Goodwill’s Halloween Poll Results are In!

Based off of the National telephone survey conducted by ORC International they found that overall, funny costumes (14%), edge out iconic/classic (10%), minimalist (10%) and matching or group costumes (9%) as the most popular type of costume this year.

If you are looking to make a positive impression at a party or gathering, the costumes to AVOID this year are risqué or overly-sexy costumes, political costumes, sexy but in good taste or gory costumes.

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There is a surge of group, family or couples costumes this year.  19% of all adults and 31% of millennials (18-34) plan to participate in a group, family or couples costume this year.

Do-it-yourself costumes are preferred by 51% of respondents over packaged costumes.

Here are some fun tips to help you decide on a costume this year:

  • Explore TV/movie favorites for yourself and your kids (do a kids theme)
  • Look online for fun ideas

At Goodwill $30-$40 and a little creativity will equal a WOW costume.