We're just one week away from the worldwide costume party also known as Halloween, so if you haven't decided who or what you're going to be yet, it's crunch time. If you ask moviegoers what costume to get, they'll tell you it's all about superheroes this year, but which super-costume comes out on top?
In a survey conducted by Fandango, more than 1,000 moviegoers were asked which movie-inspired costumes they most wanted to wear this year. Not surprisingly, it was Marvel's The Avengers (the year's biggest movie) that topped the costume list. But which Avengers reigned supreme?
Among males, the top choice was Thor, followed closely by Iron Man, then Captain America and then Hulk. Number five, not surprisingly, was another superhero: Batman.
Though The Dark Knight Rises came in fifth behind The Avengers on the male side of the survey, the ladies put it on top. Anne Hathaway's Catwoman costume received the most votes among female survey participants. Second on that list was Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games, followed by Snow White and Queen Ravenna from Snow White and the Huntsman. Surprisingly, Black Widow, the lone female Avenger, could only manage to finish fifth.
But what if you want a costume that's not inspired by a 2012 flick? What if you want to go with a classic? Fandango has a category for that too, and among those costumes it was Indiana Jones who finished first among men, followed by the classic Batman, Count Dracula, Heath Ledger's Joker from The Dark Knight and James Bond. Among women, Judy Garland's classic look as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz took the top spot, followed by Cruella de Vil, Belle, Tinkerbell and the Mad Hatter (and yes, that's still for the women).
If you look at the top 10 2012 movie-themed choices, you'll find people are already planning to dress up as characters whose movies won't be out until after Halloween. Among men costumes 6-10 were James Bond, the raunchy teddy bear Ted, Gandalf, Magic Mike (that's an easy costume, we're guessing) and Wreck-It Ralph. So, sorry, Hawkeye, you're the lone Avenger left out in the cold.
Among women, the bottom half of the top 10 was made up of vampire Bella from The Twilight Saga, Effie Trinket from The Hunger Games, Selene from Underworld, Merida from Brave and Alice from the Resident Evil flicks.
Are you going with a movie-themed costume for Halloween, or something a little more inventive?