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Big Bird was the unlikely star of last week's presidential debate. Now the 8-foot-tall "Sesame Street" regular is poised to be this year's breakout Halloween costume. Employees at New York City costume stores say that once Republican Mitt Romney mentioned Big Bird in his debate with President Barack Obama, the feathered costume started flying out of stores.

Published: October 10, 2012

A person dressed up as Big Bird holds a sign against Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney outside the Romney headquarters, Monday, Oct. 8, 2012 in Derry, N.H. where House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio was about to speak to supporters.

Jim Cole/AP Photo

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