We all face the same dilemma every Halloween, “What am I going to dress up as?” 

With Halloween fast approaching, you probably have your costume ready for this year. And while many of us try to be original and come up with an outfit that will stand out, chances are someone else has come up with the exact same idea. Hopefully, we don’t run into them at any of the Halloween parties.

For those of you still trying to decide what to wear, we’ve found a list of each state’s most sought-after costumes.

Shout out to Mark Stroutman at Bookings.com, who used Google Trends data to find the most popular queries with the search term “Halloween Costume.” They narrowed the pool by using each state’s most-searched “popular Halloween costumes,” by taking queries from the last seven and 30 days leading up to Halloween.

Google Trends defines “Top” search terms as the most popular search queries. Scoring is on a relative scale where a value of 100 is the most commonly searched query, 50 is a query searched half as often as the most popular query, and so on.

Queries with the biggest increase in search frequency since the last time period are labeled “Rising”. Results marked “Breakout” had a tremendous increase, probably because these queries are new and had few (if any) prior searches.

Michael Myers has been a to-go-to costume quite a bit over the years since his debut in the movie “Halloween” in 1978. With the series coming to an end with “Halloween Ends” (out now), it’s no wonder why the Michael Myers mask and jumpsuit lead the way for overall searches.

Michael Myers

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 17: An actor dressed as the character of Michael Myers attends the Universal Pictures’ “Halloween” premiere at TCL Chinese Theatre on October 17, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)See what the most popular Halloween costumes are for your state below:

  • Alabama – Shaggy (Scooby Doo)
  • Alaska – Little Red Riding Hood
  • Arizona – (See Below)
  • Arkansas – Kim Possible
  • California – (See Below)
  • Colorado – Mortal Kombat
  • Connecticut – Baby Yoda
  • Delaware – Ariel/Little Mermaid
  • Florida – Harley Quinn
  • Georgia – Squid Games
  • Hawaii – (See Below)
  • Idaho – Mad Hatter
  • Illinois – Ted Lasso
  • Indiana – PowerPuff Girls
  • Iowa – Daphne (Scooby Doo)
  • Kansas – Playboy Bunny
  • Kentucky – Fairy
  • Louisiana – Austin Powers
  • Maine – Thing One (Dr. Suess)
  • Maryland – Wednesday (Adams Family)
  • Massachusetts – Dorothy (Wizard of Oz)
  • Michigan – Tinkerbell
  • Minnesota – Where’s Waldo
  • Mississippi – Cruella de Vil
  • Missouri – Pennywise
  • Montana – Joker
  • Nebraska – The Purge
  • Nevada – (See Below)
  • New Hampshire – Harley Quinn
  • New Jersey – Michael Myers
  • New Mexico – Lola Bunny
  • New York – Hugh Hefner
  • North Carolina – Cleopatra
  • North Dakota – Velma (Scooby Doo)
  • Ohio – The Incredibles
  • Oklahoma – Little Red Riding Hood
  • Oregon – Gypsy
  • Pennsylvania – Scream
  • Rhode Island – Tinker Bell
  • South Carolina – Jason (Friday The 13th)
  • South Dakota – Chucky
  • Tennessee – Michael Myers
  • Texas – (See Below)
  • Utah – Jack Sparrow
  • Vermont – Top Gun
  • Virginia – Michael Myers
  • Washington – Kim Possible
  • West Virginia – Beth Dutton (Yellowstone)
  • Wisconsin – Pirate
  • Wyoming – Vampire


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