Popular Halloween costumes this year

Sarah Palin

Sarah Palin's a popular costume this year. We'd rather go as Tina Fey.

Halloween is, of course, this Friday. We were curious about that sorts of costumes are popular this year. So, we called up a few local costume shops to find out what people are buying.

It might help you decide what you're going to be (or not be) this year.

Traditional costumes got to be a tradition for a reason. The folks at The Costumer on Fuller Road in Albany say police officers, pirates and princesses are still among the most popular looks for kids. And adults? Staples include guys like Freddie or Jason.

As for the trendier stuff, here's what local costume shops say they're selling a lot of this year:

Capital Costumes
Guilderland, Latham, Clifton Park
Pirates, 60's go-go dancer, and costumes influenced by movies -- so a lot of Indiana Jones and The Joker.

The Costumer
The political stuff is big this year: more Sarah Palin wigs and glasses than Obama or McCain masks.

Halloween Hall
Ballston Spa
Obama and McCain masks are selling, but gangsters and pimps are big.

So, there you have it. Gangsters, politicians and pimps. Funny how often those professions seem to run together.

photo: Flickr user sskennel


> The political stuff is big this year:
> more Sarah Palin wigs and glasses than Obama or McCain masks.

Well, as long as you donate said wigs and glasses back to charity...

I am def. going as a pimp. With a nice Hello my name is Client #9 high school reunion-esque tag on the purple suede and maybe bring a nice pit bull that I will name hypocrite

I just want to let you guys know that dressing up like a cop doesn't give you the authority to arrest people. And apparently "annoying me" isn't technically a crime. These shocking revelations were just made clear to me by my lawyer and I felt obligated to pass it on.

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