Every year around this time, people across the country face one of the biggest issues they’ll come up against all year. It isn’t what to make for the upcoming holidays, or what to get their loved ones for gifts, it’s what to be for Halloween. The reason this can be such an issue for some people is that it can be a little embarrassing to show up to Halloween party wearing the same costume as someone else. Google aims to help the public avoid this virtual catastrophe with a new website powered by Google Trends called Frightgeist, which shows all the most popular costume choices around various local areas in each state, as well as a nationally ranked list of the most popular overall from one to fifty.
According to Frightgeist, Harley Quinn is the number one most popular costume, so it’s likely a good idea to abstain from being Harley Quinn. If you pop on over to the site, you can hover your mouse over different cities across the U.S. to see which costumes are trending the most in those areas as part of the trending locally tab. Alternatively, you can just click on the trending nationally tab and work your way down the list of the top 50 most trending costumes if you’re interested to know which ones are on it.
Google has also embedded a search option on the website which allows you to search for specific costume types. If any results come up you can see where it ranks on the list nationally, and alongside the ranking there are a couple of other interesting details that Google Trends has provided like the trend over time for that particular costume, as well as where people have used Frightgeist to search for that costume. If you’re someone who likes to celebrate Halloween in this fashion then you might find the site interesting, or if you simply want to make sure you pick something that’s a more unique idea then it should also come in handy. The website only shows data based on the U.S., so unfortunately you won’t be able to find out what popular costume ideas might be in other countries that celebrate the spooky holiday.