Kid wins Halloween with ‘headless’ costume 

Photo: Screenshot from Krystel Hwang Facebook video.
Photo: Screenshot from Krystel Hwang Facebook video.

OK, time to go home, this kid has won Halloween 2018.

A video of what looks like a headless kid carrying her own head on a platter is now viral online after the child’s mother posted it on Facebook over the weekend.

The costume, worn by 2-year-old Maya, is seriously impressive and now has people wondering how it was created. According to her mother Krystel Hwang, the video was taken on Saturday when her kids went trick or treating in Metro Manila’s Parañaque City.

In an interview with Coconuts Manila Hwang said that she didn’t even use any special materials to achieve the look.

“[I]t’s just materials you can find at home,” she said.

Hwang, a baker who creates theme cakes, shared that she usually goes all out for her kids’ Halloween costumes and likes involving them in the process.

“I ask them questions. I want them to be creative and resourceful at the same time,” she said. “It’s a learning experience for all of us, too.”

In another video, her other daughter Charlie, 6 years old, can also be seen wearing a terrifying costume — a butcher with a knife, a bloody apron, and a zombie-like face.

Hwang said that including her daughters in the process also keeps them from being scared of their costumes.

“They’re not scared because we made the costume together and my kids have watched Halloween makeup tutorials on YouTube and so they know it’s fake and it’s all makeup,” she said.

The kids may not have been scared but netizens were terrified — in a good way.

The video of the headless Maya now has 16 million views, more than 200,000 shares, 74,000 reactions, and 38,000 comments.

“So creepy!!!” Facebook user Molly O’Reilly McCoy said.

Justine Noel Smith was also creeped out and said that she would “literally drop kick” if she saw Maya in real life.

Kat Hart was inspired by the costume and said she would make her child wear a similar one.

While Lurena Huffman had an interesting idea: “[B]e even better with twins,” she wrote.

Hwang said people’s reactions when her kids went trick or treating were similar.

“People gave second looks when they saw it. They were amazed how it was even possible, but in the end, they all think it’s cute and very smart.”

She said that people were especially impressed with Maya’s “neck container” where she kept all her candies.

Hwang still can’t believe that the video of her daughter is trending worldwide.

“It’s been surreal. We are in awe how a 9-second video of Maya that I took solely for our own viewing purposes have taken the internet and the whole world by storm. We have been contacted by different news companies and firms around the world,” she shared.

Gonna be a difficult one to top but we can’t wait to see what her kids wear next year.


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