The Quickest Zoom-Ready Costumes Your Lazy Asses Can Pull Off for Halloween

All you really need is a cool background.

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(SPOT.ph) Ah, Halloween, that one night of the year when we put on a literal costume instead of our usual metaphorical ones. Whoops, we went somewhere there. Anyways. Going back. This will be our second time to celebrate Hallow’s Eve under quarantine—so we totally understand if you’re just hanging by a thread at this point. If you’ve been invited to a virtual costume party or are hosting one, we’re sure the idea of dressing up doesn’t exactly sound as exciting as it would be if you could actually go out with your friends. Still, we’re also here to tell you that putting any effort into something will never be completely pointless—there’s some joy to be had always. So in the spirit of our fellow can’t-bring-self-to-make-an-effort friends, the SPOT.ph team put together a couple of low-commitment costumes you can whip up in a jiffy—just add a cool virtual background.

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Also read:  10 Fun Halloween Costume Ideas for 2019

Need ideas for low-commitment DIY Halloween costumes? Just add a cool background:

Kim Kardashian at the Met Gala

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Ingredients:

  • That black turtleneck you bought once when you thought you could be a writer
  • A thin, black cotton shirt or fabric of similar sort
  • Willingness to lose some of your ability to breathe and see for a while
  • A high ponytail that Ariana Grande would be proud of

Recipe: Throw on the black turtleneck, then throw the cotton shirt over your head, collar up. Gather up your hair with the collar and secure it in place with a very sturdy ponytail. Tuck your face-covering into the turtleneck and say goodbye to some of your most vital senses for a bit. Now strike your best sexy dementor pose. In this one we’re giving a “WTF am I doing?” vibe. Move over, Kim Kardashian.

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Squid Game Player

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Ingredients:

  • That tracksuit that’s been lying in your closet for a while now. Pause to think about how you really should pick jogging back up
  • Optional: unearth your old name plate-making skills to give yourself a number. Index cards, safety pin, and a marker should work
  • Not optional: the crushing realization that it really is a dog-eat-dog capitalist world

Recipe: Put on that tracksuit and take a look at your latest payslip to really get into character. We suggest choosing the Squid Game challenge you feel you would have the most chances of winning at—just in case this manifests something.

Alexandra Trese and Her Bang

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Ingredients:

  • Pro tip on getting that special Trese Bang—yes, singular and capitalized)—without having to resort to cutting your hair: Gather a bit of your hair into a thin ponytail then throw said tail upfront; clip in place. 
  • A black jacket or anything black and badass looking
  • Keep some Choc Nut in your pockets just in case

Recipe: Make sure you get the bang just right! Now stand in front of a mirror and repeat “Magandang gabi, Nuno” enough times until you get the gritty deadpan just right. Oh, and if you don’t have a kris randomly lying around at home, we’re pretty sure a Choc Nut will be enough to keep at the very least, the bad vibes away.

Nadine Lustre Buying Mang Tomas

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Ingredients:

  • A bottle of Mang Tomas
  • Two bikini tops
  • Your best “I woke up like this” look

Recipe: Do you have a bikini top on? Okay, now put on another one. Try putting it on upside-down. Hey, Nadine Lustre might actually be on to something here; it honestly looks good? Well, who are we to question the unofficial president anyways. You can also keep some lechon manok off-screen so the sarsa doesn’t go to waste.

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Alessandra de Rossi Doing Laundry

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Ingredients:

  • That gorgeous sundress wasting away in your closet
  • A small towel for props
  • A decided air of nonchalant glamor

Recipe: Yes, this is also us on a daily basis. Look, we used good money to buy nice clothes pre-panini so nothing’s going to stop us rocking it at home! Plus, at least with a virtual party we’ll finally be able to gift others the chance to bask in our awesome OOTD—we like to think they’d be grateful. Kudos to Alessandra de Rossi for leading the way.

All the Damn Quarantine Classifications

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Ingredients:

  • Insert that Spider-Man meme here
  • All the face shields and face masks you’ve accumulated at home
  • General confusion about which rules are currently being implemented and why

Recipe: Put on a face mask then a face shield. Indoors? Yup. Do it for the costume (and to be extra safe, we guess). Don’t forget your hand sanitizers and alcohol bottles, too! If you can make an index of all the letters and words used and make an animated virtual background, that might help you let off some steam!

Vico Sotto’s Graduation Pic—er, we mean Candidacy Filing Picture

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Ingredients: 

  • That blue polo
  • Any old form you have lying around 
  • A little bit of audacity

Recipe: Need some motivation to be a better version of yourself? Well, fake it till you make it then—via the staple blue polo Vico Sotto rocks so well. And to add some wholesome vibes, how about recreating this specific picture of him with his parents Coney Reyes and Vic Sotto? Who knows, some of his drive might actually rub off on you.

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Hidilyn Diaz and the Philippines’ First Olympic gold

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Ingredients: 

  • A red jacket
  • Extreme happiness, pride, and satisfaction (yeah, we don’t think any of those could be bought on shopping sites, sorry)
  • A shiny gold medal; if you don’t have one lying around from a random childhood competition then a makeshift one will totally do
  • Those fake flowers every household seems to have

Recipe: 2021 may be a shitshow outclassed in its kind only by 2020—but all of that pales when we remember this was the year a Filipino finally took home an Olympic gold. And a female weightlifter to boot. So go on and put on that red coat and manifest your own version of Hidilyn Diaz’s historic win.

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