If there were any doubt that every party you attend this month will essentially be a forest of Groots, take a glance at Fandango’s annual survey of movie-inspired Halloween costumes, which found the breakout star of Guardians of the Galaxy is the top choice this year among men.
Maleficent leads among women, followed by Katniss from The Hunger Games, Mystique from X-Men: Days of Future Past, Black Widow from The Avengers/Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and Gamora from Guardians of the Galaxy.
Groot is followed on the men’s list by Captain America from The Avengers/Captain America: The Winter Soldier, an unspecified Ninja Turtle from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Star-Lord from Guardians of the Galaxy, and, likely because all it requires is a little hair product and a cheap cape and plastic fangs, Dracula.
All in all, that’s an impressive showing for Marvel; Wonder Woman and Batman from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, apparently led the lists of costumes inspired by upcoming films.
I’m willing to wager that the vast majority of those Groot costumes won’t hold a candle to this one. I’ll also predict that a half-dozen party-goers loudly responding “I am Groot!” to every question will get old pretty quickly …
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