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THE FASHION RAMONE: ELECTRO TOKYO HALLOWEEN HORROR COSTUME PARTY, JAPAN.

 

Ronan (Basil’s father) asked me to help him brainstorm a Halloween costume, and the conversation that ensued nearly destroyed my soul. One by one, he rejected my august suggestions:

“I’d only do things that don’t obstruct my looks…. I’m okay with being an archetype… If I could find a pair of angel wings to throw on that didn’t look too gay, I’d do that too… Is eyeliner enough to be a zombie?”

My heart, my heart! Every year, I celebrate Halloween until I’m half blind – so to throw on cat ears or vampire teeth and call it a day is… akin to pairing an Angelic Pretty blouse with jeans. Speak to me of existential horrors, not gimmicks monsters!

The Fashion Ramone understands. Party name? “Horror Vacui.” Dress code? “To expose the suicidal monster We have created inside.” At Tokyu Hands, I bought a meter of fishnet, laundry clips, and metal nails. At Loft, I picked up a stuffed duck. On October 31st, I “filled the long emptiness and doleful totality with impressions of the sinister mortal coil.”

The venue: Trump Room in Shibuya. Rococo, Baroque, gold foil, leopard print, deer heads, walls of mirrors, and black balloons all over the floor.

The Fashion Ramone and Narzib wild electro New Rave style party at Trump Room in Shibuya, Tokyo Japan. Crazy club kid fashion, blue lipstick, heart shaped glasses, ninja DJs.

The scene: yarimanchin and ninja DJs.

Silly Japanese comedian, Tokyo game shows on TV, pop culture celebrity costume. Japan flag rising sun Halloween costume. Fake mole on face. The Fashion Ramone and Narzib wild electro New Rave style party at Trump Room in Shibuya, Tokyo Japan.

This girl imitated a Japanese comedienne down to the mole and flouncy poses.

Nurse and scary nun Halloween costumes, sexy foam bikinis on Japanese girls. The Fashion Ramone and Narzib wild electro New Rave style party at Trump Room in Shibuya, Tokyo Japan.

The music: a jilting mix. Some good (minimal electronik, Italo disco, electro), some bad (to accompany the “tumult of vengeance, humiliation, and redemption,” perhaps? )

Batman makeup, red bat eyeshadow. Joker and Batman Goth costume for Halloween. Joker running after taxi, funny walk. Black rose, Japanese businessmen giving v-fingers posing for photos.

Without fail, drunk Japanese businessmen will approach and insist on taking photos, V-fingers raised.

Le sigh. What did you do for Halloween, and how did you dress? It’s not over for me… I still have Tokyo Dark Castle and Club Cemetery on my agenda this weekend!

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  1. Posted November 1, 2008 at 5:43 am | Permalink

    Truth be told, I spent yesterday dressed horribly first in my school uniform then in my work uniform TT_TT
    Definently not what I wanted to be wearing on the most exciting part of October.
    Love the first pictures. A really cool looking 'costume'!

  2. Posted November 1, 2008 at 7:22 am | Permalink

    Ur so creative! I love ur costume :3

    Please visit me tehe I have some pics of lolita and goth :p

    http://nakasnet.blogspot.com

  3. Posted November 1, 2008 at 12:43 pm | Permalink

    Truth be told, I spent yesterday dressed horribly first in my school uniform then in my work uniform TT_TT
    Definently not what I wanted to be wearing on the most exciting part of October.
    Love the first pictures. A really cool looking ‘costume’!

    • Posted November 1, 2008 at 3:53 pm | Permalink

      Funny how school uniforms are popular costumes on Halloween!

  4. Posted November 1, 2008 at 8:53 am | Permalink

    Great site! The Marie Antoinette lady is sugoi, and I'm glad the cut up project inspired you :)

  5. Posted November 1, 2008 at 8:53 am | Permalink

    Funny how school uniforms are popular costumes on Halloween!

  6. Posted November 1, 2008 at 8:58 am | Permalink

    like your outfit^^

  7. Posted November 1, 2008 at 8:58 am | Permalink

    I dressed up as a witch. Just a simple cape and hat. [: I really love that person's make up, the one that is holding that black rose. Looks a bit interesting.

  8. Posted November 1, 2008 at 2:22 pm | Permalink

    Ur so creative! I love ur costume :3

    Please visit me tehe I have some pics of lolita and goth :p

    http://nakasnet.blogspot.com

    • Posted November 1, 2008 at 3:53 pm | Permalink

      Great site! The Marie Antoinette lady is sugoi, and I’m glad the cut up project inspired you :)

      • Posted November 1, 2008 at 11:22 pm | Permalink

        tehe thank you for reading ^^
        it means so much to me :3

  9. Posted November 1, 2008 at 3:58 pm | Permalink

    like your outfit^^

  10. Posted November 1, 2008 at 3:58 pm | Permalink

    I dressed up as a witch. Just a simple cape and hat. [: I really love that person’s make up, the one that is holding that black rose. Looks a bit interesting.

  11. Posted November 1, 2008 at 12:04 pm | Permalink

    I was gonna wear cat ears and a collar and go out like that, but instead I ended up being a school girl cause my cat ears didn't get here in time…
    I'm so creative. Can't blame me though, Halloween is NOT a big deal here, most people won't understand why you're dressed up anyway, there weren't even a Halloween party in town that I know of. Halloween here is almost unexistant… we have a different holiday for dressing up though ^.^

  12. Posted November 1, 2008 at 1:07 pm | Permalink

    i've been to Japan a handful of times and it didn't look like i ever had even 1/100th of the fun you're having over there. maybe i need to stop going with my parents and pick up Japanese for Dummies. Net-face!! i love it!

  13. Posted November 1, 2008 at 7:04 pm | Permalink

    I was gonna wear cat ears and a collar and go out like that, but instead I ended up being a school girl cause my cat ears didn’t get here in time…
    I’m so creative. Can’t blame me though, Halloween is NOT a big deal here, most people won’t understand why you’re dressed up anyway, there weren’t even a Halloween party in town that I know of. Halloween here is almost unexistant… we have a different holiday for dressing up though ^.^

    • Posted November 2, 2008 at 1:37 am | Permalink

      I know what you mean… as you’ll see from today’s video blog, it’s a bummer when others don’t dress up!

  14. Posted November 1, 2008 at 2:45 pm | Permalink

    To go to school, I wore a blue and black gothloli ensemble paired with some wingtip maryjanes in the morning, and 5-inch platform maryjanes in the afternoon, and slowly got more extreme as the day progressed. I trick-or-treated with my friend, and we were Mana and Yu~ki from the Malice Mizer Shiroi PV! We got so many complements, especially while walking the mall.
    We were so tired by the end of the day…XD

    Looks like you had a fun halloween as well!!

  15. Posted November 1, 2008 at 8:07 pm | Permalink

    i’ve been to Japan a handful of times and it didn’t look like i ever had even 1/100th of the fun you’re having over there. maybe i need to stop going with my parents and pick up Japanese for Dummies. Net-face!! i love it!

    • Posted November 2, 2008 at 1:40 am | Permalink

      The South Park Fetus Lady was my inspiration! Tee hee.

  16. Posted November 1, 2008 at 4:22 pm | Permalink

    tehe thank you for reading ^^
    it means so much to me :3

  17. Posted November 1, 2008 at 9:45 pm | Permalink

    To go to school, I wore a blue and black gothloli ensemble paired with some wingtip maryjanes in the morning, and 5-inch platform maryjanes in the afternoon, and slowly got more extreme as the day progressed. I trick-or-treated with my friend, and we were Mana and Yu~ki from the Malice Mizer Shiroi PV! We got so many complements, especially while walking the mall.
    We were so tired by the end of the day…XD

    Looks like you had a fun halloween as well!!

    • Posted November 2, 2008 at 1:39 am | Permalink

      Wingtip AND 5-inch platform Mary Janes? You’re after my heart! Sounds like a grand gothloli time.

  18. Posted November 1, 2008 at 6:37 pm | Permalink

    I know what you mean… as you'll see from today's video blog, it's a bummer when others don't dress up!

  19. Posted November 1, 2008 at 6:39 pm | Permalink

    Wingtip AND 5-inch platform Mary Janes? You're after my heart! Sounds like a grand gothloli time.

  20. Posted November 1, 2008 at 6:40 pm | Permalink

    The South Park Fetus Lady was my inspiration! Tee hee.

  21. Posted November 1, 2008 at 11:30 pm | Permalink

    nice out fit -_^

    lol i did nothing for this years halloween. although the last year one i celebrated it abit early me and my best friend just dressed up as naughty high skool girls, brought heaps of sugary stuff, my other friend brought her video recorder with her and we all just played truth or dare, went high from candy and didn't sleep for 2 nights. and video taped the whole thing.

    nxt year im planning to wear a gothic lolita dress, wear contacts that make my eyes all white, make some home made fake blood and put it on some parts of my body, dye my whole hair red, and get fake vampire fangs. lol what do you???think???

  22. Posted November 1, 2008 at 11:53 pm | Permalink

    Loves it! Did you see Heidi Klum's Halloween costume? She went as the goddess Kali and it's incredible. Gold standard!

  23. Posted November 2, 2008 at 5:30 am | Permalink

    nice out fit -_^

    lol i did nothing for this years halloween. although the last year one i celebrated it abit early me and my best friend just dressed up as naughty high skool girls, brought heaps of sugary stuff, my other friend brought her video recorder with her and we all just played truth or dare, went high from candy and didn’t sleep for 2 nights. and video taped the whole thing.

    nxt year im planning to wear a gothic lolita dress, wear contacts that make my eyes all white, make some home made fake blood and put it on some parts of my body, dye my whole hair red, and get fake vampire fangs. lol what do you???think???

    • Posted November 2, 2008 at 5:53 am | Permalink

      Loves it! Did you see Heidi Klum’s Halloween costume? She went as the goddess Kali and it’s incredible. Gold standard!

  24. Posted November 2, 2008 at 8:13 pm | Permalink

    A duck as a HAT??!! Too awesome!! I love that veiling too – I must get to that shop when I'm there.

    Argh, I worked all weekend so missed Halloween…but popped out for just a few early drinks on Saturday night. I wore a black & white PVC corset, EGL rufled lace jabot, black Sass & Bide ruched leggings and a tux tailcoat.

    I'm so excited!! There's a Narzib next Saturday night!! I'll be sure to see you there :)

  25. Posted November 2, 2008 at 9:35 pm | Permalink

    OMG, this is soooo Underground-gone-GothLoli!!! Soooooooooooooo love it I just died…!!! You should totally just stay in Japan and dress wild all day. I mean it!!!

  26. Posted November 2, 2008 at 9:54 pm | Permalink

    Heh, it seems to be what I'm doing…

  27. Posted November 2, 2008 at 9:56 pm | Permalink

    I think my friend is doing a “body painting” show in Shinjuku on Saturday too. I'll let you know if anything else is happening next week!

  28. Posted November 3, 2008 at 4:13 am | Permalink

    A duck as a HAT??!! Too awesome!! I love that veiling too – I must get to that shop when I’m there.

    Argh, I worked all weekend so missed Halloween…but popped out for just a few early drinks on Saturday night. I wore a black & white PVC corset, EGL rufled lace jabot, black Sass & Bide ruched leggings and a tux tailcoat.

    I’m so excited!! There’s a Narzib next Saturday night!! I’ll be sure to see you there :)

    • Posted November 3, 2008 at 5:56 am | Permalink

      I think my friend is doing a “body painting” show in Shinjuku on Saturday too. I’ll let you know if anything else is happening next week!

  29. Posted November 3, 2008 at 5:35 am | Permalink

    OMG, this is soooo Underground-gone-GothLoli!!! Soooooooooooooo love it I just died…!!! You should totally just stay in Japan and dress wild all day. I mean it!!!

    • Posted November 3, 2008 at 5:54 am | Permalink

      Heh, it seems to be what I’m doing…

  30. Posted November 3, 2008 at 6:10 pm | Permalink

    I was the Mad Hatter >D

    and i wore that costume for 13 hours straight, cause i had to work in it and then i went to an awesome halloween party thrown by my sister that included someone dressed as the transvestite from transexual transalvania (from the rocky horror picture show). it was a great deal of fun.

  31. Posted November 3, 2008 at 6:10 pm | Permalink

    Hahah check out the video blog in the Club Cemetery post – my friend wears a Mad Hat and does a rockin' Dr. Frank n' Furter accent!

  32. Posted November 4, 2008 at 2:10 am | Permalink

    I was the Mad Hatter >D

    and i wore that costume for 13 hours straight, cause i had to work in it and then i went to an awesome halloween party thrown by my sister that included someone dressed as the transvestite from transexual transalvania (from the rocky horror picture show). it was a great deal of fun.

    • Posted November 4, 2008 at 2:10 am | Permalink

      Hahah check out the video blog in the Club Cemetery post – my friend wears a Mad Hat and does a rockin’ Dr. Frank n’ Furter accent!

  33. Posted November 4, 2008 at 2:10 am | Permalink

    I was the Mad Hatter >D

    and i wore that costume for 13 hours straight, cause i had to work in it and then i went to an awesome halloween party thrown by my sister that included someone dressed as the transvestite from transexual transalvania (from the rocky horror picture show). it was a great deal of fun.

  34. Posted November 4, 2008 at 2:10 am | Permalink

    Hahah check out the video blog in the Club Cemetery post – my friend wears a Mad Hat and does a rockin' Dr. Frank n' Furter accent!