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Most Memorable Mundane Halloween Costumes 2020

Halloween Life in Japan Weird Japan

In 2014, a subculture emerged in Japan called jimi halloween (地味ハロウィン), or "mundane Halloween." It was started by a group of adults at Daily Portal Z who "kind of wanted to participate in the festivities of Halloween, but were too embarrassed to go all out in witch or zombie costumes." So instead of the flashy and flamboyant costumes they had been seeing gain popularity in Japan, they decided to dress up in mundane, everyday costumes. The type of costumes that you have to explain to people. Despite the pandemic, organizers were still able to hold the event this year, both in-person and virtually. Spoon & Tamago has some of the more notable mundane Halloween costumes from this year’s event. Click the link below to see them all.