For the record, I often go for food. I've been sushi, a banana split, and an egg in recent years.
  1. Scary
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  2. Sexy
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    This can be mixed with any other categories and some women always choose the sexy version every year.
  3. Historical
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  4. Food
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  5. Pop Culture Reference
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  6. Animal
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  7. Gender Bending
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  8. Super Hero
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  9. Clever / Funny / Bulky
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  10. The couples or group costume.
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  11. The last one is hard to describe. My ex-husband was getting a PhD in English, and the other students in his cohort would show up in these abstract, play-on-words costumes that often had to be explained. No good. But boy how they loved them.