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Halloween Queen Cecilia and King RafaBy Rita R. Robison

Are you planning to dress up for Halloween this year?

More adults are wearing Halloween costumes this year, joining the throngs of kids enjoying the spooky holiday.

Zombie costumes are increasing in popularity for kids and grownups alike. More than 2.6 million men, women, and children plan to dress as zombies this Halloween.

As in previous years, princess and witch costumes continue to be favorites along with superheroes and vampires.

Here are the top Halloween costumes this year, according to a National Retail Federation survey:


1. Witch

2. Pirate

3. Vampire

4. Zombie

5. Batman character

6. Cat

7. Vixen

8. Ghost

9. Nurse

10. Scary costume/mask


1. Princess

2. Witch

3. Spiderman

4. Pirate

5. Pumpkin

6. Fairy

7. Action/super hero

8 (T). Batman

8 (T). Vampire

9 (T). Disney princess

9 (T). Zombies

10. Star Wars Characters


1. Pumpkin

2. Devil

3. Hot dog

4. Bee

5. Cat

6. Witch

7. Bowties/fancy collars/bandanas

8. Pirate

9. Dog

10. Ghost

Happy Halloween. I hope you have a great time dressing up and partying.

Copyright 2011, Rita R. Robison, Consumer Specialist


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Dressing up during Halloween has always been a good tradition. It makes everyone feel so alive during Halloween. Happy trick-or-treating!

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