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Top 10 Themed Halloween Costumes

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Arguably one of the most popular Japanese contemporary culture is the cosplay (costume play), where people dress up in their favorite anime characters, with many of the costumes made by themselves. Let's see how the Japanese do what they do best—blending the traditions of Halloween with cosplaying to form a whole new culture!

Halloween is originally celebrated on the eve of a western Christian feast of the All Saints Day (or All Hallows Day), and is dedicated to remembering the dead. Nowadays, Halloween is celebrated by attending costume parties, Trick-or-Treat, lighting bonfires, carving pumpkins into jack-o-lanterns and so on.

As with all traditions, they evolve as time passes and cross geographical and cultural boundaries, especially when they come to a country like Japan. The Japanese are renowned for their innovation and creativity as they modify gadgets and technology to integrate into their daily lifestyles.

Halloween, too, inevitably had to face the same fate. Presented here are ideas born from Japanese creativity for creating an amazing themed costume for you and your buddies!

1. Ronald McDonald

Become the most recognizable fast food chain icon hanging out at an izakaya (Japanese pub).

2. Superheroes

Walk in the middle of the Shibuya Scramble Crossing as a superhero and bask in the limelight!

3. Super Mario

Turn into Mario and save the Princess!

4. Dragonball

Become Dragonball Characters and embark on your journey to collect the seven hidden balls!

5. Feeling Hungry?

How about becoming a hamburger with friends!

6. Geisha Ghosts

Blend Japanese tradition with western Halloween culture.

7. Nana-Nana-Nana-Nana...

Who doesn't want to see sexy Batwomen in Japan?

8. Jiangshi

Spook train passengers as Chinese zombie ghosts?

9. Let Your Imagination Run Wild

Scare friends by sticking a knife through your head!

10. Deform Yourself

Now you won't lack of any ideas for the upcoming Halloween!

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