Kawasaki is a city known for its heavy industry companies and one of the biggest Halloween festivals in Japan.

The Kawasaki Halloween Parade sees thousands of people visit from around the world to see participants showcase their most entertaining, creative and scary costumes.

Around 2,500 people were reported to have competed at this year's parade, hoping to impress judges and organisers.

This year's winners were six art students who stood out with their take on some of the world’s most famous artworks.

The students, who were taught by body paint and special effects artist Jiro Jur, brought classic works such as Edvard Munch’s The Scream and Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa to life at the parade.

One student took on Elías García Martínez’s Ecce Homo, which was famously disfigured in a failed restoration attempt that made the painting of Jesus Christ look more like a monkey.

The win will earn Jiro’s students a lot more than the average night of 'trick or treating', with the competition's prize money reported to be 500,000 yen (£3400).

And although they went home empty-handed, other participants in Kawasaki showed they were equally ambitious with their costumes for the parade.

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