Halloween is almost upon us. The time for shameless costume-wearing, pumpkin carving, and the consumption of more candy and whisky than you’d typically allow yourself. In the states, kids will be trick-or-treating, while here in Japan, masses of cosplay-wearing people will flood the streets, drinking, playing music, and going nuts.

Halloween is a little different in Japan. Costumes are much more important, after all, it is the land of manga, cosplay, and anime. In Tokyo the celebration can get quite chaotic; crowds flood the city, the roads close and it’s all a big, fun mess.

So, in keeping with the spirit of the holiday, we want to see how you’re celebrating this year and give your costume the international recognition it deserves.Simply send us a photo wearing your best costume and you’ll have the chance to win free whisky, gift cards, candy and more. As a special bonus, we’ll also be sending the first 500 submissions a free Japanese treat (terms apply).

How It Works

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Or, email your photo to halloween@dekanta.com

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Terms & Conditions

  • By submitting your photo to dekanta, you agree to grant dekanta free of charge the right to use the photo in any manner and media, including without limitation, the right to publish, adapt, distribute, copy, display or translate in printed or electronic media even if your entry does not win.
  • Dekanta reserves the right to include or exclude entries in it’s sole discretion, with or without reason.
  • Winning photos will be selected based on a round of voting, with the photos receiving the most votes being chosen as the winners.
  • The first 500 photographs submitted by participants in the United States, United Kingdom or Japan will be sent a free Japanese candy. Due to shipping costs, candy will only be sent to participants in these three countries. Dekanta reserves the right to exclude any submissions from qualification for the free candy. If your submission has qualified to receive free candy, you will receive an email notification.
  • Dekanta reserves the right to modify or cancel the contest or any of the arrangements, schedules, plans or other items directly or indirectly related to the contest, at any time and for any reason if deems necessary.
  • The personal information provided to dekanta by the participants shall only be used for the purposes of this contest. All participants are entitled to access, cancel, oppose and rectify the details about the personal data (such as names, addresses, etc.) contained in the file by sending their request by email to cs@dekanta.com