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What better way to see how U.S. pop culture has evolved over the last five years than to take a look Halloween costumes over the years? We got with Party City to get the stats. Disclaimer: Darwin would be disappointed.

2009

  • Vampires inspired by Twilight
  • Pirates
  • Star Wars

2010

  • Vampires … again!
  • 1980s Comeback Costumes
  • Jersey Shore

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2011

  • Zombies inspired by Walking Dead
  • Classic Cartoons (Strawberry Shortcake, Super Mario)
  • Pop Star Singers (Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj)

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2012

  • Superheroes (Avengers, Spider Man, Dark Knight Rises)
  • Mattel Monster High
  • Mix & Match Options for Women

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2013

  • Superheroes…again
  • TV Inspired Costumes (Game of Thrones)
  • Disney Princesses