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Zombie costumes rank among the most popular Halloween themes this year.

According to the NRF’s Top Costumes survey, conducted by BIGresearch, more than 2.6 million men, women, and children plan to dress as zombies this Halloween.

Zombies have always been a traditional Halloween costume theme, but recent books, television shows, and videogames about zombies have made them even more popular. There also have been scores of so-called zombie crawls, where people gather dressed as zombies.

Zombie costumes jumped from No. 22 last year on the NRF’s list to No. 9 on the children’s top costume list, and from No. 7 to No. 4 on the adult list.

One startling thing about the trend is that younger children are also dressing up as zombies.

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