8 Filipino Pop Culture Costume Ideas for Halloween

Pop Culture Costume Ideas for Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner, which means a night or two when people can go out as superhero characters or sexy versions of inanimate objects (see: sexy coke can or sexy sriracha bottle). If you want something different and to standout from the crowd, why not try out Filipino pop culture-themed costumes? I know 8list already made a listicle on the topic. It was pretty good, but it was more classic pinoy pop culture. This list is going to be more 2015 pinoy pop culture.

I suck at drawing, so I’ll do my best to add image pegs

1. heneral articuno


Someone already made this joke on the internet, but why not go full-on punny with it? And you can do it in two ways! (1) Dress up like a turn-of-the-century general with a legendary Pokemon for a head. Or, (2) Dress up like a legendary Pokemon with a military cap and a bushy moustache.

Try this out if: You’re flying solo (pun intended)

For additional authenticity: Go around the party and start demanding for drinks. If anyone doesn’t give in to your demands, threaten them with an Ice Beam.

2. the kalyeserye split screen

You want something KalyeSerye-themed without being Alden or Yaya Dub? Why not try and become the KalyeSerye split screen, the consistent villain to the phenomenal couple’s love life (Too bad Lola Nidora already made a babyface turn).

Try this out if: You’re third-wheeling a couple or just bitter not having a date.

For additional authenticity: Barge in between couples PDA-ing couples at the party. Better yet, also bring La Pacita biscuits, masarap ipambaon daw eh.

3. queen edsa, the traffic queen

Try this out if: You want some twist to the staple Disney princess get-up during Halloween. Like a more stressed or helpless look compared to your 5-year old niece’s Queen Elsa costume.

For additional authenticity: Instead of snowflake prints, print out a Waze map of EDSA and stick it on to your cape.

EDSA cape
Make sure to take use an image of EDSA on a weekday, really adds authenticity to it


It’s Showtime’s ‘Nasaan Ka Mr. Pastillas” segment is pretty much Angelica “Ms. Pastillas” Yap looking for the pastillas that can sweep her off her feet. Why search for Mr. Pastillas when you can be ANY type of pastillas???

Try this out if: If you’re planning to woo the ladies. Nothing’s sexier than a sugarcoated milky treat with a daddy-stache and googly eyes.

For additional authenticity: Only wear red or yellow cellophane, take your pick.


Mr. Right Icing and Kim Chiu Cupcake
Kim Chiu’s limbs scaled perfectly

“Ikaw na ba ang icing sa ibabaw ng cupcake ko?” could be the most creative, or the utterly cheesiest metaphor of 2015. So for uber lovey-dovey couples out there, try this out. A Heneral Luna alternative can be dressing up as queso and ensaymada ala Rusca.

Try this out if: If you’ve done other food pairing couple costumes (i.e. bacon and eggs, Peanut Butter and Jelly ) and want a local alternative. Try dinuguan at puto next year.

For additional authenticity: Play Hide and Seek with the cupcake as “it”. Cupcake goes around the party asking, “ikaw na ba si Mr. Right?”.

6. FULL ARMOR intergalactic earth ambassador

People laughed at this guy for claiming to be an Intergalactic Earth Ambassador when he filed his candidacy for president. Well, weapons aren’t allowed so of course he didn’t wear his Intergalactic Earth Ambassador garb! You know where you can wear that? In a party!

Try this out if: You feel you can be part of the solution to the problem that is our government.

For additional authenticity: Ask a friend to dress up as your co-Intergalactic Earth Ambassador Annie.


Jigsfrey Baratheon

Who says US pop culture and Pinoy pop culture can’t unite? Jigs of On The Wings Of Love and Joffrey Baratheon (yes Baratheon, I follow the books not the TV series) of Game of Thrones are both one-dimensional and self-entitled brats without any redeeming value.Jigs is a thorn to Lea’s side, while Joffrey did the same to Sansa before he died horribly. Why not celebrate this intersection by coming as both?

Try this out if: If you plan to stick it to TV show elitists out there who judge the current quality of PH entertainment without immersing themselves in it.

For additional authenticity: Shout every single word you say. Also add a bit of snarl to it.

8. the councilor

Councilor vanity plate

You know in every party there’s always that loud and wasted guy that feels like he owns the party? Well why not legitimize that feeling by bringing a councilor vanity plate! Let everyone know you’re the biggest dick in the room!

Try this out if: If you plan to YOLO the night away with drinking and dancing. But it also goes without saying, don’t ever try to freaking drive afterwards.

For additional authenticity: Curse like a high school student playing DotA with lines like “Putangina siraulo yan brad!”, “Ako laseng? tangina mo gago, pakyu!”

Have any other pinoy pop culture ideas? Let’s discuss it in the comments section.

8 Filipino Pop Culture Costume Ideas for Halloween

The Streamline Podcast Episode 0003! Heneral Luna, Elitism and Anti-Intellectualism

Finally! The gang is complete for episode 3 of The Streamline Podcast by Pop Philtre!

We discuss Pastillas Girl, Gilas Pilipinas, Heneral Luna and the elitism
and anti-intellectualism roaming around social media

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The Streamline Podcast Episode 0003! Heneral Luna, Elitism and Anti-Intellectualism