Participants wearing costumes walk along a main street during a Halloween Parade in Marikina city, east of Manila October 30, 2014.Reuters
It's that time of the year again, to dress up, collect candies and basically have a great time. Halloween enthusiasts have been preparing for the night of 31 October for months now, to come up first, with the idea of that perfect costume and then to execute it with precision.
Especially looking at these pictures, it is not hard to see how some people may be taking Halloween costume contests way too seriously. With extreme attention to detail and immaculate precision, these costumes are worth fawning over.
While some surfed in their costumes, some others took part in the "Zombie Zumba Dance". Whether in Tokyo or Manila, parades were where most of these Halloween lovers got to show off their elaborate costumes.
From spooky to silly, here is a look at some of the best 2014 Halloween costumes so far.