The past year’s fads have become this season’s Halloween costumes.
Kids can dress as a Hatchimal — those toy eggs that hatch a stuffed animal, genielike, when rubbed, and sent parents into a frenzy last holiday season when stores sold out. They can dress as a fidget spinner. An emoji. Or even teenage YouTube phenomenon JoJo Siwa — a former “Dance Moms” TV start who is also known as JoJo with the Big Bow.
And then there are movies that are inspiring refreshed costumes, some of them even before the movies hit the big screen, such as “Justice League,” a superheroes mashup movie coming out this year.
Here’s a look at some characters sure to be doing the trick-or-treat tango this year.
Hatchimals were the "IT" toy during the 2016 December holiday season, and now they're back as a Halloween costume. This costume comes with the hatching egg attached and as a headpiece. $32.99 at buycostumes.com.
The Netflix sci-fi thriller "Stranger Things" spawned the costume based on the character Eleven's dress. The pink dress features a ruffled top and white collar. Available in child's size medium and large; $39.99 at spirithalloween.com.
Fidget Spinner costume
This year's most popular toy comes to life with this new Halloween costume. Adjustable shoulder straps provide a custom fit on this fidget spinner. It even spins by turning it with your hands; $25 at target.com.
Kids can dress as teenage YouTube phenomenon JoJo Siwa. Her "Boomerang" Costume includes a signature JoJo oversized hair bow. $39.99 at spirithalloween.com.
Lloyd from "LEGO Ninjago"
Here comes Lloyd, one of the stars of the new "LEGO Ninjago" movie. $49.99 at toysrus.com and some Toys R Us stores.
Girls can't get enough of Mal (that's Maleficent's daughter) - after all, "Descendants 2" did come out this year on Disney. $49.99 at toysrus.com and some Toys R Us stores.
Deluxe Groot costume
This polyester jumpsuit features a wood/tree design similar to baby Groot in "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2," which hit theaters this year. The set also comes with a foam mask. Available in sizes extra-small, small, medium and large; $34.99-$39.99 at halloweencostumes.com.
Disney's newest princess -- who hails from the Polynesian Islands -- comes to Long Island this Halloween when kids don her signature dress from her eponymous movie. Available in children's small and medium; $20.49 at target.com.
Justice League characters
Children pose in "Justice League" character costumes: Simon Bazemore, 6, of Freeport (Batman); Anastacia Mennuto, 8, of Huntington (Wonder Woman); Nikolay Caldwell, 9, of Huntington (The Flash) and Derik Bazemore, 8, of Freeport (Superman). Costumes can be found at Toys R Us, Spirit Halloween, Halloweencostumes.com, Rubie's and more.
Minecraft retains its allure for kids, and the Creeper character costume includes a 3D constructed top, a soft character headpiece and pants. Available in children's small, medium and large; $33.99 at toysrus.com.
Baby Blue Fish Bunting
Baby's first Halloween? Keep him -- or her -- snug in this Dr. Seuss-inspired bunting. It features a Velcro closure for easy on and off; $29.99 at spirithalloween.com.
Kids will love Trolls' Poppy bright blue and pink ensemble. The costume includes a dress with a velcro closure and a wig with ears. Available in children's extra-small, small, medium and large; $49.99 at spirithalloween.com.
Five Nights at Freddy's
Kids can transform into hooked Foxy from the popular video game Five Nights at Freddy's. Costume comes with a jumpsuit, mask, mitt and a hook. Available in child's size medium and large; $29.99 at halloweencostumes.com.
The popular -- or is it poop-ular? -- brown emoji comes to life in this inflatable costume. One size fits most; $34.99 at spirithalloween.com.
This costume is designed to look like Nickelodeon's newest star, Miraculous Ladybug. It features a black-spotted red jumpsuit and matching eye mask. Her signature blue wig is sold separately. Available in sizes extra-small, small, medium and large; $39.99 at halloweencostumes.com.
Even the littlest tykes can get in on the maker movement by dressing up as Rusty Rivets, that young tech innovator from the animated TV show of the same name airing on Nick Jr. The costume includes goggles, a shirt, belt, fingerless gloves and a hand tool prop. Available in 2T to 4T, and 5/6T; $34.99 at spirithalloween.com.
Laughing Crying Emoji
This sleeveless Emoji suit features shimmering teardrops, similar to the popular smartphone emojis. Pants and shoes not included. One size fits most children; $24.99 at spirithalloween.com.
Girls Disney Pixar Cars Cruz
From "Disney Cars 3," which hit theaters this year, this Cruz costume features a printed jumpsuit with faux pleather accents and a hat. Available in a variety of children's sizes; $19.99 at toysrus.com.
Boys can dress as superhero Captain Underpants with this padded jumpsuit and detachable cape. It also comes with an oversized vacuform mask, with a breakaway elastic band; $30 at target.com.
Baby Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Dress
The layered dress comes with turtle shell tulle, glittering front panel and a shell on the back. The set also features a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles headband and green leggings; $24.99 at spirithalloween.com.
AJ from Blaze and the Monster Machines
Kids will be ready to race with Blaze in this costume, which includes a jumpsuit with a Velcro closure, helmet and shoe covers. Available in 2T to 4T, and 5/6T; $34.99 at spirithalloween.com.
Winking Tongue Emoji
This playful emoticon suit is sleeveless with a pullover style. Pants and shoes sold separately. One size fits most children; $24.99 at spirithalloween.com.
Boys Disney Pixar Cars Lightning McQueen
The padded shoulders and chest in this Disney Cars Lightning McQueen costume comes with a detachable belt and a hat with the iconic 95 patch. Available in sizes 3T to 4/6; $19.99 at toysrus.com.
Any girl can be a superhero with this Justice League of America costume, which comes with a dress, belt, headband, armband, pair of wrist cuffs and pair of shin guards. Available in children's small, medium and large; $39.99-$49.99 at halloweencostumes.com.
Kids can grab Halloween by the horns and dress up like they're going to the rodeo. It includes a fan, hat and inflatable costume. Available in one size fits most; $34.99 at spirithalloween.com.
Harry Potter fans will love to show off their wizardry in this officially-licensed costume, which includes a robe with a front-close clasp, Gryffindor Crest and an attached hood. Available in sizes 4/6 and 12/14; $38.69 at toysrus.com.
Disney Trolls' Branch
Join Poppy trick-or-treating this year as her best friend, Branch. The costume includes a jumpsuit and wig. Available in children's 4/6, 7/8, 10/12; $33.99 at toysrus.com.
Kids can dress up as the Beast from "Beauty and the Beast" with this jacket, vest front, ascot and headpiece. Available for toddlers in 18 months, 2t and 4T; $49.99-$59.99 at halloweencostumes.com.
Star Wars' Rey
Rey, from the newest Star Wars movie, is ready to save Halloween. The costume includes the top with attached scarves, pants, belt, pair of arm warmers and single wrist cuff. Available in children's small, medium, large and extra large; $39.99 at halloweencostumes.com.
Kids can dress up as their favorite grill item by slipping this costume right over their head. Available in one size fits most; $29.99 at spirithalloween.com.
Ice Cream Dress
Ice cream lovers will swoon over this sprinkled dress and headpiece. Available in child's size small, medium and large; $34.99 at spirithalloween.com.
The Gamora costume from "Guardians of the Galaxy" features a spandex jumpsuit, foam belt and fingerless gloves. Available in child's size small, medium and large; $34.99 at halloweencostumes.com.
Charlie Brown's beloved pet beagle, Snoopy, is sure to be an adorable costume for your toddler. It includes a hooded jumpsuit and booties. Available in 2T and 3T/4T; $29.74 at toysrus.com.
Statue of Liberty
Little girls can show their patriotism by dressing up as Lady Liberty. The costume includes a dress and headpiece. Available in children's 4/6, 8/10, and 12/14; $25.49 at toysrus.com.
Shopkins - Strawberry Kiss
This Shopkins fan favorite features a red dress with a mesh polka dot overlay, glitter accents, green mesh "leaves" and white flowers. It also includes a fabric headband with a green stem; $15 at halloweencostumes.com
More Halloween fun on Long Island
Looking for more Halloween fun? You'll find great costume ideas, local events, party planning tips, recipes and more at newsday.com/Halloween.