(SPOT.ph) It’s that time of year again when adults get to play dress-up and draw on the power of their imagination and a bit of resourcefulness to bring ultimate costume ideas to reality. Yep! Halloween is here, and we’ve rounded up some suggestions for you—from buzzy personalities down to everyday useful things. So whether you take costumes really seriously or you’re the type who’s low-key, this list has you covered.
10 Cool Halloween Costume Ideas for 2018
Here are some costume ideas for your upcoming Halloween parties:
Remember Mimiyuuuh and her "Dalagang Pilipina" tutorial? You can easily cop her look—the most easily recognizable image of the YouTube sensation is basically Dora the Explorer glowed up with giant dangling earrings. Go for the full bangs if you can (or simply borrow a wig), dig up a pink shirt and earrings, swipe on some rouge, and don’t forget to embody her energetic spirit all the way down to her well-practiced poses.
Chocolate Chip Cookie
Go against the grain and do something creatively wholesome and sweet this Halloween. And what better way to do that than by dressing up as a delectable piece of chocolate-chip cookie? Take your cue from our list of top 10 chocolate chip cookie picks in the Metro and illustrate through food how you can be quite crunchy (and feisty) on the outside, but all warm and gooey on the inside.
Joy of Hello, Love, Goodbye
The record-breaking blockbuster movie hit close to home for a lot of Pinoys here and abroad, and it’s not hard to see why. The story of Joy, portrayed by Kathryn Bernardo, resonated not just with Pinoys working abroad but also with anyone and everyone who has ever longed to achieve something more than just going through the paces of life.
Birks may have been tagged as “chunky” and “clunky” sandals, but sturdy, comfy footwear never goes out of style. Make heads turn with this Birkenstock sandal-inspired costume. Fair warning: It might be just a little difficult to put together.
Scoops Ahoy employee
Whether you’re just temping at Scoops Ahoy Ice Cream Parlor during the summer before college or sticking around until you get your life plans straightened out, we don’t judge. Pick up a blue sailor outfit at the costume shop and pretend to work at the Stranger Things gang’s ultimate Starcourt Mall hangout place for Halloween. You’ll probably even bump into your own Steve and Robin in the course of the night.
iPhone 11 Pro
Not one, not two, but three. The latest edition of Apple’s smartphone does not believe in the saying, “three’s a crowd” and boasts three camera lenses for better chances of nailing those travel photos for the ‘gram. This costume is for true-blue Apple fans, and for those who couldn't wait to get their hands on the phone.
This costume is for those who hit Halloween parties with their BFF in matching clothes—it’s twinning, basically, but with a pop-culture inspo. Ben&Ben has been buzzy this year with their full-length album release, their first film appearance in the Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino entry LSS (Last Song Syndrome), and international shows. Channel the eponymous Guico twins fronting this indie-folk OPM band by matching outfits in solid colors and accessorize with big, square-framed glasses.
Angkas’ Twitter account
Given the traffic situation in the Metro, some commuters opt to use ride-hailing apps like Angkas to get around the city. Their Twitter account is known for its snarky and funny tweets, and if that kind of personality calls out to you, perhaps you might want to pay tribute to their social-media game by keeping your Halloween look low-effort, but high impact.
Show off your commitment to living sustainably and come as your favorite reusable bottle. You can let your artistic side run wild as you paint and design the tumbler to suit your personality. While you’re at it, here are some tumblers to inspire you in crafting your costume!
Mayor Isko Moreno
Move over, Thor! Yorme is here. With his proactive stance on the redevelopment of Manila City, Mayor Isko Moreno has been making the news rounds this 2019. He has led cleanups around the city to surprise inspections of public landmarks, and on-the-spot demolition of obstructive structures—even going as far as picking up the sledgehammer himself and taking the first swing. Thankfully, you don't have to deal with these problems if you want to dress up as the Manila mayor: You just have to wear a white button-down tucked into jeans, and accessorize with a black belt and a rimless pair of specs.
Photos by Vincent Coscolluela and War Espejo; fashion styling by Yanna Lopez; prop styling by Alysse Asilo; makeup by Elaine Ganuelas; hair by Helen Egan