Despite its Celtic origins and popularisation in North America, Halloween festivities have spread around the world and South Korea is no exception! Halloween is becoming an increasingly important period on the K-pop calendar and it’s fun for both idols and fans as we are treated to the absurd, cute and sometimes actually scary looks they pull off. Here are just a few of my favourite spooky sartorial choices this year!
The boys from GOT7 probably kicked down a couple of walls as they made a Marvel-lous entrance to Music Bank last week. I think Jackson makes for a particularly fine Thor! Yugyeom seemed happy to let his hyungs do the dressing up but his outfit doesn’t make for a half bad Black Widow costume either. Just saying.
Xiumin from EXO took on one of the most terrifying dolls in popular culture, Chucky. Let’s hope that this voodoo isn’t permanent…
Yoona and Yuri (SNSD)
Mickey and Minnie have never looked so good, thanks to Yoonyul!
BTS threw a pretty “dope” Halloween party, the live broadcast of which was watched by almost 800,000 fans worldwide! Although all the boys looked fantastic, I greatly enjoyed Jin’s adorable pumpkin persona (as is only fitting for the head chef of BTS) and…
…Suga of course! Although I’m not sure how his love of sleep would work out if he was a real ninja.
Chen and Yeri paired up to take on Halloween, Harry Potter style! I don’t have much else to say other than the fact that they look adorable – maybe too adorable to battle the Dark Lord.
And the Harry Potter theme continues with JYP’s latest girl group, Twice! If they didn’t previously cast a spell over you during their survival show ‘Sixteen’, get ready to be charmed.
Sooyoung was feeling a little blue as Sadness from Inside Out. She also stayed in character throughout SM’s Halloween Party – maybe an Oscar for her acting would cheer her up!
Monsta X had fans swooning with their Dracula outfits but kudos for their commitment to the role (ouch…).
Whether you like Minions or not, you can’t deny that N.Flying just made yellow turtlenecks a whole lot cuter.
Topp Dogg are feeling ‘The Beat’, zombie style. If you thought zombies can’t dance you’re about to be proved wrong.
LOEN’s rookie group Melody Day gave Halloween a foodie twist with their rather delectable costumes, condiments and all.
And last but not least, my two fast food (and SHINee) favourites united in the name of Halloween. I also enjoyed the fact that Onew managed to transform his love for chicken into a great dress-up opportunity that reflected his personality!
Happy Halloween everybody!