Halloween will be here before you know it, which means it's time to start brainstorming potential costumes.
Every year, there are certain get-ups that start to trend. If you recall, 2013 was the year of the Minions, while 2015 gave us a swarm of Harley Quinns and "Star Wars" characters. And who could forget the ongoing craze of "Game of Thrones"?
If you're hoping to find a costume that's right on trend this year (or want to know what outfits to avoid so you can stand out), look no further than the list below. Pinterest and Lyst, a fashion search platform, analyzed their data to predict what the most popular costumes will be in Canada and the U.S. this Halloween. Their findings revealed some obvious and surprising results.
Here are the top five Halloween costumes for 2017, according to the data:
1. Pennywise from "It"
No surprise here. With terrifying "It" makeup tutorials and clown-themed nail art designs taking over Instagram, this is clearly the top costume of 2017. Pennywise is the perfect Halloween get-up for those who want an outfit that's equally creepy as it is impressive. And considering plenty of people have coulrophobia (a fear of clowns), your costume is sure to leave a lasting impression.
2. Belle from "Beauty and the Beast"
On a lighter note, you'll likely see a lot more of this Disney princess on All Hallows' Eve. Considering the live-action "Beauty and the Beast" broke box office records when it debuted in March and received praise for making Belle a feminist character, it's not hard to see why it's trending. What's great about this costume idea is that you have two iconic outfits to choose from: Belle's everyday blue ensemble or her famous yellow tiered gown.
3. A giraffe
You can't make this stuff up! While black cats have always been the go-to Halloween animal costume, it looks like orange is the new black with a sudden interest in giraffes. According to Pinterest data, pins for giraffe makeup and costume ideas are up 1,200 per cent compared to last year, and Lyst data shows a 27 per cent increase in searches since June.
4. Wonder Woman
There's no denying "Wonder Woman" made waves this year. Not only did the film's female lead (played by Gal Gadot) inspire young girls and boys, but the movie also portrayed the superhero's body in a realistic fashion. So if you want to channel your inner badass this Halloween, there's no costume better suited than Wonder Woman.
5. Kids from "Stranger Things"
Dressing up as the crew from "Stranger Things" is a continued trend this year, especially since Season 2 will air on Netflix on Oct. 27. While Eleven was the top character choice for costumes last year, Pinterest and Lyst data shows an increase in trucker hats and '80s T-shirts, meaning we'll likely see more of the boys from "Stranger Things" in 2017.
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