Most Popular Halloween Costumes 2014: according to our poll

What’s your Halloween costume of choice?

This is what we asked our blog visitors, and they answered! I don’t know what you’re Halloween plans are, but you may want to stock up on fake blood, peeling skin, and torn clothing when you hear..

The most popular Halloween costume for 2014 is….

The Zombie!

Zombie is the most popular Halloween costume for 2014

“Zombie Apocalypse”, Courtesy of Pascal, Creative Commons: http://goo.gl/DTM2mC

(This is the least horrific pic we could source…)

Below is a breakdown of the votes that were cast as part of the Halloween competition we ran on the Webloyalty blog:

Popular Halloween Costumes for 2014 - a Webloyalty breakdown

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If you are interested in what people are planning for this Halloween, next Friday, then head over to our full research report, or see the animation below for the key findings:

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Over half of us won’t open the door to trick-or-treaters..

According to our latest Webloyalty research report, released today, over half of UK consumers won’t open the door to trick-or-treaters this Halloween! Will you?

Webloyalty's Halloween research looks at Trick or Treating

Image from Webloyalty’s Halloween report: http://goo.gl/ovKZhI

It looks like most of the UK seems to be dreading the idea of having unwelcome spooky visitors knocking on their door next week, but that won’t stop children trying their best!

You can view the full Webloyalty Halloween report here, and we hope you enjoy this animation with key findings:

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Halloween Infographic looking at attitudes and predicted spend

A Halloween Infographic from Webloyalty

Feel free to click on the image to see a larger Halloween infographic.

Webloyalty produced a Halloween infographic looking at attitudes and spend on this holiday

This infographic from Webloyalty highlights some interesting findings from our recent research into Halloween attitudes and spending. Join the conversation at @WebloyaltyUK on Twitter!

Accompanied by a Halloween Animation…

If you want a bit more detail, but in easily digestible chunks, here is an animation we produced to highlight the most interesting results from the Webloyalty research into Halloween plans and spend.

What are your plans this Halloween? Did you like this Halloween infographic? Let us know your thoughts on Twitter or comment.

Webloyalty research shown through Halloween animation

With the latest Webloyalty research coming out very soon, we’ve produced a Halloween animation highlighting the key findings!

Halloween animation from Webloyalty

1. What will you do if trick or treaters knock on your door?

  • 42.4% will give trick or treaters chocolate or sweets
  • 2.6% will give trick or treaters money
  • 4.6% will open the door, but tell them to go away
  • 50.4% won’t open the door to trick or treaters
Webloyalty UK Halloween animation

This image is from the Webloyalty Halloween animation: http://goo.gl/EqVTfS

2. Which things do you plan to buy this Halloween?

  • 16.5% plan to buy a pumpkin
  • 20.8% plan to buy Halloween themed sweets or chocolate
  • 33.5% plan to buy regular sweets or chocolate
  • 43% plan to buy nothing special
Webloyalty Halloween animation looking at spending and behaviour

This still is from the Webloyalty Halloween animation: http://goo.gl/EqVTfS

3. How much do you think you will spend on Halloween this year?

  • 12.4% plan to spend between £5 and £10
  • 22.7% plan to spend under £5
  • 46% plan to spend nothing!

Halloween animation how much do you plan to spend

4. What is your opinion of ‘trick or treating’?

  • 16.2% don’t mind the idea of trick or treating
  • 28.5% think that trick or treating is a fun tradition for children
  • 29.7% think that trick or treating is dangerous for children
  • 32.4% think it’s a nuisance to provide sweets for trick or treaters

Opinions of trick or treating at Halloween on the Webloyalty blog

5. Where will you be doing  your Halloween shopping this year?

  • 2.4% will shop mainly online this Halloween
  • 26% will shop mainly in-store this Halloween

Shopping instore more popular than online this Halloween, according to WebloyaltyThe Webloyalty Halloween research report will be out very soon, but in the mean time, why not see our other Halloween posts below, or… join the conversation on Twitter @WebloyaltyUK

5 of the most creative pumpkin carvings for Halloween

Five great pumpkin carvings for 2014

We’ve scoured the web to find these great pumpkin carvings.. but how do they stack up to yours?

1. Pumpkin within a pumpkin..

This is a great one to try and replicate, an shows some creativity. It’s not reliant on the light coming from within either. Warning: You may need a variety of different pumpkins of varying sizes!

Image found on This Old House: http://goo.gl/q2nOMy

Image found on This Old House: http://goo.gl/q2nOMy

2. A pumpkin for Marvel fans

This one looks very tricky, and relies on getting the depth of the cut just right, to give those extra layers of colour. Do you think you could do it? Try the Ironman pumpkin this Halloween!

Ironman Pumpkin Carving on the Webloyalty blog

Image found at Odd Stuff: http://goo.gl/ZjCRgO

3. The spooky forest pumpkin

This one is beautiful, but looks like it may take a bit of time, and possibly should be reserved for those who have a little experience with pumpkin carvings already… the spooky forest:

5 best pumpkin carvings for Halloween on the Webloyalty blog

We found this on Babble: http://goo.gl/2AlNez

4. Another spooky forest…

I think it’s pretty much decided that all forests are spooky, and therefore make a great theme for pumpkin carvings!

We found this on Odd Stuff http://goo.gl/ujFNlW

We found this on Odd Stuff http://goo.gl/ujFNlW

5. A cheeky neighbour

This one made the list not because of its creativity, but for the simple cleverness of it. Of course you don’t want to give lots of treats away to trick-or-treaters! This is the perfect solution:

We found this in an Old House: http://goo.gl/FUJDX7

We found this in an Old House: http://goo.gl/FUJDX7

What do you think of these? If you have any more to share, or any stories like this one about the man who is growing Frankenmonster-shaped pumpkins, feel free to share! We will soon be releasing very exciting research into what the UK is planning for Halloween, so just watch. this. space.

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