Neil Patrick Harris may have already won Halloween, but what are your plans?
The holiday is right around the corner, which means you hopefully have your perfect pop-culture costume all planned out (casting shakeups mean Fifty Shades of Grey just became relevant for another year). But there’s nothing worse than showing up at a Halloween party and discovering that three other people are rocking your creative costume.
EW reached out to a few popular Halloween costume stores to find out what the big sellers have been this year, and it turns out that the person you may see the most Oct. 31 is… the Robertson family.
According to Brad Butler at Halloween Express, for men, the most popular costume this year is the gang from reality show Duck Dynasty. On their site, the costume is currently sold out. Other popular costumes include Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as well as perennial superhero faves, such as Superman, Spider-Man, Wolverine, and Batman. (But is anyone going as Batfleck?)
For women, one of the most popular costumes is the Huntress; basically, Hunger Games’ Katniss Everdeen. But while Katniss and Batman may not be surprising, one viral video is also making a big splash. Butler says fox costumes and fox costume kits are all sold out, which he attributes to the catchy viral video. In addition, Beetlejuice costumes are doing well – not because of news of a possible sequel, but because of the Miley Cyrus/Robin Thicke VMA performance.
“In a political year we’d typically see political figure masks as strong sellers, but this year they’re just average (consumers are likely tired of politics),” Butler wrote in an email. “In talking with store managers and consumers around the country our sense is that consumers are choosing costumes that are fun and tilt toward fantasy rather than making a political statement or trying to look like a celebrity. “
Party City found similar findings to Halloween Express, noting that superhero costumes are as popular as ever, and Duck Dynasty has seen increased demand.
Be prepared to hear a lot of drunk duck calls next week.