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Metro Atlanta's most popular Halloween costumes, according to Google

If you’re still trying to find inspiration for this year’s Halloween costume, look no further than your neighbors.

Harley Quinn and the Joker are among the top costumes around metro Atlanta, according to data collected from Google.

AJC’s Saurabh Datar compiled data from August and September google searches to produce an interactive map of the most popular costumes in cities throughout Clayton, Cobb, Dekalb, Fulton and Gwinnett counties.

The spike in search traffic for Harley Quinn and Joker costumes is likely a result of the 2016 live-action film “Suicide Squad,” which stars Margot Robbie and Jared Leto as the villainous couple.

According to the data, Quinn is the most searched costume in Atlanta, Austell, Decatur, Doraville and Smyrna. The Joker proved more popular in Dacula, East Point, Grayson, Mableton and Norcross.

Searches such as “dog” in East Cobb and Kennessaw, and “cat” in Clarkston could mean that people are looking to dress up as the furry animals. It could also mean they’re looking for costumes for their pets, not themselves.

Other interesting costume searches includes “Rag doll” (Chamblee), Pikachu (Candler McAfee) and Care Bears (LaFayette).


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Jewel Wicker is an Atlanta native, Georgia State University graduate and entertainment reporter. She typically covers local events.