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With Halloween a day away, Google coded a feature that presents the way it stalks our searches in a fun and spooky manner. It's a great way to distract the Edward Snowdenites and conspiracy theorists with interactive maps and bright lights.
Google's Frightgeist feature documents the top 500 most searched costumes in the United States in order to "help you find a costume that's sure to turn heads." You can filter your results by either a national or local search, clicking on a town or city in particular to further break down the results.
On the whole, the DC comic book character Harley Quinn is currently the most popular search term in the country. Probably with it being a relatively easy costume to put together and Margot Robbie's portrayal in 2016's Suicide Squad, America is pretty damn excited. So much so that Harley was the most popular costume at this year's Comic Con. Movie mania prevails as the second most popular search is Star Wars.
The national searches seem relatively tame in comparison to some of the regional choices. In Altoona, Pennsylvania, the most popular costume search is "giraffe." What makes giraffes so popular in Altoona? Is their mayor a giraffe? Do they all own pet giraffes? Whereas in Cheyenne, Wyoming, the most popular costume is some Disney character called Doc McStuffins. The people of Fayetteville, Arkansas, however, want a more general costume encompassing every trend of the 1990s.
Whatever you ultimately decide on making your Halloween costume, be sure to not be a Star Wars character, Minnie Mouse, or anything that requires black, brown, red, or yellow face.