It is that time of the year again when everyone is looking for the scariest and most innovative Halloween costumes to wear. Fortnite has taken the world by storm this year, to the point where even billionaire Elon Musk is making jokes about the game on Twitter. It is therefore not surprising to see that on Google Frightgeist, which is Google’s list of top trending Halloween costumes, Fortnite is at the top of the list.
According to Google Frightgeist, United States residents are most likely to encounter costumes inspired by Epic Games’ shooter. Furthermore, Fortnite is the most searched for in the cities of Montgomery, AL, Eureka, CA, Steubenville, OH, Casper, WY, and McAllen, TX. At the moment, Fortnite costumes are trending up, so it is likely to stay on the top of the list until the end of the month when Halloween will take place.
Fortnite is accompanied by Spider-Man, which is second on the Frightgeist list, and Unicorn, which is third on the list. It is not surprising that Spider-Man costumes are the second most likely Halloween costumes to see this year, as the PlayStation 4 exclusive Spider-Man game has been equally successful this year. According to the website, video games make up 4% of all costume searches, and the fact that video games (or properties with video games) occupy the top two positions on costume searches in the United States shows its big influence on worldwide holidays such as Halloween.
Many online video games, such as Fortnite and Destiny 2 are also celebrating Halloween with in-game events and special outfits and items. With the kick-off of Season 6, Fortnite has been continually running Fortnightmares, that features a few Halloween-themed decorations like ghosts and webs on the map, and other gameplay changes along with a lot of spooky cosmetics. Fortnite fans are hoping that the haunted storm from last year will also return perhaps at the end of the month.