Slender Man Is The Most Popular Halloween Costume in Pennsylvania, Apparently
Costume map via SumoCoupon | Slender Man image: mdl70 [CC-BY-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
There’s a Halloween costume that’s trending in Pennsylvania, and it’s not a ghost or witch or goblin or Sexy Fan Fiction Claude Giroux (that’s who I was last year). It’s … Slender Man!
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.
So, yeah, that’s the most-searched Halloween costume in Pennsylvania according to the blog of SumoCoupon, which is not a blog where you get discounts on mawashi.
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.
- SumoCoupon: http://www.sumocoupon.com/most-trending-halloween-costumes-each-state/
- mdl70: https://www.flickr.com/photos/8459320@N03
- CC-BY-2.0: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0
- via Wikimedia Commons: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3ASlender_Man_graffitti.jpg
- Sexy Fan Fiction: http://citypaper.net/Cover/Fifty-Shades-of-Orange/
- a weird piece of collaborative Internet horror fiction: http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/slender-man
- Something Awful Forums: http://forums.somethingawful.com/
- actually been blamed: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slender_Man#Alleged_inspired_attacks
- the blog of SumoCoupon: http://www.sumocoupon.com/most-trending-halloween-costumes-each-state/
- mawashi: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mawashi
- top Halloween candies: http://www.sumocoupon.com/trending-halloween-candy-each-state/
- Uproxx: http://uproxx.com/webculture/2014/10/which-halloween-costumes-and-candies-are-most-popular-in-your-state-this-year/
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