Parents are dressing their children up as Boris Johnson this Halloween

Boris Johnson is proving popular with parents for Halloween this year [Photo: Matt Alexander/PA Images]

It’s almost Halloween and in the drive to think outside the cat/witch/ghost/cute pumpkin box, parents are opting to dress their little ones up as Boris Johnson.

Yep, the current PM came among the most popular children’s costumes for Halloween 2019.

Nowadays, it seems more youngsters are taking inspiration from politics when deciding on who they are going to transform their children into on Thursday.

According to a survey of 2,000 British parents and children aged between six and 14 by Beano Studios, a large proportion of families are opting to give a nod to Brexit in their Halloween costumes.

The research found that more than half of British families plan on taking inspo from the UK’s upcoming departure from the European Union with Boris Johnson becoming a firm fave as a costume muse, placing 10th on a list of costumes most likely to be worn by children for Halloween this year.

More than a quarter said they plan on dressing up as famous British politicians, while one in five said they are going to use Brexit-themed decorations.

We can expect to see a number of mini Boris Johnsons trick or treating this year [Photo: Matt Alexander/PA Images]

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“Kids today are far more clued up as to what’s going on in the world,” said Mike Stirling, editorial director of Beano Studios.

“With Brexit on everyone’s lips, it’s unsurprising that we’ll be seeing a horde of mini Boris’ taking over the streets of the UK this Halloween, with a Jeremy Corbyn or two.”

According to the survey’s findings, two thirds of British parents and children regard Johnson as the “scariest” celebrity of the 21st century.

However, the celebrity found to spark the most fear among British children was US President Donald Trump.

Aside from politics, parents are also turning to films and TV programmes for Halloween-inspo with other popular characters including the Joker and characters from cult-hit series ‘Stranger Things’ also getting a look in on the list.

More than eight in 10 British children said they prefer to wear Halloween ensembles inspired by pop culture as opposed to conventional costumes.

Popular children’s game Fortnite, ‘It’ character Pennywise and Disney’s Descendants are among the most-searched Halloween costumes of 2019, it was revealed in a separate survey.

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Boris Johnson came in the top 20 of Halloween costumes for kids this year [Photo: Matt Alexander/PA Images]

Top 20 topical children's Halloween costume choices

  1. Pennywise the clown from IT 2

  2. Spider-Man

  3. The Joker

  4. Baby Shark

  5. Thanos from The Avengers

  6. Incredible Hulk

  7. Detective Pikachu

  8. Minecraft Creeper

  9. Maleficent

  10. Boris Johnson

  11. Venom

  12. Ariana Grande

  13. Wonder Woman

  14. Princess Jasmine from Aladdin

  15. Loot Llama from Fortnite

  16. Demogorgon from Stranger Things

  17. Captain Marvel

  18. Donald Trump

  19. Eleven from Stranger things

  20. Jojo Siwa (YouTuber)