Halloween on the Chinese Internet: Kim Jong-un, Skull Girl

Halloween makeup by Chinese netizen and Sina Weibo user @吴琼琼爱画画, featuring half a skull on half the face.

Yesterday was Halloween. Here are 5 of the top 10 microblog posts for the “Halloween” trending topic on China’s most popular Sina Weibo microblogging social network:

@神奇的美帝: YouTube user Visual Burrito made an LED Halloween costume for his 22-month-old daughter which made his daughter look like a matchstick figure in the dark. [哈哈] Super cute!

Halloween Stick Figure LED costume by Visual Burrito for daughter, animated gif.

@小野妹子学吐槽: Halloween cosplay grand prize winner… Can you not admire it?

Chinese person's Kim Jong-un cosplay for Halloween.

@小野妹子学吐槽: Halloween is almost here and the American people have one-by-one begun making jack-o-lanterns and decorating their yards, but a few silly people have clearly gone overboard, overflowing with artistic talent, not only scaring little children but even making adults who see [their work] reaching for their phones to call the 911 hotline… Also, just what is the last one about?

American Halloween decorations posted on Sina Weibo.

American Halloween decorations posted on Sina Weibo.

American Halloween decorations posted on Sina Weibo.

American Halloween decorations posted on Sina Weibo.

American Halloween decorations posted on Sina Weibo.

American Halloween decorations posted on Sina Weibo.

American Halloween decorations posted on Sina Weibo.

@秋田六千: Today is Halloween and a student at Peking Kyoto University came to class dressed as Spider-Man… and even the professor teaching the class couldn’t maintain his composure, simultaneously taking photos and saying, “We’ll start class after I post this to Twitter”… Let’s diligently have class, okay?!

Chinese student attends class in Spider-Man costume for Halloween at Peking University.

@吴琼琼爱画画: I hear #Halloween# is coming… Although we don’t celebrate it, I still want to have fun drawing a human skull. [嘻嘻] Basically, just one eyebrow pencil will do it~ Rate it! [爱你]

Halloween makeup by Chinese netizen and Sina Weibo user @吴琼琼爱画画, featuring half a skull on half the face.

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  • Claude

    Wow, that kid with the stick figure costume was adorable. Anyways, we can see why Halloween is the second largest commercial holiday of the year after Christmas. The Costumes and decorations can get pretty elaborate. $6.9 billion was spent every year on those things.

    Hope you had a fun one.

    • maybeabanana

      6.9 billion on a pagan holiday . Good work china on their commercial culture and meaningful spending.

      • A Gawd Dang Mongolian

        You say pagan like it’s a bad thing.

        • Claude

          Some of my best friends are pagans

        • maybeabanana

          I am saying that the same Christians that borrow beliefs from Pagan’s that they detest only to accrue more followers. The belief and traditions of Hallow’s eve and what ever Celtic origin is not invalid, rather it is my gripe of people following traditions without ever questioning the meaning behind it.

          • A Gawd Dang Mongolian

            Well I think it’s just there are some traditions from oh so long ago that are real hard to do, and kinda pointless now.

            Like herding cows between two large bonfires to ward away bad spirits. I don’t question it, because it has evolved over time from pagan, to Christian, to anyone’s day to dress up and get plastered.

      • Beijinger

        He was talking about the US.

        China doesn;t celebrate Halloween.

        You seem kinda slow.

        • maybeabanana

          OOps my bad on fact check. Does it ever occur to you that this article retains to China and their take on Halloween?? His reply was stated in a fashion that doesn’t specifically imply the Chinese nor the Americans until one checks for the dollar amount spent. However you want to imply that nothiness in that people don’t put on costumes and run around masquerading another tradition? You seem like an asshole so fuck you and the horse you rode on, just not with my penis.

  • Opalivian

    I’m going to dress up as Kim Jong Un and fly to North Korea. I want to see the reactions~

    • Alice Pan

      save your beneficiary some $ & just make it a 1 way flight. may you rip.

      • Riddler

        ‘may you rip’ kim jong to pieces.

    • Riddler

      Here are the reactions.

  • Probotector

    Yeah, someone had better tell them it’s Halloween, not random costume festival.

    • maybeabanana

      Excuse to dress vainly and stupidly.

      • Riddler

        They don’t need excuses.

        • maybeabanana

          It’s a social excuse. If they really didnt need excuses, they could be dressing up everyday like harajuku girls. You don’t see much of that on a daily basis.

  • bprichard

    Come on, guy on internet. What’s the point of even having the internet if it doesn’t lead to understanding the glory of Nicolas Cage? BEEEEEEEES

    • Claude

      100 Greatest Nicolas Cage Quotes Of All Time

      http://www.pbh2.com/entertainment/movies-television/greatest-nicolas-cage-quotes/

      Laugh all you want but Lord Of War was a masterpiece.

      • bprichard

        I would never laugh at Nicolas Cage. He’s a great actor who enjoys any type of paycheck. Personally, I’m a Wild at Heart man.

        • Claude

          You love the outrageous Nick Cage. I assume you’ve seen The Bad Lieutenant? I prefer when he can rein himself in like Matchstick Men, Lord Of War or The Weather Man. A unique character for sure.

          • bprichard

            I do really enjoy Bad Lieutenant. And you’re absolutely right that he can kill it when he tones it down a bit. I enjoy both Cage styles.

        • 用开水烫我!

          no woman wants to see his films,it’s the truth!

          • Riddler

            But you’re not a woman so it shouldn’t affect you.

          • Riddler

            Your treat.

          • http://www.churchofsatan.com/ Donald_Pleasance

            hahaha I just almost choked up my chicken and rice, lol

          • Riddler

            :-)

          • Riddler

            Its the painful truth of it that makes it all the more hilarious. Eattot is probably stirring the cauldron invoking all kinds of calamity upon me:-)

          • http://www.churchofsatan.com/ Donald_Pleasance

            I am stirring my cauldron imagining invoking all kinds of degeneracy on her:)
            In all seriousness, did a foreign teacher at EF or Web screw her and then leave her or something, lol

          • Riddler

            I doubt your spell would work. The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has limits. Eattot is in a whole different league.

            I have met some teachers from those places you mentioned but I doubt they would stoop so low. It was probably a case of flat out rejection without any screwing involved. That would explain the desperate attention seeking.

          • http://www.churchofsatan.com/ Donald_Pleasance

            Hahaha, my 5 mao says she will come back with some bitchy poorly written retort.

          • lonetrey / Dan

            Eh, to be honest, I don’t like Nicolas Cages movies either. Except for Sorcerer’s Apprentice and Lord of War, his other movies were kind of lame for me.

          • 用开水烫我!

            i dislike brad pit, nicolas cages, and jude law and colin farrell…cages is ugly,jude law looks never young,the other two look similar,that type angry bad temper impatient faces i dislike most.and the actor of the fast and furisous 6 is so ugly that i throw dvd away! but i like stallone…haha!
            females i dislike milla jovovich and kirsten dunst most.then maggie gyllenhaal looks so bitchy, julia stiles is so ugly.

          • lonetrey / Dan

            Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaat. You don’t like Vin Diesel nor Brad Pitt?! :’( I think I started appreciated Brad Pitt after seeing him in the Ocean’s 11/12/13 series. And Vin Diesel’s Fast&Furious and Riddick series were entertaining afterall.

            Though, I think I agree with you on Colin Farrell, Milla Jovovich, Kirsten Dunst, and Maggie Gyllenhaal.

            But I find Julia Stiles really hot in Bourne Identity! She’s otherwise average looking when she’s not playing that one specific character from the Bourne series :/

            Stallone has that “over the top” thing going on that I don’t really like, though I admit I don’t know much about him other than his fame and the two “The Expendables” movies.

            Do you at least like Bruce Willis, Jason Statham, or Arnold Schwarzenegger? I figure if you like Stallone then you might like the other “badass” actors that are in the same category as him…. not to mention they all showed up together in “The Expendables 2″!!

          • 用开水烫我!

            haha, other actors you mentioned i do not have anything against them. i dislike brad pitt because his looks is much overstated,there are quite some handsome also good actors.
            i like guys look as ethan hawke and josh hartnett that type. james franco is so attractive…

          • http://www.churchofsatan.com/ Donald_Pleasance

            Great movie my man

          • Germandude

            Brad Pitt? You started appreciating Brad Pitt since the Ocean’s series? What about SEVEN?

            And now it comes. You think the Fast&the Furios, including Vin Diesel are good? I mean, Vin Diesel= good is simply, well….false? wrong? an error? blasphemy? insane?

            Vin Diesel is an actor as good as “The Rock”…

          • lonetrey / Dan

            I never said he was a good actor, I said I appreciated him! lol I agree, he’s about the same as The Rock!

            And I’m too young to have watched SEVEN when it came out! I was literally 7 years old at the time! >_<

          • Middle_Kingdum

            Milla Jozovich is hot. I never thought I would say this, but I think eattot’s opinion is a bit warped.

          • maybeabanana

            Milla is my kinda girl.. no gayness intended.. but she can act and model without showing off..

          • Riddler

            Bitchy and ugly huh? Mirror mirror on the wall…

          • markus peg

            Face off was a good movie

          • lonetrey / Dan

            oh! Thanks for reminding me about that one, I have yet to see it and I remember bookmarking the wiki page for it a while ago. Just forgot about it until now…

  • markus peg

    I was a victim of this pet cat killer. Please help spread awareness of such monstrous actions in China in your local community, to help fight and end monkey making schemes from other peoples losses.

    This woman captures peoples pet cats using traps set up in communities and then keeps them in cages ready to be killed for the fur and meat. The meat is then sold as rabbit meat and the fur will go into all kinds of things.
    She shows no remorse and profited and is likely to get off with a small fine that accounts for a small amount of the profits that she has made over the many years doing this.

    Some of my cats were taken by the people who work for her, I am a foreign man based in Jiangsu. I am both heartbroken and angry. Cat traps were found in the community I live in most of the locals don’t know this happens (always believing things to happen somewhere else). Help spread awareness of these cases and how monstrous it is to steel other people’s pets and kill them for profit!

    Family name CUI (Cat pets killed by her and her organization for profit)
    Don’t let her and people like her get away with it!

    • mr.wiener

      Sorry to hear about your kitty. Don’t let you cats out if you want to keep them I think, particularly if they are pedigree.

      • Winterbitten

        As sad as this is to hear, I’d like to say that this is potentially a good wake-up call for anyone who has a habit of letting their cats outdoors.

        Generally cats live longer and healthier lives as indoor pets, and for those who really insist on letting them outside, they should be supervised as if they’re a kid. No matter where you live, you need to worry about parasites, diseases, fighting, predators, and cars. Then, there are locations that have people who just like to hurt animals or I guess in this case trap cats for food and fur.

        I’d suggest anyone who is really insistent on letting their cats outdoors either modify their homes to make the house a little more stimulating for the cats (not easy, I know), or supervise them as you would a young child.

        Regardless, I hope this person gets what’s coming to them. I love cats to death, but can understand to a certain degree the mentality of this person. Cats are food/income to them; and probably a pest in the eyes of some residents (feral ones that is). However, setting up traps in a residential area, without putting up notices, and without a real legit reason other than some extra cash (i.e. you weren’t called in to exterminate a group of feral cats/rats/whatevers causing a problem)… is putting yourself in a position where you’re going to kill or hurt someone’s pet. That is definitely not acceptable.

        I may have read wrong but I’m under the belief you (Marcus) got your cat back and I’m hoping it’s recovering. If not, this is one of those situations I would be willing to deportation for the satisfaction of beating the crap out of this person, regardless of gender. Pets are family, nobody should hurt your family.

        • markus peg

          A few months ago 2 of my cats went missing it was only when i found my black cat in the trap did i work out what was going on and investigated further (with results), so i got one back, sadly the other two [the most loving ones] had the same fate as those in the photo. I accepted strays and at one point i had 20 cats, now i have 10 as i gave some away and 1 was hit by a taxi driver driving way to fast in the comunity, i paid for a sign posts to put around saying slow down, but it doesn’t help, we need speed bumps but i cannot afford to pay for the whole community… my house isn’t big enough to keep them in doors and they wouldn’t understand nor like me keeping them in doors (apart from one who just sleeps inside all day.). other than the road that goes around the community the middle is a park area with a street, trees and grass, the cats love it in that area. It is a dilemma.

    • Guest23

      Sorry for your cat, just damn too pitiful and reprehensible that a lot of people don’t care or even bother with any issues that might even matter to them, apathy is a real faith-killer and people are going to forever assume that everyone will swindle anyone for anything there.

    • 用开水烫我!

      so heart breaking !
      some people in park also told me that bad people catch cats then make them into BBQ sticks,like 10 rmb per cat.

      • linette lee

        This is why I am afraid to eat food products from China. Does China food inspection regulate cat and dog meats? In order to sell cat or dog meats to the public do they have to be inspected? Why would the public eat something not inspected? They can just catch a mouse or rat or cat from the sewage and cook the meat to feed us. Why would I want to eat that?
        Meat is just meat. I have no problem eating any kind of meat. Rat, cat, etc whatever but they must be from food farm. A farm that is regulated and animals are raised to be food. They are disease free.

        • Joey

          China food inspection, LOL

          • Riddler

      • Riddler

        And how exactly do you know the intricate details…..?

    • linette lee

      sorry to hear that.

    • Riddler

      Always wondered why we never see cats around the city. Sorry about your cat bro. You care more for your cat than these lot do for their own kids. Organ harvesting, maiming kids then putting them on the streets. What DOESN’T take place?

    • wafflestomp

      Post photos and details on HOW to spot these traps, when/where etc. Thanks.

      • markus peg

        more than one kind of cat trap can be used.
        Ones i have read about are cages or boxes with a worm or bird stuck or tied to it so that the cat comes in to see whats moving or play with it then they get stuck.
        The ones where i live were quite basic and i regret now that i did not take a photo as i was too concerned about my cat and rushed her home. However i have found some pictures online of what they looked like and my cat still had wire stuck around her neck even when at home.

        here are some example pictures for reference i hope your pets will be safe, it wasn’t quite like that but very similar.

      • Riddler

        How to spot these traps? As soon as you cross the border into china. Keep your eyes peeled, (pun intended) everywhere, at all times.

    • Hi

      No foreign man would say “I’m a foreign man”

      • Probotector

        I agree with your meaning, but there are many morons that would refer to themselves as “foreign”.

        • markus peg

          It’s not moronic it just means i am not a local to the area or country that the issue above has happened.
          The police don’t care about stolen pets as they don’t count as property,
          they only intervened because they were being sold as rabbit meat. Some say that foreigners get treated differently but exceptions were not made for my cats mine went missing a few months ago and i knew the above story before it went on the news.But all i was aware was that they were killing peoples pet cats (which is not illegal in China, only selling cat meat as another meat is illegal).

          • Probotector

            I’m not decrying your issue with having your cat abducted, that’s a horrible tragedy to have befallen you, and you have my sympathy. We are all aware of the Chinaman’s barbarism, and the glee with which he carries it out. Nevertheless, there are more appropriate terms than “foreigner” to label yourself as: “expat”, for example. Now, you could say that this is nitpicking, but we were just raising it was a minor issue.

          • markus peg

            Ok, i guess that is a better term, writing in anger isnt the best time to write. Also sometimes i feel Chinese peoples behavior sometimes rob off on me. I guess hearing lao wai so often i find myself using it too…

        • Riddler

          Yeah, most of china. They are truly foreign.

      • markus peg

        I want to show that i am not Chinese without saying my nationality.
        Are you saying you think i am telling a lie and that i am Chinese or a girl? Either way, that is not really the issue here…

      • Riddler

        No human would behave as most in china behave. What’s your point?

    • lonetrey / Dan

      People with broken fingers can’t do this to cats.

      Celebrate Halloween with a nice ski mask, and find this monstrous bitch.

    • Claude

      I was taken aback by this yesterday and I couldn’t comment. My impulse is smash her face in with something, I don’t know what – just something. But then I’d be just another evil fuck.

      Really sorry about your cat.
      Take care

  • mr.wiener

    I won 1st prize and two 2nd prizes in costume parties around town. Will post photos tomorrow.
    Like that skull girls work. She or a friend of hers has a very fine touch with an airbrush.

    • Riddler

      I bet her airbrush has a vibrating function.

      • Probotector

        Nice

      • mr.wiener

        It wouldn’t be much use as an airbrush then ,would it?
        Seriously I had the biggest crush on this gothicy Asian chick 30 years ago…*sigh* mammaries.
        ….hmm I think I just typed a Freudian slip.

        • Riddler

          BWHAHAHA! Mammaries! Sharp, very sharp.

          ps. i need a day off. Going to umm, have a little fun today here.

          • http://www.churchofsatan.com/ Donald_Pleasance

            Amen to that bruvva!

        • lonetrey / Dan

          gothicy Asian girls are so rare here in USA! That, or I’m hanging out with the wrong Asians :(

          • Riddler

            Eattot.

          • lonetrey / Dan

            She has that style? o_O what.

          • Riddler

            Well she IS rather morbid.

        • https://www.facebook.com/dinie.akhemu Gerhana

          is there any other kind of chick?

    • Germandude

      mr.wiener, 3 days ago:

      “Will post photos tomorrow.”

      WHERE THE HELL ARE THE PICSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS?

      • KAMIKAZIPILOT

        He probably forgot. He’s getting old you know.

        • linette lee

          you are so bad. What did you wear for halloween?

          • KAMIKAZIPILOT

            I dressed as Chairman Mao Zedong and went around scaring little kids. I had to wear a lot of extra padding under my clothes because of how fat he was.

          • linette lee

            Did you hook up with any virgins? ;)

          • KAMIKAZIPILOT

            Yeah, a 15 year old girl. Hope I didn’t give her my gonorrhea. I also stole some food from a homeless shelter and beat up a couple of Free-Tibet protesters.

            LONG LIVE CHAIRMAN MAO, THE GREATEST HUMANITARIAN OF THE 20TH CENTURY.

          • Claude

            You mean dipping into the fountain of youth like the Chairman did.

        • Germandude

          Yupp. I bet he dressed up as a handsome 20 year old Venice beach lifeguard to score some chicks ;-)

      • linette lee

        I knew Mr.wiener went to the contest again. He must claim his trophy every year for best costume.

      • mr.wiener

        Me and the Mrs wiener winning the comp, Me posing with some booze

        • Germandude

          Damn, you look like my neighbors…

          • mr.wiener

            Roma hmm?

          • Germandude

            Nope. Spanish – Argentinian couple. Nice people, but I am not sure if they think Halloween is lasting the whole year or if they want to teach the Chinese who Marilyn Manson is…

        • Claude

          Heeey, a fellow hair farmer. Awesome, you really went all out.

        • maybeabanana

          Nice costume, I like that you can eat in the mask.

        • 用开水烫我!

          its great, hahaha!

        • Kai

          Before I expanded the comment, I thought your mrs. was the bottle of beer. I almost upvoted you for that by itself.

  • Guest23

    Cool, the Kim lookalike guy is uncanny, Nic Cage scary, just too bad we had 5 consecutive nights of heavy downpour so we only had to do Halloween activities during the day and afternoon.

  • Sylvester

    SHOULD NOT BLAME THEM TOO HARSHLY FOR MAKING MONEY ANY WHICH WAY!

    AS PREMIER DENG SAID BLACK OR WHITE CAT ALSO OK AS LONG AS MAKE MONEY!

    Oooops hopeI havn’t misquoted him. But in a man eat man society our moral values are seriously tested. Do we have a socialist or capitalist society which millions fought against and died for?

    • Riddler

      AS PREMIER DENG SAID BLACK OR WHITE CAT ALSO ‘TASTE’ OK AS LONG AS MAKE MONEY!

  • Alice Pan

    SCREAMING @ the nic cage pic. their confusion makes it even funnier.

  • Riddler

    What excuse do that have for looking the way they do the rest of the year?

  • Ash

    Those Spiderman pics, they’re supposed to be at Kyoto University in Japan, not Peking University. the pics are from https://twitter.com/gk34r and https://twitter.com/hira_KUzu/

    • Ana Belen Ruiz

      also chinese don’t use Twitter

      • Riddler

        Neither their brains.

        • - -

          = = it’s translator’s wrong

          • Riddler

            Its what? Wrong or Wong?

    • Chinese

      京大is Kyodai, not 北大.

      • Ash

        .. yes? Kyodai is short for Kyoto Uni.

    • Kai

      Thanks for the correction. We’ve gone ahead and edited it.

      Fauna also apologizes and says she was curious about the Twitter reference as well, but was thrown off by the Sina Weibo user having Beijing as their location.

      I told her she should’ve also noticed the Japanese script on the slides and that the Sina Weibo user’s profile also says she “translates Japanese humor”.

  • Ana Belen Ruiz

    The guy dressed like Spiderman should have cosplayed Slenderman better

    • Riddler

      Or the Gimp.

  • maybeabanana

    As Huxley says, we are definitely amusing ourselves to death.

  • Cauffiel
    • Riddler

      ‘like the hell out of this’

      Where DID you learn English? Do you think you may want to take further lessons?

      • Cauffiel

        Shut up and read the article you sloppy butthole.

        • Riddler

          Oooooh, temper temper…

  • Beijinger

    This is retarded. I was in Hong Kong on Halloween, and no one except expats and backpackers celebrates it even there.

    the spider pictures are from Japan, and the Kim Jong pictures are prob from Korea.

  • Anna Barylkowska

    Meanwhile, the balance of feeling was at least complete. As two vectors of opposite directions, contradictions kept a foothold forces alone. Dual system of life began to like Athanasius – only had one drawback – it was fragile. The end of the story outlined in moments of “listening to eternity”, somewhere in the dark cloud that hovered over giving ever stronger signs of life

    http://marplan.com.pl

  • collen

    it‘s funny but……

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