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