(ABC News) Last year's hottest Halloween costume trend was the black swan, a dark feathery ballet costume intended to mimic Natalie Portman's hit movie character. This year, the hottest Halloween trend is a bird of a different color.
After Big Bird became part of last week's presidential debate, Big Bird costumes are flying off the shelves.
When GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney spoke about cutting funds for PBS during last Wednesday's debate, he said, "I love Big Bird" – PBS airs and partially funds "Sesame Street," which is Big Bird's home.
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Since that moment, the 7-foot bird has been a hot topic of discussion, inspiring memes, parodies and even presidential campaign videos. It has also apparently spurred a new Halloween costume craze.