October 1, 2009
Posted: 11:48 AM ET
Faux fangs and black capes could be must-have accessories this Halloween as vampire costumes promise to be big this year.
According to a survey by the National Retail Federation, vampires, princesses, police officers, and pirates are the inspirations for the most sought-after Halloween costumes in 2009, while Batman and Obama costumes are so last year. And don't even think about dressing up like a politician or a nurse.
"Once again, witches take the top spot for adult costumes (18.1 percent)," the merchants association said in a press release. "Thanks to popular books, movies, and television series, vampire costumes jumped to the number two spot (4.2 percent) from third last year. Hardest hit this year were nurse costumes, which fell from number five to number 13, and political figures, which didn’t even make the list."
Meanwhile, Yahoo! of Yahoo.com fame is conducting its own Halloween research, and early returns suggest that this Halloween could see many Michael Jackson impersonators.
Who knows? With fangs, spats, and glitter, a moon-walking vampire just might take the cake this year – or at least a big bag full of Halloween candy.
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