10 Cool Halloween Costume Ideas for 2018

PHOTO BY Patrick Martires

(SPOT.ph) If you say your Halloween costume wasn’t the first thing you thought of the moment the calendar read October (and you woke up when September finally ended), then we’d call B.S. Halloween is the perfect time for you to tap into your inner child and let your imagination and ingenuity run amok. And we’re with you in vowing that this year will not be the year you break your “Most Creative Halloween Costume” streak. So we challenge you to go for one of these:

Metal straw

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Green is in! Go as a metal straw to your Halloween party to remind people about how making the switch can make a big impact on our environment. Plus, it’s gonna be a fairly easy costume to put together.

Milk tea

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ICYMI, milk tea has made a comeback in 2018. If you ask us though, we’d say it never really went away in the first place. Milk tea is life, y’all! (Oh, and if you’re wondering which milk tea place reigns supreme, check out our verdict. You’re welcome.)


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Goyo is the second film in Jerrold Tarog’s three-part education of the movie-viewing public on Philippine history. This movie has caused some controversy with former-Manila mayor-turned-Buhay partylist representative Lito Atienza, but has further cemented Paulo Avelino’s place in Filipinas’ hearts. Channel the Bulakenyong Agila for October 31st and you’re guaranteed to have a good conversation starter wherever the night takes you.

Totally non-single vehicle passenger

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Remember that incredibly insensitive and borderline discriminatory proposed traffic scheme banning singles on EDSA? Yeah, we’re glad it didn’t push through to full implementation.

Peik Lin from Crazy Rich Asians

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Love it or hate it, you definitely can’t sleep on Awkwafina’s portrayal of Peik Lin in this year’s box office hit. For the most part, her look is a breeze to pull off. Just mix and match pieces with loud prints, step into some eccentric footwear, find a pixie-cut blond wig, and you’re good to go!

Ultra Lotto 6/58 ticket

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The pot money may have already been won, but who knows? Dressing up as a lotto ticket for Halloween just might help you win the love-life sweepstakes instead. *wink wink*

Salvador Panelo

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When fashion-forward meets business formal, you get the president’s chief presidential legal counsel and current spokesman, Atty. Salvador Panelo. Pinstripes and a bright tie are par for the course, but feel free to throw in a scarf for added flair.


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Another Asian-led film that made waves this year, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before pulled at the heartstrings of adolescents and full-grown adults alike. You have to admit: Peter Kavinsky’s discovery of this probiotic drink made you appreciate the giant puppy-dog-in-human-form even more. So show your love for To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (TATBILB) and internalize the mantra “Everyday OK,” by dressing up as this tiny bottled beverage.


Lara Jean Covey and Peter Kavinsky

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If you want to pair up, the TATBILB main characters Lara Jean and Peter K. have got to be the ultimate couple costume of 2018. It’d be a shame not to put yours and your S.O.’s significant (and totally cute!) height difference to good use if you happen to have it. 

James Reid

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For his debut at this year’s ABS-CBN Ball (together with Nadine Lustre), James Reid decided to go for an all-black ensemble with a studded suit jacket and leather chest harness. Much has been said about his seatbelt-like accessory, but if you’re going to cop his look, don’t forget to bring along your own goldfish in a bowl for the perfect IG photo accent. Both photos of Reid and Lustre have been spotted with this "accessory"—arguably an interesting foil to their looks.

Photos by Patrick Martires; fashion styling by Marj Ramos; prop styling by Grace Marcellana; makeup by Elaine Ganuelas; hair by Helen Egan

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