Although Halloween is still two weeks away, Tokyo is gearing up for its Japanese take on this foreign holiday. Many shops, restaurants and public spaces are already decorated with the usual Halloween accessories based on US influences. Stripped of all its pseudo-Celtic and pagan traditions, Halloween is pretty much an excuse for fancy dress parties with a goth/horror theme.
On this Saturday there was one of these nightclub events. Called “bunny. × Tokyo cherry × Dead or Alive presents SPECIAL HALLOWEEN PARTY – CIRCUS OF TERROR” Tokyo’s fashion party scene gathered in the multi-story Trump Room in Shibuya to celebrate and check out each others’ dresses and cosplays. Popular DJs like 2BOY, MA5AKAZ, Death Is Not My Aim, smoooch!, Cherry Boys, DaF, RS, Da Monde, lilith (of Kawaii Tokyo), Dusty John Thomas, Make the Chaos Party, Lie…, Shilas and MA-C were performing in a pretty much sold out club, so taking photos in this crowded environment turned out to be harder than expected!
Shirtless blonde guy with a plastic katana.
Two Japanese guys in the mirror-covered Trump Room.
Two girls wearing small devil horns posing.
Guy posing in a white and red prisoners' uniform.
Lady Gaga wannabe Eriko with white wig and black make-up winking.
Japanese guy in a furry costume captured in the stairway.
Japanese cosplay girl with a wide-brimmed hat.
Girl with orange wig and black witch attire.
Cat girl wearing a white jacket.
One-eyed axe murderer in prisoners' garb.
Smartly dressed blonde Japanese guy winking.
Japanese girl wearing housemaid uniform and oversized bow.
Japanese bunny girl busy on her cell phone.
Two Japanese boys happy to be photographed.
More Japanese girls in maid cosplays.
Guy with a weird black hat.
Pouting Japanese girls in black Halloween costumes.
Blue-haired guy with a face mask up close.
Guy with a scary zombie mask.
Happy Japanese girl with stars.
Two girls in cosplays, one with an accessory cat in a cage.
Japanese DJ Yoshiki cosplaying as Hatsune Miku (Vocaloid).
Another Japanese guy pretty wasted.
Guy with white facepaint posing.
Japanese couple with her being pretty wasted.
Brown-haired Japanese girl making a scary pose.
Girl with reddish brown hair and black contact lenses.
Blonde German girl Christine in a blood-covered costume.
Japanese girl with turquoise wig in a crazy nurse costume.
Japanese girl cosplaying Hitagi Senjōgahara (戦場ヶ原ひたぎ) from Bakemonogatari.
Bass player Seiji from the Japanese band I'm In Haze at a special request.
Japanese girl wearing a black hood with cat's ears.
A group of Japanese cosplayers at the pre-Halloween party in Trump Room.
People having fun at the pre-Halloween party in Trump Room.
Japanese girl in a pink maid dress.
Two cute Japanese girls playing 'lesbian'.
Black-dressed Japanese guy with a mock-shocked expression.
Japanese girl in a colorful clown outfit complete with a red nose.
A quick glimpse into the strange world of the ladies' lavatory.
Blonde guy hearting his a plastic gun.
Cute Japanese girl with red devil's horns holding her drink.
Girl in a fashionable red and white dress at the trump Room.
Girl sporting a Minnie Mouse inspired outfit.
Two blonde Japanese ladies dressed as black angel and white angel.
Japanese guy with an interesting costume.
Pink-dressed Japanese maid.
Two blood-covered policewomen with latex uniforms.
Pre-Halloween festivities got the best of this young Japanese man.
Two stylish Japanese girls at the Special Halloween party.
Cool Japanese fashionista couple.
Japanese girls dressed up for the crowds at the Trump Room.
Japanese girl in sexy bunny outfit.
Japanese angel girl pouting at the speaker.
Japanese harlequin making the v-sign.
A pretty typical collection of Japanese males at the Trump Room.
Shibuya girls kissing at the pre-Helloween party.
A female cosplayer dressed up as Asuka Langley Soryu from the Neon Genesis Evangelion (新世紀エヴァンゲリオン) anime.