If you’re planning to dress as Harley Quinn this Halloween, just know you won’t be alone. That’s the big takeaway from Google Trends’ Frightgeist site, which offers costume suggestions, a list of trending costumes, and a map that breaks down popular costumes by region. The latter two sections confirm that no matter where you go this Halloween, you won’t be able to escape Harley Quinn. Not only is she the number one trending costume nationally (followed by the Joker at number two and the generic “superhero” at number three), she’s also a top choice everywhere from Cedar Rapids, Iowa to Honolulu, Hawaii. Which means that while little boys across the country don the capes of Superman and Batman, their female peers will be learning an important lesson in weaponizing their sexuality and forgoing weather-appropriate clothing for the sake of being trendy.
There are a few areas where Harley isn’t dominating. Pebbles Flintstone is popular in Presque Isle, Maine; Pikachu has some sway in Parkersburg, West Virginia; and Catwoman is the DC villainess of choice in both Steubenville, Ohio and Eureka, California. Perhaps weirdest of all, Helena, Montana is bucking the Harley trend with the classic Halloween staple, the gumball machine. But Harley is still running away with the competition in just about every major city and most of smaller ones as well. So those planning on dressing as the Clown Princess Of Gotham this year better get their costumes ready early just in case there’s a last minute run on hot pants and baseball bats. And, hey, if all else fails, just dress as a sexy baby instead. No one will even be able to tell the difference.