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Halloween Tips and Tricks

Pennywise from It: Chapter 2 (Courtesy of Warner Bros)

Some people will always be happy with generic costumes, and yeah, vampires, ghosts and superheroes are perennially great Halloween costumes. Google’s recently released list of the hottest Halloween costumes of the year (charmingly called “The Frightgeist”) features some oldies-but-goodies — like witches and dinosaurs — but it also features some very 2019 get-ups. Here are some of our favorites.

Pennywise from IT and IT: Chapter Two: With IT: Chapter Two in theaters now, it makes sense that the franchise’s evil clown, Pennywise, is a popular costume this year. In fact, IT is currently the most popular search at press time. If you want to be the type of evil clown that lures kids into sewers, go crazy with this Pennywise costume, or this women’s Pennywise costume or  a plus-size Pennywise costume.

Spider-Man: Tom Holland’s Spidey starred in Spider-Man: Far From Home this year, and also appeared in Avengers: Endgame as well as last year’s Avengers: Infinity War. Last year also saw the release of the very successful animated film, Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse. So it’s no surprise to see the wallcrawler at number three. Go the Far From Home route here or go Into The Spider-Verse with this costume. Also from the Spider-Verse is this very cool Spider-Gwen costume .

FortniteThe videogame has tons of characters and you can dress like many of them; check out Amazon’s selection of Fortnite costumes here .

Chucky: Child’s Play got the reboot treatment this summer, and the evil animated doll is once again a popular Halloween costume choice.  Check out this Bride of Chucky costume, men’s Chucky costume, and this Chucky costume for women.

Stranger Things: This summer’s season three was a hit and they recently announced season four, so the Netflix series is definitely top of mind. Check out this Demagorgon costume, Or simply dress as if you work at “Scoops Ahoy” with this costume, or this one.

Harley Quinn (or her ex-boyfriend): The trailer for Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) has reminded comic book fans that Harley doesn’t need a master (as she says in the trailer for the film), and that she was the one bright spot in the Suicide Squad movie. And with Margot Robbie signed on to play Harley in 2021’s Suicide Squad 2, expect her to be a popular costume choice for years to come. Check out  the Harley Quinn Birds of Prey costume and the Harley Quinn prison costume.     And yeah, her ex- starred in his own film this year, although that Joker wasn’t the same character from Suicide Squad here(it’s complicated). Joker is actually currently 27 on Google’s chart. Check out a vast selection of different rendition of Joker costumes .