Here are the top costumes for 2015; provided by my friend Rhonda Cowan, who with her sister Sandy, owns Etoile, THE L.A. movie studios' go-to costume and gift shop.
Starting at the top of this year's lineup:
Age, size, shape - none of that matters. If you can rock denim overalls and speak gibberish -
For girls: holding on at number 2
Anna and Elsa show no signs of melting into obscurity.
Captain America, Iron Man and Thor lead the way for boys.
Adults and theme parties will be jitterbugging to the beat of the Roaring 20's with
Gatsby and Downton Abbey leading the style parade.
Surrender Dorothy! the WW of the W, Glinda, et al are back for a Wizard of Oz 76th Anniversary this year - still smoking!
Star Wars will be back in force and
and watch out! Pirates of Caribbean will again invade your neighborhood.
Here are additional favorites rounding out the lineup:
The Princess Club
The neurotransmitters from Inside Out.
Is it fair that Disney gets to pick the the juvenile trends?
That is a question for the ages. But for now - Happy Halloween!