Most popular 2016 Halloween costumes: More superheroes, fewer princesses

10. Spiderman costume. A fan dressed as Spiderman practices his moves outside of the convention center on day 1 of the 2014 Comic-Con International Convention held Thursday, July 24, 2014 in San Diego. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Invision/AP)
The top 10 Halloween costumes for 2016, according to the National Retail Federation: 10. Spiderman costumes A fan dressed as Spiderman practices his moves outside of the convention center on day 1 of the 2014 Comic-Con International Convention held Thursday, July 24, 2014 in San Diego. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Invision/AP) (Denis Poroy/Invision/AP/(Photo by Denis Poroy/Invision/A)
9. Zombie costume (Thinkstock)
9. Zombie costumes (Thinkstock) (Getty Images/iStockphoto/Thinkstock)
8. Marvel superhero costume. Participants dressed in costumes arrive for Comic Con 2014 at Earls Court in west London, Saturday, July 12, 2014. London Film and Comic Con features stars from TV, Film and Comics as well as activities including photo shoots, panels, autograph sessions and hundreds of stalls full of TV and Film memorabilia to browse. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)
8. Marvel superhero costumes Participants dressed in costumes arrive for Comic Con 2014 at Earls Court in west London, Saturday, July 12, 2014. London Film and Comic Con features stars from TV, Film and Comics as well as activities including photo shoots, panels, autograph sessions and hundreds of stalls full of TV and Film memorabilia to browse. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP) (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP/(Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP))
7. Frozen costumes. Trinitee Stokes celebrates Disney's 50 millionth book donation through First Book and the first annual Disney Reads Day with a special story time at the Disney Store on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, in Glendale, Calif. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision for Disney/AP Images)
7. Frozen costumes Trinitee Stokes celebrates Disney’s 50 millionth book donation through First Book and the first annual Disney Reads Day with a special story time at the Disney Store on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, in Glendale, Calif. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision for Disney/AP Images) (Invision for Disney/(Photo by Rich Fury/Invision for)
6. Witch costume (Thinkstock) (Getty Images/moodboard RF/moodboard)
5. Star Wars characters. Stormtroopers arrive at the Kids' Choice Awards at The Forum on Saturday, March 12, 2016, in Inglewood, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
5. Star Wars character costumes Stormtroopers arrive at the Kids’ Choice Awards at The Forum on Saturday, March 12, 2016, in Inglewood, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) (Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP/Chris Pizzello)
$. Batman characters. A child with batman costume has fun during the street carnival. (Mauricio Santana/Getty Images)
4. Batman character costumes A child with batman costume has fun during the street carnival. (Mauricio Santana/Getty Images) (Getty Images)
3. Animals (Thinstock)
3. Animal costumes (Thinkstock) (Getty Images/Thinkstock)
2. Princess (Thinkstock)
2. Princess costumes (Thinkstock) (Getty Images/iStockphoto/Thinkstock)
1. Superhero and action-hero (Thinkstock).
1. Superhero and action-hero costumes (Thinkstock). (Getty Images/iStockphoto/(Thinkstock))
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10. Spiderman costume. A fan dressed as Spiderman practices his moves outside of the convention center on day 1 of the 2014 Comic-Con International Convention held Thursday, July 24, 2014 in San Diego. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Invision/AP)
9. Zombie costume (Thinkstock)
8. Marvel superhero costume. Participants dressed in costumes arrive for Comic Con 2014 at Earls Court in west London, Saturday, July 12, 2014. London Film and Comic Con features stars from TV, Film and Comics as well as activities including photo shoots, panels, autograph sessions and hundreds of stalls full of TV and Film memorabilia to browse. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)
7. Frozen costumes. Trinitee Stokes celebrates Disney's 50 millionth book donation through First Book and the first annual Disney Reads Day with a special story time at the Disney Store on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, in Glendale, Calif. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision for Disney/AP Images)
5. Star Wars characters. Stormtroopers arrive at the Kids' Choice Awards at The Forum on Saturday, March 12, 2016, in Inglewood, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
$. Batman characters. A child with batman costume has fun during the street carnival. (Mauricio Santana/Getty Images)
3. Animals (Thinstock)
2. Princess (Thinkstock)
1. Superhero and action-hero (Thinkstock).

WASHINGTON — You’re likely to see more pint-size superheroes on a quest to score candy this Halloween as the reign of princess-themed costumes comes to an end.

Superhero and action hero costumes are expected to be the top-selling Halloween costume for children this year, according to the National Retail Federation.

Princess costumes, which had held the top spot for the past 11 years, fell to No. 2. animal costumes, “Batman” characters and “Star Wars” characters round out the top five choices for children’s Halloween costumes this year. View the top 10 kids’ costume choices in the gallery above.

The costume predictions come from a survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, which asked more 6,700 U.S. consumers about their Halloween costume plans between Sept. 6-13 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 1.2 percentage points.

Overall, spending on Halloween costumes is expected to reach $3.1 billion this year, according to the survey.

Among adults 18-34, the No. 1 costume choice is Batman characters. Witch and animal costumes were ranked No. 2 and No. 3 among millennial costume-shoppers.

You can also expect to see some political-themed costumes this year — for some, the most frightful sight of all. Among adults age 35 and older, political costumes are expected to be the third most popular costume choice.

Meanwhile, the three most popular Halloween costumes for pets this year are pumpkin, hot dog and bumble bee.

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