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Halloween Costumes 2010: Snooki, Avatar, Iron Man, Lady Gaga Top Hottest Search

Halloween 2010 is tomorrow, meaning searches for costume ideas on Google, Yahoo! are hot past few week(s). Their lists of rising search queries may give you a sneak preview of what you can expect to see at Halloween parties this weekend, and what you may want to avoid if you’re looking for some last minute ideas.

According to both Google and Hitwise, Lady Gaga and Jersey Shore’s Snooki are among the most popular Halloween costumes out there.

Top Halloween U.S. Costumes this year:


According to Google:

  1. Snooki (with honorable mentions to fellow “Jersey Shore” stars Pauly D and The Situation)
  2. Avatar
  3. Iron Man
  4. Lady Gaga (searches for “meat costume” have grown more than 5,000% since July.)
  5. Mad Hatter
  6. Peacock
  7. Wonder Woman
  8. Glee Cheerios
  9. Justin Bieber
  10. Katy Perry
  11. Kenny Powers

Hitwise‘s most popular celebrity costume searches:

  1. lady gaga costume
  2. snooki costume
  3. nicki minaj costume
  4. michael jackson costume
  5. katy perry costume
  6. justin bieber wigs

….while more generic searches included:

  1. Queen of Hearts (top Australia costume search)
  2. Catwoman
  3. mad hatter
  4. Gypsy
  5. Tinkerbell

Yahoo!‘s top five:

  1. Disney characters (including all of the princesses and Toy Story characters)
  2. Lady Gaga
  3. Pirate
  4. Alice in Wonderland
  5. Masquerade

Also of note, searches for Chilean miner costume spiked by 7,100% in the 3rd week of Oct. Popular home-made costumes this year include scarecrows and hobos.

In the U.K., top costume searches included skeleton, zombie, Mario, and Buzz Lightyear.

Baby Costumes:


According to Google:

  1. Baby Gaga
  2. Baby Poodle
  3. Baby Monster
  4. Baby Elephant
  5. Baby Elvis
  6. Baby Dinosaur
  7. Baby Lobster
  8. Baby Yoda
  9. Baby Ladybug
  10. Baby Lion

Hitwise’s top toddler:

  1. vampire
  2. Tinkerbell
  3. peter pan
  4. cow
  5. Strawberry Shortcake
  6. pink poodle

Also, trending for the kids out trick-or-treating are Avatar, Lady Gaga, werewolves, and Strawberry Shortcake.

Dog Costumes:

pirage cat dogGoogle:

  1. Slinky dog
  2. Shark dog
  3. Pig dog
  4. Taco dog
  5. Hot dog
  6. Lobster dog
  7. Ewok dog
  8. Yoda dog

Yahoo! lists:

  1. Batman dog
  2. Ewok dog
  3. Slinky Dog
  4. Yoda dog
  5. Taco dog
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