I always thought that with Chicago in the mix, Illinois seemed to be on the cusp of things that were happening.

When it comes to Halloween costumes, I thought the same thing. Whatever is popular at the time, when it comes to dressing up, people will probably wear it.

That's why I was stunned when I saw Zippia's "Weirdly Popular Halloween Costume in Each State" list.

Illinois' most popular costume according to their research was Tinkerbell. You know, from Peter Pan?


When other states and their residents are dressing as plague doctors, presidential hopefuls and Tiger King cast members, we've got a Disney character from way back in the day.

The first two are all good, you can miss me with the "dressing as Carole Baskin for Halloween" thing though.

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Wisconsin's top choice is  Cobra Kai. We've got Tink. Cobra Kai is one of the biggest shows on Netflix right now. Tinkerbell is well, Tinkerbell.

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I don't have any daughters, all boys. Most of my Halloween costume purchases have been centered around superheroes and athletes, so maybe that's why I don't understand why Tinkerbell is so popular.

What are you dressing up as for Halloween this year? Are you even celebrating Halloween in 2020?

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