Remember last year's “mundane Halloween” in Japan? If not, a scroll through this Bored Panda list is a must! If you've seen it, however, you know what's coming up next. That's right—some of the best and the most hilarious Halloween costumes you've ever seen. An exaggeration, you might say? I beg to differ.

To give a short recap, a subculture called Jimi Halloween (地味ハロウィン), that can be translated into something along the lines of "mundane Halloween," began in 2014. For the spookiest holiday of the year, people are dressing up in costumes that involve everyday clothes and that tell a quite specific backstory of an everyday situation.

Although started in Japan, the trend has spread beyond the country and gained popularity in other parts of the world, as well. This year, costumes from a "down-to-earth" party in Taiwan are going viral, too. From "the guy who had to work during vacation" to "the surprised man who got a vasectomy last year," all the costumes you're about to see are downright amazing.

"These are the best Halloween costumes I have ever seen in my life," someone commented on Twitter (see, I told you!) "Almost enough to make me actually like Halloween costumes," they added. "These are fantastic," another user added. "They're all dressed as people in a country that got the virus under control. I want to go as that next year," someone summed up our feelings perfectly.

Scroll down below to see the list of pics from 2020 "mundane Halloween" parties both in Japan and Taiwan and vote for the ones that made you laugh!

More info: Twitter

#1

"A zookeeper in charge of the pandas"

"A zookeeper in charge of the pandas"

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JessG
Community Member
2 months ago

CUTE! Love it!

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#2

"A person going to work on a windy day"

"A person going to work on a windy day"

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Tinykame
Community Member
2 months ago

Awesome

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#3

"When you’re loading"

"When you’re loading"

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Bob Ross
Community Member
2 months ago

This needs to be higher up

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#4

"The guy waiting for his girlfriend by the shopping mall restroom"

"The guy waiting for his girlfriend by the shopping mall restroom"

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Joe Berger
Community Member
2 months ago

This is so accurate

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#5

"The man under infrared camera"

"The man under infrared camera"

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Tinykame
Community Member
2 months ago

So creative

#6

"The woman who’s having her bang cut but the hairdresser is nowhere to be found"

"The woman who’s having her bang cut but the hairdresser is nowhere to be found"

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OS
Community Member
2 months ago

the horror

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#7

"Zoom background error"

"Zoom background error"

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Happy Days
Community Member
2 months ago

how many times has that happened.....great idea LMAO

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#8

"An overworked woman doing last-minute assignments for a terrible company on the train platform"

"An overworked woman doing last-minute assignments for a terrible company on the train platform"

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Bird Mom
Community Member
2 months ago

VERY specific.

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#9

A driver’s license

A driver’s license

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Happy Days
Community Member
2 months ago

great idea!

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#10

“The woman looking for a seat at food court”

“The woman looking for a seat at food court”

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Sarah Fry
Community Member
2 months ago

And then you feel so awkward and your looking around, then you finally give up and sit at that one dirty table right by the rowdy group of people.

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#11

"An interviewer who’s a little too extra with the pens"

"An interviewer who’s a little too extra with the pens"

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Tacocat
Community Member
2 months ago

lol that's literally me with colorful pilot g2s

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#12

"An office worker whose lanyard name card has flipped over"

"An office worker whose lanyard name card has flipped over"

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Tabitha L
Community Member
2 months ago

Yes!!

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#13

"A businessman who cut himself shaving but can luckily hide it with his mask"

"A businessman who cut himself shaving but can luckily hide it with his mask"

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boredpanDaman
Community Member
2 months ago

love the captions!

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#14

"That guy who’s definitely the grill master at a large BBQ"

"That guy who’s definitely the grill master at a large BBQ"

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earringnut
Community Member
2 months ago

Yes, yes he is.

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#15

"The Starbucks employee forced to smile through an exhausting Halloween"

"The Starbucks employee forced to smile through an exhausting Halloween"

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Storm Anne
Community Member
2 months ago

thats me right there

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#16

"The surprised man, who got vasectomy last year"

"The surprised man, who got vasectomy last year"

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Ploploplop
Community Member
2 months ago

Oof.

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#17

"A woman who’s regretting telling the cashier that she doesn’t need a bag"

"A woman who’s regretting telling the cashier that she doesn’t need a bag"

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Aeon Flux
Community Member
2 months ago

That’s me.

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#18

"The guy who had to work during vacation"

"The guy who had to work during vacation"

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itz kimora
Community Member
2 months ago

i cant even imagine how hard it'd be walking around in those. c o m m i t m e n t.

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#19

"The newly single in Japanese drama getting over a relationship"

"The newly single in Japanese drama getting over a relationship"

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Happy Days
Community Member
2 months ago

haha don't worry there back in love 5 minutes later

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#20

"Someone who isn't aware their phone flashlight is on"

"Someone who isn't aware their phone flashlight is on"

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Tabitha L
Community Member
2 months ago

Ha!

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#21

"The makeup beginner"

"The makeup beginner"

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Tanner Wright
Community Member
2 months ago

These are so creative!

#22

"A guy who can definitely tell the difference between good and bad coffee"

"A guy who can definitely tell the difference between good and bad coffee"

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Tinykame
Community Member
2 months ago

These are hilarious

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#23

"The one who left the bag open"

"The one who left the bag open"

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Cindy N
Community Member
2 months ago

She's dressed as me! LOL

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#24

"The woman who got head injury in soap operas"

"The woman who got head injury in soap operas"

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Troux
Community Member
2 months ago

The backwards hoodie! 🤣

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#25

"A guy who can no longer wear his favorite shirt because of the anime Kimetsu no Yaiba (“Demon Slayer”)"

"A guy who can no longer wear his favorite shirt because of the anime Kimetsu no Yaiba (“Demon Slayer”)"

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Happy Days
Community Member
2 months ago

awww poor thing

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#26

"The one who’s still playing Animal Crossing"

"The one who’s still playing Animal Crossing"

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HOT CHOCOLATE <3
Community Member
2 months ago

haha me

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