Yearly Halloween costume trends are nothing new, and as soon as Halloween went commercial every costume company began creating masks and costumes based on popular pop culture characters and celebrities.
By the 1960s Halloween had become a big business, with new costumes created yearly to match the current pop culture trends, and from then on it was almost guaranteed the most popular costume of each year would be inspired by pop culture.
In 1968 the kiddos were going crazy for Casper the Friendly Ghost, so Collegeville Costumes made their spooky dreams come true with this cheap costume every kid could afford.
During the 70s the girls were going gaga for Jan Brady, Princess Leia and Daisy Buchanan from The Great Gatsby, while the boys were punch drunk for Rocky Balboa, caught Saturday Night Fever and adored everything about Star Wars.
The Radical 80s were ruled by Madonna, Jem, Marty McFly and the Ghostbusters, who were the top costume of 1984 and are still one of the most popular Halloween costumes of all time because it's easy to DIY.
The 90s were ruled by the TMNT and Batman for boys, while girls were diggin' the Spice Girls, Catwoman and Morticia Addams, which was also a popular costume for girls in the 1960s thanks to this Ben Cooper costume.