7 New Nollywood Inspired Halloween Costume Ideas

October 25, 2021

Halloween costumes are easy enough to find. Celebrating Halloween in this country? Now that’s the problem. Just in case you can make it work, here are 7 Halloween costume ideas you can get from 2021 Nollywood movies.

1. Omo Ghetto: The Saga

This is the sequel to the 2010 film Omo Ghetto. If you watched the movie, then you know why it’s perfect to pick Halloween costumes from. To achieve any of the looks, you must mix colours in the worst possible way. Purple shoes, orange pants, a pink shirt, silver lipstick, and, most importantly, dyed hair. Bonus points if you’re a twin. Then one person can dress like a tout and the other can dress like a mummy GO. 

2. Prophetess

This movie follows the life of a prophetess in a small rural town who makes false predictions in exchange for money. Seeing as we are talking about Halloween costumes, for this look, all you have to do is to dress as every Nigerian thing/person that has ever lied to or disappointed you. For example, a politician, PHCN workers, your interviewer at the embassy, your parent that time they told you to go wear your shoes and then went out without you, etc

3. Kambili: the whole 30 yards

Did this movie go on for longer than necessary? Yes. Did it  feel like a “romantic comedy?” Not at all. But we’re digressing… For this costume, think klutz. Tap into your inner lastborn or family disappointment. The goal is to look basic and out of place. Think cheap coloured wigs and a beach outfit. And just like that, you have the perfect Kambili. 

4. Day of destiny

This is Nigeria’s first sci-fi time travel film. Since it was made in Nigeria, sci-fi here has less to do with science and more to do with juju. We’ll ignore the fact that they decided to make their own time travel rules and focus on the costume.For this Halloween costume, you can either go as their alternate timeline goth sister, Helen, the classic nerd (Rotimi) or a wannabe musician (Chidi). 

5. King of boys: the return of the king

One thing the characters in “King of Boys” will do is serve looks. From Laburu’s fabulous dresses to Makanaki’s outfits. Or even the lowkey “Naked weapon” slasher girl. There’s no reason why any of these Halloween costumes should flop. Except your tailor hates you. That’s a story for another day.

6. Breaded life

This movie tells the story of a privileged and irresponsible guy. One day, he wakes up to find out that all the people in his life inexplicably no longer remember him, except a bread hawker. For this Halloween costume, think silk shirts, cotton pants, and a pan of agege bread on your head. 

7. Namaste wahala

Even if you haven’t seen this movie, the name suggests that it’s a fusion of Indian and Nigerian cultures. Just like they did in the movie, wear your Nigerian native attire and dance to Indian music like a normal person. 


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