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Most Popular Halloween Costumes in 2009

The Top Halloween costumes in 2009

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I predict that we're going to see a lot of popstars and whimsical wizardry this Halloween season. Here are the most popular costumes for 2009.

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1. Michael Jackson

Michael_Jackson_Costume
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With the death of Michael Jackson, fans are finding new ways to pay tribute to the King of Pop. Expect to see plenty of Michael's moonwalking the streets this October.

2. Harry Potter

Harry Potter Costume
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Harry Potter is a character that kids and grown-ups alike can relate to. This is an easy costume to complete and immediate recognizable.
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3. The Vampire

Twilight Costumes
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Before you put together your vampire costume, I bet you already have a good idea of what type of vampire you want to be.

There are so many different kids of vampires these days, from Edward and Bella to the classic Dracula look. Sink your teeth into these various vampire tutorials and find out how to get all the juicy looks for cheap. I'll show you everything from making a cape to applying the makeup.

4. Miley Cyrus Costume

Miley Cyrus Makeup
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The Disney Pop Princess is still going strong with the 3rd season of Hannah Montana this year. Miley Cyrus, however, is quickly eclipsing her fictional self as she moves further into the spotlight.

5. Star Trek Costumes

Star Trek Uniforms
Rain Blanken
I haven't seen this many ladies in love with Spock since that after hours party at ComiCon. Star Trek is back and the characters are easy to recreate with a few simple Star Fleet uniforms.

6. Zombie

Zombie Makeup
Rain Blanken
This one is a classic, but lately the zombie is making a huge comeback. I sat down with some professional makeup artists to learn how to get the perfect juicy wounds and bloodthirsty faces.

7. G.I. Joe Ninja

T-Shirt Ninja Mask
Liz Bowerman
This Halloween, there are going to be a lot of ninjas out doing their finest daylight impressions of Storm Shadow. Here, I'll show you how to make a ninja costume using only a t-shirt and some thrift store clothes.

8. Hermione Granger

Hermione Granger Costume
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Always the over achiever, Hermione would just love it if everyone dressed up as her. Learn how to make a Hermione costume at home.
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