Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you want to dress up for an office Halloween party, but really hate the idea of spending the whole day dressed in a flamboyant and uncomfortable costume?  Well, the Japanese have found a solution to this awkward situation. In 2014, they started a subculture called Jimi Halloween (地味ハロウィン) which roughly translates to “mundane Halloween.” The idea behind it is as mundane as it sounds—people dress up in a costume that tells a boring story and involves plain and regular clothes.The whole thing was started by a small group of adults at Daily Portal Z who “kind of wanted to participate in the festivities of Halloween, but were too embarrassed to go all out in witch or zombie costumes.” Over the years, this tradition gained popularity and grew into a big event with hundreds of attendees who gather to party and explain their costumes to each other. Scroll below for the best boring costumes and get inspired for your next Halloween outfit!

More info: dailyportalz.jp | twitter.com

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Person Who Face-Swapped Their Photo With A Starbucks Cup

Person Who Face-Swapped Their Photo With A Starbucks Cup

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Elizabeth Schuyler 2 weeks ago

AAA no

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A Person Who Discovered A Cockroach Just Before Going To Bed But Lost It While Looking For Something That Could Be A Weapon

A Person Who Discovered A Cockroach Just Before Going To Bed But Lost It While Looking For Something That Could Be A Weapon

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European other 2 weeks ago

That's some backstory

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#3

Camera Assistant For Children's Photo Studio

Camera Assistant For Children's Photo Studio

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tuzdayschild 2 weeks ago

Definately dying inside.

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#4

Person Whose Glasses Fogged Up From A Hot Drink

Person Whose Glasses Fogged Up From A Hot Drink

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Bob Beltcher 2 weeks ago

Or when the step out of their car in the humid summer.

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#5

A Person Who Got A Shopping Cart But Picked Up Less Items Than Expected

A Person Who Got A Shopping Cart But Picked Up Less Items Than Expected

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European other 2 weeks ago

Well that happens

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#6

A Person Who Forgot To Take Out The Trash

A Person Who Forgot To Take Out The Trash

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European other 2 weeks ago

I could be that person weekly

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#7

Zoo Worker Lining Up Baby Pandas

Zoo Worker Lining Up Baby Pandas

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Banksy Turning On The Shredder With A Remote

Banksy Turning On The Shredder With A Remote

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ADHORTATOR 2 weeks ago

Like it!

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#9

People Who Came To The Work Site From The Head Office

People Who Came To The Work Site From The Head Office

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ZANDA 2 weeks ago

What kind of drink is that?

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A Person Who Regrets Not Getting A Shopping Cart While Waiting At The Cash Register

A Person Who Regrets Not Getting A Shopping Cart While Waiting At The Cash Register

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Bob Beltcher 2 weeks ago

That's me! Lol

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#11

People In E-Sports Group Photos

People In E-Sports Group Photos

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Elizabeth Schuyler 2 weeks ago

This is literally how they *all* pose

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#12

A Person Waken Up By Amazon Delivery

A Person Waken Up By Amazon Delivery

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European other 2 weeks ago

Haha nice one !

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#13

Person Who Wiped Their Hands On Their Clothes After Washing Their Hands

Person Who Wiped Their Hands On Their Clothes After Washing Their Hands

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European other 2 weeks ago

Or that's what they said it was !

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#14

Person Who Cleans Escalator Railings

Person Who Cleans Escalator Railings

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Samantha Pines 2 weeks ago

I guess I never realized that was a thing to begin with, haha.

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#15

A Person Whose Heart Is Dead On A Holiday

A Person Whose Heart Is Dead On A Holiday

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Hard 2 Guess 2 weeks ago

Hello my female Japanese version.

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#16

Naturally Oriented Woman Who Is Too Organic And Malnourished

Naturally Oriented Woman Who Is Too Organic And Malnourished

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boredpanDaman 2 weeks ago

love it!

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#17

Beauty Youtuber Reviewing All New Lipstick Colors

Beauty Youtuber Reviewing All New Lipstick Colors

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Lama Lady 2 weeks ago

And her arms were stained forever

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#18

Person Who Won 5th Prize At The Company Bingo

Person Who Won 5th Prize At The Company Bingo

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James Floyd 2 weeks ago

Umaibo! 10yen (10 cents) each, but look how many of them!

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#19

A Woman Who Came To The Barbecue With No Intention Of Helping

A Woman Who Came To The Barbecue With No Intention Of Helping

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Kristy P 2 weeks ago

I have that same teal and orange shop bag. XD

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#20

Ink Stain

Ink Stain

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A Rose Among Thorns 2 weeks ago

I feel like most of these are just ordinary people who just passed off their everyday look as a costume, kinda funny

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#21

People Who Only Have Nike Shoes

People Who Only Have Nike Shoes

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ZANDA 2 weeks ago

LOL this is so silly it's brilliant

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#22

A Person Who Is About To Win In "Old Maid"

A Person Who Is About To Win In "Old Maid"

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European other 2 weeks ago

That look !

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#23

Story-Telling Volunteer

Story-Telling Volunteer

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ADHORTATOR 2 weeks ago

I would like to know this story :-)

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#24

A Person In The Middle Of Making Glasses

A Person In The Middle Of Making Glasses

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Joannie Goulet 2 weeks ago

I've been wearing glasses for nearly 30 years and I've never seen that before. Always interesting to see the differences between different parts of the world!

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#25

Person Mistaken For A Store Clerk At The Optician

Person Mistaken For A Store Clerk At The Optician

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Gemma Lees 2 weeks ago (edited)

Literally the look on my carer's face when an old lady in town started following us around a shop and having a go at her for only "serving" me, when she repeatedly told her that she didn't work there and kept pointing to the logo on her smock. (She comes with me so I can grocery shop as I'm physically disabled).

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#26

Professional Gamer (Korea)

Professional Gamer (Korea)

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Bob Beltcher 2 weeks ago

Must be a lot of smug gamers on here.

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#27

A Store Manager In Training

A Store Manager In Training

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Takahiro Kawaguchi 1 week ago

"A part-time worker who looks like a store manager"

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Person Who Came To Repair A PC

Person Who Came To Repair A PC

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Sean Reynolds 1 week ago

"Have you tried turning it off and on again?" "Is it plugged in?" "have you disabled the firewalls?"

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