Top Halloween Costumes for 2011 Announced by

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The most popular Halloween costumes for 2011 include pop idols, Captain America, pirates, Smurfs, Harry Potter, Mario, Monster High, Star Wars, and Angry Birds. The list, compiled by, reflects search statistics, sales to date, and the opinions of industry experts. revealed today the top Halloween costumes for 2011. The list of trending costumes includes the much-discussed Angry Birds costumes, box office toppers such as Captain America, The Smurfs, Pirates, and Harry Potter, and revamped classics including Star Wars and the Mario Brothers. Monster High and a general popstar category rounded out the list of Halloween costumes:

Most Popular Halloween Costumes for 2011:

Angry Birds (collection of birds and the infamous green pig) - Popular for everyone, especially males; they’re also a favorite for group costumes

Harry Potter (Harry, Ron, and Hermoine) - Sought after by book and movie fans of all ages

Captain America costumes - A favorite for boys and adult males

Pirates (all types) - Wanted by all: boys, girls, women, and men

The Smurfs - Loved by toddlers, young children, and their nostalgic parents

Star Wars (multiple characters) - A hit for fans of all ages: boys and young teens choose Clone Wars costumes; adult males and females choose classic Star Wars costumes

Mario - In demand for boys and young adult males

Celebrity idols (mainly hit singers) - A hot seller for both teen and sexy adult versions

Monster High characters - Trending for girls, tweens, and teens

The top Halloween Costume list is generally in sync with those of recent years, as it includes movie characters, pop culture icons, and a few childhood favorites. There are notable trend deviations, however, in the genre, gender, and age categories.

A more detailed analysis of the top Halloween costume list is currently available via the newsfeed. More information regarding costume popularity among age groups, the 2011 events and pop culture that contributed to the list, and the trends discussed above is available there. The newsfeed is a source for Halloween news, major costume announcements, and multimedia assets.

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