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With three weeks until Halloween, it’s time you get a jump on your costume. If you’re like the rest of the world, you’ve probably been scouring the depths of the internet for weeks—possibly months.

Pinterest is one place that people regularly look for ideas. Whether it’s mason jar recipes or dream weddings, there’s a board for everything. Obviously, Halloween costumes are no exception. The site’s search history became the perfect aid to see what everyone is looking up.

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Business Insider did a deep dive on Pinterest and developed a list of the most popular search terms for Halloween costumes this year.

First up, astrology-inspired makeup is huge this year. With an ever burgeoning interest in the topic, this one makes total sense. “Galactic,” “celestial” and space-related special effects makeup terms are all trending.



Movies are also dominating the search terms. Edna Mode from The Incredibles series is one of the top results, which is no surprise given the popularity of the film’s sequel this summer. Despite the fact fans waited 14 years for the sequel, there was already talk of a potential third film soon after the opening.

Figure skater Tonya Harding also soared in popularity for potential costumes as her life came to the screen through the Margot Robbie-starring biopic Tonya. Mamma Mia costumes are also going to be all the rage this year thanks to the ABBA-inspired sequel that danced into theaters this summer. The Meryl Streep-led Dynamos is particularly popular among search terms.

Last among movies is Black Panther, one of the most anticipated superhero films ever (and rightfully so). The movie became the most tweeted about movie ever and the highest grossing superhero movie of all time in the U.S., so expect to see a ton of T’Challa and Shuri at your festive gatherings.

Movies didn’t totally steal the spotlight as Riverdale held it down on the TV side of things. The teen drama came out on top for the second year in a row in terms of search history. Expect to see a lot of Bugheads and groups of friends dressed as the whole squad.

Finally, the most broad search term was “‘90s icons.” Think “…Baby One More Time” Britney Spears and the Spice Girls—you know, the classics.

What do you think of this year’s potential most popular costumes? Sound off in the comments!