Pinterest isn’t just an endless source of interiors inspiration: when it comes to Halloween, it’s also home to some brilliant, original (and yes, last minute-friendly) costume ideas. So, when the photo-sharing platform releases its annual Halloween Report, our interest is always piqued. This year’s report, which crunches the numbers on the most buzzworthy costumes and beauty ideas currently trending on the site, is no exception. For 2018, it seems, the most popular fancy dress ideas take inspiration from pop culture and fashion trends. Pins for figure skater Tonya Harding, recently portrayed by Margot Robbie in the Oscar-nominated film I, Tonya, have shot up by 720 percent; ABBA-esque ensembles inspired by summer's ultimate guilty pleasure Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, have spiked by a massive 1,636 percent (never under-estimate the power of ABBA, we say), while fashion's currently fascination with all things tarot- and zodiac-inspired has caused a surge in interest for astrologically inclined outfits.
It's also interesting to note that group costumes are very much on the rise. Of course, if you're a little iffy about the concept of fancy dress, this will be music to your ears: it's harder to feel self-conscious (how dressed up is too dressed up?) when you and your friends are in the same sartorial boat. According to Pinterest, these are the group and couples costumes that'll be trending this year, so start taking notes...
The best group costumes for Halloween 2018
What could be sweeter than this ice cream and candy floss duo, which has spiked by 118 percent ahead of Halloween? The fact that it's a reassuringly last-minute option (one that could be pulled together from items already hanging in your wardrobe) might account for its popularity…
Wear this Instagram-worthy avo-on-toast ensemble at your own peril: you'll inevitably be forced to listened while other party guests bag on about why you're the reason that millennials will never be able to afford houses…
Blame the ubiquity of the onesie if you will, but Pinterest searches for 'Dinosaur family' all-in-one costumes like this (though we'd argue this is more crocodile-like in nature…) have shot up by a massive 803 percent, making them the site's most popular group costume for this year.
If you're not averse to wearing a lot of Lycra, the motley crew of female wrestlers from Netflix hit GLOW would make a fun group costume (plus, you can probably re-purpose those leg warmers you bought when you last attempted Fame or Flashdance fancy dress…)
Pins are up by 245 percent on this classic burglar costume, and we can see why: just grab one of your vast array of Breton striped tops, a pair of black jeans and some old tights and you're pretty much good to go...
Pins for the slightly generic-sounding 'Hollywood characters' are up by 128 percent this year, perhaps prompted by Vanessa Hudgens' Pulp Fiction-inspired couples costume.
It's dominated every other conversation this year, so it's hardly surprising that royal wedding inspired Halloween pins have spiked by 733 percent on Pinterest. Shotgun the Prince George costume.
Perhaps inspired by the long-awaited Incredibles sequel that arrived in cinemas this summer, pins for this 'incredible' couples costume have shot up by 392 percent.
When it comes to group costumes, it's hard to go wrong with Disney: pins for this Peter Pan-inspired 'Neverland' ensemble are up by 250 percent.