Friday, May 24, 2013

Anime Matsuri Friday (Fashion Show)

Hello! This post is going to be the last of Friday focusing on the fashion show. This year Anime Matsuri was able to bring back Baby, The Stars Shine Bright for an epic fashion show with special guest models Midori Fukasawa and the addition of one of Japan's Cute Ambassadors (Kawaii Taishi) Misako Aoki <3 Also Gothic Lolita Wigs was one of the sponsors so they provided all the wigs the models wore.

We waited in line for the show more than an hour before it started and it started more than hour late with some drama in the lines but it was all so worth it ^^

As a special treat Waveya was dressed in some of Baby's designs for a small dance performance which was a lot of fun and something totally new.

They weren't full on Lolita but they still did a great job and seemed to have fun dancing
 Then the fashion show began
(pictures will be somewhat blurry since the lighting was bad and I was excited and shaky)
HLC member Avery
HLC Member Jessamyn. Her outfit was so cool. I love that hat
HLC member Haemy in Alice inspired coord <3
GLW model Alexa
HLC Member Tia
GLW model Grace

HLC Member Meci in Marionette in Closet Room (love the details in the print)
NOLA/HLC member Shai, (not sure who the guy is) and HLC member Becky. So much love for these coords <3

Oh Yeah! BABY got BACK... Bustle that is. lol Seriously awesome bustles
(Again not sure who the guy is) but he's with GLW model Tin Tin
Metroplex member Gabi. Such a doll
Wahhh! Carol looked so adorable  (*°∀°)=3
ATX/HLC member Ann & NOLA/HLC member Amber

Not sure who the girl on the left is but Pixel is on the right
GLW model Amara (I think) and Metroplex member Camille
Dani rocked that Runway. Such a fierce cutie

The ever so cute Midori Fukasawa. She walked like royalty
And last but not least... Misako Aoki (on her way to marry me >< JK)

Models up on stage
They're so cute <3
Designers Masumi Kano & Tomomi Nakamura
John introducing the newest addition to AM: Misako Aoki
 Then a very exciting thing happened. John asked Midori to come to the center of the stage and exclaimed how a few days before was her birthday. So we all together sang her happy birthday. I really wished I had video taped it. It was such a special moment and her reaction was priceless. She was so cute, endearing, adorable... the list could go on, but you can tell she appreciated it ;^;

And another picture of Misako because well, she's so cute.

We ended up leaving after that since we still planned to come the next day and I was worn out (because I'm an old lady like that). That was my first live fashion show and so happy it was a Lolita one, was such a great experience.

Next post will be Saturday of AM, which includes the tea party. Stay tuned!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Anime Matsuri (Friday)

This past Easter weekend I finally got to attend our local convention Anime Matsuri. It's been around for a few years and has really grown so much but I really just suck at getting my tickets in advance before the prices skyrocket so I never got the opportunity to go. This year I made sure we got our tickets before hand and even asked for Thursday (we get Good Friday off already) and Monday off just so I could go all out without worrying about work XD

Have to break up my AM posts into 3 parts because there was just so much <3

Friday, Adrian and I got there a little before noon (because I took forever to get ready). We also met Adrian's good friend Adrian and his Wife (+daughter) there. Since the guys wanted to go be guys we split up and went our own way to explore. So much to see and do O^O

On this post I'll just put the pictures I took on Friday before the fashion show
HLC Members: Stephany, Kate & Tati
Mephisto Pheles (love him) - Blue Exorcist
Vampets - So Cute, Creepy and Adorable all in one <3
OMG YES! I saw Sebastian Michaelis - Kuroshitsuji (Black Butler)
One of my other favorite characters! Naruto - I love that he's in sage mode <3
(I kept seeing this guy everywhere and I couldn't help but smile. I really love Naruto!)
Tier Harribel - Bleach (Arrancar No.3)
Her Beaded face mask is so awesome

Harley Quinn and Joker
(Asked Harley if I could take a pic of her and at that exact time Joker was passing by. LUCKY!)
These pics are from the opening ceramony
Yaya Han (Cosplayer)
Took a pic while they were waiting O.O
Masumi Kano (BABY Designer) Tomomi Nakamura (AATP Designer) Misako Aoki, Midori Fukasawa
The Lady Spade: Lotta, Alicetogizzelle, Tiffany
They also had the Kpop dance group Waveya
Japanese Rock Band: Mary's Blood
After the opening ceremony we did more wandering and shopping
Madoka Kaname & Homura Akemi
Pinkie Pie, Applejack, Madeline (friend's daughter) and Rainbow Dash
Final Fantasy Cosplayers (at least I think so, not too familiar with them, but they looked so cool)

Belle and Madeline (She was so happy to see her. Fairy tales are true)
Getting a Chibi drawing made of me XD
Alice from The Lady Spade
(I first saw them in the vendor hall (all 4 of them) but was too nervous to ask for a photo.
I was mad I chickened out, so when I saw her in the RR I knew it was now or never. lol
So I waited outside like a stalker and got this lovely photo (w/her permission of course))
Sailor Moon <3
One of my favorites: Tsukimi Kurashita & Kuranosuke Koibuchi from Princess Jellyfish / Kuragehime
I'll try to post the rest of the day which will be the fashion show and stuff next time!