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Poll: Most Popular Halloween Costumes of 2011

With Halloween just around the corner, a local costume store shares some of the most popular trends for this year.

Halloween is just around the corner, and local trick-or-treaters of ages are on the hunt for their costumes.

This year, the most sought-after trend at Halloween City has been , according to store manager, Kevin Marcuson.

"Pirates are also popular because of the Pirates of the Caribbean movie," he said.

Ninjas, clowns and historical getups are also among the favorites at the store.

For women, Marcuson said "sexy" versions of professional uniforms such as military and nurses are his top sellers, and women are more likely to dress up than men.

On the other hand, shoppers have shied away from scary costumes and masks and even some classic choices.

"Witches are always big, but they're not dominating," he said.

According to Marcuson, here are some of the most popular costumes for this year:

Girls:

Little Red Riding Hood

Monster High Dolls

Boys:

Ninja

Star Wars--The Clone Wars

Spiderman

Women:

Military-inspired

Nurse

Hippie/60s

Men:

Pirate

Roman Empire

Clown

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