Top Costumes 2018

On Facebook, Aaron in Utah wanted to hear another list. Here are three (a magic number). You can also get in touch on Twitter at @HalloweenHaunt . Hear more episodes about costumes at All of the episodes are at

The lists can also be found at the CNN website.

Music includes:

“Waltz of the Carnies,” by Kevin Macleod (

“The Eight Immortals” by Tony Longworth from “Going Cardboard (Original Soundtrack)”
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Ben Cooper Costumes

Bruno suggested this on Facebook. So many have worn them; if you’re not familiar, you really should google them and look at pictures. You can suggest an episode there or at Or on Twitter @HalloweenHaunt,  or even Google+.

Slate has a good overview of Ben Cooper’s effect on Halloween, and Wikipedia has a lot of history.


“One-Eyed Maestro,” “Amazing Plan–Distressed” and “Waltz of the Carnies” by Kevin Macleod (

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Top Costumes for 2012

It’s been five years, so we again count down the top costumes, this time for 2012. Don’t expect a lot of, or any, comparisons with the last Top Costumes episode. I leave that to you. What costume are you wearing? There are so many places to tell us, I invite you to them all: (where all the episodes reside),  on Twitter @HalloweenHaunt,  Facebook.  and Google+.

Thank you to CNN, who related the lists, which originally came from the National Retail Federation.


“The Carousel (Cirque Leviathan preview)” by Adam John Prawlocki (from

“One-Eyed Maestro”  by Kevin Macleod (

“Ride of the Valkyries” by Vampire Division

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Top Costumes for 2007

Just in time for 2008, we present the top costumes in the United States for 2007.  What costume are you wearing? Let us know, and find much more about Halloween and the origins of Halloween costumes at

Also, Top 25 costume lists from

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Those Cute, Scary, Ghoulish Costumes

For as long as most of us have been alive, kids all across America have dressed up in costumes, creepy and cute, for Halloween. Where did this tradition come from?

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