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Surprising No One, The Avengers Rank #1 In Halloween Costume Poll


Considering Marvel’s The Avengers made over $1.5 billion at the box office this year we’re not too surprised to hear the superhero characters will be filling the streets this Halloween. Yes, they even beat Batman. Again. (That was hard for me to write.) Which other movie characters will you see collecting candy next week? Read on to find out. 

Fandango surveyed 1000 moviegoers on which film-related costumes they’d be sporting on Halloween. “Among 2012 releases, Avengers characters took the top four spots with males, with Chris Hemsworth’s Thor edging out the other characters from summer’s box office hit for the No. 1 spot. Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man came in second, followed by Chris Evans’ Captain America and Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. Batman was #5.

You can probably guess which female characters the women said they were most likely to dress as for Halloween but here are the stats. “Meanwhile, action heroines dominated the women’s choices, with Anne Hathaway’s Catwoman, also from The Dark Knight Rises, coming in at No. 1, followed by Jennifer Lawrence’s Katniss from The Hunger Games. Rounding out the top five were Kristen Stewart’s Snow White and Charlize Theron’s Queen Ravenna from Snow White and the Huntsman and Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow from Avengers.” (We suggested Plain Clothes Black Widow for a costume this year!) Effie Trinket and Merida were also on the list.

When it comes to costumes not originating from the 2012 box office, men favored Indiana Jones while women chose Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz.

How much do you want to bet Tom Hiddleston dresses as Loki for Halloween? Just a thought. Also, for the record, no one wants to be Hawkeye.

(via The Hollywood Reporter)

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  • http://twitter.com/FroWillis Sarah

    Is it bad I feel like I should be Hawkeye since it’s not very popular? Hawkeye needs love too!

  • http://twitter.com/Super_Widget Joanna

    He didn’t have his own movie ya see.

  • Anonymous

    Tom Hiddleston should dress as Black Widow for Halloween…or something tight….or nothing at all

  • http://twitter.com/Kartos Heather

    If I wasn’t dressing as a Mucha illustration, I would be femmy Hawkeye. :[

  • http://twitter.com/classickmateria Classick Material

    No one dressing as Aquaman? More for me, then!!!

  • TKS

    I’m surprised I haven’t found many Black Widow costumes for girls. There are a ton of the other five at Target and such, but not any Black Widow.

    Take that “I’m surprised” and replace with “I’m bummed that I’m actually not surprised.”

  • http://twitter.com/FroWillis Sarah

    But his comic series is so good!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003037095323 Jerilyn Nighy

    Hawkeye is vastly more interesting in his original showy persona (secretly covering for low self-esteem) and flamboyant medieval-esque costume. Generic para-military guy just doesn’t cut it. The recent Earth’s Mightiest Heroes toon got Clint spot-on.

  • http://twitter.com/seriouslyyouguy you guys

    More people want to be Hawkeye than Ant-Man, so there’s something.

  • http://twitter.com/seriouslyyouguy you guys

    I don’t think Target had any skintight catsuits to begin with. Especially not in childrens’ sizes.

  • http://www.facebook.com/laura.truxillo Laura Truxillo

    I…I want to be Hawkeye. Or I want a jacket with a pattern like his vest. Or just the costume…

    Oh wait, I’m already doing Hipster Riddler. Next year, then.

  • TKS

    Avengers: EMH is amazing, and I am sad that it will soon go by the wayside. It is going to be replaced, but probably with something that a) links to the bad Ultimate Spider-Man cartoon b) links to the movies (with laconic para-military guy) or c) both.

  • TKS

    They also don’t sell arc reactor powered tech armor.

    Is her costume any tighter than Spider-man’s?

  • Life Lessons

    I LOVE Hawkeye! He was great! Totally badass! Let’s see any of the “super powered” Avengers hit something an arrow THAT THEY ARE NOT USING THEIR EYES TO AIM AT!!!

    Oh and FYI: Of all of the crinoline hair falls the belly dance troupe Different Drummer Belly Dancers sold at Gen Con this year (http://www.ddbd.org/gencon/avengers.html) Hawkeye SOLD THE MOST! (I asked and they told me on the last day.)

    Go you, Hawkeye!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joshua-Yamada/100001820883138 Joshua Yamada

    I’m going as Captain America because he’s my favorite Avenger. In fact, he’s my favorite superhero of them all!
    AVENGERS ASSEMBLE!!!

  • Anonymous

    Aw, I adore Ultimate Spiderman! But then, I’m a big anime fan, so sudden comedic inserts and chibification really appeals to me. I should check out EMH though…

  • TKS

    I will say this, though, this second season (run?) has been much better than the first.