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'Slutty Pumpkin' Is Illinois' Most Common Unique Halloween Costume Search

By Rachel Cromidas in News on Oct 19, 2015 7:46PM

Pumpkin costume in How I Met Your Mother, via Wikimedia Commons

Illinois, we're disappointed in you.

'Slutty Pumpkin' is the state's most common unique Halloween costume Google search. That's compared to Indiana's much, much more respectable "tree" and Michigan's most popular unique search, "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles."

Idaho's top unique search is, perhaps predictably, "potato," and Wisconsin's is "beer."

The real estate website Estately tallied up 11 years of Google Trends data to reach these and more cliched conclusions, just in time for Halloween. Yes, Illinois is the pumpkin capital of the world, but we know we can do better than this, Chicago.

We asked our staff to tell us some of their favorite, Illinois-specific Halloween costume ideas:

  • The Sears Tower—wearing Sears clothing —Michelle Kopeny

  • A zombie Cubs fan —Rob Christopher

  • A Pizza box (you choose the brand) —Rob Christopher

  • Injured Derrick Rose —Rob Winn

  • Billy Goat —Emma Gallegos

  • Couple's costume: The Lucas Museum design, with Rahm Emanuel dressed in that infamous Princess Leia bikini —Rachel Cromidas
  • It could always be worse. New York's unique, most-Googled Halloween costume? Donald Trump.