Being the curious person that I am (and it hasn't killed me yet) I ran a Google search for the most popular current Halloween costumes. Here they are in no particular order:
Snookie. (Snookie? Really?)
It's good to see pirates, zombies and vampires still on the list. There's something to be said for tradition. Most likely the reason they are still so popular is because they can be male or female, and the variations are limitless.
On a side note - One thing I look forward to every year is a visit from my friendas at the local newspaper. They come up with the craziest, most clever and outlandish costumes ever! And they did not disappoint this year:
And, one final thing - A trubute to some of the worst costumes ever...courtesy of our friends at cheezburger.com :
Not good. Do not attempt these. Please.