Monday, 28 July 2014

Hyper Japan! 2014 Sum up ^^

We're home, unpacked and relaxing with a Ramune and some Koala No March after an awesome weekend at Hyper Japan.

On the train home we chatted about the weekend; what we liked, what we enjoyed and a bit about what we would have liked to have seen at the event. On a whole the event was an enjoyable one. Lots of Kawaii goodies to buy and food to eat. I was expecting a bit more variety on the fashion, music and gaming front having seen and heard what was available last year. Mr was slightly disappointed to not have been able to expand on his love of Onepiece but I'll make up for that by hitting the net ^^.

I recommend any lover of Japan to pop along to future events. If you can't make the whole weekend then don't be disheartened, apart from the attendees and cosplayers being different on each day, the events and stalls available didn't differ much over the three days. We plan on attending again next year and I plan to get many more pics of your awesome outfits, not just cosplayers, but all the J-fashion fans repping their styles.

It was awesome to find new sellers and finally meet some that I was already aware of. I managed to get everything on my shopping list and then some ^^. And I finally met the most awesome Kawaii Blogger - Tartan Kawaii!

Check out her blog, she's super Kawaii!!

I also got the chance to finally meet Kensuke from Broken Doll!! He is awesome and his jewellery is super Kawaii!! I picked up quite a few pieces on my visit ^^.

I also got to meet my outfit inspiration for day one!! PIKA!!!!

We rocked out to the awesome Asobisystem DJ's!! They were awesome and one of my favourite things at the event!

We attended the JPU Records After Party at the Namco Funscape and even got time for a quick snap which the London Eye rudely photobombed ^^

The best thing about the break between the sessions on Saturday was being able to grab some pics of the whole event!! Here you can see some of the food area and the Fringe Market.

 In the next two pics you can see the traditional stalls down the centre and the Hyper Kawaii section at the back of the pic.

Below you can see the gaming and cosplay area, this was a fun place to check out all the costumes and Nintendo characters roaming around!

Don't forget to check out my posts from across the weekend, and if you see yourself in them and want me to link through to your FB, Twitter, website or Instagram then just let me know!

Hyper Japan! Day One ^^
Hyper Japan! Day Two ^^
Hyper Japan! Day Three Part One ^^
Hyper Japan! Day Three Part Two ^^

See you next year!!

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Hyper Japan! Day Three Part Two ^^

OK here is my places and people post from days two and three of Hyper Japan! There was loads of super Kawaii stalls and super Kawaii and awesome people! As I said in yesteday's post, Harajuku boasts many fashion styles on its streets and being a massive fan of J-fashion on a whole, I ran round both yesterday and today snapping awesomely dressed people!

To start here are my snaps of the kawaii stalls that were present and the odd activity ^^

This is Dreamy Bows, it had tonnes of super Kawaii and Lolita items for sale. 

This is the actual costume worn by Kyaru Pamyu Pamyu in her video Pon Pon Pon!

The stall above and below is Artbox, they sell loads of kawaii items and had an awesome display including a Rilakkuma sofa and bike!

 This is YY Kawaii, they do some awesome custom decoden phone cases, I reviewed one I purchased a few months ago, I highly recommend them!

 This is an awesome Totoro cosplay by Vcosplay! He was HUGE and SUPER KAWAII!!

This is a super cute mascot I spotted in the Hyper Food area. I love mascots! <3


 The Mr and I with Domo-kun!!

 The stage in the Hyper Kawaii area was branded by Moshi Moshi Nippon!

 SPINNS!! This is an awesome shop, there are several of them in Harajuku and they have some awesome items including some Sailor Moon!

 PACMAN!!! Nom Nom Nom

tofu cute filled with awesome kawaii snacks!! 

 The Japan Centre had a stall too, they sold Japanese snacks and the Mr's favourite, Melon Pan!!

This was an awesome traditional Japanese stall selling a huge array of items including clothing, accessories and fans. 

The awesome ladies from Twobadbananas! They had loads of super kawaii items!

The awesome Cherry Abuku! I may have to check these out online too!

The lovely Lovejojo and her army of Alpacassos! This is where I bought mine!

 tofu cute's accessory stall!

Cutesy Kink's stall full of Loli items!

This is the Okinawa Kawaii official mascot Shi-mokopi! He was created by the awesome Sebastian Masuda who is the creator of 6%DokiDoki and designer to Kyaru Pamyu Pamyu (including designing the set of her video Pon Pon Pon)

This was the Bandai Namco area where you could play games! Check out the huge Tony Tony Chopper from One Piece!

So that was the places, time for the people! Here are the awesome folks that let me snap their styles!

Spotted this lady in Hyper Kawaii, I loved her Kawaii - Street style! and love the pose!

 This was an awesome assistant at the Moshi Moshi Nippon stand, she had awesome style!

Pastel Kawaii style! 

I just loved the colour of this ladies dress, she looked super kawaii in it!

Some awesome cosplayers! 

A super smiley styler! I love her hair colour, especially teamed with the yellow! <3

Another Totoro inspired outfit! This is super creative ^^

I love her style, the hat, polka dot dress, the shoes all look awesome together!

Caught this lady dashing through the crowds, loved her style, very Harajuku!

This lady's top caught my eye, gotta love Hello Kitty and this top is awesome!

School Girl! Very Harajuku!!!!

Loved this gothic look and the tights make it super Kawaii! ^^

These were two young lady DJs, we loved them! If you know who they are please leave a comment!

Well that's all I have for day three! Hope you enjoyed my Hyper Japan posts, feel free to like my facebook page to keep up to date with Kawaii! And if you see yourself on this or any of my other posts and want me to mention or link through to you on your blog/FB/Twitter or Instagram!

Catch you next year!! ^^

Hyper Japan! Day Three Part One ^^

So I mentioned in yesterday's post that we had done a bit more shopping at Hyper Japan and that I would let you see what we got today! As we have been at the event all day today I am doing two posts today; part one will be about the shopping and part two will be about what was at the event and who! So make sure you check that post out too!

So, we found a few more gems on our second and third days at the event; we managed to squeeze our way up to some stalls that we didn't get a good look at on the first day so we came across a few more bits we just had to grab!

First let me introduce you to two new members of the family! Here is my new ultra Kawaii Sweets Alpacasso that I picked up from Lovejojo! I bought a little Alpacasso back pack on day one and just had to pop back for this awesome gem! We haven't named him yet so if you have any thoughts leave us a comment!

Our second new member is a super Kawaii rabbit that the Mr bought me as I have been begging for a bunny for ages. So till we can get a real one, this one will keep me company! I'm still considering names for him ^^ The Mr picked this up from Kekiko!

Next are a few more Kyaru Pamyu Pamyu items I picked up from JP Books. The first pic is of two Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Mameshiba plush charms that are super cute!

The next pic is an iphone case and two packs of Kyaru Pamyu Pamyu material which I can't wait to make awesome items out of! ^^

I popped to the Moshi Moshi Nippon stand and picked some super Kawaii bargains! These were all reduced today so I picked up 2 Harajuku Kawaii shirts, a Harajuku Kawaii tote bag and a Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Mameshiba cappy! The shirts were only £5 each and the tote and cappy were just a pound each!!! ^^

Having bought an awesome made to order phone case from them before, I just had to stop by YY Kawaii! Here I picked up a Totoro plush charm, a Hello Kitty phone charger, a Chibiusa charm and a Sailor Moon phone case!! How super Kawaii!!! ^^

Next was Two Bad Bananas!! These are two awesome ladies who were super friendly! Here I bought a biscuit ring, a Rainbow Brite ring and a tooth ring! They are so Kawaii!! Make sure you check them out!

Then we popped back to Cutesy Kink where I found Kuromi and My Melody plushes from the Puella Magi Madoka Magica collaboration!

I found this awesome tote on a stall called Cherry Abuku I love the battenburg design and when I saw it I just had to grab the last one!

Being big fans of Japanese snacks we had to stop by Tofocute. Here I picked up a Strawberry Pocky tote!

And some Dessert Fashion Nails, a Strawberry and Chocolate Cupcake charm, a Blue and White Slushie charm and a Strawberry Glazed Donut compact mirror charm ^^ The Mr will be doing a takeover very soon to tell you all about the snacks we picked up!

I popped back to Broken Doll and picked up a few more bits, a Broken Doll Logo ring and a Kawaii Ghost ring! Make sure you check them out online they have loads of Kawaii items and Kensuke is super friendly! To see a few more bits check out Hyper Japan! Day One ^^

Being big gaming fans we picked up a few gaming items, including some Yoshi plush slippers and a
Roronoa Zoro fan for the Mr.

And being super Pokemon fans the Mr couldn't resist adding to our Pokemon gaming set with this lot from Card Empire! There's Pokemon decks, boosters and singles - including lots of cute Fairy-type cards! ^^

We had an awesome time shopping at all of the awesome stalls at the event. All of the sellers I have featured on both Day One and Day Three I highly recommend! And remember none of them know I'm a blogger so these reviews are completely unbiased and are all items I have purchased!

Catch you later Kawaiisters ^^