Halloween has never been hotter in Japan. With celebrations planned in city centers across the nation tonight and no shortage of frighteningly fun food and costumes available for spooky-season revelers, 2016 may be remembered as the year Hallow’s Eve finally broke into the mainstream here.

At Rakuten Crimson House, our Head Office in Tokyo, we welcomed the big day with a host of Halloween festivities, including face-painting booths, candy giveaways and, of course, lots and lots of creative costumes.

Here are some of our favorites – from kawaii to horrifying, and sometimes both at once!


For more on Halloween costume trends in Japan and beyond, click here.