200610300035It’s the time of year to dress up and show your inner self, and we saw plenty of inner selves this weekend, including a girl dressed as Aspargus Woman on the subway. The Blogger’s Blog rounds upsome general costuming news, and to the surprise of no one who’s been living outside a cave for the past six months pirates were a popular choice this year. The top 20:

1 Witch 17.5%
2 Pirate 3.7%
3 Vampire 3.7%
4 Cat 2.6%
5 Clown 1.8%
6 Fairy 1.6%
7 Gypsy 1.6%
8 Superhero 1.6%
9 Ghost/Ghoul 1.4%
10 Dracula 1.3%
11 Devil 1.2%
12 Woman of the Night 1.1%
13 Nurse 1.1%
14 Pumpkin 1.1%
15 Athlete 1.0%
16 Princess 1.0%
17 Zombie 1.0%
18 Angel 0.8%
19 French Maid 0.8%
20 Cowboy/Cowgirl 0.7%

After pirates, “tinkerbell” and “wonder woman” were also popular searches. However, Comics Book Bin claims that it’s Harley Quinn who is the most popular fantasy figure for females:

Harley Quinn costumes frequently sell out at retailers before the Wonder Women and Supergirls suits. In recent years, the realistic painting of the character by artist Alex Ross and the portrayal of the character in fan films have probably increased the character’s popularity. Combined with the other assets of the character as derived from a great theatrical it’s not difficult to understand why every year thousand of women want to be Harley Quinn on Halloween night.

If you say so. Based on our observations walking home on 3rd Avanue on Saturday night, every year, women want to wear some costume that enables them to wear a very short skirt. Not that anyone is really complaining.