‘Crazy Rich Asians’ and Ali Wong Costumes Are Dominating Halloween This Year

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Long overdue Asian representation in Western pop culture has inspired many Asian American Halloween costumes this year. 

Box office hits such as “Crazy Rich Asians,” “Searching,” and “To All The Boys I’ve Loved,” introduced audiences to many memorable Asian characters this year.


Now, many Asian trick-or-treaters have been spotted dressing as their favorite idols not only from the big screen but also from television and even the stand-up comedy scene as well.  


Cast members of “Crazy Rich Asians” are among the top favorites, with both children and adults representing their favorite characters from the blockbuster hit. 





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#Repost @lady_yoshi ・・・ Crazy Rich (little) Asians #crazyrichasians #jvsquad

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crazy ✔️rich❓asians✔️ #crazyrichasians

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Found some Crazy (not) Rich Asians in my house. #happyhalloween 👻🎃

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You will never be enough. #crazyrichasians #halloween2018

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These people aren’t just rich..they’re CRAZY rich. #crazyrichasians #rachelchu #happyhalloween BOK BOK BEEE 🐔

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Many Awkwafina fans also showed off their accurate recreations from her films and even TV appearances.



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Bok Bok Bitche$$$ Happy Halloween #awkwafina @awkwafina #peiklin #crazyrichasians #bokbok #bokbokbitch #halloween

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Comedian Ali Wong also became an inspiration for a few Halloween costumes.





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The only Ali/Ally I care about. @aliwong

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There were also those who showed off their costumes based on the character of Lara Jean Covey from “To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before.”





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woah woah woah #halloween #tatbilb #toalltheboysivelovedbefore #larajean 📸: @erikana225 !!!

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where ya at, peter kavinsky? 💁🏻‍♀️💌📚 #toalltheboysivelovedbefore #larajean

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the letters are out!! 😱💌 #toalltheboysivelovedbefore

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The talented folks at WongFu Productions even created a hilarious clip highlighting the impact of Asian representation on this year’s Halloween celebration.


Featured image via Instagram / mercedesroars (left) and so_caroline (right)

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