If you want this year's Halloween costume to stand out, here's what you SHOULDN'T dress up as because everyone else in Illinois will be.


Most Popular Costumes for Halloween 2022

I super love dressing up for Halloween, and I still dig out my old costumes to wear for trick-or-treaters each year.  Back in my younger days creating a unique costume was a must-do for our Halloween party each year. Buying a 'sexy' costume off the rack is never something I do, and I usually prefer making most of the pieces if I am able to.

I fully believe if you want to win Halloween, you need to be different. DON'T choose the most popular costume of the year unless you can pull off your own creative spin on it.

NBC Chicago recently released the top 10 2022 Halloween costumes for kids, pets, and adults according to costumes.com, but let's focus on the top 10 costumes for humans. I think you should view this list as the things NOT to dress up as this year...



  1. Paw Patrol
  2. Justice League
  3. Dorothy from Wizard Of Oz
  4. Darth Vader
  5. Harley Quinn
  6. Jailbird
  7. Inflatable T-Rex
  8. Black Panther
  9. Foxy From Five Nights at Freddy's
  10. Sonic the Hedgehog


  1. Inflatable T-Rex
  2. Wonder Woman
  3. Buddy the Elf
  4. Batman
  5. Dorothy from Wizard of Oz
  6. Captain Marvel
  7. The Force Awakens: Rey
  8. Harley Quinn
  9. Ride a Beer Buddy
  10. Elvis

Illinois' Most Popular Halloween Costume

The above list is the most popular costumes for Halloween 2022 nationwide, but what is the most popular costume in Illinois?

According to a recent study from AT&T, it's a....witch.

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FYI, a witch is also the most popular costume choice in 9 other states too including Wisconsin, Indiana, Minnesota, and Ohio. (see the breakdown for every state, here).

Lame. Let's do better this Halloween, Illinois! Here's some inspiration...

20 Halloween Costumes That Scream Yup, I'm From Illinois

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