For Kyline Alcantara and Johan Kyle Ong’s first time working together, the duo serves Scooby-Doo with a high-fashion twist this Hallowen.
Halloween is that time of the year where people are free to dress up as whatever they want, whether it be a fictional character, a real person, or anything in between. While there is nothing wrong with dressing up in a classic costume like a ghost or witch, what really attracts people’s attention is the interesting twist you bring to the concept. That was what Kyline Alcantara and Johan Kyle Ong decided to do for their 2021 Halloween costumes.
For their first-ever collaboration, Kyline and Johan decided to dress up as the gang from the classic cartoon series Scooby-Doo, but with a twist. As Johan calls it, “Let’s do Scooby-Doo, but make it Vogue.” Inspired by the Scooby-Doo movies from the early 2000s, the young stars dressed up as the iconic characters but with a fashion magazine spin. Johan did Shaggy and Fred while Kyline did Daphe and Velma.
Check out the pics below as well as our interview with the two as they talked about the concept and what it was like to work together for the first time.
Why the theme? Who thought of the idea?
Kyline: Johan came up with the idea of a Scooby-Doo theme way back in February.
Johan: Halloween was still months away, but I had all the time to think from being quarantined at home. I liked the challenge of bringing a cartoon into the real world. Of course, there were the iconic Scooby-Doo movies, but those are nearly 20 years old. The idea was, “Let’s do Scooby-Doo, but make it Vogue.”
Kyline: He actually forgot about it. I had to remind him.
Johan: Yeah! Back in September, Kyline was like, “Hoy, let’s shoot na!” and I was in panic mode. We only had a week to prepare because she would be too busy with taping.
Why did you decide to work together?
Johan: We’ve known for over a year but we never got the chance to work together. Halloween was the perfect time.
Kyline: He told me about it and I was so game. I had no idea what to do this Halloween so Johan made it easier.
What was the shoot like?
Kyline: I loved being with my friends again. It felt more like a hangout than a shoot.
Johan: The pics were taken by my cousin whom I have not seen in months. It was a trippy family reunion. Shoutout to Emil.
Kyline: Oh, another thing that I enjoyed was the TikToks.
Johan: Yeah! But it was also challenging since I was directing and modeling. At times, I would move around too much or carry props, and I would get in trouble cause my clothes were already ironed, or my hair was already fixed. It’s just easier when you have only one thing to worry about.
What do you like most about Halloween?
Kyline: It’s the most acceptable time of the year to be crazy!
Johan: Halloween is a reflection of you! The risks you’re willing to take, the characters you choose to be, whether or not you even chose to dress up— it’s very telling. I love it.
What’s the secret to a good Halloween costume?
Kyline: I guess you should think of a character that you relate to, and own it.
Johan: It’s the execution. Either you do it so spot on that it’s worthy of respect, or you do your own twist that is so good, you set a new standard. No matter how cool your character is, if you half-ass the execution, it just won’t work. It’s a balance of giving justice to a character and letting yourself shine through.