|Me and the lovely Tara and Judy on Sunday of PMX!|
Continue on for more PMX commentary and coordinate photos.
|I don't usually block out faces in photos, but this was the only picture I got all day, |
and my face looked way too derpy to show.
Skirt: handmade by me, fabric by teja_jamilla
Blouse: Alice and the Pirates
Hat: decorated by me, hat by Bella Bows
That afternoon was the Winterland Craft Party, which was really quite a fun and interesting alternative to a tea party. They had lots of various craft supplies and printed tutorials for making various things, including fuzzy stars, rose clips, deco nails, felt strawberries, and ribbon headbands. I ended up making two rose accessories, one clip and one headband, in black and ivory.
BABY designer Masumi Kanoh attended the craft party with us, and she went around with her translator and we had an opportunity to ask questions and have them answered. I asked her what her favorite fairytale inspirations were, and she said Cinderella and Little Red Riding Hood. She was very soft-spoken and shy, but seemed pretty happy to see all the American fans.
|It's bonnet time! And I'm finally not making a dumb face.|
JSK & bonnet: Alice and the Pirates
Blouse: handmade by me
Hair accessories: H&M
Sunday was pretty low-key, and I wandered the Artist Alley and dealer hall to get anime goods. I've been collecting figures lately, and got some new Nendoroid Madoka characters and a t-shirt. There were a lot of Lolita accessory vendors in the Artist Alley, but everything was very Sweet--not really my style. Oh well.
Then there was the fashion show, featuring some smaller indie designers like Haenuli, and then of course street fashion giant h.Naoto and BABY/Alice and the Pirates. Unfortunately they didn't show very many new designs, but it was still fun to watch. A lot of my friends were modelling. and people kept asking me why I wasn't modelling, too! The answer is that I am lazy and forgetful. Sigh. I think I had more fun watching, though, and more time to enjoy my day with my friends.
We followed up the convention with ramen in Little Tokyo, and then the long trek back down south to home.
|Excuse the silly face. T__T|
Backtracking a bit, I wore Lolita to work on Halloween! I figured it would probably be my only real occasion to go all out at work, and I was not about to pass up that opportunity. Everyone seemed to really like it. My manager adored it, and kept taking pictures and telling people to stop by my cube to see what I was wearing. I found it interesting how you hear about other people's similar interests when you're dressed up--apparently the CFO's wife likes Japanese fashion, too!
The local group also did a big Halloween party the weekend before, but I was so busy handling the food and games and being a hostess that I never got an outfit picture. It went really well (good thing, too, after all the time I put into it!) and I think everyone had a great time. The theme was "Haunted Chess", because we held it at the chess club building. There was tons of food, games, music, and a coordinate contest. It was our first big meet since the Comic-Con meetup, so I was glad that we were able to pull it off.
Here are some bonus pictures! Starting from the left: casual meetup coordinate,
Halloween party with hubby, and Renaissance Faire outfit.
I ordered a bunch of new fabric, both for myself and for commissions, so expect some sewing posts around the holidays!