The Best Of Twitter’s Reactions To SMTOWN’s Legendary Halloween Party
Fans of SM artists took over Twitter on October 31 as they enjoyed this year’s Halloween party, also known as SMTOWN Wonderland!
Many of the top 10 worldwide trending topics that evening were about the event, including #SMTOWNWONDERLAND trending at No. 2, just below #HappyHalloween.
The annual bash featured many memorable moments this year, and the agency has already shared official photos from the event. There were also plenty of images and videos coming in live — although it was a bit hard to decipher them at first.
— STAY POSITIVE ? (@flowerbbh) October 31, 2018
The biggest mystery of the year was who was underneath that adorable Groot costume! “Groot” even trended worldwide as people wondered which SM artist it could be, and so many memes were born around Groot’s endearing dedication to the event and struggles in the outfit.
everyone asks who is groot but no one asks how is groot pic.twitter.com/PcKplhu9rZ
— batty mcbatterson ? (@senweul) October 31, 2018
groot cant eat or drink, groot can only seat and stare pic.twitter.com/HDO48PYaRe
— 돖 / 에펛 (@eggzsloth) October 31, 2018
you know what would be great, if people at the party also couldn't figure out who the groot person is and they'd ask "who are you?" the only answer they should get is "i am groot"
— 존횬~~ (@ontokkiland) October 31, 2018
Officially a meme.
— ᴊ ❄ (@choiisooyyoung) October 31, 2018
In the end, it turned out that Groot was none other than f(x)’s Luna, and she came in second place in the costume competition!
— jamie ? (@ramyeonduo) October 31, 2018
Another trending topic worldwide was Chenle after the NCT member was spotted dressed as Pennywise from “It” — chilling and amazing fans.
— irregular sayangku (@futureasy) October 31, 2018
— sandy¹²⁷ (@nctpouts) October 31, 2018
chenle: key the sm halloween party needs you back
key: don't worry son i trust you pic.twitter.com/jRScRXTS2E
— هيا (@lilminhyung) October 31, 2018
Speaking of SHINee’s Key, this year was also the birth of “Keydemort” when he dressed up in an incredible Voldemort costume. Although he wasn’t able to attend at first, he created cardboard cut-outs of himself to send to the event, which his group mate Onew helpfully showed off to everyone. Key later stopped by to take photos with the cut-outs.
Key had a schedule and couldn’t attend the party but he was still there with his costume as a cardboard wow SHINee really are the true kings of the Halloween parties #iconic #SMTOWNWONDERLAND pic.twitter.com/8hJsYim1Ly
— ᴊᴇ ᴛᴇ ᴠᴏɪꜱ (@modeljongins) October 31, 2018
Key grabbed first place in the costume contest (with Onew taking third), earning recognition for his long run of epic costumes.
— #s_TAEYEON_CONCERTinMNL (@SOSHlREVEL) October 31, 2018
Key’s wasn’t the only “Harry Potter”-inspired costume this year, as Girls’ Generation’s Sunny came dressed as Nagini. Fans imagined a match-up between these two sets of SMTOWN artists from past and present parties!
— えりʙᴠʀʟy (@scheheryzade) October 31, 2018
NCT’s Ten also wowed in his costume as Mona Lisa, bringing back memories of when he stood in front of the painting itself.
— rese [h] (@nctbIog) October 31, 2018
Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon gave many fans goose bumps as well with her incredible take on Annabelle.
— jae lives for exo (@killmejongin) October 31, 2018
Meanwhile, NCT continued their couple costume tradition when Jungwoo and Jaehyun arrived as Rose and Jack from “Titanic,” and Jungwoo also became a trending topic worldwide.
JAEHYUN AND JUNGWOO AS JACK AND ROSE IS THE BEST THING IVE SEEN THIS YEAR pic.twitter.com/gkKcGTWoS8
— jaehyun smiling ?¹²⁷ (@empathyoonoh) October 31, 2018
— ; k-ra ? I SAW EXO (@keira_shae0323) October 31, 2018
A squad of minions united on Halloween, complete with NCT’s Kun, Girls’ Generation’s Yuri, and EXO’s Xiumin, and a fan helpfully put them all together.
— TempoQueso (@TempoQueso) October 31, 2018
Meanwhile, many people noticed the difference in the costume themes chosen by EXO’s Kim brothers this year.
— BaoBao (@BaoBao18472177) October 31, 2018
Sometimes memes really do come true (thanks NCT’s Lucas).
— rosetta¹²⁷ (@spoopyong) October 31, 2018
Red Velvet’s Irene had fans losing it over her cuteness.
IRENE REALLY DRESSED UP AS THE RAINCOAT SIBLINGS FROM GAG CONCERT SHES SO CUTE pic.twitter.com/9XLjd6B1dr
— 러비러비 (@ilyerene) October 31, 2018
when i tell you irene walking down the stairs is the cutest thing i’ve seen today pic.twitter.com/SxHzqsWgkK
— ?️?²²¹ (@wanwansforehead) October 31, 2018
And overall, everyone was loving how Red Velvet has become known for picking interesting and creative costumes!
— Nikki (@soshidaeee_) October 31, 2018
Joy was dressed as the character "Moo-myeong" from the 2016 South Korean horror film "The Wailing". The film was a critical and commercial success and has a 99% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Love that Joy chose a specifically South Korean cultural reference like she did last year. pic.twitter.com/48nJFJjUZj
— JOY 조이 ?? (@joysooyoungpics) October 31, 2018
Fans sometimes aren’t 100 percent sure what the artists are referencing with their costumes, but this interpretation for Super Junior’s Donghae could definitely work (others are guessing he may be the protagonist of the film “Crows Zero”).
— rui and hae (@_eastsea_) October 31, 2018
Of course, there were some beloved idols missing from the event whose absence was felt.
Minho as Harry Potter under the invisibility cloak ? pic.twitter.com/qjhePg0VLn
— N. (@Nikkii_sm) October 31, 2018
SMTOWN Wonderland also gives artists a good chance to show their duality.
LAST NIGHT TONIGHT pic.twitter.com/cgvCAU76dP
— EXO’s AERI ´ㅅ` #DMUMT (@BBHorololo) October 31, 2018
And Yuri’s face when she saw Baekhyun’s costume could definitely be a meme itself.
— DON'T MESS UP MY TEMPO || EXO 11.02 (@honeybun_exo) October 31, 2018
Which costume do you think is the most memorable from SM’s 2018 Halloween party?