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The most popular Halloween costumes since 2007

Posted at 6:11 PM, Oct 10, 2017

You can learn a lot about American culture and history based on what we wear for Halloween. 

To that end, Costume Supercenter put together a list of the top-selling Halloween costumes over the past ten years.

Back in 2007, the King from Burger King was one of the most popular costumes, along with a Spartan warrior from the movie "300," Shrek, Princess Fiona, and Captain Jack Sparrow.

Thanks to the election in 2008, both Barack Obama and John McCain were popular Halloween costumes. Batman and the Joker were also top sellers.

2009 saw the rise of "Twilight" characters Edward Cullen and Bella Swan. 2010's must-have costumes included Snooki and Lady Gaga. In 2011 we had Charlie Sheen, Smurfette, and Angry Birds.

Captain America and Katniss Everdeen were big hits in 2012. Memelords went crazy over Ylvis the fox and Miley Cyrus in 2013. And Disney dominated in 2014 with Anna and Elsa taking the top spots. Disney continued their streak into 2015, with Thor, Cinderella, and the "Star Wars" Stormtrooper becoming the hottest Halloween trends.

That brings us up to 2016. Thanks to another heated election cycle, Donald Trump became a favorite among Halloween enthusiasts. Harley Quinn was also a popular choice, along with characters from "Ghostbusters," "5 Nights at Freddy's," and "PJ Masks." 

You can check out more top costumes in the infographic below:

Costume SuperCenter