Slender Man Is The Most Popular Halloween Costume in Pennsylvania, Apparently
Slender Man is part of a weird piece of collaborative Internet horror fiction called creepypasta. It began as a thread on the Something Awful Forums, as part of a “paranormal pictures” Photoshop thread, and evolved into a tall, thin man with tentacles wearing a suit. (There’s no set description, per the nature of the collaborative creepypasta — the word evolved from “copy and paste.”) Slender Man has actually been blamed for inspiring many attacks, including a horrifying stabbing of a 12-year-old girl by two of her classmates.
SumoCoupon analyzed Google Search Volumes to find their data, breaking ties by which costume was “more unique.” They also analyzed the top Halloween candies in each state; Pennsylvania got Good & Plenty.
New Jersey’s top costume was Elsa from Frozen; its top candy was Bubble Tape. Tops in Delaware were a banana costume and Starburst candy.