Barbie is the most popular pop-culture character in Delawareans’ Google searches for Halloween costumes.
And a cat is the most-searched traditional costume in the state. It’s also the most popular in Utah.
All the most popular pop-culture characters are female, but all the most popular traditional costumes can be worn by both boys and girls (and young-at-heart adults).
Barbie has been a familiar figure since 1959, but her popularity exploded with the summer movie hit.
She is the most popular pop-culture costume in America this year, with 14 states searching for it the most.
No. 2 is Wednesday Addams, first seen in The New Yorker in 1944 and the title star of a new hit show on Netflix.
The rest of the most popular pop-culture characters: Princess Peach from Super Mario Bros., Harley Quin from the Batman universe, Weird Barbie from the new movie, Cruella de Vil from “101 Dalmatians,” Wonder Woman, Catwoman from the Batman universe, Gwen Stacy from the Spider-man universe and Poison Ivy from the Batman universe.
A skeleton is the most popular traditional Halloween costume in America, with the 14 states searching for it the most. No. 2 is a ghost. The rest of the most popular traditional ideas: vampire, zombie, witch, dog, pirate, angel, clown and scarecrow.
The ranking came from Boohoo looking at Google Trends.
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