Top Halloween costumes may include Fortnite, It and Spider-Man, Google says

Non-creepy clowns, unicorns and the '80s also make the list.

Abrar Al-Heeti Video producer / CNET
Abrar Al-Heeti is a video host and producer for CNET, with an interest in internet trends, entertainment, pop culture and digital accessibility. Before joining the video team, she was a writer for CNET's culture team. She graduated with bachelor's and master's degrees in journalism from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Though Illinois is home, she now loves San Francisco -- steep inclines and all.
Expertise Abrar has spent her career at CNET breaking down the latest trends on TikTok, Twitter and Instagram, while also reporting on diversity and inclusion initiatives in Hollywood and Silicon Valley. Credentials
  • Named a Tech Media Trailblazer by the Consumer Technology Association in 2019, a winner of SPJ NorCal's Excellence in Journalism Awards in 2022 and has three times been a finalist in the LA Press Club's National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards.
Abrar Al-Heeti
2 min read

Spider-Man is a classic on Google's list of most-searched costumes. 

Marvel Studios/ Sony

Google Trends on Tuesday shared its annual roundup of the most-searched Halloween costumes, and it includes Spider-Man, Fortnite and plenty of clowns -- both creepy and not. The list also features witches, dinosaurs and unicorns.

The top 10 searches in the US last month were:

1) It
2) Witch
3) Spider-Man
4) Dinosaur
5) Descendants
6) Clown
7) Fortnite
8) Chucky
9) 1980s
10) Unicorn

Spider-Man, clowns and unicorns are old favorites that made their way back to this year's list, Google says. 

Read: The coolest Halloween costumes you can get on Amazon in 2019 | Last-minute high-tech decorations for Halloween 2019 | Easiest costumes for Halloween 2019  

Google's Frightgeist map also shows which costumes are being searched for in different cities. Chucky is the top costume around Los Angeles, for example, and Descendants is the top around New York City. 

The list of Top 10 couples costumes includes Lilo and Stitch, Bonnie and Clyde, and Adam and Eve. 

For group costumes, Descendants, Fortnite and Stranger Things topped the list. The release of Toy Story 4 also helped shape the searches. Forky was the "biggest breakout costume search of this year," Google says, and "Bo Peep costume" is up by 300 percent.

People also are looking for ways to get their pets in on the fun. The most-searched pet costumes include Chucky dog costume, Pennywise dog costume and Batman dog costume. Searches for "Demogorgon costume" from Stranger Things were up 300 percent this year, Google says.

And let's not forget adorable baby costumes. Topping that list are banana, Dalmatian and Grinch. 

Watch this: Marvel Avengers cosplay at SDCC 2019

First published Oct. 8.
Update, Oct. 9: Adds more information on searches.