What are the most popular Halloween costumes based on pop culture icons?

What are the most popular Halloween costumes based on pop culture icons?

Sorted out your Halloween costume yet? Halloween costumes are increasingly influenced by the TV shows and films we watch. So MBNA have done the maths and worked out what will be the most popular pop culture Halloween costumes based on Google searches. Surprisingly, American superhero film Suicide Squad wins the costume battle, ahead of Alice in Wonderland and Game of Thrones . Reality star Kim Kardashian comes in 6th place, while the appropriately named Walking Dead sneaks in at just 10th place. The full top ten were: 1. Suicide Squad The nation’s top costume choices this year are The Joker and new favourite, Harley Quinn. The dastardly pair even managed to push Batman himself way down the list of DC characters appearing in 2016. 2. Alice in Wonderland Missing the top spot by a country mile but still curiously popular, Alice, of Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass fame, is the second most popular Halloween costume from pop culture. There’s no doubt they’ve been given a helping hand with the release of Through the Looking Glass earlier this year. 3. Game of Thrones After another season of gruelling deaths and Machiavellian scheming, Game of Thrones clinches the number 3 spot. Daenerys Targaryen costumes were most popular, while Jon Snow achieved second place. Despite such a huge cast most characters appear in the data, even some of the dead ones, such as Joffrey and the unlamented Ramsay Bolton. 4. Minions Despicable Me 3 is set to hit screens next summer – and, with the spin-off Minions last year, these yellow, pill-shaped, bumbling servants of evil are set to be another favourite among the Disney-inspired Halloween crowd this year. 5. Star Wars While collectively Star Wars costumes weren’t as popular as Game of Thrones, a smaller, central cast meant that individual characters fared better. Aside from Daenerys and Jon, most Star Wars characters received more searches than the line-up in Game of Thrones. Darth Vader remains most popular, although newcomer Kylo Ren was second, followed by Chewbacca. Leia, Rey, Han Solo and Boba Fett remain well-liked while the leading men, Luke Skywalker and Finn, brought up the rear. Read More Hexham Spooktacular gaining momentum in time for Halloween 6. Kim Kardashian Many may question her enduring popularity but Kim Kardashian certainly has costume appeal. And the search volumes don’t lie – it’s possible we may see more Kim this autumn evening than we’ve ever seen before. 7. Pokémon While the revelation in virtual reality gaming that was Pokémon Go has already begun its decline, its impact on pop culture – for better or worse – makes it a Halloween costume favourite for 2016. Pikachu was individually most popular followed by Ash and Pokémon Trainer. Most other Pokémon, including Bulbasaur, Squirtle, Jigglypuff and Dragonite get a look-in somewhere in the data. 8. Maleficent …

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