"Catwoman" (search) may have bombed at the box office, but Halle Berry's skimpy garb is red hot for Halloween.
With only days remaining before holiday fetes, sex-kitten shoppers are snapping up barely-there catsuits.
The feline fashion satisfies essential partygoer criteria: It's both trendy and tarty.
"She's sexy and powerful, and she likes to beat guys up," said Melanie Bou, 24, a fashion merchandiser who was eyeing the $49.99 suit in Manhattan.
Those who believe ghouls prefer blondes are grabbing Paris Hilton (search)-esque outfits -- complete with small stuffed pooches that look like Hilton's teacup pup Tinkerbell.
"You love her, but you also hate her -- but you've got to admit she's hot," said Kerry Boyen, 27, of Long Island, N.Y.
Other hot sellers include bling-encrusted pimp and rapper costumes, sexy cop outfits and masks of select politicos.
"It used to be enough to be a witch, nurse or French maid, But now people are going out for laughs and to make a statement," said Schuyler Brown, a trend-spotter at ad agency Euro RSCG.
Young trick-or-treaters are as in tune with popular culture as adult masqueraders. Following the summer success of "Spider-Man 2," (search) the web-slinger costume is the number-one favorite among kids -- according to the National Retail Federation.