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Catsuits, superheroes, and store-bought, somewhat horrifying, masks were the top 60s Halloween trends!
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The early 70s were all about branding, like with this bionic woman and planet of the apes costume. And clowns.
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The later 70s were about basically two things: space and music, as illustrated by Leia, Spock, and Kiss here.
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Friday the 13th came out in 1980, making Jason's hockey mask a popular choice for scarier trick or treaters!
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Superhero costumes, especially members of the Justice League were super popular in 1981!
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Michael Jackson moonwalked his way into being one of the most popular costumes in 1982!
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Return of the Jedi's release saw the beginning of Princess Leia's iconic gold bikini, still a popular costume.
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A Nightmare on Elm Street made Freddy Kruger an iconic Halloween costume choice for many in 1984.
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Hulk Hogan and Elvira are tied for the favorite costumes of 1985!
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Ninjas were the most popular costume in 1986! The 80s were obsessed with martial arts, after all.
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1987 saw a lot of people fall in love with Robocop and his rise to the top of Halloween costume popularity!
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Technically, Freddy Kruger and Elvira were top of the list again, but California Raisins somehow also won.
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People paid upwards of $300 for Batman and Joker costumes in 1989 after Tim Burton directed the film.
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The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were the biggest costume of 1990! Easy to make, super fun to wear!
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The Terminator was back for Halloween 1991 and back in abundance!
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Catwoman was the most popular costume of 1992! Because who doesn't wish to be a latex-clad Michelle Pfeiffer.
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Barney the Dinosaur was, believe it or not, the most popular costume of 1993 for both kids and adults...
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Power Rangers were all the rage in 1994 and made for a super awesome group costume!
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Star Trek costumes, especially Lieutenant Uhura, made a huge comeback in 1995!
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Ghostface from Scream was really popular in 1996 with the introduction of the cult classic horror film!
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Batman costumes are always a solid choice, but they were really in vogue in 1997!
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South Park had just come out in 1998, so it's no surprise that the costumes took off with the hit cartoon!
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The Matrix was the biggest movie of 1999, so naturally Neo was a popular costume that year.
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Austin Powers was groovy in 2000, baby!
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Harry, Ron, and Hermione were the great group costume of 2001!
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With the advent of Toby Maguire's first Spiderman movie, it's no shock that the vigilante so popular!
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Jack Sparrow was by far the best part of Pirates of the Caribbean and the most popular costume of 2003!
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Spongebob Squarepants was the top costume choice for kids and adults of all ages in 2004!
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Revenge of the Sith brought on a Darth Vader costume revival in 2005!
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V from V for Vendetta was a very viable costume variety in 2006!
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Hannah Montana was the best of costumes in 2007 when the show debuted!
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The Dark Knight gave us a huge surge in Joker costumes in 2008!
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Edward Cullen was the most popular Halloween costume for the vampire-laden year of 2009!
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Snooki from reality show The Jersey Shore was the most popular Halloween costume of the new decade!
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Sue Sylvester was the top costume choice of 2011 when Glee was in full swing in its first season.
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Remember Gangnam Style? Well, Psy, who sings it, was the most popular costume of 2012!
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Miley Cyrus's twerking teddy bodysuit was the most popular costume of 2013!
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Angelina brought Maleficent back with a vengeance to make it the most popular costume of 2014!
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A year before Suicide Squad even debuted, people started gearing up for it with Harley Quinn costumes in 2015!
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The sexy Kenneth Bone costume has already sold out, so we're going to go ahead and decide it's the winner.
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