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This Year’s Halloween Costume Ideas

Although Halloween as we know it is more of a Western concept, it remains to be my favorite day of the year (I love it more than I love my birthday and Christmas). I’ve never been trick-or-treating but I just love the creativity of it and seeing people all dressed up.

Last year, I donned a blonde wig and went as Hannah Montana. The wig was a major mistake; I think I spent PHP1500 for it and ended up only wearing it that night. This year, I decided to keep things simple and opt to dress up according to my hair.

Here are this year’s choices:

Helga Pataki (Hey Arnold!)

We have the same name and practically the same initials (hers are HGP, mine are HGPW). The tricky part is finding a plain, pink sleeveless dress. I haven’t looked hard enough but I’ll be checking a couple of department stores next weekend (I am pinning my hopes on you, Landmark!).

Smurfette (The Smurfs)

(If I had red hair, Sassette would be my smurf option.)

The tricky part is getting a consistent, non-sticky, non-streaky blue. If I go with this, I might just get blue tights to cover my legs and arms.

Sue Sylvester (Glee)

Super easy but kind of spendy since I don’t have a track suit, privo shoes, or a megaphone lying around. Besides, I stopped watching Glee when they took that break during season one.

Bubbles (Powerpuff Girls)

Blonde and easy to pull off!

Have you decided on what or who you’re going as this Halloween?

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  • Reply Len October 13, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    Yes to Helga Pataki and Bubbles! :3 How about buying over-sized pink shirt, trim the sleeves off, and put a belt nalang?

    • Reply Helga October 13, 2011 at 8:46 pm

      My back-up plan is to get a big white shirt and dyeing it pink hehe. As for the red stripe, might sew on a ribbon nalang.

  • Reply ghoent October 13, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    i love helga pataki! during that phase when everyone had cartoon characters as their profile pic, i had helga as mine. hihi.

    last year i went as a typical high school girl (mix sanchai (?) of meteor garden and them gossip girl kids) and for this year, im not yet sure if there’ll be a costume party to attend to!

    hope you choose helga! =)

  • Reply Justine October 13, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    I vote for Helga Pataki! You’ll pull that off realllyyyy well haha.

  • Reply Astrea October 13, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    Helga Pataki y/y!!! Bubbles as a second choice.

  • Reply Alikoy October 13, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    I vote Helga Pataki!

    And no to Bubbles. Haha Buttercup loyalist through and through.

  • Reply Weyn October 13, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    I just wrote about that tonight, too :)
    I rry wanna go as a glowing purple thing, but I don’t know how.

  • Reply Jayrin October 13, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    You should definatly do Helga! or Bubbles! You’b be so adorbz. Still haven’t decided on a costume yet but I want to do something make up heavy. Hmmmm

  • Reply Paper Girl October 14, 2011 at 12:08 am

    Go for Helga Pataki!

    I see a lot of over sized tank tops in malls nowadays so maybe you could just get a pink one and wear it as a dress. If you can’t find anything that could work, maybe you could try making the dress thing yourself? I’m no expert but I don’t think Helga Pataki’s dress would be very difficult to make.

  • Reply Stefhamae October 14, 2011 at 2:26 am

    Go for Helga Pataki or Bubbles! :)

  • Reply Janine October 14, 2011 at 4:30 am

    OMG! Guess that rule about looking sexy on Halloween doesn’t apply where you live. ;)

    I really want to dress Sebastian as a zombie but have no idea what we can/are doing for Halloween this year.

  • Reply Chikay October 14, 2011 at 7:40 am

    LOL Sue Sylvester. And then shout at everyone! Or…

    Edie Sedgwick! Tapos maybe one of your friends could go as Andy Warhol.

    Good luck! =)

  • Reply Ela October 14, 2011 at 10:59 am

    Helga Pataki! Although for some reason, I also like you as Sue Sylvester.

  • Reply Nicolah October 14, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    I don’t think I’m dressing up this year. I am having Birdie dress up but I don’t even think we are going anywhere.

  • Reply Irene October 15, 2011 at 1:29 am


  • Reply Kisty October 15, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    Hahaha! Please be everything!

  • Reply tiff October 15, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    Hahaha oh man, please go with Sue Sylvester! I think it’d be a pretty hilarious costume and I’m sure people would recognize who you’re dressing up as right off the bat.

    My second choice for you would be a smurf. I’m curious to see what a blue Helga looks like.

  • Reply whimsicalchild October 15, 2011 at 6:26 pm

    Ooh, Helga Pataki or Bubbles! I have a feeling there will be a lot dressing up as Glee characters already.

  • Reply Phi October 16, 2011 at 7:14 am


  • Reply Trixie October 17, 2011 at 10:58 am

    HELGA PATAKI!!! But I wanna see you in blue skin like Smurfette lelz

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