What Franchises’ Halloween Costumes Will You Most Likely See?

Halloween is just around the corner, so families are loading up with pumpkins and candy, decorating their homes with ghosts and skeletons, and making the final decisions on their costumes. (No holiday is more gender fluid than Halloween, but for simplicity, we’re dividing the costumes up into boys and girls.)

Based on the research of EmpireStakes.com, when you’re out trick-or-treating this season, one out of every five youngster is likely to be dressed as a character from the Marvel Universe. That'd be pretty heavy odds across New York sports betting.

For Marvel-loving boys, the likely choices are Spider-Man, Captain America, Thor, Dr. Strange, Black Panther and the Hulk. 

Girls will be seen as Captain Marvel, Scarlet Witch and She-Hulk. And don’t be surprised to see some baby Groots.

What TV / Movie Franchises’ Halloween Costumes Will You Most Likely See?

Franchise Percentage Chance Odds
Marvel Universe20.6%+385
Star Wars18.5%+440
Top Gun12.2%+720
Stranger Things12.2%+720
DC Universe8.3%+1105
Ted Lasso6.4%+1475
Game of Thrones (House of Dragon)3.2%+3000
The Field (Everything Else)10.0%+900

May The Force Be With You

The next most popular franchise for Halloween attire is also Disney-owned: Star Wars. 

Boys are likely to be seen as Anakin Skywalker, Darth Vader, a Stormtrooper, the Mandalorian, Kylo Ren, or old favorites Han Solo or Obi Wan Kenobi. 

For girls, Princess Leia remains the favorite. And any parent wheeling a carriage, whose toddler isn’t dressed as Baby Yoda, doesn’t get to share their children’s haul of sweets.

Maverick, Eleven & Batman?

Next up, get out the aviator glasses. No, you’re not going as Joe Biden, but as Maverick, Tom Cruise’s character in “Top Gun.”

Characters from “Stranger Things” are next on the list. Girls have options as Eleven, or Robin. Boys can be Dustin, Sheriff Jim, or Steve. And anybody can be Vecna or a Demogorgon.

In fifth place is the DC Universe, with costume classics like Batman, Superman, Aquaman and Wonder Woman. And don’t forget Lex Luthor, the Joker, Penguin, Riddler or Harley Quinn. Villains always make for cool costumes.

As for the remaining popular costumes this season, you may see some Ted Lasso’s.

Sandy from “Grease” may be popular in memory of Olivia Newton-John.

What girl wouldn’t want to be Khaleesi, Queen of the Dragons from “Game of Thrones,” or one of her Dragon-loving ancestors from “House of the Dragon?” We’d avoid anyone dressed as Cersei Lannister — she’s up to no good. 

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Euphoria, Elvis ... and The Queen!

If you see teenagers dressed as characters from “Euphoria,” you probably want to check their candy bags for X. Those kids aren’t eating M&Ms.

Elvis may make a comeback this season, thanks to the movie, and "Bridgerton" characters may be seen at adult costume parties. Lock the bedrooms.

They didn’t make our list, but always expect to see Jasons from "Friday the 13th" out on Halloween and this year, we think Queen Elizabeth could be big. And what’s more of a franchise than the monarchy?

As always, any of the above costumes can be worn by adults, in sexy versions. Happy Halloween!

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Howard Gensler

Howard Gensler is a veteran journalist who’s worked at the Philadelphia Daily News, TV Guide and the Philadelphia Inquirer and is a founding editor of bettorsinsider.com.

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