The tech giant has set up a site called ‘Frightgeist’ that shows trending costume searches from your area – whether you’re looking for your next spooky, cute or weird outfit to trick-or-treat in.
Google also enables users to see what the top costume searches are across the country, broken down by major cities in each state.
If you’re unsure what to dress up as for Halloween, Google has some suggestions. The firm has set up a site called ‘Frightgeist’ that shows trending costume searches from your area
WHAT ARE THE TOP 10 HALLOWEEN COSTUMES IN THE US?
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First launched in 2015, Frightgeist’s rankings are powered by data from Google Trends, Google’s service for analyzing search queries.
‘With Frightgeist, we went on a hunt to find the most popular Halloween costumes of 2018,’ the site reads.
‘Pulling from the top 500 costume searches in the United States, Frightgeist used Google Trends to tell people what costumes were trending around them and help them find a costume that was sure to turn heads.
‘Click on ‘trending costumes’ to get the big picture or ‘costume map’ for how the scene was near you.’
Frightgeist is a great way to find out if you’ll run into a copycat at your next Halloween costume.
Spoiler alert: New Yorkers and most people across the country should avoid being anyone from Fortnite.
That’s because Fortnite is the No. 1 costume search for users worldwide.
Fortnite costumes were searched most often in cities including Montgomery, Alabama, Eureka, California, Steubenville, Ohio, Casper, Wyoming and McAllen, Texas.
Google also gives users to see what the top costume searches are across the country, broken down by major cities in each state. Fortnite is the No. 1 costume search for users worldwide
On Google’s Frightgeist website, it listed Fortnite as the No. 1 costume searched across the US, while unicorn costumes came in third. Pictured left is a Fortnite skull trooper costume
‘There’s a frighteningly high chance you will see a Fortnite costume on Halloween this year,’ Google teases on the website.
But not every state appears to be into wearing the same thing this Halloween.
For example, users in Glendive, Montana appear to be most interested in dressing as someone from the 1950s on October 31st.
Fortnite is the No. 1 costume search for users worldwide
That means they’re pulling out the Grease-inspired poodle skirts and heading to the sock hop.
Residents in Juneau, Alaska are most interested in finding Steampunk costumes, a subculture which meshes sci-fi tech themes and an industrial machinery aesthetic.
Meanwhile, people in Maine were searching fairy costumes the most.
But not every state appears to be into wearing the same thing this Halloween. Users in Glendive, Montana appear to be most interested in dressing as someone from the 1950s
Pictured are the top US costume searches (left) and the top costume searches in New York City. Fortnite was top costume in both results, but they differed in their No. 5 choice
Other costumes simply aren’t popular enough to make it high up on the list.
Dressing up as Donald Trump was ranked as the No. 125 most-searched costume in the US.
Trump costumes were searched most often in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Meanwhile, dressing up as a piece of bacon was ranked No. 390. It was searched the most in Montgomery, Alabama.
Spiderman was the second most-searched costume in the US and New York City. Other costumes simply aren’t popular enough to make it high up on the list, like Donald Trump
Dressing up as Donald Trump was ranked as the No. 125 most-searched costume in the US. Trump costumes were searched most often in Corpus Christi, Texas
Frightgeist also has a feature called ‘costume wizard’ that recommends costumes based on different characteristics.
Users can search based on style, choosing from classic vs. modern, or location, choosing from national vs. local.
They can also rank their search based on a spookiness level, as well as a uniqueness level, so that there’s no chance of meeting someone wearing the same costume as you.
If you want a 100% scary costume that’s pretty unique and represents a ‘classic’ style, then it looks like you’ll be giving your friends nightmares in your creepy doll costume.