These 10 costume ideas are trending ahead of Halloween, according to Pinterest

(NEXSTAR) – Don’t be surprised if you see something like nine Avril Lavignes roam the neighborhood on Halloween night.

Pinterest, an online social media platform for sharing images, inspiration and DIY projects, sorted through its internal data to uncover the costume ideas for 2022 that users were increasingly searching for – and the results suggest that more people plan to go as Elvis, Avril Lavigne and “Top Gun” pilots than in previous years.

“2022 is all about pop culture-themed costumes,” says part of Pinterest’s blog post about the results. “Concurrent with the big launches this year, searches related to ‘Stranger Things’, ‘Elvis’, ‘Top Gun’ and ‘The Lord of the Rings’ are trending on the platform.”

Cosplayers dress up as characters from Stranger Things at a comic book convention in the UK. Pinterest data shows that searches for Stranger Things costume ideas increased significantly throughout 2021. (Getty Images)

It’s important to note, however, that Pinterest’s Halloween data only included costume ideas that saw the largest year-over-year increases in searches, rather than the top searched costume ideas overall.

However, many of Pinterest’s other popular searches seemed to be connected to lively movie and TV characters, including Dani from Hocus Pocus (a movie that just got a sequel on Disney+), DC Comics’ Harley Quinn (a character who Lady Gaga is slated to star in the 2024 sequel Joker) and Maddy and Cassie from HBO’s teen drama Euphoria. Searches for costumes based on Anna Delvey, the real-life con artist who was the subject of the Netflix miniseries Inventing Anna, also increased.

Even more surprisingly, many Pinterest users also searched “Avril Lavigne Halloween Costume” in 2022, possibly thanks to the pop-punk singer’s resurgence in popularity during a tour with Machine Gun Kelly, or because she was cited as a source of inspiration for artists like Billie Eilish and Olivia Rodrigo.

Costumes inspired by Patrick Bateman, a character played by Christian Bale in 2000’s ‘American Psycho,’ also generated a surprising amount of interest on Pinterest ahead of Halloween 2022. Perhaps TikTok’s habit of meme-ifying the fictional sociopath/serial killer made Bateman into the It costume idea of ​​2022?

Find Pinterest’s full list of the trending search terms related to costumes – compared to 2021 – below.

  1. “Stranger Things Costume Ideas” (22x Search Interest Over 2021)
  2. “Elvis and Priscilla Costume” (19x search interest)
  3. “Patrick Bateman Costume” (18x search interest)
  4. “Top Gun Costume” (6x search interest)
  5. “Anna Delvey Costume” (5x search interest)
  6. “Harley Quinn Halloween Costume” (4x search interest)
  7. “Avril Lavigne Halloween Costume” (3x search interest)
  8. “Dani Hocus Pocus Costume” (3x search interest)
  9. “Maddie and Cassie Euphoria Costume” (3x search interest)
  10. “Lord of the Rings Halloween Costumes” (2x search interest)

Pinterest referenced dates between mid-July to mid-August 2021 and mid-June to mid-August 2022 to determine this year’s trending costumes. For more information on the list, visit the Pinterest blog. These 10 costume ideas are trending ahead of Halloween, according to Pinterest

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