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Shibuya Halloween 2019 was a big street party

Shibuya Halloween 2019 was a huge street party.  As always, I went to the “prequel” which was quiet due to the heavy police presence and few people on the street, but the main event was insanely crowded!   The year might have set a record for attendance.

Halloween 2019 Shibuya scramble crossing

To be honest, I thought with the extremely heavy police presence the night before, crowd attendance might suffer.  But I was very, very wrong.  Halloween cosplayers were out in force!  

Japanese day of the dead cosplayer Shibuya Halloween 2019

I tried getting into Center-Gai, but there were so many people, literally a wall.  It was impenetrable so I walked around to the Seibu Department store to see what I could find.  It was filled with a friendly crowd, probably the best I’ve ever met for this event (and that is saying something!).  A lot of people were willing to talk and have their photos taken, which was fun.


As always some people looked sexy and cute, others looked weird and bizarre with a few looking scary!  And yes, there was everything and everyone else in between!  Many had put a lot of time and effort into their outfits. 

Japanese harem cosplayers
Jack Sparrow Shibuya Halloween 2019

My “Best Outfit” award went to Jack Sparrow!  I only had time to get two quick shots of him, but he got his costume 100% right!  The braids and boots, along with everything in between was amazing.  He would have been right at home on a pirate ship!

undead escaped convicts
cossdresser Shibuya Halloween 2019

The only problem was crowd control.  The streets were overflowing with people.  The number of people between the station, Hachiko, Shibuya Crossing and Center Gai was incredible.  I wanted to get past Starbucks but with the human sea there, it was impossible.  To be honest, a little dangerous.  That area is a bottleneck and will forever cause problems. 

maids at Shibuya Halloween 2019
foreign couple at Shibuya Halloween 2019

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Anyway, Shibuya Halloween 2019 was fun and one of the world’s most incredible street parties.  I wonder what future events will bring!  If have any questions or comments, leave them below.

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