POSTED: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 10:30pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 10:31pm
With Halloween quickly approaching, people are trying to find the perfect costume. This year, many are choosing big bird.
In the second presidential debate earlier this month, Governor Mitt Romney made big bird the symbol of his fight against government spending.
After the debate, Google searches for the phrase "big bird costume" soared 600 percent.
The company licensed to sell big bird get-ups said demand has been so great, the entire stock was depleted within days.