The junior achievers of America have spoken! Being Steve Jobs is more popular than being Oprah Winfrey. Even though finding a plus size dress, wearing a dark permed wig and painted on eyebrows may actually be cheaper, the lure of becoming Steve Jobs will be the costume of choice again for many this Halloween.
Junior Achievement recently surveyed 1,000 U.S. tweens and teens ages 12-17 and prompted them to choose from a list of well-known entrepreneurs they most admired. Steve Jobs was selected over Tony Hawk, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Kimora Lee Simmons, Oprah Winfrey and Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg.
Jobs received 35 percent of the votes, Oprah Winfrey 25 percent and skateboard guru Tony Hawk received a whopping 16 percent. Becoming Steve Jobs remains one of the hottest costume ideas, because Apple's favorite CEO has enormous cool factor and he can be worn anytime of year.
We've provided direct links to all of the essentials necessary for building an authentic Steve Jobs outfit. Purchase your mock-turtleneck $15.95, grey 992 New Balance sneakers $99.99, a pair of Levi's 501 Jeans $59.50 and then throw in some round spectacles. Blammo! You're Steve Jobs kid!
For some added flair try wearing fangs and white face paint to create Twilight vampire Steve or add on some bloody open wounds and transform into night of the living Jobs zombie. No matter which Steve Jobs you choose, you're guaranteed to be far better off than ever becoming Oprah.