If you’re stuck for Halloween costume ideas this year, or just can’t face another year as a cat, we’ve found out what the most searched for costumes were in 2012 for you for inspiration!


Pirate – 370,000 searches

Whether you model yourself on the classic, or a more recent pirate from the past few years, people generally tend to go all out for this one – which is probably why it’s the most popular.


Zombie – 175,000 searches

Probably the most cost effective costume, whether you’re the rabid, infected zombie or the more classic, shuffling option – simply rip your clothes and coat yourself in red paint. All you need to do is perfect your chosen walk.


Vampire – 165,600 searches

We have a feeling that not long ago this costume was top of the list – unfortunately covering yourself in glitter might not be a viable option anymore with the more classic approach to the vampire being more suitable nowadays.


Wonder Woman – 148,000 searches

Wonder Woman is a classic and very often fought-over costume, but unless you’re extremely talented when faced with a sewing machine and some lycra, the shop bought option is a must.


Ninja – 128,000 searches

The perfect costume for any party you don’t want to go to – no one actually ever sees ninjas, do they?


Catwoman – 121,000 searches

Now, it’s not a cat so any friends that complain you wear the same costume every year haven’t got a leg to stand on. Plus you don’t have to worry about fashioning yourself a tail that won’t fall off half way through the night.


Captain America /Harley Quinn/Poison Ivy – 81,000 searches

After the influx of superhero movies over the past few years it is understandable that their costumes are so popular – that and the many options those more creatively inclined have for inventive crafting with their flashy outfits…


Werewolf – 54,000

Unsure why this isn’t more popular – bit of fake hair, some fangs, an excuse to let out a few howls whenever the mood strikes – what more could you want?


Thor/Green Lantern – 29,000

It appears that a god and a mere super hero are on par in the popularity competition. Depending on how manly you’re feeling that day you can go for a lump hammer or a lantern – it’s also always a good idea to take into account how good you look in green lycra.


Frankenstein – 23,800

The first ever monster appears to have been shunned for the more modern heroes and villains, but who can say no to some classic green paint?

Most searched for Halloween costumes

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