Thor, Katniss, And The Minions Are The Year's Most Popular Movie-Related Halloween Costumes
Tomorrow night, cities and small towns across America will be overrun by masked children in search of candy, and cocktail-seeking adults dressed as sexy (insert any noun in the English language here). But we've got a peek into what you're likely to see out and about tomorrow as Fandango asked its users to weigh in on what movie-themed costume they were planning to unveil.
The Top 10 movie-themed costumes for men, women, children and groups are:
Top 2013 Movie-Inspired Costumes For Men:
1. Thor (Thor: The Dark World) 21%
2. Superman (Man of Steel) 13%
3. Iron Man (Iron Man 3) 13%
4. Ron Burgundy (Anchorman 2) 11%
5. Irving Zisman (Jackass Presents Bad Grandpa) 9%
Top 2013 Movie-Inspired Costumes for Women:
1. Katniss (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) 41%
2. Theodora - The Wicked Witch of the West (Oz: The Great and Powerful) 11%
3. Effie Trinket (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) 10%
4. Daisy Buchanan (The Great Gatsby) 7%
5. Hit-Girl (Kick-Ass 2) 6%
Top 2013 Movie-Inspired Team Costumes:
1. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire cast 27%
2. The Great Gatsby flappers 14%
3. Oz: The Great and Powerful witch-sisters 13%
4. Anchorman 2 news team 11%
5. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug cast 9%
Top 2013 Movie-Inspired Costumes for Kids:
1. Minion (Despicable Me 2) 32%
2. Mike Wazowski (Monsters University) 10%
3. Smurfette (The Smurfs 2) 9%
4. Sully (Monsters University) 9%
5. Thor (Thor: The Dark World) 8%
Much of this list shouldn't come as much of a surprise. Superhero costumes have been big for ages. And with the massive success of Iron Man 3 and Man of Steel this past summer, it makes sense that plenty of men would go out as Tony Stark or Superman. Personally though, I was surprised that neither of these superheroes ranked on the kids costume top 5.
Apparently kids and grown-ups just like the long-locked Viking god Thor better, which is good news for the upcoming sequel Thor: The Dark World. The other two men's spots were filled by comedy-based costumes of the legendary anchorman--and recent honoree of his own Ben & Jerry's flavor--Ron Burgundy and the dirty old Jackass at the center of Bad Grandpa Irving Zisman. But I'll bet few men out their have the balls to fully commit to the latter's costume. If you don't know what I mean, it's because you haven't been exposed to the that movie's scandalous strip club scene.
The closest thing to a superhero that ranked in the women's category is Hit Girl, coming in with just 6% of the vote. This might be a reflection of the chilly reception the character's return in Kick-Ass 2 was met with. Following Jim Carrey's scorn of the movie's violence and another Mark Millar scandal, the $28 million sequel got panned by critics and barely cleared its budget domestically. The rest of the women's costume category are inspired by box office winners, like hard-hitting smash hit The Hunger Games, the glitzy Great Gatsby, and the fantastical Oz: The Great and Powerful. Those three also earned the top spots in the group category, followed by Anchorman-themed costumes and all things Hobbit-related.
Lastly when it comes to kids costumes I feel decidedly old. I have never understood the appeal of the nonsense-mumbling minions in Despicable Me 1& 2, but clearly the kiddies adore them, as 38% of people polled said their kids will be donning yellow capsule costumes topped with goggles and overalls. I shouldn't be so surprised though. Despicable Me 2 pulled in an astounding $906 million worldwide this summer, and Gru's minion crew are set for their own spinoff movie.
Rounding out the children's list are characters from two other monster animated hits that also happen to be sequels. Best buds Mike Wazowski and James P. Sullivan of Monsters University, which earned more than $742 million worldwide, took the second and fourth positions, separated by Smurfette of Smurfs 2, which despite having a Rotten Tomatoes score of 14% earned $342 million globally. While no other smurfs made this list, I'm thinking it might be because they split the smurfing vote.
Does you Halloween costume fit into one of these categories? Tell us in comments.
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