The most popular mythical creatures for Halloween 2021

It’s Halloween weekend. What are you dressing up as? Also, the most popular monsters, according to social media.

Viz: Singdhi Sokpo

In a previous newsletter, we asked about your Halloween costumes. Here are some of our favorite responses:

  • Mrs. Frizzle, “space dress, red hair, lizard, and all” (Lindsey from Ann Arbor, MI)
  • The Little Lad Who Loves Berries and Cream (Jillian from Worcester, MA)
  • A lobster in a 1970s Elvis costume — a shellfish impersonator (Martin from Surrey, BC, Canada)

What else is popular in 2021?

Other than Squid Game costumes? Well, price comparison website Money.co.uk scoured Reddit, Google, TikTok, and Instagram for mentions and searches of mythological creatures, assigning each a popularity score of 0-25 per platform.

Here are the top 5:

1. Dragon (92)

2. Zombie (91)

3. Unicorn (90)

4. Vampire (83)

5. Elf (81)

Given our pop culture landscape, these results aren’t so surprising

  • “Game of Thrones” prequel “House of the Dragon” came in hot with new teasers — and costume ideas — this month.
  • Zombies are always in, but stuff like the final season of “The Walking Dead” and Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead have kept them top of braaaain.
  • We got plenty of new vamps this year from “American Horror Story: Red Tide” and a new season of “What We Do in the Shadows” to Netflix’s new horror flick, Night Teeth.

And while fantasy horses are cool, what about dressing like your favorite tech unicorn? This guy did it with SpaceX’s Starman.

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