DEVER (KDVR) — You might not be as creative as you think when it comes to your choice of Halloween getup.
Google Frightgeist pulled the top 500 costume searches from Google Trends to determine the most popular Halloween costumes for 2023.
If you want to wear a trending costume, one of these top 10 costumes is your best bet. If you’re looking for something unique, you may have to try harder.
In the Dayton area, Netflix phenomenon “Stranger Things” is the clear favorite, with costumes that run the gamut from the boys to Millie Bobby Brown’s Eleven to David Harbour’s Jim Hopper. The show, currently awaiting production of its fifth and final season to begin, is also the 4th-most popular in the U.S. (Millie Bobby Brown’s Eleven landed on her own at 109 on the national chart.)
Here are the costumes you will probably see the most this year across the nation.
Most popular costumes nationally
- Stranger Things
- Harley Quinn
Surprisingly, the most searched costumes aren’t all that basic. While a witch is a classic costume, there aren’t as many dinosaurs and “Stranger Things” characters roaming the street on Oct. 31.
The national list goes on to the top 100 costumes. If you need more ideas, or if you’re looking for something that’s not on the list, check out all the costumes on the website.
Google shows costume searches across the country, including specific areas. Based on your location, the website tracks the most common searches near you. There is also a list of the No. 1 most searched costume in specific areas across counties.
For example, New York City’s most popular costume is a fairy, while Los Angeles’ most searched costume is Spider-Man.
So before you order your costume, you might want to see just how many people may be twinning with you.