T-minus 20 days until Halloween. Do you have your costume yet? You don't? Well, let me tell you, a lot of other people do. Come on, you know the drill. The second the clock strikes midnight on October 1, throngs of people young and old rush out to their nearest costume supplier to snatch up the most original (most slutty) Hallow's Eve garb they can find. Well, it doesn't go down exactly like that, but close.
Anyway, since so many people have already bought their boo-tiful costumes-in-a-bag, the National Retail Federation, who apparently works really hard around this time of year, took it upon themselves to discover what this year's most popular costume is ...
And you won't believe it.
So far -- and let's really stress the "so far" because lots of people (me) haven't gotten their costumes yet -- the most popular adult costume of the season is ... a witch! Pirate, vampire, zombie, and Batman followed behind. Also, randomly, looks like Charlie Sheen is going to be a popular 'stume.
For kids, well, the big winners there are princess (obvs), witch, Spider-Man, pirate, and a pumpkin. There was even a category for pets. Turns out the majority of cats and dogs this year will be trick-or-treating as pumpkins, devils, hot dogs, bees, and cats. (Phew, glad I got my bat costume when I did.)
Not gonna lie here, a little surprised that the witch is the number one costume so far. I mean, I like it. I always love me a good witch, but, really? Where'd that come from? I thought vampires were all the rage. Why didn't they earn the top spot? Witches are so old school.
Like I said, though, I feel like the National Retail Federation is jumping the gun a little, taking this survey now. It's only October 11. There is still plenty of time to purchase a costume. In fact, if you're like me, you just might want to wait until October 30, the last possible second, like you do with everything in your life. But then you'll get stuck wearing a clown costume that's four sizes too big. And that's never any fun.
What are you going to be for Halloween?
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