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Google & Yahoo Reveal the Most Searched For Halloween Costumes of 2013

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Thinking of dressing up as a Minion for Halloween this year? Judging by recent searches, you aren't the only one. Both Google and Yahoo agree that Minion costumes – from the "Despicable Me" movies – are the top trending costumes of 2013.

With Halloween just three weeks away, here's a look at which costumes people are searching for most this year.

Top Halloween Costumes on Google Shopping

Minion Halloween Costume

Here are the top 10 trending Halloween costume searches on Google Shopping:

  • Minion – popular with both adults and kids.
  • Breaking Bad – searches are up nearly 3x vs. last year for the popular AMC series, which just saw huge ratings for its series finale.
  • Fox – supposedly inspired by Ylvis' viral video "The Fox".
  • Duck Dynasty – searches are 3x higher this year vs. last year; search volume is highest in Texas.
  • Miley Cyrus – not surprising following her post-VMA twerking and other "look at me" antics.
  • Minecraft – lots of blockheads.
  • Daenerys – (Targaryen of "Game of Thrones") she's the blonde one who has the dragons.
  • Batman – searches are up 36 percent vs. last year.
  • Gatsby dress – searches are highest in New York and California
  • Daft Punk – searches for the band behind the monster hit "Get Lucky" are at "the highest they’ve ever been in the history of the band," Google reported.

Top Halloween Costumes on Yahoo

Aside from Minion costumes, Yahoo's top 10 list is completely different from Google's. The most popular Halloween costumes on Yahoo thus far are for:

  • Pirate
  • Monster High
  • Teen beach
  • Wonder Woman
  • Catwoman
  • Minnie Mouse
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Poison Ivy
  • Harley Quinn

Top 10 Pop Culture Costumes on Yahoo

Duck Dynasty Halloween Costume"Duck Dynasty" led the way here, and "Despicable Me" also appeared on this list, in third place. Other top "pop culture" Halloween costumes no doubt were inspired by the likes of "The Walking Dead", "Boardwalk Empire", and perhaps even "50 Shades of Grey":

  • Zombie costumes
  • Star wars costumes
  • Vampire costumes
  • Flapper costumes
  • Nicki Minaj costumes
  • Hunger Games costumes
  • Hello Kitty costumes
  • Dominatrix costumes

Top 10 Types of Costumes on Yahoo

Not too many surprises here:

  • Kids halloween costumes
  • Homemade halloween costumes
  • Sexy halloween costumes
  • Adult halloween costumes
  • Couples halloween costumes
  • Plus size halloween costumes
  • Toddler halloween costumes
  • Baby halloween costumes
  • Cheap halloween costumes
  • Group halloween costumes

Top Kid Costumes on Yahoo

According to Google, the most popular kid costumes this year are:

  • kids cat costume
  • toddler cat costume
  • minnie mouse toddler costume
  • creative toddler costume
  • greek kid costumes
  • mickey mouse toddler costume
  • mario toddler costume
  • monster high costumes
  • infant costumes
  • raggedy ann baby costume

Top Pet Costumes on Yahoo

Banana Split Dog CostumeNo list would be complete without checking in on the top Halloween pet costumes. According to Yahoo, they are:

  • dog costumes
  • cat costumes
  • pet costumes
  • hot dog costume
  • wonder woman dog costume
  • scary dog costumes
  • ewok dog costume
  • large dog costumes
  • banana split dog costume
  • minion dog costume
  • matador dog costume
  • awesome dog costumes

If you're not loving any of those costume ideas, there's one other option for any Android fans:

Android Mascot -Costume


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