British kids are dressing up as Boris Johnson for Halloween

By on Monday, October 28, 2019

British children will be dressing up as Boris Johnson this Halloween according to new research by Beano.

Three of the Prime Minister’s most ridiculous looks, including “Zipwire Boris”, “Biking Boris” and “Bullingdon Boris”, have been recreated to inspire little budding ‘Boo-ris Johnson’s’ this Halloween.

Beano readers Jack Waterson (7), Jamison McCarthy (10) and Presley Kempson (10) took to the streets of Central London this month to test reactions to their “Boris” costumes ahead of Halloween night.

The new study of 2,000 British parents and their children aged 6-14 shows over half (54%) of British families are drawing direct inspiration from Brexit for their Halloween plans this year with 28% dressing up as famous British politicians, and 20% using Brexit themed decorations.

Eight in ten (82%) British children have said that they now prefer modern and pop culture outfits for Halloween over traditional costumes such as ghosts, witches and vampires.

The research has revealed the top 20 topical Halloween outfit choices for 2019 which features Boris Johnson alongside modern pop culture favorites including IT 2’s PennywiseThe Joker and characters from Stranger Things and hit video game Fortnite.

Agency: Taylor Herring

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