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LOOK: 25 ‘Jimi Halloween’ costumes that perfectly capture mundane hilarity

It’s finally spooky season. Are you excited for the tricks and treats? To get your heartbeat rising with some self-induced fear and thrill? One of the best parts of Halloween is seeing all the witty and high effort costumes that pop up. 

Maybe you want to dress up this year but aren’t too willing to sacrifice comfort for style this time around. There is no age limit to dressing up for Halloween but there may come a time when you’d want to be both comfy and cool (and save some of that hard earned cash as well). If this is the case, then you should definitely check out Japan’s Jimi Halloween. 

Jimi Halloween was conceptualized in 2014 on a Japanese site called the Daily Portal Z. Site users wanted to join in on the Halloween fun but were a bit embarrassed to go all out in spooky costumes. In the end, they decided to do a “Jimi” Halloween which roughly translates to “mundane”. Their costume theme became mundane or everyday situations. It may sound a bit bleak, but since 2014, the trend has swept outside of Japan and people around the world are dressing up as incredibly specific and relatable everyday situations. 

These Halloween costumes are so specific that they need to come with an explanation, but they become even more priceless once you hear them. Jimi Halloween has produced some of the most well thought out, original, and hilarious costumes out there. 

Here are just a few of the numerous iconic Jimi costumes that may hopefully inspire you to take the Jimi route this Halloween. Check out just how particular yet relatable these everyday costumes can get. 

 1. A person trying to get to work on a windy day

That feeling when the wind effect is just a little too strong. 

2. A buffering video

3. Zoom background error 

Not everyone has background compatibility on zoom, okay! 

4. A person who saw a cockroach before sleeping but lost it while looking for something to use as a weapon 

5. The woman having her bangs cut but the hairdresser suddenly disappears

6. A person who face-swapped with their cup’s Starbucks logo

These filters really do be sensitive these days! 

7. A person whose glasses fogged up from a hot drink

Speaking of coffee…

8. The unrelated background visuals in karaoke

9. An office worker whose ID is flipped over 

Simple but effective. 

10. The patient boyfriend waiting for his girlfriend in the mall

11. Someone visiting the worksite from the head office

12. The guy who had to work while on vacation

Just one more email then it’s vacation time, swear! 

13. Someone who doesn’t know their phone’s flash is on

Should we tell them or…? 

14. Person who got a shopping cart but ended up buying less than expected

Better safe than sorry! 

15. A person who regrets not getting a shopping cart while waiting in line at the cash register

Mega grasp superpowers: activate.

16. The cashier that averts their eyes when you enter your PIN

17. A person who wiped their hands on their clothes after washing 


18. The woman that came to the barbecue with no intention of helping out


Role for the day: taga-kain lang po. 

19. A girl who started cleaning up but got distracted by her phone

Fight the distraction, girl! 

20. Someone with a pen that stained through their shirt pocket 


21. A person in the middle of getting their eyes checked


22. A guy that leans while his Mario Kart character makes a turn


23. A person who tried to remove their mask which got caught in their glasses


24. A person who booked a conference room but there’s someone in it and now they’re checking to make sure they actually reserved it before knocking

A truly fleshed out costume. 

25. YouTubers in an apology video after facing backlash


A costume to put the countless video references available to good use. 

Now that you’ve seen the hilarious power and potential that everyday mundane costumes have, why not try going for a Jimi Halloween this year? As the examples show us, there are a lot of iconic moments from life for us to choose from. 



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