Wonder Woman, ‘The Last
Jedi’ And ‘It’ Are Ruling
Fandango just dropped a list of the most popular costumes for this Halloween season. Specifically, it’s a poll of 1,000 moviegoers concerning what movie-related costumes they will be wearing specifically concerning movies in 2017. So it won’t account for the various Harley Quinn, Eleven or Elsa costumes that we might see over the next week. To the surprise of absolutely no one, the top female costume was Wonder Woman (from Warner Bros./Time Warner Inc.’s Wonder Woman and Justice League) and the top male costume was Pennywise from New Line Cinema’s It.
Costumes from Walt Disney’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi made up five of the 20 top respective offerings. “Stormtrooper,” Luke Skywalker and Kylo Ren came in second, sixth and 10th place for men. And Leia Organa came in third place (behind Wonder Woman and Belle from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast) for women, with Rey coming in at fifth behind Annabelle from WB and New Line’s Annabelle: Creation.
For what it’s worth, that seems to imply that the older Star Wars icons are still more popular than the newer characters, although perhaps A) the survey participants are old enough to still be bathed in nostalgia and B) it’s easier to throw on a grey robe and go as Luke than doing the whole black cape and helmet costume for Kylo. Having said that, I will argue that those going as Kylo probably have a higher chance of getting laid by their respective partner than those going as Pennywise.
The top male costumes were Pennywise, Stormtrooper, Star-Lord (Disney’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2), Batman (Justice League), Baby (from Sony’s Baby Driver … that’s a surprise), Luke Skywalker, Wolverine (Fox’s Logan), Iron Man (Sony’s Spider-Man: Homecoming), Jack Sparrow (Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales) and Kylo Ren.
So yeah, I must wonder if folks are going as Batman FROM Justice League or Wolverine FROM Logan or just going as one version or another of the famous superheroes. And yeah, Baby from Baby Driver is the only one that isn’t a superhero or fantasy character.
The top female costumes were Wonder Woman, Belle, Leia, Annabelle, Rey, Lorraine (from Focus Features’ Atomic Blonde… another surprise), Hela (Disney’s Thor: Ragnarok), Ahmanet (Universal/Comcast Corp.’s The Mummy… huh), Gamora (Disney’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2) and Valkyrie (Thor: Ragnarok).
Again, Charlize Theron’s Atomic Blonde heroine is the rare non-fantasy character in the mix, while Thor gets two out of the ten female costumes. Not to beat a dead horse, but I must assume that Ahmanet showing up in the top ten is a sign of how few Halloween-friendly female characters there are in big Hollywood movies. Ditto Atomic Blonde making the female list but John Wick not making the male list.
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