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The most popular Halloween costume ideas for 2017

The most popular Halloween costume ideas for 2017
From Global News - October 23, 2017

If youre looking for popular costume ideas for Halloween, look no further than some of the top-grossing films of the year for inspiration.

According to a recent report by Google Trends, broken down by U.S. states, Wonder Woman was dubbed the most-searched Halloween costume of the year, Vogue reports.

Other popular choices include classics like witch costumes and Suicide SquadcharacterHarley Quinn.

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What not to do this year (or ever)

While costume ideas are really endless (you can be anything from a sexy goldfish to a sexy squirrel), one thing you want to avoid this season (and any season) is cultural appropriation.

Recently, a report from the Toronto Star found racist Halloween costumes were still widely available at stores across the city.

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Dream Catcher Cutie and Rising Sun Princess costumes can still be purchased, along with other Indigenous accessories, the site notes.

Dr. Neal Lester, an English professor at Arizona State University, told Uproxx offensive and racist costumes with blackface and brownfaceis often the result of a lack of knowledge.

You can appreciate anothers culture without trying to be it or imitate it, Lester told the site. Whenever you see someones culture and you decide you want to perform it, thats when it becomes a problem. That has nothing to do with whether you appreciate it.

So what does work? Below, we take a look at some of the most popular costume ideas through trend reports from Pinterest and Google, as well as pop culture, to narrow down what youll be seeing on Oct. 31. And if you want to stick out from the crowd, we suggest avoiding these trendy looks.

Wonder Woman

As the second most grossing film of 2017, its no surprise one of the most popular costumes this year includes Wonder Woman. While some cosplay costumes can start at $500, you can also pick up the costume at most Halloween retailers.

Clowns and more clowns

Unicorns

Game of Thrones

Snapchat Hot Dog

Salt Bae

Beauty and the Beast

Baywatch

Stranger Things

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