A cosplayer’s amazing Groot costume is probably going to be better than yours — but don’t let that stop you.

By Josh Dickey2014-10-09 16:20:18 UTC

LOS ANGELES — We are all Groot! No, seriously. We are all going to be Groot for Halloween, fellas.

The tri-syllabic tree is the top movie-inspired Halloween costume this year for men (though are we sure of Groot’s gender, really?) while Maleficent is the top costume for the ladies, according to Fandango.

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If we’re just talking about just upcoming movies, Wonder Woman and Batman from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice are the top choices. The big winner for little kids on Oct. 31 will be Olaf from Frozen, and if you’re getting the whole family in on a team theme and you go as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, keep a close shell-count — there will be others like you out there.

Fandango, which loves to drop playful surveys and polls in with its movie-ticketing service, surveyed more than 1,000 film fans in the first week of October about which movie-inspired costumes they’re planning to wear this year.

Fandango is also hosting a movie-inspired costume contest that starts today, with prizes including — what else? — a year’s worth of movie tickets (and some cash, because have you seen what they’re charging for concessions these days?). The contest takes place on Instagram with four categories: most original, spookiest, best superhero and best animated character.

Here’s the full list of (already released) movie-inspired costumes for 2014:


1. Maleficent
2. Katniss (from The Hunger Games)
3. Mystique (X-Men: Days of Future Past)
4. Black Widow (Captain America: The Winter Soldier)
5. Gamora (Guardians of the Galaxy)


1. Groot (Guardians)
2. Captain America (Captain America: The Winter Soldier)
3. Ninja Turtle (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
4. Star-Lord (Guardians)
5. Dracula/Vlad the Impaler (Dracula Untold … and hundreds of others)

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