Human beings seem to have a certain fascination with the dead regardless of culture.
We just had the Hungry Ghost Festival held during the lunar seventh month. It was a month-long fare of “歌台” [getai; concert-like performance held on temporarily constructed stage], dinner banquets and burning of incense and paper offerings to the dead. Now with the end of October approaching, I see stores selling costumes and decor for Halloween and restaurants putting up Halloween parties.
Generally, I have no interest in the dead and horrors. But I find the anime/manga characters dressed up as little sexy devils, cute black cat, handsome wizard and hot mummies in the wallpapers and graphic books cute.
Thus, when they wanted to dress up for Halloween for the fun of it, I was very willing to dress them up. In anime style. (*^_^*)
Here they are. Aren’t they cute?