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Here are the most popular Halloween costumes in Canada for 2019

Still looking for Halloween costume ideas? The crunch is on with less than a week to go before the big night, and you're far from alone in turning to the internet for ideas and advice.

Google Canada just released its annual list of the most searched-for costumes ahead of Halloween for 2019 and, fortunately, blackface Justin Trudeau didn't make the cut.

I can't tell you what to dress up as, but I can tell you what not to wear if you're looking for something original.

Homicidal clowns will be everywhere this spooky season, if what Canadians are googling right now is any indication.

Coming in at number one on the list of most-searched for costumes is Pennywise, the creepy big bad from Stephen King's It and the popular movies the 1986 horror novel inspired.

Batman's perpetual nemesis The Joker made second place. Expect to see more of the Joaquin Phoenix version of the character, from the Joker flick still in theatres, as opposed to, say, the Jared Leto joker (or ghost thereof).

The Powerpuff Girls, Harley Quinn and a witch bring up third, fourth and fifth place respectively, proving once again that the masses are incapable of doing fresh. Other DIY costumes this year include an alien, a scarecrow and a unicorn.

Here's the full list of Google's top 10 most-searched Halloween costumes for the month of October in 2019 if you're interested:

  1. Pennywise 
  2. Joker
  3. Powerpuff Girls
  4. Harley Quinn
  5. Witch
  6. Alien
  7. Maleficent
  8. Unicorn
  9. Scarecrow
  10. Catwoman

A bonus regional breakdown included in the release from Google shows that the number one spot does vary by province. 

Ontario is decidedly team Joker while much of the east coast likes Pennywise. B.C.'s top search is "witch" and as for Quebec? They like Chucky.

Lead photo by

Hector Vasquez


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