This year's top 7 Halloween costumes in metro Detroit

Posted at 8:12 AM, Oct 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-24 08:12:33-04

(WXYZ) — We're just about one week from Halloween, and the rush is on to find the perfect costume.

From trick-or-treating to Halloween parties, it's all about finding a costume that fits your personality and makes a statement.

This morning, we're counting down the number one costume in 7 different categories with the help of Google Trends and Spirit Halloween.

We have the whole family covered – even the family pet – in our Thursday's Top 7.


Looking for a costume for you and a plus one? According to Google Trends, Lilo & Stitch is the most searched couples costume. You can go the onesie route or more realistic. And you can pull off Lilo and Stitch solo, too!

  • Bonnie and Clyde
  • Cosmo and Wanda
  • Adam and Eve
  • Cheech and Chong
  • Mario and Luigi
  • Chucky and Tiffany


For groups, Descendants lead the way. They're the children of infamous Disney characters: Cruella de Vil, Maleficent, the Evil Queen and Jafar. Stars of this fantasy musical have been casting a spell every Halloween since their 2015 debut.

  • Fortnite
  • Stranger Things
  • 1980s
  • Toy Story
  • Power Rangers
  • Star Wars


The top costume for adults, Pennywise – the killer clown from Stephen King's IT – is slaying the competition at the cash register. Pennywise is one of the creepiest characters to hit the big screen and was reintroduced to fans in "It: Chapter II" last month.

  • Witch
  • Spider-Man
  • Dinosaur
  • Descendants
  • Clown
  • Fortnite


If there is a boy in your home and video game console, chances are you’ve heard of Fortnite. It's a wildly popular game and the number one costume for boys this Halloween. There are great female characters too!

  • Five Nights at Freddy's
  • Minecraft
  • Superhero
  • Ninja (popular every year)
  • Humor (inflatable T-Rex, banana, etc)
  • Nintendo/Mario/Pokemon


From Frozen's Anna to Elsa, princess costumes of all shapes and backgrounds still rule. Their popularity is driven by their use for dress up long after Halloween. And with "Frozen 2" in theaters November 22, don't expect your child to let it go anytime soon.

  • Descendants
  • Frozen
  • Witch
  • Superhero
  • Vampire
  • Scary clown (popular category for both boys and girls)


For the little ones, the number one costume is Baby Shark! The song is infectious, the costume is adorable and the brand is everywhere. A Nickelodeon TV show is in the works.

  • Superhero
  • Toy Story
  • Paw Patrol
  • Pennywise
  • Stay Puft
  • Starbucks


And the costume generating the most buzz this Holloween – the demonic doll Chucky! Just much cuter! French bulldog Romeo took the internet by storm with his adorable Chucky costume. And now Chucky is the season's number one pet costume, according to Google Trends!

  • Ewok dog costume
  • Spider dog costume
  • Pennywise dog costume
  • Dinosaur dog costume
  • UPS dog costume
  • Demogorgon dog costume

Pet costumes generated half a billion dollars in sales last year and could top that this year.

I want to thank Spirit Halloween for their help. Joe and James specifically. James suited up as Pennywise for our story on air!