Being a fan for over 24 years and still collecting, I just had to go to the festival or I would die! Haha... Sound like a tween, huh...? That's exactly how I was feeling, all bubbly and anxious. I was so excited, I started following all their social media sites to get a taste of what they had to offer. The tour stopped at 6 cities before they reached Seattle and I was glad because I got to get an inside scoop from other people's posts. Someone had mentioned that it took 75 minutes to wait in line just to buy a t-shirt. I was worried that I wouldn't have time to do all the stations since the event was only for 3 hours. I thought about getting a second ticket or even going to the Portland OR festival the following weekend.
I only bought 2 tickets for my daughter and I for the Friday event because I figured it would have less people. This was going to be the perfect opportunity for me to finally dress up and my daughter was on board too!
I have never been to Japan (it's on my bucket list) and this is my perception, but have you ever heard of Harajuko? Well, Harajuko is a district in Japan and many people there like to dress up in their own fashions or cosplay outfits. So eventually people gave the name "Harajuko" for the fashion style. I'm sure you've heard of Gwen Stefani, if not she is a singer and fashion designer. Gwen loves the Japanese culture and is inspired by it. She has songs about it and even came out with a fashion line called Harajuko Lovers.
Anyway, where am I going with all of this? I love the Japanese street fashion too! I was always a little quirky when I was young and it stayed with me as an adult. If I were to dress up like that randomly, people might freak out or think "that's just Edelyn." Haha... So, Hello Kitty's Festival was the perfect place for me to dress up because I wouldn't be the only one :)
To give you an idea, here are a few of the many different street fashions in Tokyo.
For the Hello Kitty Festival I really wanted to mix things up, so I blended a little of the "Sweet Lolita" with the "Fairy Kei" fashions. Those are my two favorite styles. I searched online to buy an outfit, but didn't have any luck finding what I wanted. Dresses were either too pricey or would take too long to ship and possibly not make it in time. I decided to go down the DIY route, I was a bit nervous because I don't sew!
even thought we were part of the event and asked to take pictures with us. :)
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