Fashion  Fun  Lifestyle  tips   ·   09 Oct   ·   05:10 PM   ·   2 minutes Read

5 Singaporean Halloween Costume Ideas For 2020


It’s still Spooktober, even though Halloween Horror Nights has been cancelled this year. If you’re heading to a socially-responsible Halloween party and unsure what to wear, we’ve got your covered. Here are some ideas for costumes this Halloween.

Masked Dumpster Fire

  • Difficulty: 3 out of 5
  • Cost: Low
  • Materials needed: Large cardboard box, paint, brushes, craft paper, string


This year has been very in-your-face when it comes to piling on the bad news. The biggest and baddest and most world-spanning one of them is undoubtedly COVID-19. It’s no surprise then, that this cute dumpster on fire wearing a mask has resonated with so many people. I think it would make a great costume.

Safe Distancing Ambassador

  • Difficulty: 1 out of 5
  • Cost: Lowest
  • Materials needed: lanyard, specially printed namecard, red polo


A very low-effort, low-budget costume. All you need is a lanyard attached to a card with “Safe Distancing Ambassador” emblazoned on it. Sure to be a hit at parties if you use your costume to your advantage, to cheekily harass partygoers to maintain their distance and ask random people to check their IC.

East Coast Plan

  • Difficulty: 3 out of 5
  • Cost: Low
  • Materials needed: Large cardboard or artboard, paint, loudhailer optional


During GE2020, Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat alluded to an East Coast Plan many times in his speech on Nomination Day. Unfortunately, he made a bit of flub during the speech, which quickly gained meme status online. Stickers of what DPM Heng’s cue card for the speech were made and quickly sold out at $2 a pop.

Otter Costume

  • Difficulty: 2 out of 5
  • Cost: Medium
  • Materials Needed: Otter costume, fish plushie (cat toy)


To make this work, you also need a dead koi fish prop. Not sure why? Well, earlier this year, it was reported that Singapore’s beloved otters had killed some of Sir James Dyson’s koi fish. Last year, the naughty otters also sneaked into someone else’s house and bit off the head of each of their koi fish! Aiyoh.

The Floating Apple Store

  • Difficulty: 4 out of 5
  • Cost: High
  • Materials needed: EVA foam, time, acrylic paint or spray paint, black tights


The Apple store at Marina Bays Sands received so much hype, someone went through the trouble of photoshopping it launching off into the skies. You too, can now bet the hyped Floating Apple Store. Imagine making a Daft Punk style helmet in the vein of the floating MBS store. Bonus points if you buy some Apple gift cards and give them out to people who correctly answer questions regarding Apple-related trivia.

That’s it from us now. What will you be on Halloween, if you do Halloween? If you had to pick a costume from the five presented here, which would you go for?