The Dramatic Rise and Fall of the Most Popular Halloween Costumes of the Past 5 Years. Sorry Clowns.
Accorsing to the National Retail Federation, Quoctrung Bui and LA Johnson the witch reigns supreme on Halloween. In this elaborate and fun interactive graphic using the NRF as refrence Bui and Johnson collected information pertaining to Halloween retail sales over the past 5 years. The witch won ever year. The most fun you can have with the graph, however is follow along at the growing increase and decline of trends from 2009-2013. See the full interactive chart at NPR. For instance the zombie costume made a dramatic run from 2009 to 2011 “rising from the dead” (see what I did there?) at 13th place all the way up to 4th, without a doubt due to the growing trend of zombies in television and movies. The Walking Dead, for example, premiered on October 31, 2010, the same year the zombie costume rose from 13th to 7th. Another honorable mention goes to Batman, with the release of The Dark Knight and the Dark Knight Rises breaking records at the box office it’s no wonder why Batman’s stock has been on the rise for the past 3 years, ultimately hitting an unprecedented 2 spot last year. Another theory, now hear me out, is the more »