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Most Sought After Halloween Costumes

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It's October 1st and you know what that means, Halloween is just 30 days away!  With 8 year old twins in my house, Halloween has always been a big holiday for us, but I didn't realize how big is actually is for the whole country. Halloween is actually the second biggest retail holiday behind Christmas.

Here are some numbers I found interesting. According to the National Retail Federation, here is a summary of the expected statistics for Halloween 2012:

  • Number of people celebrating Halloween—170 million Americans, or 71.5 percent (a 3 percent increase from 2011)
  • Adults attending Halloween-themed parties—more than a third, or 36.2 percent
  • Total Halloween expenses—$8.0 billion (up from 6.9 billion in 2011 and more than twice the amount Americans spent for Halloween in 2005).
  • Largest Halloween expense—$2.5 billion for costumes
  • Amount spent on candy—$2 billion
  • As for costumes the average American will spend $28.65 on costumes. 

For "The List" today we checked in with Yahoo and so far this week here are the most searched for costumes for Halloween:

  1. Minion costume
  2. Pirate costume
  3. Monster high costume
  4. Teen beach costume
  5. Wonder woman costume
  6. Catwoman costume
  7. Minnie mouse costume
  8. Alice in wonderland costume
  9. Poison ivy costume
  10. Harley Quinn costume

And let's not forget our four-legged friends, are you ready for this one, Americans spent $370 million on costumes for their pets! Trick or Treat!

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