What Are the Most Popular Halloween Costumes on Amazon in 2019?

Doesn’t it feel like the moment fall hits there’s a huge change in the way people act? Everything suddenly tastes like pumpkins and spice. There are more scarves, windbreakers, and beanies around. Oh, and of course, the Halloween madness begins. As an Amazon data analytics company, we at Jungle Scout have a data tool that allows us to pull trending sales data directly from Amazon, including how many units are selling every day and how customers rate the products. For that reason (and for interest’s sake!) we decided to look at the top-selling Halloween costumes on Amazon in 2019.* There are definitely some interesting trends in Halloween costumes this year, especially in the overall “Costumes” category of Amazon U.S. Here are the Top 10 results for Halloween costumes.** The top seller is the inflatable dinosaur costume. Not only is it selling over 800 units per day in the month of October, but it stays popular year around with an average of 14,000 sales per month! So, while you’re out trick-or-treating this year, don’t be surprised if you get mauled by a T-rex. Next up is white clown makeup. Not a surprise, really, since there were not one but two killer clown movies that came o...

Two Super-Rich Families Ended Up on Opposite Sides of Easter Attacks

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — A little before 9 a.m. on Easter Sunday, Anders Holch Povlsen, the richest man in Denmark, was having breakfast with his family at the Table One restaurant in the Shangri-La Hotel in Sri Lanka’s capital, Colombo. The restaurant was decorated with crates of oranges, apples and large, uncut pineapples, and the Povlsens looked out on the ocean rollers crashing into a sea wall not far away. At the same time, Ilham Ibrahim, the son of one of Sri Lanka’s wealthiest spice traders, was heading down to Table One in an elevator. Wearing a baseball cap and a large backpack, he stepped into the elevator with a friend wearing the same thing. Right before the doors opened, CCTV shows, Mr. Ibrahim’s friend flashed him a long, white smile. One was a billionaire in dollars. The other, a billionaire in rupees. One built a fortune through jeans, turtlenecks and all kinds of hip clothing. The other, through white pepper, black pepper and all kinds of spices. They both were well-known and admired, part of wildly successful, close-knit business families from opposite ends of the world and perhaps opposite ends of the ideological spectrum. In an instant, five of their children — ...