13 Japanese Costume Ideas for Halloween

Trick-or-treating isn’t big in Japan, but the Japanese are showing a growing interest in dressing up for Halloween. This year, why not Japanize your Halloween with some of these creative Japanese costume ideas?

1. Traditional Japanese Kimono Costume

Nothing says traditional Japanese like a beautiful kimono. Wear it at Halloween, then pull it out again at your next sushi party.

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Japanese costume idea by Milanoo

2. Japanese Samurai Costume

Embrace your inner warrior with an authentic Japanese samurai costume like this one.

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Japanese costume idea by Costume Works

3. DIY Japanese Samurai Costume

Show off your craftiness with this do-it-yourself version of a Japanese samurai costume. Arm yourself with a cardboard box, a few other common items, and a little creativity, and you’re good to go!

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Japanese costume idea by Instructables

4. Noppera-bō Costume

Moving from fight to fright, here’s another Japanese costume idea to consider. The Noppera-bō, or faceless ghost, is a legendary Japanese creature known for frightening humans. It also makes for a fairly straightforward costume idea.

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Japanese costume idea by Zombiex495

5. Geisha Costume

From faceless to all about the face: Artistic makeup like this one is what will make or break your geisha costume this Halloween.

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Japanese costume idea by Model Mayhem

6. Harajuku Girl Costume

Harajuku fashion first appeared on the streets near Harajuku Station in Shibuya, Japan. To dress like a Harajuku girl, you’ll need to wear lots of layers and accessories, and get very creative with your hair and makeup. Find great tips here on how to emulate the Harajuku style.

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Japanese costume idea by Heaven Costumes

7. Ramen Soup Costume

While the world is going mad for ramen noodles, we just can’t resist this adorable ramen noodles costume that celebrates a soup that is quintessentially Japanese.

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Japanese costume idea on Etsy

8. More Ramen Soup

We know we’ve already covered this idea but we found this photo so cute that we just couldn’t help ourselves.

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Japanese costume idea by Lindselicious

9. Nigiri Costume

In keeping with our food theme, sushi is a favourite Japanese costume idea. This DIY nigiri costume is fairly easy to make. All you need is some fabric and pillow stuffing, and you’re on your way.

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Japanese costume idea by Instructables

10. Futomaki Costume

Futomaki are large sushi rolls. California rolls have never looked better than in this charming futomaki costume.

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11. Temaki Costume

Sushi lovers who love Temaki, or handrolls, will delight in this cute costume.

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Japanese costume idea by Coolest Homemade Costumes

12. Sushi Dinner Costume

Can’t decide between all the sushi costume ideas above? Why not enlist your family members (and pet!) and dress up as an entire sushi dinner?

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Japanese costume idea by Roo Inspires

13. Edamame Costume

We’ll end our list the way many Japanese begin their meals: Edamame costume, anyone?

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