Delta H Con

Delta H Con 2018 Sweet Summer Social Report

The final lolita event for Delta H Con 2018 was the tea party on Sunday afternoon. Held in the Houston Marriott Westchase Hotel, the tea party was titled Sweet Summer Social and it had a cute subtle country theme. Since I’m a proud Texan, I decided to wear a cowboy inspired outfit to match the theme.

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At my table, sat a fine group of talents: Tyler/ScarfingScarves of Last Week Lolita News, Nina/Chokelate of Lockshop Wigs, Halley/Miscy of The Black Ribbon, and Callie/Courtney of Ota-Q Apparel. Check out their works and shops when you have a chance!

Actually, I was not at the table for long Mainly, I photographed the attendees in the gorgeous hotel parlor. I also ended up hosting the bean bag toss mini game midway through the party. One attendee betted against my most prized item in my wardrobe, the AatP hat stack. It turns out my competitive nature helped me succeed at defending my honor. It was great meeting both new and familiar faces!

Country is rare theme to see in ouji. In particular, cowboy ouji has only been executed once to my knowledge. My look was based around this Alice and the Pirates hat that I bought solely for the purpose of making a cowboy coordinate. The hat goes well paired with the Miho Matsuda bolo tie I bought in Harajuku earlier in the year. The only thing that could have completed the western theme would be cowboy boots, but I don’t own any since I’m still searching for the perfect pair. This coord? On fire. My body temperature? Also on fire. Texas summers don’t play.

Outfit Rundown

  • Jacket: Alice and the Pirates Napoleon Jacket

  • Blouse: Alice and the Pirates Bradley Blouse

  • Pants: Alice and the Pirates Napoleon Pants

  • Shoes: Alice and the Pirates A/P Roll Top Long Boots

  • Accessories: Alice and the Pirates Marion Chain Andrew’s Hat, Miho Matsuda Tassel Loop Emblem Tie, Alice and the Pirates Buckle Belt

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Lastly, here are some goofy offshots Meci captured of the group. Overall, my con experience was very relaxed and chill. . I wonder how they will decide to grow their fashion track for next year. At times, it was a little hectic being photographer, but that was mainly from me bringing the wrong lens. I learned my lesson for next time and that is I should invest in a zoom lens for event photography. Thank you to Delta H Con for having me as a guest!

Delta H Con 2018 J-Fashion Show

The “Celebrate Indie” Japanese fashion show at Delta H Con 2018 featured seven independent clothing brands from around the world. The brands featured included Korean lolita brand Haenuli, American brands The Black Ribbon, The Snow Field, Lithuanian brand Eat Me Ink Me, and Houston’s very own Ota-Q Apparel.

Haenuli

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The Snow Field

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(brand name unknown)

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(brand name unknown)

The Black Ribbon

Eat Me Ink Me

Ota-Q Apparel

Delta H Con 2018 Kazha Concert Report

Japanese band Kazha rocked the stage of Delta H Con 2018. The band is named after its frontwoman Kazuha Oda. Kazha is a three person band consisting of Kazuha on vocals and bass, Hideki Matsushige on guitar, and the newest member Futa Sugano on drums. Kazha’s music can be described as a “fusion of cultures and musical view points that create their sound, combining the softness of a falling feather and the heaviness of a hurricane.” The band has released three albums in their discography with a combination of Japanese and English songs.

Kazuha is often seen donning Ozz On pieces with a pair of black wings in the band’s promotional material. I was lucky to catch her with the wings on and take a hallway snap of her outfit. Some congoers even mixed us up since we were both wearing all black with arm warmers which I thought was funny; she is much more talented than I am!

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Kazha moved its operations from Japan to the U.S. in 2015 and is currently based in Tennessee. They strongly believe in sharing their music with the world. They play at several cons throughout the year, so you may be able to see one of the concerts near you! Some of their upcoming cons appearances include Sabaku Con 2019, ColossalCon 2019, Anime Detour 2019. Check their site for the most up-to-date schedule.

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