This year's most popular halloween costumes are ...

Princesses be warned: Your reign of popularity among kids celebrating Halloween is over. 2016 is the year of the superhero, according to the National Retail Federation's 2016 Halloween Consumer Top Costumes Survey.

The annual review of popular Halloween costumes, conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, found that spending on costumes is expected to reach $3.1 billion, with 67% of Halloween celebrants planning to purchase costumes this year. Total spending for the holiday is expected to reach a record high of $8.4 billion, according to earlier data from the NRF. More than 171 million people are expected to take part in Halloween festivities, spending an average of $82.93 (up from last year's $74.34).

The NRF's costume trends survey, conducted September 6-13, asked 6,791 consumers about their Halloween costume plans. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 1.2 percentage points.

Here are the most popular costumes this year, broken down by age groups (and species), per the NRF.

Children

  1. Action/Superhero
  2. Princess
  3. Animal (cat, dog, lion, monkey, etc.)
  4. Batman Character
  5. Star Wars Character
  6. Tie: Witch & DC Superhero (excluding Batman)
  7. Frozen Character (Anna, Elsa, Olaf)
  8. Marvel Superhero (excluding Spiderman)
  9. Zombie
  10. Spiderman

Adults 18-34

  1. Batman Character (Batman, Harley Quinn, The Joker, etc.)
  2. Witch
  3. Animal (cat, dog, bunny, etc.)
  4. Tie: Marvel Superhero (Deadpool, Spiderman, etc.) & DC Superhero (Wonder Woman, Superman, excluding Batman)
  5. Vampire
  6. Video Game Character
  7. Slasher Movie Villain (Freddy, Jason, Michael Myers, etc.)
  8. Pirate
  9. Star Wars Character
  10. Zombie

PHOTOS: See what your favorite celebs dressed up as last year:

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Celebrity Halloween Costumes 2015
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Celebrity Halloween Costumes 2015
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 31: Casper Smart and Jennifer Lopez attend the Heidi Klum Halloween Party on October 31, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 31: Heidi Klum attends Heidi Klum's 16th Annual Halloween Party sponsored by GSN's Hellevator And SVEDKA Vodka At LAVO New York on October 31, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for Heidi Klum)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 30: Gwen Stefani arrives at the Casamigos Tequila Halloween Party on October 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 30: Fergie and Josh Duhamel are seen celebrating Halloween in Beverly Hills on October 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by AaronP/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 31: Irina Shabayeva arrives at Heidi Klum Halloween Party at LAVO on October 31, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 31: Brad Walsh (L) and Christian Siriano attend the Heidi Klum Halloween Party on October 31, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 30: Julianne Hough and a masked Derek Hough are seen celebrating Halloween in Beverly Hills on October 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by AaronP/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 30: Jessica Alba and Cash Warren are seen attending Casamigos Tequila Halloween Party on October 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by GONZALO/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 31: Singer Nicole Scherzinger arrives at Heidi Klum Halloween Party at LAVO on October 31, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 31: Ashanti attends the Heidi Klum Halloween Party on October 31, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 30: Peta Murgatroyd and Maksim Chmerkovskiy arrive at the Casamigos Tequila Halloween Party on October 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 31: Actress Dascha Polanco arrives at Heidi Klum Halloween Party at LAVO on October 31, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 30: Michelle Trachtenberg is seen celebrating Halloween in Beverly Hills on October 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by AaronP/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 31: Make-up artist Jay Manuel and fashion stylist/fashion designer, June Ambrose arrive at Heidi Klum Halloween Party at LAVO on October 31, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 31: Kelly Killoren Bensimon arrives at Heidi Klum Halloween Party at LAVO on October 31, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 30: Lisa Rinna and Harry Hamlin are seen out and about in costume at CasAmigos Tequila Halloween Party on October 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by HEV/BuzzFoto via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 30: Rande Gerber and his wife Cindy Crawford are seen celebrating Halloween in Beverly Hills on October 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by AaronP/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 31: Actor Eric West arrives at Heidi Klum Halloween Party at LAVO on October 31, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 29: LeAnn Rimes arrives at the Life & Style Weekly's 'Eye Candy' Halloween Bash held at Riviera 31 at Sofitel on October 29, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 30: Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber arrive at the Casamigos Tequila Halloween Party on October 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 30: Lauren Conrad is seen out and about in costume at CasAmigos Tequila Halloween Party on October 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by HEV/BuzzFoto via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 28: Lindsay Lohan attends as The Cuckoo Club and Fran Cutler present The Asylum at The Cuckoo Club supported by Grey Goose on October 28, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - OCTOBER 31: Recording artist Nicki Minaj attends a Haunted Funhouse Halloween party at 1 OAK Nightclub at The Mirage Hotel & Casino on October 31, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Steven Lawton/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 30: Channing Tatum is seen attending Casamigos Tequila Halloween Party on October 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by GONZALO/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 30: Michael Strahan and Kelly Ripa attend Kelly & Michael LIVE's 2015 Halloween Show at on October 30, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 30: Holly Robinson Peete and her husband Rodney Peete are seen celebrating Halloween in Beverly Hills on October 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by AaronP/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 30: David Spade arrives at the Casamigos Tequila Halloween Party on October 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 30: Molly Sims is seen celebrating Halloween in Beverly Hills on October 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by AaronP/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 29: Actor Hugh Grant attends the UNICEF Halloween Ball at One Mayfair on October 29, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 30: Michael Strahan and Kelly Ripa attend Kelly & Michael LIVE's 2015 Halloween Show at on October 30, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 29: Janice Dickinson arrives at Life & Style Weekly's 'Eye Candy' Halloween Bash held at Riviera 31 at Sofitel on October 29, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 30: Lisa Rinna is seen celebrating Halloween in Beverly Hills on October 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by AaronP/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 29: Joanna Krupa arrives at Life & Style Weekly's 'Eye Candy' Halloween Bash held at Riviera 31 at Sofitel on October 29, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 29: Drea Wagoner (L) and Sammi 'Sweetheart' Giancola attend WhoSays #HereForTheBoos Halloween costume party at the Knickerbocker Hotel & Rooftop on October 29, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Chance Yeh/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 29: Darren Criss attends WhoSays #HereForTheBoos Halloween costume party at the Knickerbocker Hotel & Rooftop on October 29, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Chance Yeh/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 29: Farrah Abraham arrives at Life & Style Weekly's 'Eye Candy' Halloween Bash held at Riviera 31 at Sofitel on October 29, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 29: Michael Sheen attends the UNICEF Halloween Ball at One Mayfair on October 29, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 30: Paris Hilton and Nicky Hilton are seen out and about in costume at CasAmigos Tequila Halloween Party on October 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by HEV/BuzzFoto via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 30: John C. McGinley is seen out and about in costume at CasAmigos Tequila Halloween Party on October 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by HEV/BuzzFoto via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 30: Maria Shriver is seen out and about in costume at CasAmigos Tequila Halloween Party on October 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by HEV/BuzzFoto via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 30: Fergie is seen celebrating Halloween in Beverly Hills on October 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by AaronP/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 31: Emily Ratajkowski attends the Heidi Klum Halloween Party on October 31, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 30: Jeff Probst and his wife Lisa Ann Russell are seen celebrating Halloween in Beverly Hills on October 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by AaronP/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 30: Kyle Richards and her husband Mauricio Umansky are seen celebrating Halloween in Beverly Hills on October 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by AaronP/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 30: Lori Loughlin is seen celebrating Halloween in Beverly Hills on October 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by AaronP/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 29: Gretchen Rossi and Slade Smiley arrive at Life & Style Weekly's 'Eye Candy' Halloween Bash held at Riviera 31 at Sofitel on October 29, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 30: Casamigos co-founder Mike Meldman is seen celebrating Halloween in Beverly Hills on October 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by AaronP/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 30: Chuck Liddell attends Casamigos Tequila Halloween Party on October 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images for Casamigos Tequila)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 30: Joyce Giraud arrives at the Casamigos Tequila Halloween Party on October 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images)
Charissa Thompson, Gia Lopez, Nico Lopez, Mario Lopez and Tracey Edmonds attend 'Extra' at Universal Studios Hollywood on October 30, 2015 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 31: Jackie Cruz attends the Heidi Klum Halloween Party on October 31, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 31: Designer Marc Bouwer attends the Heidi Klum Halloween Party on October 31, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 31: Model Nina Agdal attends the Heidi Klum Halloween Party on October 31, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 31: Model Shanina Shaik arrives at Heidi Klum Halloween Party at LAVO on October 31, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 31: Vanessa Ray attends the Heidi Klum Halloween Party on October 31, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 31: Tinashe attends the Heidi Klum Halloween Party on October 31, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 31: Diana Guerrero attends the Heidi Klum Halloween Party on October 31, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 31: Alina Baikova attends the Heidi Klum Halloween Party on October 31, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 31: Model Hailey Clauson arrives at Heidi Klum Halloween Party at LAVO on October 31, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty Images)
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Adults 35 & Up

  1. Witch
  2. Pirate
  3. Political (Trump, Clinton, etc.)
  4. Vampire
  5. Batman Character (Batman, Catwoman, etc.)
  6. Animal (cat, dog, bunny, etc.)
  7. Tie: DC Superhero (Superman, Wonder Woman, excluding Batman) & Star Wars Character
  8. Tie: Ghost & Zombie
  9. Scary Costume/Mask
  10. Marvel Superhero (Iron Man, Hulk, Spiderman, etc.)

Pets

  1. Pumpkin
  2. Hot Dog
  3. Bumble Bee
  4. Tie: Lion & Star Wars Character
  5. Devil
  6. Batman Character
  7. Witch
  8. Superman
  9. Action/Superhero
  10. Cat

Don't Dig a Debt Grave This Halloween

If you have big Halloween plans this year, it's good to keep in mind that overspending can be scarier than any haunted house. If you're carrying a large credit card balance that you're finding difficult to pay off, consider some DIY decorating and costume tips.

Remember, too much debt can hurt your credit scores, keeping you from getting the best financing terms available on everything from auto and home loans to credit cards. You can monitor your credit by signing up for your free credit report summary, updated every 14 days on Credit.com. If your credit needs some work, you can generally improve your scores by paying down those high credit card balances, disputing errors on your credit reports and limiting credit inquiries.

RELATED: Check out what candy each state was dishing out in 2015:

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Most popular Halloween candy in each state
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Most popular Halloween candy in each state

Alabama, Washington

Airheads

(Photo: nmcbean/Flickr)

Alaska, Illinois

Snickers

(Photo: Cassandra Hubbart, AOL)

Arkansas, Nebraska

Skittles

(Photo: JeepersMedia/Flickr)

 Arizona

Toblerone

(Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for NYCWFF)

California

Lifesavers 

 (Photo Illustration by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Colorado, Ohio 

Milky Way

(Photo: Cassandra Hubbart, AOL)

Connecticut, Rhode Island

Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

(Photo by Julia Ewan/The Washington Post/Getty Images)

Iowa

Twix

(Photo by Getty Images)

 3 Musketeers

(Photo by Julia Ewan/The Washington Post/Getty Images)

Crunch Bar

(Photographer: Susana Gonzalez/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

100 Grand Bar

(Photo: Alamy)

Reese's Pieces

(Photo: BenRogersWPG/Flickr)

Twizzlers

(Photo: Getty Images)

Whoppers

(Photo: oskay/Flickr)

Swedish Fish

(Photo: Shutterstock)

Starbursts

(Photo: Lynda Giddens/Flickr)

Almond Joy

(Photo: Getty Images)

M&M's

(Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Hershey kisses

(Photo: Getty Images)

KitKat Bar

(Photo by: Newscast/UIG via Getty Images)

Sour Patch Kids

(Photo: rusteford/Flickr)

Tootsie Roll

(Photo: Getty Images)

Jolly Rancher

(Photo By Jerry Cleveland/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

SweeTarts

(Photo: Cassandra Hubbart, AOL)

Candy Corn 

(Photo: Getty Images)

Laffy Taffy

(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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