Halloween Spurs Searches For Pirates at the Disco

    October 30, 2007
    WebProNews Staff

Expect to see a swarm of pirates plundering your yard this Halloween. Pirate costumes are again the most searched for ensembles, just like last year. Of course, it depends on the source. Yahoo says we’re all going disco. 

That data comes from Hitwise UK, so it may appear to be the Brits following America’s lead from last year. But a quick Google Trends search shows that searches for "pirate costume" is beating Hanna Montanna and Michael Myers masks handily.

New to the list is "master chief costume." You can thank the release of Halo 3 for that one.
Interestingly, this year’s most popular list isn’t that different from last year’s: pirates, Star Wars, fairies, Beetlejuice.

Now there was a movie!

As for movie villains, Yahoo says Michael Myers leads the pack, followed by newcomer Jigsaw from "Saw," Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, Chucky, Hannibal Lecter, Pinhead*, and Leatherface.

Yahoo’s top costume list in the "final hours" is a bit different though. Pirates don’t even make Yahoo’s list. The top 10:

1.    Disco costumes
2.    Gieco Cavemen costumes
3.    Charlie’s Angels costumes
4.    Gothic Costumes
5.    School Girl costumes
6.    Zombie costumes
7.    Austin Powers costumes
8.    Ninja costumes
9.    Cowgirl costumes
10.    Thing 1 and Thing 2 costumes

*Pinhead is my least favorite of Clive Barker’s characters – not nearly as scary as Uriel the Scourge in Weaveworld, which is a fantastic book, if you haven’t read it.