With Halloween just a few short days away you might still be thinking about what costume you will wear. Well, this might help sway your decision.

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Bookies.com put together a map of The Most Popular Halloween Costumes by State and for Illinois and Missouri, it's very interesting. First, the most popular costume, and no surprise Michale Myers leads the way (with the "last" movie just out no wonder the costume is popular). TV show characters are making a big impact on people deciding on what to dress up this year as. Georgia (Squid Games), Hawaii (Stranger Things), West Virginia (Beth Dutton of Yellowstone), and Ted Lasso which is the number one most popular costume in Illinois.


For Missouri, it's an oldie but a goodie Pennywise (no thanks) and characters from Scream seem to be making a comeback. A surprise in Iowa as Daphine from Scoobydoo is the most popular search this Halloween. So how did they come up with the map? The website used Google Trends and narrowed down its search to the past 7 to 30 days to see what people were searching for in each state.

As for me, I like creative costumes. I saw someone dress as Mac-n-Cheese once, or something that is put together from home. Store-bought costumes are fun too, don't get me wrong, but I think the best comes from those that are created from scratch.

LOOK: How Halloween has changed in the past 100 years

Stacker compiled a list of ways that Halloween has changed over the last 100 years, from how we celebrate it on the day to the costumes we wear trick-or-treating. We’ve included events, inventions, and trends that changed the ways that Halloween was celebrated over time. Many of these traditions were phased out over time. But just like fake blood in a carpet, every bit of Halloween’s history left an impression we can see traces of today.


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