Here Are All The Pop Culture References At The Black Magic Halloween Party
Read about the references for your own Halloween costume inspiration
Just a month after the ABS-CBN Ball comes the Black Magic Halloween Party, Star Magic’s extravagant Halloween bash! Kapamilya stars returned to the red carpet—or in this case, the black carpet—to show off head-turning transformations in the costumes of their choice. We’ve already rounded up the 10 best costumes at the party, but in case you find yourself scratching your heads at who went as whom, exactly, worry not! Below, all the comic book, television, and movie characters that were referenced at the Black Magic Halloween Party.
All The Film & TV References at the Black Magic Halloween Party
- All The Film & TV References at the Black Magic Halloween Party
Edward Barber as Genos
Edward was Genos from One Punch Man at last Sunday’s Black Magic Halloween Party
Maymay Entrata as Saitama
Maymay went as a sparkly Saitama from One Punch Man at the Black Magic Halloween Party!
Kitkat as Green Lantern from DC Comics
More Ryan Reynolds than Jessica Cruz, KitKat chaneled her best Hal Jordan in her Green Lantern costume.
Kira Balinger as Harley Quinn
Of course, a Halloween costume party won’t be complete without an appearance by Harley Quinn—particularly, her iteration in the 2016 Suicide Squad film.
Sharlene San Pedro as Beatrix Kiddo
Sharlene went as Kill Bill’s Beatrix Kiddo in her iconic yellow suit—complete with blood stains, of course.
Zeus Collins as Dora the Explorer
Zeus Collins definitely turned heads around as Dora, short bob, yellow socks, and all!
Maris Racal as Princess Sarah
Maris went as everyone’s favorite meme, pauper, and princess, with her costume complemented by a basket of potatoes that turned into… french fries
Inigo Pascual as Ernesto de la Cruz
Referencing everyone’s dreaded tearjerker, Coco, Inigo went a different route than most. Instead of going as the film’s young protagonist, Miguel, he chose to go as Ernesto de la Cruz
Chie Filomeno and Arci Muñoz as Sailor Moon
Chie and Arci both went as Sailor Moon, a true 90s icon—anime or otherwise!
Robi Domingo and Maiqui Pineda as Money Heist’s masked men
Robi and Maiqui referenced Netflix’s Money Heist with the Salvador Dalí masks
Donny Pangilinan as Doctor Strange
Donny went as Dr. Stephen Strange from Marvel’s 2016 blockbuster starring Benedict Cumberbatch
Yen Santos as Catwoman
Among all the Catwomen, Yen chose Michelle Pfeiffer’s iconic Batman Returns outfit
Domnique Roque as Deadpool
Dominique Roque channeled all the chaotic energy in the world to go as Deadpool last Sunday
Jane de Leon as Lara Croft
The upcoming Darna went as Alicia Vikander’s Lara Croft, complete with a thigh bandage and bruises
Dimples Romana as Maleficent
We’re still in awe of how majestic and regal Dimples looks as Angelina Jolie’s Maleficent
Alexa Ilacad as Marceline the Vampire Queen
Alexa went as the color red-eating (yes, not blood—but rather, the color red) Marceline from Adventure Time
Ritz Azul as Hela
Big Shego vibes from Ritz, who actually went as Hela from Thor: Ragnarok. We’re loving the tousled hair!
Gerald Anderson as Maverick
Gerald went as Maverick, Tom Cruise’s character from Top Gun
Karl Gabriel as Miguel
Whereas Iñigo went as Ernesto de la Cruz from Coco (2016), Karl chose to go as the iconic and lovable protagonist, Miguel
Janella Salvador as Lorelei Lee
Janella completely transformed into Marilyn Monroe as Lorelei Lee in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953), choosing the iconic pink dress from Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend
Elisse Joson as Willy Wonka
Elisse came dressed and ready to the party as chocolate maker extraordinaire, Willy Wonka, complete with a bar of chocolate! She chose Johnny Depp’s rendition from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil as Kevin and Marcus Copeland
LizQuen throw it all the way back to the early aughts by coming in costume as the Copeland brothers IN COSTUME as the Wilson sisters from White Chicks (2004)! We always love a good costume-ception.
Kathryn Bernardo as Poison Ivy
Teen Queen Kathryn was a vision in green as she went as DC Comics bombshell Poison Ivy
Jeremiah Lisbo as Joker
Jeremiah chose Jared Leto’s rendition of The Joker from Suicide Squad (2016)
Gillian Villavicencio as Erika
Gillian went as Erika from Eerie (2019) in what is perhaps the scariest costume of the night
Ria Atayde as Beetlejuice
Ria went as Beetlejuice from the 1988 Tim Burton classic
Henz Villaraiz as Spider-Man
Another Spider-Man on the black carpet, only this time, Miles Morales’ alter ego from Into the Spider-Verse (2018)
Nikko Natividad as Mr. Bean
Nikko went as comedy icon Mr. Bean, complete with his own version of Teddy
Heaven Peralejo as Wonder Woman
Heaven went as Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman, showing off that gorgeous armor!
Enchong Dee as Patrick Bateman
Enchong went as a classic horror character, Patrick Bateman from American Psycho (2000)
Luke Conde as Spider-Man
Luke Conde went as Tom Holland’s Far From Home Spider-Man, showing up to the black carpet masked, but then removing it to introduce himself later on.
Loisa Andalio and Ronnie Alonte as Mazikeen and Lucifer
Loisa went in all-leather as her equally leather alter-ego, Mazikeen, from the television series Lucifer
Khalil Ramos as Peter Quill / Star-Lord
Khalil even put on a goofy face as he went as Guardians of the Galaxy’s Peter Quill
Zanjoe Marudo as Thomas Shelby
We’ve found a Peaky Blinders (2013–) fan in Zanjoe Marudo, who went as Thomas Shelby
Pat Sugui and Aeriel Garcia as Mike and Eleven
Who could forget Eleven’s iconic buzzcut and pink dress from the first season of Stranger Things? Aeriel accompanies Pat as Mike, too
Jenny Miller, Eian Rances, and PJ Endrinal as Westeros crew
They arrived as characters from "Game of Thrones:" Daenerys Targaryen, Jon Snow, and Samwell Tarly.
Maxene Magalona-Mananquil and Rob Mananquil as John & Yoko
Maxene and Rob went as John Lennon and Yoko Ono, referencing their Bed-Ins for Peace photograph, which was a nonviolent protest against wars
Daniel Padilla in Day of the Dead make-up
Daniel is not the only one in Day of the Dead makeup—quite a few others went with it too. While Day of the Dead is traditionally celebrated as national holiday in Mexico, and isn’t interchangeable with Halloween, it is still a popular costume during Halloween. It has roots in ancient Aztec rituals, and is a “joyful statement of the acceptance of death and the honoring of departed loved ones,” writes Allure Magazine.
Joshua Garcia as Elton John
No, Joshua Garcia didn’t go as some random Dodgers player—he was referencing Elton John from his legendary Dodgers Stadium shows!
Kim Chiu as a Walking Dead Zombie
Nope, not a mummy! The Chinita Princess went as a Walking Dead zombie, even doing her makeup herself!
David Chua as Captain America
David Chua went as Marvel Comics’ Captain America
Jane Oineza as Chun Li
Jane went as Chun Li from Street Fighter
Trina Legaspi as Rogue
This Goin’ Bulilit alum went as the Anna Raven’s alter-ego, Rogue
Jerome Ponce as Akatsuki
The actor was inspired by the concept of Akatsuki on anime "Naruto"
Maria Ozawa as Black Widow
This Japanese-Canadian artist channeled Scarlett Johansson on "Avengers."
Alexa Macanan as The Girl
Another Marilyn on the black carpet! Alexa went as The Girl from Marilyn Monroe’s 1955 romcom, The Seven Year Itch
Vivoree Esclito as Miya
Vivoree went as Miya from the game Mobile Legends
Riva Quenery and Vern Ong
These two went as Dark Rey and Kylo Ren from the upcoming Star Wars film, The Rise of the Skywalker