Vampires and zombies turned out in the hordes in countries from Thailand to Germany, during Halloween week.

Here are some of the striking outfits seen on this spookiest of seasons.

CAUTION: Some of these images are not suitable for those of a sensitive dispostion.

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Halloween 2014 Fancy Dress Around The World
A girl cries as a participant wearing zombie make-up approaches, after a 'Zombie Zumba Dance' event in Malabon city, north of Manila, Philippines. The city said the dance event, in conjunction with the Halloween season, is part of its promotion on healthy lifestyle.Romeo Ranoco/Reuters
Halloween 2014 Fancy Dress Around the World
A woman in New York walks her child to school who is dressed as a character from the popular video game Minecraft.Lucas Jackson/Reuters
Halloween 2014 Fancy Dress Around the World
A student with his face painted eats lunch before a halloween party at a school in Bangkok.Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters
Halloween 2014 Fancy Dress Around the World
Participants wearing make-up and costumes pose during Halloween night in Tokyo's Shibuya district. Thousands of costumed revellers descended on Shibuya crossing in downtown Tokyo on Friday to celebrate Halloween in what has in recent years become a incredibly popular Japanese pasttime.Yuya Shino/Reuters
Halloween 2014 Fancy Dress Around The World
A participant in costume poses for a picture before a Halloween parade in Kawasaki, south of Tokyo. More than 100,000 spectators turned up to watch the parade, where 2,500 participants dressed up in costumes, according to the organiser.Yuya Shino/Reuters
Halloween 2014 Fancy Dress Around The World
A participant in costume eats a sandwich after the Kawasaki Halloween parade.Yuya Shino/Reuters
Halloween 2014 Fancy Dress Around the World
Two-year-old Shunto, wearing a Halloween outfit, sits on pumpkins before the Kawasaki Halloween parade in Kawasaki.Yuya Shino/Reuters
Halloween 2014 Fancy Dress Around The World
Participants, wearing make-up and costumes, pose during Halloween in Tokyo's Shibuya.Yuya Shino/Reuters
Halloween 2014 Fancy Dress Around the World
Costumed pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong pose for a photo during Halloween, on a main road which they have blocked in the Admiralty district.Tyrone Siu/Reuters
Halloween 2014 Fancy Dress Around the World
An actress wearing drain tubes through the skin is seen at the 'Horror Nights' show of the Filmpark Babelsberg theme park during Halloween, in Potsdam, Germany.Hannibal/Reuters
Halloween 2014 Fancy Dress Around the World
An actor performs in the 'Horror Nights' show of the Filmpark Babelsberg theme park during Halloween, in Potsdam, Germany.Hannibal/Reuters
Halloween 2014 Fancy Dress Around the World
A reveller takes part in a Zombie Walk in Essen, Germany. Thousands of revellers met in the city of Essen, Germany, to celebrate Halloween.Ina Fassbender/Reuters