People go through considerable efforts decorating their houses, much like they do on Christmas. This little garden cemetery is a nice example of the level of creepiness.
Although people dress up for Carneval in Germany, it is no comparison to America.
Not a single person would dare to arrive at a costume party here without a costume.
Although most costumes are a little weak in the details (plastic knifes are apparently not supposed to look real), a lot of them spend a lot of money on their dress up.