Whether you’re the type to of person to spend 5 months planning, shopping for, and accessorizing your Halloween costume, or you’re the type who casually walks into a Spirit Halloween the day before Halloween and buys literally whatever you can find, one thing is for certain–Hallo-weekend is here and it’s time to get your costume together!
If you’re still having trouble coming up with a costume idea though, NYC’s most popular Halloween costume may pique your interest.
Google Trends has released its 2022 FrightGeist which lists the most searched costumes across the U.S., including a breakdown of the most popular picks in various cities.
According to the data, the most popular costumes for 2022 across the U.S. are as follows:
- “Stranger Things”
- Harley Quinn
When looking specifically at the city however, NYC’s most popular Halloween costume is a fairy.
NYers aren’t the only ones who don a pair of wings and carry a fairy wand around–the costume also sees a high amount of searches in Texas and North Carolina, and Wyoming and Idaho get a bit more specific with a lot of searches for Tinker Bell costumes popping up in these states.
Other popular costume searches across New York include cow costumes around Plattsburgh, pumpkin costumes around Watertown, cattle costumes around Utica, dinosaur costumes around Albany and Troy, cheerleader costumes around Syracuse and Binghamton, Stranger Things costumes around Rochester, rabbit costumes around Buffalo, and doll costumes around Elmira.
You can see the top 100 searched costumes across the U.S. as well as view an interactive map of the most-searched costumes across different cities here.