Superheroes most popular Halloween outfit for East Midlands residents

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It’s the scariest time of the year, but 20 per cent of people in the East Midlands are planning to dress up as superheroes this Halloween, according to a new survey.

Research carried out by discount website www.vouchercloud.com found that 73 per cent of respondents usually took part in some sort of Halloween festivities. Of those who do celebrate the annual occasion, 34 per cent spend Halloween at a house party.

And when asked what costume they were planning to wear this year, superheroes was the most popular answer from a list of possible responses, among people in the East Midlands. Thirty three per cent in the North West are planning to dress as Disney characters, while in Scotland, 24 per cent of respondents said they were planning to wear a morphsuit. Traditional Halloween outfits like zombies, skeletons and ghosts proved the most popular in the South East, West Midlands, Wales and the South West, however.

Chris Johnson, head of operations at vouchercloud.com, said: “It’s been very revealing to see which costumes are most popular in different regions of the UK.

“Clearly Brits like the idea of masquerading as zombies this year, perhaps it’s the effect of a certain very popular TV show!

“We’d have liked to have seen more traditionally spooky costume themes in the list though, rather than the sexy and cute outfits. Halloween is supposed to be scary, after all!”

• How are you planning to celebrate Halloween this year and what costume are you planning to wear? Email louise.cooper@jpress.co.uk and let us know.