Need a last minute costume idea for Halloween this year? If you're thinking of going to the parties as a pirate, you'll fit right in with all the hundreds of other Captain Jack Sparrow types who have discovered that pirate is the new black and will be wandering around swigging from a bottle of Captain Morgan spiced rum and squinting through heavy eyeliner and mascara trying to play Johnny Depp-doing-Keith Richards impersonations.
Pirates lead the survey of 2006’s most popular Halloween costumes and the very popular Captain Jack reigns as the number one costume for men and boys this year, as indicated by a survey of more than 3,000 visitors to ExtremeHalloween.com.
Online intelligence service Hitwise reports that that the words "pirate costumes" was the most popular costume specific search term, capturing nearly a quarter of all search terms containing the word "costume." The search term "jack sparrow costume" was popular thanks to the success of the movie, "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man"s Chest."