With Halloween getting closer, everyone – including Google – is getting into the holiday spirit.
As the company does every year, Google is sharing the biggest search trends related to Halloween 2021, including the most popular scary movies, haunted houses, trending costumes, pumpkin patches, and more.
While some topics like the most popular movies stay largely the same year to year, other areas like popular costumes may provide a little more insight into the current trends and interests right now.
Getting out and enjoying seasonal in-person events like corn mazes and pumpkin patches also seems to be of particular interest this year, after the more subdued (if not completely canceled) Halloween during the peak of 2020’s Covid pandemic.
Let’s recap some of the top trends for Halloween 2021:
Top Halloween Movies
Unsurprisingly, the list of top Halloween movies includes a mix of horror classics and seasonal family staples which have lasted for decades since their original release.
- Halloween (1978)
- Friday the 13th
- Hocus Pocus
- A Nightmare on Elm Street
Top Halloween Costumes
Based on early indications, the latest movies are mixing with a Halloween classic and a beloved celebrity to fill out the most popular costumes this year. Meanwhile, the couples costumes are a mix of famous couples from both screen and history, including a fair number of cartoon characters.
Trending Individual Halloween Costumes:
- Squid Game
- Britney Spears
Trending couples costumes:
- Trixie and Timmy Turner
- Bonnie and Clyde
- Skid and Pump
- Mr. and Mrs. Smith
- Cosmo and Wanda
Trending dog costumes:
- Squid Game
- Race car
Top Halloween Drinks and Candy By State
Lastly, Google highlighted the top festive treats for both trick-or-treaters and adults. Specifically, the list collected the top Halloween-related drinks by state: