50 States of Halloween: Surprising Searches for Halloween Costumes [Infographic]

by |October 1, 2018
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50 States of Halloween: Surprising Searches for Halloween Costumes

The data is in. We’ve analyzed all the searches on HalloweenCostumes.com (that’s us!) and we’re able to project the top costumes of the year. But we also found some surprising searches that stood out from the rest. South Dakota and Wyoming really love their mummies, for example. (Who doesn’t?) And Montana is really into dinosaurs and Princess Peach. (That’s legit.) Keep in mind that these may not be the trending costumes in each state, just searches that were disproportionately higher than the national average. Check out our map of surprising Halloween costume searches below!

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Surprising Halloween Costume Searches by State

  • Alabama: Batman
  • Alaska: Pirate, Cowgirl
  • Arizona: A League of Their Own
  • Arkansas: Couples
  • California: Moana
  • Colorado: Harley Quinn, Stormtrooper
  • Connecticut: Game of Thrones
  • Delaware: Game of Thrones
  • Florida: Star Wars, Wonder Woman
  • Georgia: Wonder Woman
  • Hawaii: Viking
  • Idaho: Vampire, Cat Women
  • Illinois: Game of Thrones
  • Indiana: Game of Thrones
  • Iowa: Monster High
  • Kansas: Bunny, Deadpool, Dog
  • Kentucky: Pirate, Texas Chainsaw Massacre
  • Louisiana: Willy Wonka/Oompa Loompa
  • Maine: Assassin's Creed, Dorothy
  • Maryland: Wonder Woman
  • Massachusetts: Game of Thrones
  • Michigan: Harley Quinn
  • Minnesota: Wonder Woman
  • Mississippi: Circus, Michael Jackson
  • Missouri: Witch
  • Montana: Dinosaur, Princess Peach, Pterodactyl
  • Nebraska: Vampire
  • Nevada: Harley Quinn, Mad Hatter
  • New Hampshire: Batman, Harry Potter
  • New Jersey: Wonder Woman
  • New Mexico: Guardians of the Galaxy, Harry Potter
  • New York: Game of Thrones
  • North Carolina: Harley Quinn
  • North Dakota: Star Wars
  • Ohio: Skeleton, Wolf
  • Oklahoma: Luigi
  • Oregon: Scarecrow, Star Wars, Where's Waldo, Witch
  • Pennsylvania: Harley Quinn
  • Rhode Island: Cleopatra, Wonder Woman
  • South Carolina: Game of Thrones
  • South Dakota: Mummy
  • Tennessee: Wonder Woman
  • Texas: Wonder Woman
  • Utah: Wonder Woman
  • Vermont: Devil, Witch
  • Virginia: Star Wars
  • Washington: Couples
  • West Virginia: Unicorn
  • Wisconsin: Alice in Wonderland
  • Wyoming: Mummy

Surprising Halloween Costume Searches by Costume

  • A League of Their Own: Arizona
  • Alice in Wonderland: Wisconsin
  • Assassin's Creed: Maine
  • Batman: Alabama, New Hampshire
  • Bunny: Kansas
  • Cat Woman: Idaho
  • Circus: Mississippi
  • Cleopatra: Rhode Island
  • Couples: Arkansas, Washington
  • Cowgirl: Alaska
  • Deadpool: Kansas
  • Devil: Vermont
  • Dinosaur: Montana
  • Dog: Kansas
  • Dorothy: Maine
  • Game of Thrones: Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, New York, South Carolina
  • Guardians of the Galaxy: New Mexico
  • Harley Quinn: Colorado, Michigan, Nevada, North Carolina, Pennsylvania
  • Harry Potter: New Hampshire, New Mexico
  • Luigi: Oklahoma
  • Mad Hatter: Nevada
  • Michael Jackson: Mississippi
  • Moana: California
  • Monster High: Iowa
  • Mummy: South Dakota, Wyoming
  • Pirate: Kentucky, Alaska
  • Princess Peach: Montana
  • Pterodactyl: Montana
  • Scarecrow: Oregon
  • Skeleton: Ohio
  • Star Wars: Florida, North Dakota, Oregon, Virginia
  • Stormtrooper: Colorado
  • Texas Chainsaw Massacre: Kentucky
  • Unicorn: West Virginia
  • Vampire: Idaho, Nebraska
  • Viking: Hawaii
  • Where's Waldo: Oregon
  • Willy Wonka/Oompa Loompa: Louisiana
  • Witch: Missouri, Oregon, Vermont
  • Wolf: Ohio
  • Wonder Woman: Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Minnesota, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Utah

Were you surprised by any of these searches? Like why is Hawaii looking for Viking costumes? Or how about “cat women”? That was a puzzler for sure. If any jumped out at you, tell us about it in the comments below. And if you can explain some of the stranger searches, we’d love to know! If you're looking for something fun and unique to wear yourself, check out all of our exclusive Halloween costumes!

Infographic Designed by Jason Knudson

Wyatt Edwards

Wyatt Edwards is the Internet Wizard at HalloweenCostumes.com, where he is lead editor and writes about superheroes and pop culture. He has been interviewed about costume trends by numerous entertainment and news outlets.

His past costumes include a rocket surgeon, Wikipedia, Optimus Prime, and a picnic. Yes, a picnic. Wyatt also plays Dungeons & Dragons but doesn't put on fancy costumes for that. You can find him on Twitter @whatandwyatt.


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