October 7th, 2010
02:37 PM ET

Trick-or-treaters going Gaga over vampires


Lady Gaga's bizarre fashion sense is a major inspiration for Halloween costumes.


An insatiable thirst for blood and publicity is causing a Situation at stores that sell Halloween costumes.

Get-ups inspired by teen vampire books, movies and TV shows, such as "Twilight" and "True Blood"; the TV reality show "Jersey Shore"; and pop singer Lady Gaga are among this year's top sellers, costume retailer Party City reports.

Also moving briskly are costumes reviving '80s fashions and mimicking movie characters, such as Iron Man and Alice in Wonderland, the retailer says.

At the nation's largest retailer, Wal-Mart, the top-selling costumes are Iron Man and Batgirl.
ExtremeHalloween.com breaks down its popularity list into categories:

  • Babies: Pea in a pod
  • Girls: Hannah Montana
  • Boys: Jake Sully ("Avatar")
  • Women: Neytiri ("Avatar") and Nightmare Black Widow
  • Men: Jake Sully ("Avatar") and the Situation ("Jersey Shore")
  • Pets: Dorothy ("Wizard of Oz") and Yoda ("Star Wars")
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  1. whitekong78

    Speaking of Iron Man. They censored all usage of the word "Russia" in the new sequel. I'm baffled why you can't say "Russia" or "Russian". It was poorly censored when I rented it last night.

    October 7, 2010 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  2. tony

    There should be a Batgirl movie. Barbara Gordon of course.

    October 7, 2010 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
  3. phil

    All year long we tell our children "don't take candy from strangers". Then halloween rolls around, we dress them in ways that would make any pedophile drool, and send them off. I've never understood this

    October 7, 2010 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jen B

      @Phil. There's a time and place for various things. Miller time is great after work, but not at 10:30 in the morning. Talk to your kids; if they're old enough to be left on their own, I think they can fathom the difference between participating in a supervised holiday and excepting a treat from that strange guy that keeps hanging around the playground every afternoon.

      October 8, 2010 at 2:32 am | Report abuse |
    • Jen B

      excepting = accepting. My bad.

      October 8, 2010 at 2:33 am | Report abuse |

    All you have to do to have a Gaga costume is be a man and dress like a woman..simple as that !

    October 7, 2010 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse |
  5. okay

    Agree phil

    October 7, 2010 at 10:57 pm | Report abuse |
  6. okay

    BOO !!

    October 7, 2010 at 11:58 pm | Report abuse |
  7. chrystal

    I don't know about you but I only send my kids to the house that I know the person and I don't just send them off iam with them every step of the way. And my oldest is 15

    October 8, 2010 at 1:33 am | Report abuse |
  8. tomcat

    Yeah lets let our kids have their canines shaped like fangs their tongues split piercings in every body part or orafice availble. My own idiot son had his ears gauged so big you could have drove a city bus through them. He was stylish till his earlobe split.

    October 8, 2010 at 1:41 am | Report abuse |
  9. tomcat

    hey jenn if you work nites till seven am you cant have a beer when you get home at eight?

    October 8, 2010 at 3:02 am | Report abuse |
  10. phil

    Tomcat....look for me when you get back online!

    October 8, 2010 at 5:43 am | Report abuse |
  11. phil

    @Jen B. Most pedophiles are trusted family friends and members of one's own family ya know.

    October 8, 2010 at 6:12 am | Report abuse |