Most Popular Adult Costume Choices for 2008

Posted on October 16, 2008

Most Popular Adult Costumes 2008


Witch, pirate, vampire and cat costumes are the most popular adult costume choices according to the National Retail Federation's 2008 survey conducted by BIGresearch. Adults have been pretty consistent the past three Halloweens - witches, pirates, vampires and cats were also the most popular adult costume choices in 2007 and 2006.

Pictured from left to right in the graphic above: Batgirl Deluxe Adult Costume, Deluxe Halo 3 Master Chief Jumpsuit and the Gothic Witch Adult Costume.

Here's this year list of the most popular adult costumes choices.

Top Adult Costumes
# of Adults
Witch14.9%5,858,685
Pirate4.4%1,721,366
Vampire3.3%1,298,575
Cat2.5%996,580
Fairy1.7%664,387
Nurse1.7%664,387
Batman1.5%573,789
Political (Obama, McCain, etc.)1.5%573,789
Ghost1.4%543,589
Angel1.3%13,390
Clown1.2%483,191
Wench/Tart/Vixen1.2%452,991
Athlete1.1%422,792
French Maid1.1%422,792
Queen1.1%422,792
Zombie1.0%392,592
Cowboy/Cowgirl0.9%362,393
Dracula0.9%362,393
Devil0.9%362,393
Princess0.8%332,193
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