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Witch versus princess: Guide to the most popular Halloween costumes of 2021

Posted October 17, 2021 11:51 a.m. EDT
Updated October 18, 2021 1:39 a.m. EDT

Have you already got your Halloween costume picked out?

If not, here's a look at the most popular costumes for Halloween 2021 according to Google Trends.

With its rising popularity on Netflix and viral hashtag on TikTok, the sensation Squid Game is dominating the race for most popular costumes of the year in the United States. Costumes from Squid Game are popular in three of America's most populated states – California, Texas and New York.

However, North Carolina prefers princess costumes.

And in 19 states, the classic witch costume wins as the top costume of the year.

Top 5 most popular Halloween costumes across the US

  1. Squid Game
  2. Witch
  3. Princess
  4. Cruella
  5. Dinosaur

However, as popular as princesses, witches and Squid Game costumes are in the nation, the most Google-searched costume in the Triangle area is dinosaur. So while we may see Squid Game characters in other states, locally you'll still probably see a lot of classics.

Harley Quinn, skeletons, vampires and pumpkins were the top searched costumes locally.

If you're looking for some spooky Halloween fun this year, here are some haunted hotels and Airbrb rentals in North Carolina.

The Triangle also has lots of pumpkin patches, corn mazes and haunted trails to explore. Happy Halloween!

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