It’s the beginning of October and Halloween is approaching fast. If you are living in Japan, you probably know that Halloween is a big thing here…even bigger than Christmas! In Tokyo, millions of people gather in the middle of Shibuya during Halloween night to party, meet new people and to show off their cool Halloween costumes. Another big and famous Halloween event nearby is the Halloween Parade in Kawasaki. Finding the perfect Halloween costume each year can be challenging, especially as a foreign woman. I struggle a lot to find the best Halloween costume that is a good size for me (most costumes come in small size here).

If you have the same issue as me, this list will come in handy for you.

Here are the best shops for Halloween Costumes in Tokyo:

1. Don Quijote

I think Don Quijote (Donki) deserve the title of the best store to shop for the best Halloween costume. The shop I highly recommend is the Shibuya Mega Donki, as it is the biggest shop in Japan. From nurse to pirate and vampire,  you can find a variety of Halloween costumes there (and more than just one size). You can also find plenty of accessories, such as wigs, hats colored eye lenses and crazy make up stickers to complement your spooky look. I always go to Donki to pick the best Halloween costume for me.

LOCATION: 28-6 Udagawacho, Shibuya City, Tokyo

PRICE: Generally, the costumes range from 2,000 JPY to 10,000 JPY

2. Tokyu Hands

Tokyu Hands is another popular shop to find the best Halloween costumes. Even though they also have costumes, I like going to Tokyu Hands for buying small accessories and makeup to finish my Halloween look.

LOCATION: 12-18 Udagawacho, Shibuya City, Tokyo

PRICE: Makeup and accessories range from 1,000 JPY to 10,000 JPY

3. Loft

I like to think of Loft as an alternative to Tokyu Hands. At Loft, you can not find many costumes, however, it is a great shop to find accessories, Halloween decorations and a lot of great Halloween makeup.

LOCATION: 21-1 Udagawacho, Shibuya City, Tokyo

PRICE: Makeup and accessories range from 1,000 JPY to 10,000 JPY

4. Claire’s

Claire’s is a popular store for accessories, such as earrings, head pieces, bracelets and necklaces. I like Claire’s because their accessories are cute, unique and also affordable. I recommended this place if you want to shop on a budget.

LOCATION: 16-13 Udagawacho, Shibuya City, Tokyo

PRICE: Accessories can range from 500 JPY to 5,000 JPY

5. 100 Yen Store

You don’t want to spend money on your Halloween costume? Then 100 yen stores are the right choice for you. If you are creative enough you can definitely create your Hallowen look with all of the goodies you will find in there. Out of all the 100 yen stores, I like Daiso the best because it’s the biggest and you can find more variety there. If you are shopping for Halloween, I recommend you to first go to Daiso.

LOCATION: 35-2 Udagawacho, Shibuya City, Tokyo

PRICE: Most articles cost 108 JPY. You can find more expensive articles for around 500 JPY.

6. Flying Tiger

This Scandinavian variety store is perfect for Halloween shopping. If you want to go for a simple, yet funny look for Halloween this year, than Flying Tiger has got you covered. I like to go to Flying Tiger for hats, wigs and other crazy accessories to give my Halloween look a little twist.

LOCATION: 4-3-2 Jingumae, Shibuya City, Tokyo

PRICE: Accessories can range from 500 JPY to 4,000 JPY

7. Amazon Japan

If you want to avoid the hustle of going shopping, you can always order your Halloween costume online. One website that I recommend is Amazon Japan. It is very convenient and a variety of looks to choose from. However, I advise you to order your Halloween costume a few weeks before Halloween party, so it can arrive on time.

https://www.amazon.co.jp/In-English/b?ie=UTF8&node=1094656

8.Rakuten Japan

An alternative to shopping on Amazon Japan is Rakuten Japan. It is also very convenient and offers a diversity of costumes to choose from.

https://global.rakuten.com/en/


My Favourite Halloween Look

One of my favourite Halloween looks is the Bloody Nurse. I wore this three years ago on Halloween Night while partying in Shibuya. When I found this costume I was happy about the length, as many Halloween costumes in Japan are too short for me. Here is a bathroom selfie of the look:

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ルクーシちゃん being basic on Halloween ?

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Where do you shop for Halloween? Which is your favourite Halloween costume? Let me know in the comments.

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