The costumes people choose at Halloween are a snapshot of the zeitgeist of that time. Fearlessly, I look into my crystal ball and predict the following for Halloween 2009:
- Akasha, Queen of the Damned and Heath Ledger’s Joker have lost none of their appeal judging by the number of hits on this blog.
- Zombies and pirates will make a good showing once again.
- Michael Jackson costumes will be popular, driven both by the Gloved One’s celebrity status and by his Halloween-themed music videos like “Thriller”.
- With the 2008 Presidential Election over, expect a sharp drop-off in political-themed costumes. Persistent names-in-the-news Sarah Palin and Bernie Madoff may show up.