Batman Is Not an Original Costume, Google's Halloween Search Map Confirms

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So you wanna be the caped crusader for Halloween this year? How about Darth Vader? A pirate?

Just don't. Be more original.

Google has used its billions of daily searches to create a new interactive trends map. It's calling it "Frightgeist" (hah) and it lets you look at the most-popular Halloween costume searches in cities all across the country.

"With Frightgeist,we went on a hunt to find the most popular costumes. Pulling from the top 500 costume searches in the United States, Frightgeist uses Google Trends to tell you what's trending at a costume party near you and help you find a costume that's sure to turn heads – if they have them. Before you go chopping up a perfectly good white bedsheet, pick something a bit more unique this year," says Google.

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So, if you're looking to avoid showing up the bar dressed like everyone else, this could help.

Of course, this is only search data – so there's no guarantee that the increased search volume led to actual costume choices.

But it's pretty cool. Go check it out.

Josh Wolford
Josh Wolford is a writer for WebProNews. He likes beer, Japanese food, and movies that make him feel weird afterward. Mostly beer. Follow him on Twitter: @joshgwolf Instagram: @joshgwolf Google+: Joshua Wolford StumbleUpon: joshgwolf