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Movie characters dominate Halloween costume trends

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles characters top of this

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles characters top of this year's Halloween costume trends for kids. Photo Credit: Handout

Are your kids having a hard time deciding who they'll dress up to be for Halloween this year? You may want to to look to characters from the big and small screens for ideas. Some of the most popular costumes hail from recent pop culture winners, including “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” and, of course, “Frozen.”

According to Yahoo, this year's top-searched costumes are dominated by favorite movie characters. For example, searches for "Ninja Turtle Costume" are up 5,225 percent. Take a look at other Halloween search trends on the rise -- these are the top-searched Halloween costumes based on recent movie characters:

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Characters from "The Great Gatsby"
Black Widow ("The Avengers")
Anna ("Frozen")
Deadpool (upcoming "X-Men" movie)
"Maleficent"
Star Lord ("Guardians of the Galaxy")
Elsa ("Frozen")
Groot ("Guardians of the Galaxy")
Katniss ("Hunger Games" trilogy)
Captain America ("The Avengers")

The top searches for Halloween costumes for kids:

"Frozen"
"Star Wars"
"Monster High" costumes
"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"
"Captain America" costume
"Transformers" costumes
Disney’s "Maleficent" movie costumes
"Guardians of the Galaxy"
"Lalaloopsy" Halloween costumes
"Skylanders" Halloween costumes

If your child is looking to be a favorite movie or television character, take a look at 23 of our favorite Halloween costumes for kids.

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