Looking for an original costume this year? Then you might heed a new study by Estately, a real estate website and blog.
Though it conceded that the data would not in fact help any of their clientele make real estate decisions, Estately recently went about identifying the most “googled” costumes in the 50 states.
The most searched costume in Texas? Real life person Caitlyn Jenner.
The costume, modeled after Jenner’s first public appearance on Vanity Fair as “Caitlyn,” has been the subject of much controversy over the last few months. Nearly 20,000 have signed a Change.org petition asking the costume maker to “stop exploiting Caitlyn Jenner with a transphobic costume.”
Some might cringe at the fact that the controversial costume is Texas most searched costume, but it should be noted that Estately’s findings only indicate Internet interest, not what people are actually wearing on Halloween.
Estately, which used 11 years of Google Trends data for their findings, also found that Texans were searching in large quantities for:
ant, barbarian, Bigfoot, Caitlyn Jenner, Cat in the Hat, Cowboys cheerleader, Dalmatian, Daphne (Scooby Doo), Dr. Who, Duck Dynasty, Flintstones, football, Fred Flintstone, Freddy Kreuger, gingerbread man, goat, good witch, hillbilly, hobo, Honey Boo Boo, Klu Klux Klan, lizard, luchador mask, movie star, NASCAR, Nazi, Pacman, Pebbles Flintstone, Predator, Rainbow Bright, Rainbow Dash, rock star, Roman soldier, saloon girl, Tooth Fairy (tie with New York), white trash, Wilma Flintstone, 1950s
The diversity of Texas’ findings prompted Estately to note:
“The funniest part about Texas costume party is when the people wearing KKK and Nazi costumes get beat up by those in Rainbow Bright and Rainbow Dash costumes.”
What do you think, Texas? Do Estately’s findings ring true?
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