Top Adult Halloween Party Costumes

Adult Halloween Costumes

When it comes to dressing up for Halloween parties, most grown-ups choose to look spooky: four of the top 10 costumes are for downright creepy characters.

Pirates and traditional characters are also big, and some women clearly enjoy taking on a more risqué persona for the evening.

Here, according to a survey by the National Retail Foundation and consumer marketing firm BIGresearch, are the costumes most often chosen by adults for Halloween parties in 2006.

  1. Witch
  2. Pirate
  3. Vampire (generic)
  4. Cat
  5. Clown
  6. Fairy
  7. Gypsy
  8. Superhero
  9. Ghost
  10. Dracula
  11. Devil
  12. Hooker
  13. Nurse
  14. Pumpkin/Jack o'Lantern
  15. Athlete
  16. Princess
  17. Zombie
  18. Angel
  19. French maid
  20. Cowboy/Cowgirl