No storm or strong winds can spook Filipino K-pop fans. They braved braved heavy rains on Saturday to party with their favorite K-pop artists for Hallyuween 2022!
They came decked in fabulous Hallyuween costumes and colorful makeup. Thousands trooped to SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City for a night of mischief and fun with six of K-pop’s hottest acts on Halloween eve.
K-pop queen CL, hip-hop kings Epik High, singer-producer Gaho and his band KAVE, K-pop kings PENTAGON and KARD, DJ SODA and the Philippines’ own P-pop ace, BGYO, are headlining this one-of-a-kind, spooktacular K-pop party thrown by Pulp Live World and Happee Hour.
Of course, it isn’t a Halloween party without costumes—and as always, Filipinos rose to the occasion with their theatrical, elaborate costumes. Vampires, ghouls, and cartoon characters of all ages walked the arena together, brandishing their lightsticks like a modern-day scyther.
Some opted for oldies but goodies, like best friends Iris Garcia and Cas Pañaescocia, who came in matching B1 and B2 costumes from the 1992 series “Bananas in Pyjamas!”
Maritoni Cruz, 23, stood out from the crowd with her fairy goddess ensemble—she said she came to support her queen, 2NE1 leader CL!
Others came in themed costumes to match their favorite artists. Justin le Genciana, 29, dressed up as a magician in a sequined red garb—much like the Joker card for his favorite artists KARD.
Sexy and Sultry
Rachel Geronimo, 26; and Jasper Jornales, 23, also came in all-black sultry costumes as an homage to CL’s sexy ensembles!
Anime, Hallyuween costume style
Some, like 34-year-old Ivy Sta. Rosa and Jonawil Soriano, 20, arrived as their favorite animé characters! Sta. Rosa dressed up as the Insect Hashira Shinobu Kocho from the hit “Demon Slayer” series. She braved the rains to see the HALLYUWEENPH2022 headliner, CL. Soriano came as Anya and counts herself as a Universe (Pentagon’s fandom name) who came to see Pentagon.
In the end, it was all worth it—as all the artistscommended their Filo fans for their commitment and passion!
“It’s our first time to celebrate Halloween properly like this,” said Somin, one-fourth of KARD during her ending ment. “Wearing costumes and partying with you was really fun.”