What’s Bedford Thinking: Halloween Costumes?

October 20, 2023

Halloween is coming up. Expect Trick-or-Treaters in Bedford on the evening of Halloween, Tuesday, Oct. 31.

The National Retail Federation (NRF) estimated a record-setting $12.2 billion will be spent on Halloween this year (including decor, costumes, and $3.5 billion in candy).  

Indeed, there are many festive and extensive Halloween lawn displays around town again this year. According to NRF, the spending on adult Halloween costumes is expected to top that of children’s costumes this year by $600 million.

More than 5.8 million adults plan to dress like a witch, nearly 2.4 million as a vampire, 1.8 million as Barbie, more than 1.4 million as Batman, and 1.3 million as a cat.

Here are the top 10 costumes for each category in the NRF survey:

Source: NRD and Prosper Insights & Analytics 2023 Halloween Survey

What do you think of this list, Bedford? Which of some of the top costumes would you pick?

Just for fun, whether you are dressing up for Halloween this year or not, which costume from this list would you pick?

  • Witch, Vampire, or Zombie (27%, 29 Votes)
  • Hot Dog (19%, 20 Votes)
  • Ghost (15%, 16 Votes)
  • Cat (14%, 15 Votes)
  • Barbie or Ken (12%, 13 Votes)
  • Batman, Spiderman, or other Sci-Fi/Action/Superhero (12%, 13 Votes)

Total Voters: 106

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