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The Great Costume Debate 2012

**THE GREAT * COSTUME DEBATE ***2012** SPIDER-MAN BATMAN As America hunkers down to elect its next Commander-in-Chief in 2012, a huge decision faces the nation. Yet before that 'biggest of days' on November 6, another important debate looms heavy on our minds: HOW WILL AMERICA DRESS FOR HALLOWEEN?! To answer this contentious question, we've pitted the most popular Halloween costumes in 2012 against one another. By looking at the top 10 states for Google searches in the past year for each term, we've tallied the Electoral College votes for the nation's favorite costumes. The people have spoken! (And the results may surprise you...) SPIDER-MAN vs. BATMAN Back Lot Blaze! Who's That Bat? All four Spider-Man films have been filmed in Hollywood, CA, in the Universal Studios back lot. Due to a fire in 2008 which A man dressed in a Batman-esque outfit was arrested in a Mansfield Township, NJ Home Depot this past August. The 23-year- old claimed he was trying to inspire hope by dressing like a superhero, but several alarmed shoppers called 911. burned down the old back lot, The 2012 reboot was the first Spider-Man film to be filmed on the new back lot! Source: IMDb Source: CNN 20 14 10/ 9/9 55 13 15 19/19 ,29 SPIDER-MAN BATMAN VOTES: 178 VOTES: 107 VAMPIRE vs. ZOMBIE A Bloody Good Time! I Thee Undead Wed! Since 2003, Salem, MA has hosted the Festival of the dead, an annual event that explores ancient death rituals and macabre customs. This year they held a Vampire Masquerade and awarded prizes for the most apocalyptic vampire costume. In August of 2012 during Louisville, KY's annual Zombie Attack, one couple threw a zombie themed wedding. The bridal party, along with the bride and groom, wore zombie-fied garments covered in holes and burns under the guise that they were "killed" in an accident en route to the ceremony. Source: Source: Courier-Journal 10 16 20 7/7 9/9 11 22 4/5 10 19/19 ,29 OVAMPIRE ZOMBIE VOTES: 166 VOTES: 106 FUNNY vs. SCARY Oldest Funny Bones! Hottest Haunt! Billings, MT is the home of 95-year old Floyd "Creeky" Creekmore, the man whom Guinness World Records dubbed the oldest named The 13th Gate in Baton Rouge, LA 2012's best haunted house in America. The attraction features 40,000 square feet of fright. performing clown in February of 2012. Source: Guinness World Records Source: 10 16 7. 14 10/10 5/ 9/9 20 6. 22 10 11 11 38 FUNNY SCARYO VOTES: 86| VOTES: 180 KIDS vs. ADULTS Turtle Power! Not In Kansas, Toto! In February of 2012, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences acquired the ruby slippers made famous by Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz. This is one of four authentic pairs rumored to exist, and they will be displayed in the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, slated to open in Los Angeles, CA in 2016. Source: Profiles In History, In March of 2012, The Mall of America in Bloomington, MN was the site of the world's largest gathering of Ninja Turtles. 836 fans showed up dressed in costume to celebrate the opening of a new ride TMNT themed ride. Source: World Record Academy 20 14 18 3/3 11 4/4 3/3 O KIDS ADULTS VOTES: 83 VOTES: 48 SEXY vs. MACHO (NAMY) "NAVY` COSTUMES", Sexy Women On Parade! Macho Men! Panama City Beach, FL set the world record for largest bikini parade in March of 2012. That record was broken five months In June of 2012, Mars chocolate released its 4th annual "America's Manliest Cities" study. Oklahoma City, OK claimed the title, up two spots from last year. later by a bikini parade of over 1,000 in China. Sources: Guinness World Records, USA Today Source: PR NewsWire 10 29 11 4 16 20 14 18 20 28/ 27 13 ,29 SEXY MACHOO VOTES: 105 VOTES: 178 Sources: Courier-Journal, CNN,, Guinness World Records,, IMDB,, PR NewsWire, Profiles In History, USA Today, and World Record Academy. Halloween

The Great Costume Debate 2012

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While America faces off to elect its next president, this infographic borrows the electoral vote system to determine the 'costume winner' of America's most searched Halloween costumes (according to to...


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