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Want to Be Original This Halloween? Don't Dress Up as Harley Quinn

She tops Google’s list of the ten most popular costumes this Halloween.

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If you’re hoping to stand out from the crowd this Halloween and “wow” partygoers with your original and clever costume selection, you would do well avoiding anything Harley Quinn-related.


Or anything at all from Suicide Squad. Or comic book movies in general. And definitely don’t go as Donald Trump, sexy or…otherwise.

Google’s Frightgeist is a feature from the company that’s pulled the top 500 costume searches in the United States and has let us know that Harley Quinn is, by a landslide, the most popular costume as we approach Halloween. It would seem that movie reviews don’t have much affect on the popularity of its characters as costume inspiration. Speaking more to that point, Jared Leto’s Joker comes in at #2 on the list.

The top ten is, as of the writing of this article, rounded out by:

generic superhero (Really?)

pirate

Wonder Woman

witch

Batman

Star Wars (All of them, I guess?)

clown

dinosaur

The grim spectre of Donald Trump may seem to be underperforming, coming in at only #69, probably because his appearance isseared into our minds at this point rendering a Google search unnecesary in piecing together a Trump outfit.

(In somewhat heartening news, a cursory glance shows “pimp” didn’t land in the top 100. Thank heavens for small miracles.)

So if, you’re looking for a memorable costume this year, you’ll either need a VERY unique take on the aforementioned outfits or, better yet, just head in a different direction altogether.

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