Take a bow, mass media. According to Heather Siegel, owner of Las Vegas-based retail complex HalloweenMart.com, today’s movies, TV, books and the blogosphere have clearly informed the public’s costume choices with all of HalloweenMart’s top five best-selling costumes coming from the greater media sphere. “Pop-culture icons and Hollywood are having a big impact on Halloween costumes this year,” says Siegel. Those top sellers include sexy Bollywood saris right out of Slumdog Millionaire; zombies who wandered off the set of Zombieland; scores of Hefs and Girls Next Door; and legions of Michael Jacksons from every era of his august career. But the most obvious trend—just ask any 12-year old—is America’s obsession with eternal life thanks to the attractive, modern bloodsuckers of Twilight, True Blood and The Vampire Diaries. What ever happened to Frankenstein’s Monster? The Mummy? Elvira??
Wed, Oct 28, 2009 (6:05 p.m.)