japan halloween famous painting parade

Japan Wins Halloween with their Famous Paintings Parade

Whatever you can do, Japan can do it better.

This year, for Japan’s annual Halloween parade, art lovers united to dress up as famous paintings and quite literally made some of history’s most iconic masterpieces come to life. When you have more than 2,000 people dressed-up in jaw-dropping costumes and add more than 120,000 spectators, it makes for one helluva parade.

Some of the walking masterpieces included Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, Vincent Van Gogh’s Self Portrait, Johannes Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring, Pablo Picasso’s The Weeping Woman, Edvard Munch’s Scream and even the botched Beast Jesus painting. Each person would have gone through hours of preparation wearing make-up, masks, wigs and clothing allowing them to look eerily similar to the real deal. Finished off with a replica background and gold frame, 3D masterpieces were born that allowed onlookers to experience the world’s most famous painting like never before.

Take a look below to see some of the best walking art pieces:


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