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Trick Or Treat! 18 Nakakabilib DIY Halloween Costumes Made By Pinoy Parents
PHOTO BY courtesy of Charity Vega, Stephanie Chua, and Lyn May Dcl
  • While Halloween is not an official holiday in the Philippines, the country has all but embraced the tradition, with most establishments offering trick or treat events that kids can enjoy. But while the day is meant for the young ones (who look forward to candy!), it seems that it’s their parents who go all out for this celebration.

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    From thinking of the theme, creating the costume, and taking dozens of photos of the outfit that they painstakingly DIY’d, parents deserve all the applause. Just look at the Halloween costumes they’ve shown us over the years — some even celebrate Halloween as a family!

    For 2019, we didn’t even need to ask parents to send in their children’s Halloween costumes — they just sent it straight to our SmartParenting.com.ph Parent Chat and Facebook page inboxes! Here are the best ones we’ve seen so far, and it looks like the kids were all raring to yell, “Trick or Treat!”

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    These Aladdin and Jasmine costumes were made from recycled materials! Mom Stephanie Chua used flour sacks, paper sacks, coins, old fabric, and paint to create the look.

    Isn’t Amari a beautiful Jasmine? Meanwhile, Stefan is a dashing Aladdin!
    PHOTO BY Courtesy of Stephanie Chua


    Photo: Mom Din Real Bautista said her daughter Monica wanted to be Blippi for this year’s Halloween since she has been watching the YouTube show since she was a year old.
    PHOTO BY Courtesy of Din Real Bautista


    We were so impressed with this costume that dad Jefferzon Lee made for his son, Jayden. Using old boxes, he was able to create a Bumblebee costume that actually transforms from a car into a robot! Take a look:

    PHOTO: Jayden in full costume with his proud dad!
    PHOTO BY Courtesy of Lyn May Dcl
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    That's Jayden in “car form,” on the left. On the right is how the costume looks like when not worn. Can you say, “wow?”
    PHOTO BY Courtesy of Lyn May Dcl
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    Chloe Park of We Bare Bears

    Mommy Sunshine did a brilliant job of making daughter Sky stand out using clothes and materials that she already owned. Popular characters need not be too difficult to put together!
    PHOTO BY Courtesy of Sunshine Ventura

    Chucky and Chucky’s Bride

    PHOTO: We know their chosen characters are scary but this brother and sister duo, Mason and Maxine Chua are just too cute!
    PHOTO BY Courtesy of Smart Parenting Parent Chat

    Harry Potter

    These three boys absolutely loved dressing up as their favorite characters! Edward Matias is Batman, Miguel Famorcan is Harry Potter, and Geno De Guia is Spider-man!
    PHOTO BY Courtesy of Smart Parenting Parent Chat
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    Inside Out

    Mommy Tin Parallag did a great job depicting her daughters as the characters from the Pixar movie! Khloe, 11, is Sadness; Khelsea, 9, is Disgust; and Khylie, 6, is Joy!
    PHOTO BY Courtesy of Tin Parallag

    Iron Man

    For his Halloween trick or treat costume, Kael Relente wanted to be his favorite superhero. He even met a little Darna while trick or treatin’ in the neighborhood!
    PHOTO BY Courtesy of Dane Relente


    PHOTO: Mom Marie Grace Valencia DIY’d this costume using trash bags for her daughter Lara. Galing!
    PHOTO BY Courtesy of Marie Grace Valencia

    Maria from The Book of Life

    For her daughter Ruchira’s costume, mom Weng Cortes fashioned a hat from a plastic candy jar and cigarette carton, while the candles were made from bond paper and the fire made out of feathers. She also sewed curtain laces on an old dress and finished the look with makeup!

    Of course, mommy Weng had to have a side-by-side comparison with the actual look!
    PHOTO BY courtesy of Weng Cortes
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    Mcdonald’s Fries

    PHOTO: In a world full of scary fictional characters, mom Aii Martinez’s daughter chose to be Mcdonald’s fries! Her brother came as Large Fries, and her sister came as a regular drink. LOL. So cute!
    PHOTO BY Courtesy: Aii Martinez

    Minnie Mouse

    For this Halloween trick or treat costume, mom Macy Dela Cruz bought half a meter of pink fabric and formed it into an apron-like dress. She painted the white circles on the fabric and used an old headband, shirt and leggings for the inner clothes.

    PHOTO: Samantha became Minnie Mouse for Halloween and it only cost around Php80!
    PHOTO BY Courtesy of Macy Dela Cruz

    Pokemon’s Ash Ketchum and Harry Potter

    PHOTO: It looks like Lucas Trent, 8, wanted to be the very best! Nanay Julie made his cap and fingerless gloves from old clothes, while the pokemon ball was a gift from his aunt.
    PHOTO BY Courtesy of Julie Ann Hojgaard
    Nanay Julie is a Harry Potter fan and she crocheted the scarf and the cloak for her daughter, Helen. She says, “What better way to show my love for the book series than by creating a Gryffindor costume for my little one?”
    PHOTO BY Courtesy of Julie Ann Hojgaard
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    The Nightmare Before Christmas

    PHOTO: Here’s another one of Mason and Maxine’s costumes, this time as a Jack Skellington duo.
    PHOTO BY Courtesy of Smart Parenting Parent Chat

    Tiki Costume

    Mom Faye Mengullo DIY’d this ‘Tiki’ mask and outfit for her daughter Bea. Cute!
    PHOTO BY Courtesy of Faye Mengullo

    Train to Busan Zombie

    Fonsy Ruanto proves makeup is all you need to be an effective (and scary!) zombie.
    PHOTO BY Courtesy of Smart Parenting Parent Chat


    Mom Charity Vega made this terrifying Venom trick or treat Halloween costume from scratch. Amazing!
    PHOTO BY Courtesy of Charity Vega

    We still want to see your child's Halloween costume! Send us a photo and tell us the story behind it. Message us on Facebook or email us at smartparentingsubmissions@gmail.com with the subject "Halloween costume."

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