Liven your party up! We have compiled the best Japanese cosplay goods for this Halloween!
Happy Halloween★ October 31st is All Hallows' Eve.
Japan is already quite familiar with “Cosplay”, and it has become quite popular to dress up as characters from anime or video games on Halloween and go downtown with friends to enjoy the lively atmosphere.
Super Mario in Shibuya? Sailor Moon in Harajuku? The center of the city is bustling with people in costume.
Check out FROM JAPAN's staff recommendations for cosplay costumes and enjoy a Japanese style Halloween!
Touken Ranbu -ONLINE-
There's currently a huge boom of cosplay for "Touken Ranbu”, the personifications of legendary swords made popular in an online game. These personified swords usually wear a mix of Japanese and Western style clothing, but the most popular of them all is Kashuu Kiyomitsu, smartly dressed in a black and red outfit.
We recommend an "Okita-gumi" couples costume pairing together with Yamato no Kamiyasusada.
Check here for more cosplay items from the gorgeous “Touken Ranbu”!
Attack on Titan
Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin) takes place in an oppressed world where humans live confined inside gigantic walls and in fear of the titans. The manga, anime and film are huge hits in Japan.
Just by wearing the uniform of the Survey Corps, the division in charge of expeditions outside of the walls, you can also have a taste of what it would be like to be a proud member of the scouting legion.
Put the crest with the “Wings of Freedom” on your back, and destroy the titans!
Kantai Collection -KanColle-
KanColle is the popular simulation game with cute personified warships, the “Fleet Girls”.
You’ll surely be the center of attention with a cosplay based on one of these unique vessels!
We especially recommend wearing the Kongo class outfits, with a very Japanese taste, inspired by the designs of shrine maiden "Miko" outfits.
Get your ship ready and become a Fleet Girl!
Costumes with the signature colors based on the characters of Sailor Moon is every girl's dream!
In Japan, dressing up as Sailor Soldiers with friends is currently a huge trend.
If you have the characteristic hairstyle or a wig, you can easily transform into one.
Turn into Sailor Soldiers this Halloween with your friends!
Love Live! started as a school idol project, where users can participate.
There are many colorful and cute outfits that these idols wear, but among them all the “Mogyutto LOVE de Sekkinchuu” maid inspired outfits are the most popular.
Become an idol in Halloween parties with a Love Live! cosplay!
Neon Genesis Evangelion
2015 is the year of the Angel Attack.
For the 20th anniversary of the TV broadcast, a new exciting Evangelion movie is scheduled to be released this winter.
The school uniforms are cute, but to really feel the world of Evangelion we recommend you try the plugsuit cosplay costumes!
With her signature long blue pigtails, the cute Hatsune Miku is a cosplay staple.
Since it's a great chance for anyone who wants to play a different character this year, how about trying the cute “Sakura Miku” (inspired in the cherry blossoms) or “Yuki Miku” (based on the white and blues of snow) costumes?
Uta no Prince-sama
The story takes place on Saotome Academy, a performing arts school for aspiring artists.
Many female fans are taken by the unfolding story and good looks of this talented group of voice actors.
Liven up your Halloween with a cosplay of the popular unit ST☆RISH which appears in the anime.