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Google Reveals Top-Searched Halloween Costumes State-By-State (INFOGRAPHIC)

Google recently revealed the top-searched Halloween costumes state-by-state and city-by-city. Cool in its own right, it's also a great way for us crafty folks to avoid wearing the same costume as everyone else!

So, if you've been busy and haven't been able to whip up your own DIY Halloween get-up quite yet, I advise you check out this handy dandy big data guide before you do.

Google Reveals Top-Searched Halloween Costumes State-By-State (INFOGRAPHIC)

If you're the type who likes to stand out, avoid the top costume in your city/state and any themes/characters related to it. If you're the type who like to trend, pick an ensemble that jives with your city/state's most-searched Halloween costume. No matter which route you go, there's sure to be simple DIY steps to achieve your ideal costume.

The findings, dubbed Frightgeist, are made possible by the staggering 3 billion searches made on Google everyday. Google News Lab crunches the data and is able to do everything, “from powering to insightful journalism to helping you pick out your Halloween costume.”

Google reports, “With Frightgeist, we went on a hunt to find the most popular costumes. Pulling from the top 500 costume searches in the United States, Frightgeist uses Google Trends to tell you what's trending at a costume party near you and help you find a costume that's sure to turn heads — if they have them.”

Hover your mouse above your state to see the most-searched costume!

For more Frightgeist, including city-by-city data, click here.

Most Searched Halloween Costume By State


  • Oregon – Pebbles
  • Nevada – Toy Story
  • Arizona – Piglet
  • Wyoming – Donald Duck
  • North Dakota – Scooby Doo
  • Oklahoma – Peppa Pig
  • Minnesota – Sven
  • Louisiana – Nemo
  • Alabama – Grinch
  • Georgia – Fluttershy
  • Florida – Smee

Real Person

  • Alaska – Sailor
  • Missouri – Saloon girl
  • Indiana – Marilyn Monroe
  • Mississippi – Tourist
  • Pennsylvania – Pope
  • New Jersey – Rapper
  • New Hampshire – KISS
  • Massachusetts – Caitlyn Jenner


  • Utah – Dr. Horrible
  • Wisconsin – Groot
  • Arkansas – Batgirl
  • Delaware – Harley Quinn
  • Maine – Catwoman


  • Hawaii – Minion
  • Washington – Star Wars
  • California – Sarah Sanderson
  • Nebraska – Grease
  • Iowa – Pink Ladies
  • North Carolina – Darth Revan
  • Connecticut – Hermione Granger


  • Colorado – Wilfred
  • Kansan – Dinosaur
  • Illinois – Cat
  • Tennessee – Sock Monkey
  • Virginia – Dolphin

Fairy Tale 

  • Idaho – Mal
  • Montana – Maleficent
  • New York – Cinderella
  • Rhode Island – Evie


  • South Dakota – Witch
  • Texas – Catrina
  • Kentucky – Scarecrow
  • West Virginia – Vampire
  • South Carolina – Grim Reaper


  • New Mexico – Steampunk
  • Michigan – Renaissance
  • Maryland – Cabaret
  • Vermont – Pocahontas


  • Ohio – Brutus Buckeye


Now that you know, are you going to join the rest of your state, or are you going to dress up as something different? Whatever or whoever you choose to be this Halloween, just remember to have fun!

And once you've decided, don't forget to let me know below in the comments! I'd love to hear your ideas.

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