About 47 million adults and 58 million children across the country plan to dress up for Halloween this year. Once again, witches take the top spot for adult costumes – 18.1 percent. Vampire costumes jumped to the number two spot – 4.2 percent – from third last year.
For children, princess takes the top spot for the fifth year in a row, and 4.5 million children are expected to wear princess costumes on Halloween. An estimated two million witches, 1.3 million Spidermen, and a million pirates, pumpkins, and vampires also are expected.
Top adult costumes
- Scary costume/mask
- Police officer
Top kids costumes
- Disney princess
- Star Wars character
- Tinker Bell
See the article “The Most Inappropriate Halloween Costumer Possible (Photos)” on The Huffington Post Web site for the latest in costumes you want to avoid.
My next post will be on "Tips for Halloween Safety."
Copyright 2009, Rita R. Robison, Consumer Specialist