DC Comics’ Superheroes Top Marvel’s In A Unique Way


This year has been a fantastic year for superhero fans. Marvel Studios released Captain America: Civil War, as well as having another of their films in the bank, Doctor Strange. On the flip side of things, DC Comics found incredible success with the next entries of their DC Extended Universe with Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad.

With Halloween around the corner, now is the time when people go out of their way to purchase the latest trend in costuming, and what is the trend this year? DC Comics. According to NRF’s survey detailing the top 10 costumes for consumers, DC Comics tops the list in three different demographics, including pets. Costumes such as Batman, The Joker and Harley Quinn being major contributors to this. Among the list of other DC superheroes who scored well, Wonder Woman and Superman found their place too. One would assume DC Comics’ latest films were huge contributors to this fact.

The list is as follows:


  1. Action/Superhero
  2. Princess
  3. Animal (Cat, Dog, Lion, Monkey, etc.)
  4. Batman Character
  5. Star Wars Character
  6. Tie: Witch AND DC Superhero (excl. Batman)
  7. Frozen Character (Anna, Elsa, Olaf)
  8. Marvel Superhero (excl. Spiderman)
  9. Zombie
  10. Spiderman


  1. Batman Character (Batman, Harley Quinn, The Joker, etc.)
  2. Witch
  3. Animal (Cat, Dog, Bunny, etc.)
  4. Tie: Marvel Superhero (Deadpool, Spiderman, etc.) AND DC Superhero (Wonder Woman, Superman, excl. Batman)
  5. Vampire
  6. Video Game Character
  7. Slasher Movie Villain (Freddy, Jason, Michael Myers, etc.)
  8. Pirate
  9. Star Wars Character
  10. Zombie


  1. Witch
  2. Pirate
  3. Political (Trump, Clinton, etc.)
  4. Vampire
  5. Batman Character (Batman, Catwoman, etc.)
  6. Animal (Cat, Dog, Bunny, etc.)
  7. Tie: DC Superhero (Superman, Wonder Woman, excl. Batman) and Star Wars Character
  8. Tie: Ghost and Zombie
  9. Scary Costume/Mask
  10. Marvel Superhero (Iron Man, Hulk, Spiderman, etc.)


  1. Pumpkin
  2. Hot Dog
  3. Bumble Bee
  4. Tie: Lion and Star Wars Character
  5. Devil
  6. Batman Character
  7. Witch
  8. Superman
  9. Action/Superhero
  10. Cat

So, the question is, who will you dress up as for Halloween? I have already purchased a couple of boomerangs to complete my Captain Boomerang costume. But what about you?

Source: DC Movie

Roby D'Ottavi

Roby D'Ottavi

Just a young writer hoping to become an old writer. From the land Down Under; no, I don't know Jai Courtney.

  • Carl

    News flash! Batman and Superman are popular Halloween costumes!

    • Napi

      Jealous of DC’s success Carline?

      • Carl

        Jealous of my witty comment, Napine? lol

        • Napi

          There’s no witty from you, and wont be, sorry

    • SAMURAI36

      News flash, WW, Harley & Joker are not Batman or Superman. But Napi is right, you are jealous.

      • Carl

        Jealous of what? I don’t like Halloween costumes.

        • SAMURAI36

          Jealous of the fact that this is one more thing that DC is beating Marvel in. And for the 100th time, it’s not about what YOU like.

          • Carl

            Nope, don’t care. Just pointing out how the article is basically saying water is wet. Besides how could I be jealous of something that isn’t related to me in any way? As well I love DC too, the Flash premiere last night was great. I’m not sure why you are trying to insult me again.

          • SAMURAI36

            If it wasn’t related to you in any way, then you wouldn’t have responded with your first statement. So this just you being dishonest.

            You keep mentioning Flash, like that means something to me. It doesn’t. And it’s not gonna stop me from pointing out your faux pas on here, either.

            And you keep saying “water, wet”, about Batman and Superman. That’s not what this article is about. Once again, Harley and Joker are not Batman and Superman. Neither is WW.

          • Carl

            So I can only comment on things related to me? Please look up the definition of related, you don’t know what it means. lol

            Harley and Joker are Batman related characters that have been popular for many years, WW well, I’m sure you know that she has been the most iconic female Superhero for decades, so yeah, nothing new there. Water = wet.

            Please stop with your dishonesty and faux pas here, it’s really embarrassing.

            I watched the season premiere of Arrow today, it was pretty good. Much better than I expected. 😉

          • SAMURAI36

            You sound so silly right now. You had no business even in this thread, if you had no vested interest in the subject.

            Nightwing and Huntress are Batman characters as well, and their names are no where on the list. So how does that logic bear out?

            Oh, that’s right…. It doesn’t. Not to mention that neither Joker nor Harley were top costumes in previous years.

            Once again, DC beats out Marvel. THAT’s the point. You can pretend like you don’t care all you want, but those are the facts.

          • Carl

            You sound so silly all the time. You have no business in any thread. :)