2015 Halloween Predictions: Zombies Are the New Vampires

October is coming to an end, so let’s make with the Halloween costume predictions.

Not even the tenth-anniversary release of a gender-bent Twilight novel can dethrone zombies as the pop culture Thing of the Moment. Thanks largely to the Walking Dead franchise (which spans comic books, video games, a popular TV show, and now a less-popular spin-off), zombies have topped vampires in terms of Halloween costume projections for adults and kids.

We’re also looking at a possible plethora of superheroes, likely owing to the fact that we’re living in the Age of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. (It’s not that we aren’t grateful for Guardians of the Galaxy and Captain America: The Winter Soldier, but how many times do we have to see Spider-man’s origin story? How many Uncle Bens have to die before we understand that with great power comes great responsibility?)

We’ll also be getting a parade of Elsas, Annas, Svens, and Olafs (Frozen); Han Solos, Princess Leias, and Yodas (Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens—is it December yet?); and minions (ugh. You know how I feel).

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