The Most Popular Halloween Costumes in the USA From 2009 to 2013

Can you guess the most popular Halloween costumes in the US? If you guessed “witch,” you are correct. From 2009 to 2013, the undisputed champion of Halloween costumes in America has been the witch.

NPR’s Planet Money blog created an interactive chart ranking Halloween costumes over the past five years. If you hover over a specific costume, like zombie or ghost, you can track its rise and fall in popularity between 2009 and 2013. Although many costumes have spikes in popularity, the perennial favorites are witch, vampire and pirate.


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