One of the purest joys from childhood was the great debate of what to be for Halloween. Mix that with the excitement of going to school in your costume or seeing everyone on the streets later that night getting free candy. All of this makes Halloween quite the event.
Sure, you remember the popular costumes from when you were growing up (and who was lucky enough to have a store-bought costume). But do you even know what costumes were popular the year you were born?
A list has been circulating the internet that will tell you just that. And this might help give you a clue based on what was popular in pop culture that year.
1985 – Marty McFly from Back To The Future
1986- Jem and the Holograms
1987 – RoboCop
1988 – Garfield
Cat costumes, in general, are popular to this day.
1989 – Batman
1990 – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
1991 – Morticia Addams
Sophie Turner honestly gave this costume a comeback last Halloween, and I am still haunted by how stunning she looked.
1992 – Catwoman
1993 – A Dinosaur from Jurassic Park
1994 – A Lion from The Lion King
Maybe this will make a comeback this year after the live-action film was released?
1995 – Star Trek
1996 – Scream
This was probably the most common Halloween costume for all of the late 90s and early 2000s. There was always at least one kid who wasn’t allowed to wear the mask at the class party in school.
1997 – Spice Girls
1998 – The Big Lebowski
1999 – Tarzan
2000 – Fred Flintstone
To be fair, any character from the live-action film that was released this year was also very popular.
2001 – Josie and the Pussycats
2002 – Hermoine Granger
Literally every girl wanted to be Hermoine for Halloween.
2003 – Spiderman
2004 – Jack Sparrow
This was also conveniently the year that every young girl fell in love with Johnny Depp, but only when he was in costume for the Pirates of The Caribbean movies.
Of course, we can’t forget the honorable mentions of the Mario Brothers, little devils, Minnie Mouse, Power Rangers, Disney Princesses, and other superheroes that were snubbed on this list.
Do you think this list is accurate based on the year you were born? Comment below!