According to the 2009 Halloween Consumer Intentions and Actions Survey (seriously - this survey really exists
), 16.8% of Americans will be making their own costumes this year instead of purchasing them. And 15.8% will be reusing last year's costumes.
And if you're still looking for costume ideas for this year's party, you won't find them in the aforementioned survey. Below are their projected top ten adult costumes for Halloween this year.
Apparently, 2009 is also the year when Americans will stop trying:
8. Scary Costume/Mask
10. Police Officer