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The Top Ten Most Popular Halloween Costumes for 2010 are…

Jersey Shore Snooki Wig Costume
Jersey Shore Snooki Wig Costume

Americans are expecting to spend $66 each on Halloween-related costumes, candy, and other items this year.  To help you out as to what you will be spending that money on, SPIRIT HALLOWEEN, a nationwide Halloween costume and accessories store, has announced what they are predicting to be the TOP TEN HALLOWEEN COSTUMES FOR 2010:

  • The cast of the Jersey Shore
  • Toy Story 3
  • Vampires
  • Nintendo characters Super Mario and Luigi (it’s their 25th Anniversary, you know)
  • Lady Gaga
  • Flappers and gangsters
  • Gumby and Pokey throwback styles
  • Star Wars
  • Iron Man 2
  • Pirates

Web Watch has our own HALLOWEEN COSTUME RULES as to what qualifies as a good costume or not:

  • You must be able to sit down, stand up, walk through doorways without injurying or inconveniencing other Halloween party guests
  • You must be able to use the restroom without removing a significant amount of costume
  • Eating and drinking must be easily done
  • If your costume is so uncomfortable that you’d rather just take parts of it off while you mingle, then you choose poorly.  You knew it would be hot/heavy/bulky/etc when you bought it – deal with that.
  • If your costume requires a hand-held prop for others to identify what you are, then you’re doing it wrong
  • Pick and choose your party destination carefully — the costume that you wear to a neighborhood party is not the same as the costume you wear to try to win a local bar’s costume contest.  Plan accordingly

All that being said, Web Watch has a prediction of our own as to what will be one of the most popular costumes this year:  the OLD SPICE GUYJust wear a towel and carry around a bottle of Old Spice body wash.  I’m on a horse.