Since Halloween in Japan is pretty lackluster, as far as I'm concerned, I've had to search long and hard to find anything interesting to post about. Most are snapshots of decorations, costumes, and my own costume prepping, so maybe not so much writing (for once). Enjoy :)
Halloween in Shinsaibashi
I don't even know. It's cute, but at the same time ridiculous.
I really think they just got their traditions mixed up, which is bound to happen when they aren't native to one's culture (like Halloween in America..? and origins of Christmas for that matter..).
Halloween at Universal Studios Japan
And oh, how disappointing it was. Decorations were nice though (I guess). Orange and black and the like.
I wanted to buy Sesame Street stuff just to show some support for PBS but.. seeing as this is a theme park, it's being pocketed by USJ. Ah wells.
Anyway, the Raccoon City sign in daylight (I don't think I snapped a night shot). I was really hoping the Biohazard (Resident Evil) area would be scarier. More like a haunted house. But, it was not.
I feel bad the zombie staffers were only able to scare ぶりっ子 (burikko - girly-girls. usually the type that scream in super high-pitched voices and are generally viewed as annoyingly cute?).
It's impossible to scare a crowd of hundreds with.. 10 zombie staffers. So sad that the odds were against them.
I tried to snap a shot of Nemesis when he stepped out in front of the globe, but alas, all those shots ended up blurry and have been confined the tumblr-verse, where you may giggle at the terrible quality.
I did get to scare my boss a couple times, which made everyone laugh. She loves me tho :3
Overall, I give USJ's Horror Night, out of 100, a -75. It seemed like they weren't ready for the crowd, and it kind of made it feel like a waste of money especially when you're only coming to USJ for the Horror event and you can't do any of the horror even things. Just a mess. I sure do hope the American versions were better. (Also, thank god I have a pass, otherwise I'd be mad x9000).
Halloween at Work
And finally, photos from the party!! :D
|The owner, myself and another staff member.|
|We scary :3|
|A patron in party mode.|
Halloween Costumes (in JP)
I actually did like flouncing around in this a few years back.
It's pretty funny that they didn't even try to match what was written and what's shown.
There were a couple other 'meh' ones like a police officer and traffic.. police officer, but I'll the save the space on the article, and just direct you to the tumblr post with all the costume photos.
I would suppose that no one would really wear this out in public. I hope. Dear Japanese goddess, who must be rolling in her cave.
But Alyse, you might say, aren't you jumping to conclusions about the intentions of the costume?? Well, dear friend, a simple google image search of the phrase 小学生体育制服 Shougakusei taiiku seifuku (Elementary school student PE uniform, as I wanted double-check my assumptions), will lead you to understand why.
Ohhh Japan creepy, creepy Japan.... Sad panda :<
Eitherway, wholly unattractive. Looks like she smeared chocolate on her face. :<
Anyway, I wanted to made some claw-like nails (which I think might be more Interview with the Vampire), and started with this set. It's pretty simple, but I really like them, and plan on wearing them after Halloween too. :)
Too bad I forgot to wear either one when I went out for Halloween this past Saturday. Thank goodness for parties that actually occur on Halloween.
I also got a neat wig, skeleton tights (for no real reason except I REALLY wanted some), and leather pants. I think the leather pants fit the Vamp theme better.. but I really want to wear skeleton tights :3
I can only predict that the club scene will get progressively worse from here on, until there's nothing left but fuzoku, girls bars, kyabakura, and host clubs. Is that what the old men want? Just to have the streets to themselves??
Ah well. Happy Halloween!! And be safe! :)