Looking for a Halloween costume? Here’s what Google says people are searching for most
Jack-o-lanterns have popped up on the doorstep and horror movies are back on TV - the Halloween season is just around the corner.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have rated trick or treating as "high risk," but that doesn't mean you still can't dress up and party.
Whether you're looking for a one-of-a-kind costume or you're just trying to figure out your costume plans, Google has a cool new tool to help you decide.
Google's 2020 Frightgeist platform lets you see the Halloween costumes that people in the US are looking for the most.
The nation's most popular costume this year? A witch.
The top 5 are rounded off by a dinosaur, Harley Quinn, a rabbit and a clown, according to Google.
Here are the top 10:
To compile the list, Google found the top 500 costume searches in the US, then used the website's trending feature to determine which Halloween costumes were searched for the most in September.
Frightgeist has also broken down its results by state.
For example, people in Kansas searched for Mickey Mouse more than any other costume, and those in Oregon looked for Fortnite the most.
An interactive costume map gives you an overview of the most wanted costumes in cities across the United States.
The people of Palm Springs looked for Spider-Man costumes the most, as did the people of Austin and St. Louis. A banana costume was the most popular search in Houston, and the people of Philadelphia searched the most for Tinker Bell costumes, according to the map.
Not sure what you want to be for Halloween? Google can help with that.
Use the Frightgeist Costume Assistant to choose whether you want a modern or classic costume that is trending locally or nationally. From there, use the slide bar to indicate how scary and unique you want your costume to be.
From there, based on your answers, the assistant will determine which costume he thinks is right.
Various submissions received recommendations like an Astronaut, Lilo and Stitch, and the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man.
You can visit the Frightgeist platform here.
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