9 Cheap, Easy And Funny Halloween DIY Costume Ideas That Every Singaporean Can Relate To

Kendra Tan

Kendra Tan

Last updated 14 October, 2021

From a Safe Distancing Ambassador to an NEA (National Environment Agency) officer, here are some uniquely Singaporean Halloween costumes for those who want to have fun on a tight budget.

Halloween is just around the corner, and it’s the best time to be all extra and dress up without the fear of being judged.

And because we’re Singaporeans, what better way to celebrate the occasion by dressing up as characters that all locals can relate to? The best thing is, these ideas are relatively simple to execute, easy on your wallet (nobody wants to spend S$100 on a one-off celebration) and you’ll probably be let into most venues too. Scroll on for nine cheap, easy and funny Halloween DIY costume ideas that every Singaporean can relate to. Just remember to keep your masks on, and have fun! 

Last updated on 15 October 2021. Any similarity to actual people is purely coincidental. 

9 Cheap, Easy And Funny Halloween DIY Costume Ideas That Every Singaporean Can Relate To

Safe Distancing Ambassador (SDA)

The iconic SDAs, circa 2020, have been terrorising reminding Singaporeans to wear their masks properly and keep a safe distance from each other. Mainly spotted in malls and other crowded places in Singapore. 

What you’ll need: 

Source: Complaint Singapore Facebook group

NEA Officer

Errant smokers, especially, keep a special lookout for these guys. Infamously equipped with body cameras, a backpack, white/black polo tee and sometimes wearing bright yellow vests and walking around in pairs, NEA officers are like ghosts that suddenly appear out of nowhere and start issuing fines. 

People who smoke in non-designated zones run away, because anyone caught doing so can be fined S$200 if caught smoking in prohibited places, or up to S$1,000 if convicted in court. Now that’s scary. 

What you’ll need: 

  • Body camera (good if you already have a GoPro, but if not, you can get a similar shape to replace it such as this chest bag, S$7.50)
  • Reflective yellow vest, S$3.80
  • White polo tee
  • Any pair of jeans 
  • Any black backpack

COVID-19 test swabber

Protect yourself fully, for real too, with this costume that requires you to don a full-on PPE kit. Just a warning, it might get really warm in there. 

What you’ll need: 

Source: Gov.sg/Facebook

Wang Lei in Vaccinate Already? MV

This viral MV in various dialects featuring getai star Wang Lei encouraging folks to get vaccinated is all the rage these days. 

What you need:

Source: Facebook

Badge lady 

“Where’s your badge?” Roam around shopping malls this Halloween and make the knees of Safe Entry personnels quake. 

What you’ll need:

In hindsight, these pieces of clothing are quite pretty on their own, so you can reuse these pieces in the future as well. Maybe just don’t wear them together. Yay to sustainable fashion! 

Source: Unknown. Let us know and we will credit you. 

Circuit Breaker instant noodle lady 

When DORSCON Orange was announced in February 2020, many Singaporeans started panic-buying grocery items, especially stocking up on instant noodles and toilet paper. This lady, in particular, quickly became a national icon when someone snapped a picture of her trolley piled high with these essential supplies. 

What you’ll need:

  • Instant noodles, S$1.85 per packet
  • Supermarket trolley (free, but remember to return them after use)
Source: Facebook

Beow Tan

The auntie who made derogatory comments about other MRT commuters based on their race. Mainly seen on public transport taking photos and videos of everything with her trusty phone. 

What you’ll need:

Source: Smart Nation Singapore

Safe Entry device 

Let your creative juices and art talent flow with this low-budget DIY Safe Entry device costume. 

What you’ll need:

  • Cardboard box 
  • Paint from DAISO, S$2
Source: Burn Fat Not Fuel

LTA traffic warden

All Singaporean drivers are on alert for the LTA traffic warden, better known as the ‘summons auntie’. They are usually spotted with their ticketing machine, ready to dish out fines to errant drivers who park in prohibited areas. 

What you’ll need: 

Dressing up this Halloween? Charge your purchases to your credit card to earn cashback/miles/rewards/points!

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Avid promo code hunter and haggler. Kendra doesn’t like paying full price for anything. She’s the best person to bring along if you’re travelling on a budget. Have an interesting story to tell? E-mail her at kendra.tan@singsaver.com.sg


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