Australians are embracing Halloween in record numbers

Posted: 15 October 2018 11:01 am

New research from eBay shows that Aussies are buying more Halloween pieces than ever.

Not a fan of Halloween? Well, it looks like you might be on the losing side of this Australian battle. Research from has revealed that this year, Aussies across the nation are embracing Halloween.

We're certainly jumping on the decorations bandwagon. Aussie shoppers have splurged on spooky decor, with sales of props and decorations increasing by 82% over the past 5 years. Of course costume sales have increased too, with sales increasing by 31% in the last 5 years.

So what are we Aussies shopping for? Well the research shows that we're a nation under the influence of the celebrity effect. If our favourite people are wearing it, then we want it. eBay searches for the Disney Princess, Jasmine, have skyrocketed since Kim Kardashian and daughter North West chose this as their Halloween costume in 2016. Princess Jasmine costumes sales have risen by 90% in the last year alone.

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Aussies have been inspired by Sandra Bullock and son Louis's Jessie and Buzz Lightyear costumes. Sales of the Toy Story-themed Jessie costume have grown 54% over the last year. And we're also loving Kourtney Kardashian's Michael Jackson look with sales of Michael Jackson costumes rising by 60% over the year.

Although many Aussies are still bucking the Halloween trend, it appears that even more are on board for the spooky celebration this year. You can read more about Halloween in Australia and trick-or-treating etiquette in our guide to Halloween in Australia.

And if you are in the market for some spooky accessories, decorations or costumes, head over to the Costume Box eBay store which is offering 20% off store-wide from 15 October under 21 October. Or shop the rest of the spooky selection on eBay here.

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