Thor, Katniss and ‘Bad Grandpa’ Among Most Popular Movie-Inspired Halloween Costumes

The Minions from “Despicable Me 2” are the clear choice of kids, according to survey by Fandango

Last Updated: July 10, 2014 @ 8:28 PM

Fellas, if you want to stand out from the pack this Halloween, here’s a hint. Don’t dress as Thor.

The God of Thunder was the most popular movie-inspired costume for men, according to a new survey by online ticketer Fandango. Roughly 21 percent of those surveyed were planning to trick-or-treat with a hammer in hand, while the next most popular choices, Iron Man and Superman, were the picks of 13 percent of respondents.

Other popular outfits for guys included comic creations like the pompous newscaster Ron Burgundy of “Anchorman” fame and ornery octogenarian Irving Zisman, currently enduring all manner of groin related injuries in “Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa.”

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While most men picked outfits that were plucked from action or comedy films, the choices among female respondents were a little more idiosyncratic. Not that there weren’t blockbusters. Jennifer Lawrence‘s bow and arrow-wielding Katniss Everdeen from “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” was the overwhelming favorite, capturing 41 percent of the vote.

Other popular choices included Elizabeth Banks‘ ditzy and heavily made-up Effie Trinket from “Catching Fire,” Carey Mulligan‘s champagne-swilling flapper Daisy Buchanan of “The Great Gatsby” renown and Chloe Grace Moretz’s violent vigilante Hit Girl from “Kick-Ass 2.”

When it comes to those not of drinking and voting ages, Minions, those rascally critters from “Despicable Me 2,” were the clear favorite among kids. Thirty two percent of those surveyed were going as Gru’s yellow henchmen, followed by 10 percent as “Monster’s University”s’ Mike Wazowski, with nine percent opting to go as Smurfette from “Smurfs 2.”

Fandango declined to say how many moviegoers responded to the non-scientific survey beyond saying it was in the thousands.

Whatever people ultimately decide to hit the town wearing, remember to learn from Julianne Hough‘s mistakes. If you’re going as Crazy Eyes from “Orange is the New Black,” forego the blackface.

Here’s the break-down of the top movie-themed costumes for men, women, children and groups:

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%


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