Captain Jack Sparrow Top Pick for 2006 Most Popular Halloween Costume

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ExtremeHalloween.com surveyed customers about their 2006 Halloween costume ideas to find the season’s most popular Halloween costumes.

Expect legions of pirates to be looting the candy dishes this year as pirates lead the survey of 2006’s most popular Halloween costumes. Captain Jack Sparrow is the as favorite boy’s costume this year, as indicated by a survey of more than 3,000 visitors to ExtremeHalloween.com, a complete online resource of adult Halloween costumes , and costumes and accessories for children and pets.

Keeping with the tradition of blockbuster movie’s dictating the year’s most popular Halloween costumes, Captain Jack led the annual poll for the most popular men and boy’s costume, just ahead Superman and Darth Vader - the survey favorite last year. Pirates of the Caribbean, Dead Man’s Chest holds the title of Disney’s highest grossing movie of all time, according to CBSNews.com.

“It’s no surprise pirates are so hot this year since the sequel, Dead Man's Chest, was an even bigger box-office hit than The Curse of the Black Pearl,” said Shari McConahay, Vice President of Marketing for leading Halloween costume website http://www.ExtremeHalloween.com. “Every year, the hottest movies translate to the hottest costumes. This year, Disney is the clear winner with their pirates topping the boy’s results and their princesses topping the girls’.”

Pirates also are the top favorites for women’s costumes (28.8% of the vote), while little girl’s popular Halloween costumes once again are the more traditional fairies (24.2%) and Disney princesses (25%).

Website visitors were asked "Which Blockbuster Movie has the best costumes of the year?" and Pirates of the Caribbean 2, Dead Man’s Curse led the poll with a whopping 78.3%. X Men 3, got 16.2% of the vote while Marie Antoinette and Superman Returns were neck in neck.

This year’s survey results revealed:

  •      The Captain Jack Sparrow costume is the hottest costume for men (40.4% of all votes) and boys (41%)
  •     Lady bugs are the most popular Halloween costumes for babies (25.5%)
  •     Yoda Dog (23.8) and the Cat from Hell (25.3) are the 2006 most popular Halloween costumes for pets

As far as what is favorite treat to receive, chocolate takes a big lead with 57.3%, followed by candy (21.8%), and money (11.5%).

About Extreme Halloween

Extreme Halloween has popular halloween costumes for all holidays and occasions. Their 2006 most popular halloween costume survey results can be found at: http://www.extremehalloween.com/sresults.htm. Besides Halloween costumes, they have sites devoted to costume accessories, theater makeup, costume wigs, Santa Suits, western wear, gothic fashions, magician supplies and more. Extreme Halloween has been providing Halloween costumes, costume accessories and related products for online shoppers since 1996.

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