planning what costume you’re going to wear this year. In fact, The National Retail Federation (NRF) predicts a record high spending and participation in 2018 Halloween decorations, candy and costumes, so we’re not alone!

With most Americans already prepping for All Hallows’ Eve, let’s discuss what costumes will be trending this year for kids, adults and even pets.

According to NRF, princesses and superheroes are the top choices in kids Halloween costumes. No surprise there – kids, both young and old, love to dress up as their personal heroes, whether that’s the heroine in a Disney movie or battle-ready Marvel movie character.With the growing popularity of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, superheroes are the top Halloween costume choice for kids and adults. On the forefront are the characters from the “Avengers” series. More specifically, the characters from the movie “Black Panther” are very popular this year.

For adults traditional Halloween costumes, such as witches, vampires, pirates or clowns are still pretty popular in adult costume choices, according to NRF. However, this year’s adult Halloween costumes have drawn inspiration from movies, TV shows, pop culture and even newsworthy events. Captain Marvel, Michael Myers, "The Handmaid’s Tale” and T-Rex are flying off the shelf.

For the pets that love to participate, pet costumes have also increased in popularity with 20% of pet owners planning on dressing their pets this Halloween. The trend is highest for millennial's (aged 25 – 34). And while dog owners are more likely to dress up their pets, cat owners are also up there as well. Some top choices are Superman, Hot Dog, Nyan, Pancake and Shark costumes.

Trick or Treat...be safe!