eBay Names the Top Costumes for Adults, Kids and Even Pets this Season!

eBay News Team

From Dinosaurs to Deadpool, Fortnite to Venom, eBay data reveals this year’s hottest halloween costumes.

With Halloween around the corner, have you picked out your costume yet? The National Retail Federation anticipates $9 billion in Halloween spending this year, with men likely to spend $14 more, on average, than their female counterparts. Plus, nearly 7 in 10 celebrating Halloween also plan to purchase costumes. From video game characters to blockbuster movie stars, shoppers have been turning to eBay to score their costumes for this year's festivities, and we have the pulse on what's trending at the the top.

You may greet some trick-or-treaters and party goers in costumes inspired by some of the hottest blockbuster hits. Ranging from action to comedy flicks, eBay data reports that movies like Incredibles 2, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and Deadpool 2 have influenced this year’s hot costume leaderboard. Swinging into the #1 spot for adults*, your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man is the top choice for Marvel fans this year. eBay shoppers also shared their affinity for Black Panther, where over 25 Black Panther costumes were purchased each day in September*. Plus, off the heels of the summer premiere of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, sales for T-Rex Costumes increased by 124% from August to September*. 

Be on the look-out for Fortnite costumes that are winning the Halloween game, where costumes inspired by the popular video game fell in the top 10 rankings for both adults and children. Plus, sales for Fortnite Halloween costumes on eBay jumped by 533% from August to September*.

Ringing in two notable anniversaries in 2018, eBay kids and kids at heart also shared their fandom this Halloween for Mickey Mouse, who turned the big 9-0, as well as Harry Potter, who is celebrating 20 years of wizardry. In fact, Mickey Mouse costume sales jumped 152% from August to September*, and there were 140 Harry Potter wands sold per day on eBay from September 1 - 18*.

“As a cultural barometer for what’s trending in pop culture, we’re able to tap into our customers’ interest points and notable moments to see what our shoppers’ are coveting,” said Renee Paradise, Senior Director of Fashion at eBay. “Whether you’re looking for spooky decor or the perfect costume, eBay is the ultimate destination for all of your Halloween celebrations.”

Here is a full list of the most in-demand costumes for adults, children and pets, all based on eBay findings:

Top 20 Adult Halloween Costumes Sold on eBay*

  1. Spider-Man
  2. Dinosaurs
  3. Deadpool
  4. The Incredibles
  5. Unicorn
  6. Fortnite
  7. Game of Thrones 
  8. Wonder-Woman
  9. Jurassic World
  10. Creed
  11. Venom
  12. Frozen
  13. Moana
  14. Captain America
  15. Mickey Mouse
  16. Black Panther
  17. Star Wars
  18. Lion
  19. Minion
  20. Michael Myers of “Halloween”

Top 20 Children’s Halloween Costumes Sold on eBay*

  1. Frozen
  2. Unicorn
  3. Spider-Man
  4. Moana
  5. The Incredibles
  6. Dinosaurs
  7. Wonder-Woman
  8. The Descendants
  9. Fortnite
  10. Mickey Mouse
  11. A tie between Lion and Captain America
  12. LEGO
  13. Black Panther
  14. Jurassic World
  15. Transformers
  16. Deadpool
  17. Venom
  18. Minion
  19. Star Wars
  20. Michael Myers of “Halloween”

Top 10 Pet Costumes Sold on eBay*

  1. Lion
  2. Dinosaur
  3. Star Wars
  4. Wonder-Woman
  5. Unicorn
  6. Minion
  7. Spider-Man
  8. Mickey Mouse
  9. Captain America
  10. Frozen 

*All data based on sold items from 8/18 - 9/18