Halloween was crazy fun at Cubao Expo last October 26! And it was our first time, as a family, to join in the shenanigans. For me, here are the highlights of this year’s Halloween festivities:
SUPERHEROES IN UNDER 600 PESOS
The kids wanted to be comic book characters for Halloween but I refuse to buy them costumes in the store because, let’s face it, they are pretty expensive and I am 100% sure they will feel very uncomfortable in them. They won’t last and will want to take them off. So I decided to put together their outfits myself! Thanks to Market Market! bazaar where I found very inexpensive clothes to work with!
Summer came as Super Girl, Emma as Poison Ivy and Jo as Wonder Woman. “Womba” Woman as she says it.
Breakdown of expense:
Tops — Php 50 each
Summer & Emma’s Leggings — Php 60 each
Jo’s shorts — Php 40
Emma’s Gloves — Php 50
Felt — Php 120
Assorted Ribbon & Leaves — Php 60
Stuff we already had at home that we were able to put into good use: Wonder Woman headband (Happy Meal toy), Summer’s red skirt, Emma’s green tutu skirt, sewing kit, velcro.
It did take quite a bit of effort making them but it was all worth it because the girls were super thrilled and they did end up wearing them all night, then one more time during their cousin Vito’s superhero party.
RIVERDALE HIGH & WALTER WHITE
Because I put in all the effort in making costumes for the kids, I decided I wanted the least preparation possible for mine. I came as Veronica Lodge in a Riverdale High cheerleader get up. All I really spent money or energy for were the high socks and the “R” shirt patch.
Kayo, on the other hand, came in the least clothes possible (haha), as Walter White from the pilot episode of Breaking Bad. I couldn’t believe he was gonna do it. But then again, it’s Kayo. My husband does not have shame 😛
ROOTS TO DEATH
On the same night was also Hidden Space Co’s first anniversary group show. They invited all the people who, in one way or another, have become part of their first year journey to contribute an art work to the exhibit. Kayo and I created a rubber ink print titled, “Roots To Death.”
Thanks to my crafty friends, I discovered this printable cut and fold skull decor for Kendo! They are downloaded as plain templates so I just added the pattern to make them look more fun. (Source: www.lornalove.co.nz)
CRAZIES & CREEPS
Almost everybody in Expo came in costumes and a lot really took it to the next level. I think that’s the huge part of why Cubao Hex cannot be missed.
It was definitely a sight and an experience, along with the live music and dancing in the streets. The kids had a grand time going from shop to shop trick or treating and they sure did enjoy seeing their Expo friends dressed as different characters…and things. 😛