You may find it surprising that Halloween is the most popular holiday in America -- even more so than Christmas! According to the National Retail Federation, last year Americans spent over $2 billion dollars on Halloween costumes. So what kind of costumes were we spending all this money on?
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According to CBS San Francisco, the most popular costumes worn in 2011 were zombie costumes, Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, Scream, Angry Birds, Sue Sylvester from Glee, and Charlie Sheen. So what are the trendiest costumes to wear to your costume parties this year?
Party City, the largest Halloween retailer in America, has recently announced the top 2012 Halloween costume trends, some of them may just surprise you!
The number one trendiest costume this year is a superhero costume. Due to the influence of the 2012 blockbuster hits "The Dark Knight Rises", "The Avengers", and "The Amazing Spider-Man", superhero costumes take the crown for the most-popular costumes of 2012.
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Thanks to Disney's new Tinker Bell movies, such as this year's "Secret of the Wings", fairy costumes are more popular this year than ever. Party City has expanded their Tinker Bell collection to include more costume accessories to meet the high demand.
Lots of people are zipping up their space boots this year and stepping into the future for the night. Be prepared to see a lot of bright make up, shiny outfits as Sci-fi glamour hits the Halloween scene as the third trendiest costume.
Disney Princesses are still capturing the hearts of little girls all over the nation, as the costumes remain chart-topping this year. Due to the release of the Blu-ray version of "Cinderella" and the newest Disney hit "Brave", Party City says to expect to see more Disney Princess out and about this year than ever.
Similar to last year's zombie trend, gothic romance costumes have found a place on the trendiest costumes list. Accessories such as lace gloves, antique shrugs, and zombie make-up kits have been flying off the shelves this year.
Angry Birds' popularity still remains high this year as it concludes the list of trendiest costumes for 2012. With all the different colors, it makes a great group costume and is a good way to guarantee laughs when you make your appearance on the 31st.