Black Panther, Cows -- Yes, Cows -- Popular Halloween Costumes This Year

Jim Gudas
October 17, 2018 - 3:07 pm

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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Superheroes and animals appear to be topping the list when it comes to Halloween costumes this year, at least based on sales at one popular Chicago costume shop.

Erin Anderson of Chicago Costume on Fullerton just east of Racine said Wednesday that popular children's costumes include characters from “The Incredibles,” the Harry Potter universe and Jurassic Park.

The most popular persona at her store is the Marvel superhero Black Panther.

"Black Panther has been a huge kids and adults costume. I think there's a lot of fulfilling empowerment for kids," Anderson said. "Kids enjoy dressing up both as Black Panther and other characters from the movie.”

For adults, Anderson says farm animal costumes are among the most popular.

"Specifically, cows. I think there was some viral video that went around with someone wearing a cow costume doing something silly, so cows have been big," Anderson said.

While you have a couple of weeks to prepare for Halloween, Anderson said the best way to ensure you have the costume you want ready for the big day is to plan ahead and don’t wait until the last minute.