Keller Citizen

The most popular Halloween trends and where to get them

Children and parents laugh at Magician Bo Gerard during Keller's Spooky Kooky Keller Kastle at Johnson Park in 2013.
Children and parents laugh at Magician Bo Gerard during Keller's Spooky Kooky Keller Kastle at Johnson Park in 2013. Special to the Keller Citizen

From the latest trends to timeless tradition, Keller area residents will be dressing up in all things superheroes, princesses and now, Pokèmon.

Superhero movies filled the box office’s this year, from Batman v. Superman to Captain America, children are sure to both make both DC Comic and Marvel heroes a common theme this year.

Kesley Ballard, a teacher at Northwest High School, said she got her 8-year-old daughter’s Wonder Woman costume at Costco. After this summer’s new release of the DC Super Hero Girls dolls, don’t be surprised to see both boys and girls sporting these action heroes this year.

For teens and adults, the release of Deadpool and Suicide Squad will encourage dress-up for those even beyond their trick-or-treating days.

Keller resident, Victoria Miller, said her 6-year-old wanted to be a Ninja Turtle after the sequel movie was released this summer. These popular underground turtle brothers will make a Halloween comeback this year and plan to see the whole gang out and about as this costume is great for matching as a group or family.

One of the most popular gaming apps of all time, Pokèmon Go, will inspire those of all ages to dress up like their favorite character. The infamous Pikachu will be the most common but if you feel like standing out, Pinterest has a plethora of ideas and inspiration with a simple search.

In an attempt to catch ‘em all, Halloween candy style, Northwest dance coach and teacher, Leila Bailey, plans to make her 8-year-old son’s Pokemon trainer costume.

Bailey said she likes the crafty aspect of a homemade costume and the mother-son bonding time. “This is going to be great for us to do together, he’s excited.”

Despite the newest trends, there will still be thousands of people dressed as all things Disney, from princesses to mickey mouse, these are the styles that are sure to be a hit no matter the year.

And of course, the Frozen characters, like Anna, Elsa and Olaf, will continue to rule while characters from Finding Dory may bring Disney characters to the streets this year.

Whether you choose to buy or instead, to DIY, here are the best spots to find or be inspired for this year’s spooky holiday.

Spirit Halloween pop-up stores

Southlake: 2951 East State Highway 114

North Richland Hills: 8525 Airport Freeway

Fort Worth: 441 Carroll Street

Go to for more information.

Costco Wholesale

Alliance: 8900 Tehama Ridge Parkway

Southlake: 2601 East State Highway 114

Fort Worth: 5300 Overton Ridge Boulevard

*A membership card is required in order to enter, visit for more information.

Walmart Supercenter

Keller: 6529 North Beach Street

Roanoke: 1228 U.S. Highway 377

North Richland Hills: 9101 North Tarrant Parkway

Go to for more information.