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People in Japan Dressed Up as Famous Paintings for a Halloween Parade

 

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Sunday October 28, 2018 marked the 22nd annual Halloween parade in the city of Kawasaki in the prefecture Kanagawa, Japan. Around 2,000 people in costume marched the streets along with 120,000 excited spectators. Among ghosts, vampires, skeletons, and other cosplay creations, a group of art-loving participants dressed as famous paintings, bringing some of the world’s most famous art history masterpieces to life.

The creative costumes included Vincent van Gogh’s Self Portrait, Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, Edvard Munch’s Scream, Pablo Picasso’s The Weeping Woman, Johannes Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring, and even “Beast Jesus”—the comically botched restoration of a fresco painting that recently became Internet-famous. From the waist up, each person was styled in subject-specific makeup, masks, clothing, wigs, and accessories, transforming them into uncanny painterly depictions. They also wore gold frames with painted backgrounds, completing the museum-worthy looks.

This year marked the 22nd annual Halloween parade in the city of Kawasaki in the prefectural Kanagawa, Japan.

A group of art-loving participants dressed as famous paintings, bringing some of the world’s most famous art history masterpieces to life.

h/t: [Golem13]

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Emma Taggart

Emma Taggart is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. Originally from Northern Ireland, she is an artist now based in Berlin. After graduating with a BA in Fashion and Textile Design in 2013, Emma decided to combine her love of art with her passion for writing. Emma has contributed to various art and culture publications, with an aim to promote and share the work of inspiring modern creatives. While she writes every day, she’s also devoted to her own creative outlet—Emma hand-draws illustrations and is currently learning 2D animation.

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