Top 10 Halloween costume ideas

Each year, the Home Sewing Association, based in New York, comes out with a Top 10 list of Halloween costume ideas. Leading that list this year is the famous child sorcerer Harry Potter, who debuts on the silver screen in November.

Top 10 Halloween costume ideas for 2001

Wizards a la Harry Potter


Rock stars (Britney or J. Lo)

Professional sports figures

A uniform of your own

Super heroes and action figures

Historical influences (Henry VIII, Cleopatra)

Vampy and Sultry (movie "Moulin Rouge")

Western wear


The Top 10 themes for Halloween 2000

Broadway shows

Film characters

Television stars

Exotic and ethnic


Wizards and sorcerers

Historical dress

Vintage dress

Classic fairy tale characters

'A little bit of Glam'

Predictions from 1999:

"Austin Powers" and mod 60's fashion

"Star Wars" characters



Tarzan and Jane

Batman and other superheroes

Wrestlers and mythical warriors

Racecar drivers and athletes

Witches, devils, angels and princesses

Animals and insects for toddlers

Predictions from 1998:


Spice Girls


South Park characters



Beanie Babies

Titanic-era dresses

Toy soldiers / military men

Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head

The Home Sewing Association's Web site:

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